#AskAwayFriday Double Duty!

I am thrilled to be pulling double duty for this week’s #AskAwayFriday!

I am thrilled to be swapping again with Jenessa from Mothering (In Real Life)! Jenessa is a mom to three beautiful kids and wife of 9 years. Jenessa shares her struggles with depression, motherhood, and everyday life, all while being a working mom as a program assistant. She has a diploma in Early Childhood Studies with 15 years of childcare experience. As well as being addicted to junkfood and Pepsi, she also loves romance novels and anything that takes her away from housework! Be sure to pop over for a visit and check out her answers to the questions that I asked her!


I am also excited to be swapping with this week’s co-host and my dear friend Natasha with her very first #AskAwayFriday! Natasha and I have been blogging friends from the very beginning, even hosting on each other’s blog hop’s since we started them. When I found out that she was our co-host, I happily offered to help her get her feet wet with this amazing group! So please welcome her and be sure to stop by her site and read her answers to the questions that I asked of her!

Thank goodness it’s Friday…#AskAwayFriday that is, the most amazing link up ever!


What is #AskAwayFriday? Well…

#AskAwayFriday was created by the amazing Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County and Amber from Bold Fit Mom, as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10 questions and 10 answers, between two bloggers! This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others while allowing others to get to know you and of course there is also the added bonus of making great friends along the way which is one of the best parts of this online world!


Now welcoming our wonderful #AskAwayFriday hosts…

Tamara from Tamara Like Camera,
Tiffany from Mrs. Tee Love Life Laughter,
Christy from Uplifting Families,
Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings
Echo from The Mad Mommy

We are so happy to welcome Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures into the #AskAwayLadies family for the next two weeks. I am sure most of us know her since she is one of the gurus of LinkUps and Blog Parties! She is the amazing Host behind such parties as Turn It Tuesday and if you are looking for a place to connect and share your best content Epic Mommy Adventures is the place to go.

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures!

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures!

So…grab our new button, follow our amazing hosts and co-host, hop through the great link ups and make some amazing new friends!

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Come and be a Co-host for this amazing party! Click on the image below to fill out the form to take part! Be sure to please add Tiffany’s email at mrstee@mrsteelovelifelaughter.com to your contacts to ensure you are able to receive information about co-hosting dates.

AAF Co-host

Jenessa from Mothering (In Real Life)!

Jenessa from Mothering (In Real Life)!

Now on to Jenessa’s questions!

1.What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year?

Well, at this point we don’t have any plans. We might go out to dinner at some point, but it will likely be a combo Valentine’s Day / Birthday dinner for the hubby and I (our birthday’s are five days apart).

2.Tell us about a favorite Valentine’s Day memory.

I am not sure this fell exactly on Valentine’s day, but it was very close, my hubby (we had just started dating at the time) shot darts at a local tavern and a lady was going around with these little home made gifts that she was selling. He bought me a little cupid on a little red pillow, which I still have after 18 years!

Valentines gift

3.Do you give anyone Valentines? (Your husband, kids, friends, etc.)

Sometimes…it really depends on the family finances. If the money is there, we will generally get some little something for each of the kids…maybe a little stuffed friend and a box of candy. As for hubby and I we generally combine maybe dinner for Valentine’s/Birthday’s.

4.List your top 10 favorite books or authors.

Oh my, where to begin! LOL!
1. Catherine Coulter
2. Joanna Lindsey
3. Stephanie Laurens
4. Jo Beverley
5. Virginia Henley
6. Stella Cameron
7. Kat Martin
8. Julia Quinn
9. Brenda Joyce
10. Judith McNaught

5.Do you prefer winter or summer? Why?

Summer, definitely! Mostly because I hate the snow and cold! LOL!

6.Tell us a story or event that you remember from 10 years ago (2005) around this time of year.

I hate to say it, but I don’t really remember anything overly special from this time 10 years ago…but in the summer of 2005 we had moved into our current house and by October of 2005 we signed the papers and made it our own!

Corntassle Cottage

Corntassle Cottage

7.Do you use writing prompts to come up with blog post ideas, or do ideas come to you easily? Are there any resources you use for inspiration?

Sometimes, I have tried to use prompts, but they don’t always work well for me. My inspiration generally comes from daily life and things that I feel.

8.Which social media site do you prefer and why?

Honestly, I love Facebook…mostly because I am the most comfortable with it.

9.What is your most dreaded household chore?

White clothes, without a doubt! LOL! Especially during the winter time! My hubby wears 2 pairs of socks and 3 shirts everyday…and I absolutely hate folding socks!

10.Tell us a secret about your teenage years.

I flunked my freshman year of PE and had to take a math and English course during the summer before my Senior year to make room for 2 PE classes so I could graduate in January of my Senior year.

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures!

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures!

And now for Natasha’s questions…

1. Are you a good cook? Why or why not?

Yes, at least according to my hubby and kids! LOL! I don’t really cook anything fancy, but I make a killer burger!

2. What is your proudest mommy moment?

Watching my kids grow into their own personalities that they will take with them into adulthood. Knowing that D-man will drop all if his brother or sister need him, watching lil man offer love to a child that he has never met, and seeing lil miss offer comfort to those around her.

3. What made you decide to start homeschooling?

The schools in our area are just horrible and after watching D-man struggle to get through them with no support from teachers, the hubby and I just decided that we wanted more for the younger ones.

4. What do you enjoy most about homeschooling?

Watching the light bulb go off in their heads when they get it! LOL! And being able to share with them things that they will actually need in the real world.

5. Do you have a favorite pasttime? What is it?

I love reading and listening to music, those have always been my passion!

​6. Your birthday is coming up soon? Any plans?

Not really…the hubby and I will likely go to dinner at some point, but it will be a combo Valentine’s and Birthday celebration for us both…(his birthday is five days after mine).

7. Do you have any nicknames? What’s your favorite?

The nickname that my dad gave me when I was a little girl was “Lil Chit”, knowing him it was supposed to stand for Lil Shit, but he was keeping it G-rated! LOL! When I was in high school, I had the nickname “Dimples”. Lil Chit has always been my favorite!

8. Do you have any favorite books? Name your top 5.

Oh I have so many! LOL!
1. The Bride Series by Catherine Coulter
2. The Mallory-Anderson series by Joanna Lindsey
3. The Heaven Series by VC Andrews
4. The Cynster Series by Stephanie Laurens
5. The Company of Rogues Series by Jo Beverley

9. What is your most challenging mommy moment?

When they get their feeling’s/heart’s hurt, because while I want to protect them from those hurts, I know that they are a part of growing up. I let them know that I am there for them and they can talk to me about anything.

10. Share one of your favorite pictures of your family.​

Thank you so much, Jenessa and Natasha for swapping with me this week! Don’t forget to stop by their sites and see how they answered the questions that I asked of them. Also, please take a moment to enjoy all of the other great link up this week and get to know a great bunch of bloggers!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page “AskAwayFriday” for a great place to meet up and send out a #BuddyRequest if you need a partner to swap with!

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