It’s Award Time

It’s award time here at the Mommy Lounge!  Who doesn’t love to get a pat on the back every now and again.  Well, we absolutly love it.  We are giving out a couple of them at once, so please check out these great blogs! We wanted to expand our bloggy world and give these awards to blogs that are new to us. Blogs that we have found cruising around the blogosphere–thought were great–and wanted to share with you. We’re sure half of them don’t even know us right now, but after this they will!

We are going to cheat a little like our friend at Contolling My Chaos who bestowed both of these awards on us! It is double bloggy award time! Each blog will receive one, but two amazing awards! These lucky gals will be awarded the I Love Your Blog award along with the Your Blog is Fabulous award.

Your Blog is Fabulous Award!

 Here are the rules of this award.

  • Link back to the giver of the award
  • List your five fabulous addictions
  • Give the award to 6-7 other fabulous blogs

Five Fabulous Addictions of Kalisha:

  1. I love to watch The Hills and Jon and Kate plus 8
  2. Black coffee with lots of sugar (at least enough to have some granules at the bottom of my cup!)
  3. Shiny, glossy lip gloss; I don’t like my lips to be dry–and I’ve always needed to wear lip gloss at all times!
  4. Blogging
  5. Crocheting; once I get started on something I would just rather sit and finish my project, but that is hard with two kids, a dog, and a husband to tend to.

5  Fabulous Addictions of Reneca

  1. Coffee!  With a bit of real cream and agave nector….MMMM!
  2. Nestle Treasures: rich milk chocolate filled with luscious caramel. (Okay that’s what they say on the bag. But they are delicious.)
  3.  Blogging…I think anyone who starts to blog has a hard time getting off the computer.
  4. Making things from scratch. This is a bad one, I actually feel bad when eat something from a box.  It must be some OCD in me coming out.
  5. True Blood: a new series on HBO.  I haven’t missed an episode and can’t wait till next season to start.  (I’m also excited that Big Love is coming back.

I Love Your Blog Award!  iloveyourblogaward

Here are the rules:
1. Write seven strange things about yourself.
2 Tag six other people at the end of your post.
3. Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

7 strange things about Kalisha

  1. I always wear pink polish on my toes.
  2. The only make-up I ever wear is mascara.
  3. I don’t like to walk barefoot on hardwood or tile floors so I have to wear socks when inside.
  4. Alright! I’m almost laughing to hard to even write this. Now this one is a very strange one! Sometimes (like when I was caring for newborn Faith and Journey) the way that I would check to see if I really needed a shower was to look under my arms. No hair? Mmmm…no shower! 🙂 If I saw some stubble then I would know it was time to get my butt in the tub! HA!
  5. As a child I would torture small bugs by putting them in a bowl of water (like ants and roly-polies) to see if they could swim. Or fry them under a magnifiying glass. Is that bad? I don’t do it anymore–I like to think of it as a science experiment. I feel kind of evil, but hey I was a kid! (I must say that is a very strange thing about me!)
  6. When I color I like my crayons to be pointy–and I won’t share them with you if you are the type to use my crayola’s down to a blunt!
  7. I could crochet for hours at a time and not even realize it. I love to do it because it relaxes my mind and body.

7 strange things about Reneca

  1. Unlike Kalisha, I hate socks. Hardwood, or carpet even outside I just don’t like them…they are too restricting.  My little toes need to breathe.  I would love to live some where that you could wear flip flops year round.
  2. I have a special pen… Its purple, of course, and it writes just perfect… Its probably all in my head, but when I write with my special pen, my hand writing is so much better.
  3. Come to think of it, I haven’t worn a regular bra in about 2 years.  Nursing bras have been my breast friend.  I guess that’s what I need for Christmas…a nice bra from Victoria Secret’s (hint, hint!)
  4. I love to read. But not fiction books.  It’s been a long time since I’ve read a fiction book, but I am always reading a motivational, or educational book.  I know–I’m a nerd.
  5. I’ve been trying to learn how to knit for a few months now, and I have yet to finish the 4 scarfs I’ve started.  I’m pretty good at both the knit and purl stitch, I just have been getting board with the easy patterns.
  6. Unfortunately(for me) I have a hard time tellingpeople what is truly on my mind.  I’m not talking about bad things.  Even the good things I won’t tell people. Some people may say it’s me being shy, but I am working on that.  I’m sure I’ve missed so many opportunities and friends since I won’t say anything first.
  7. Lastly, (well for this list) I recently learned how to walk well in stilletos.  I was an athlete in high school and college, and I thought they were not functional… Now, though I don’t wear them often, I really like them.  It’s nice to be able to wear them and not twist an ankle! 🙂

Hope you enjoy your awards ladies! We think Your Blog is Fabulous! and we think you deserve some I Love Your Blog (linky) Love!

Mommy Gossip

Following in My Shoes

Outnumbered Two to One

Cheaper Than Therapy

The Neurotic Mom

Nature Moms

Memoirs of a Chaotic Mommy


The Smile Award: smile_award

We received this one a while ago (about a month and half, but whose counting?) from Writing the Waves of Motherhood–we are so sorry that it has taken so long to pass this award on, but now we are ready!

Thanks so much! We are glad we bring a smile to your faces!

Here are the characteristics of the SMILE Award:

~You must display a cheerful attitude.
~You must show love to others.
~You must make mistakes.
~You must learn from others.
~You must be a positive contributor to blogging.
~You must love life.
~You must love kids.

Here are the rules for the Smile Award:

~You must link back to the award creator. (We still can’t figure out what the name is–the text is so small!)
~You must post the rules if you are a recipient.
~You must choose 5 people to pass the award to.
~You must fit the characteristics of the award.
~You must post the characteristics of the recipient of the award.
~You must create a post sharing your win with others.
~You must thank the giver of the award… ( Thank You! Writing the Waves of Motherhood)

And the Award goes to!

  1. Le Musings of Moi; We just recently came across this blog. Her blog is fun, bubbly and is a great way to put a smile on your face!
  2. Lip Zip: Zipped Lips in Real Life; A fun mom of a toddler, who embodies the characteristics of the smile award! Check her blog for inspiration, tips and a good laugh.
  3. Suburban Gypsy; This mom juggles everything. From her family, home business, and and the chaos that comes from life.  Most importanly she has a great attitude!
  4. Non-Super Woman Chronicles; A mother of two young boys, her blog post almost always include a great quote, and a good read. 
  5. Moms in the Fishbowl; Looking for a good recipe, or just need to smile, this is the blog for you. With 3 kids she often feels like she’s swimming round in a fishbowl.



Our last award was given to us by Lynnie over at Monkey Bread Tree,I’ve Fallen For Your Blog Award! She has two adorable daughters and writes such great posts about life on the farm, fun crafty things she does with the girls and always reminds us about the joy and simplicity of Motherhood! Thanks so much!

We would like to honor a few of our favorite blogs with this special award…

Drumroll please!……………..We are giving this award to Monkey Bread Tree first beacause we wanted to let her know that we’ve fallen for her blog too! We know that this is a little unorthadox, but we wanted her to know that the feeling was mutual!

We have also fallen for Elizabeth at Parenting Pink! We get a vibe from her that she is a little wacky, like us. She reminds us how to Parent Pink and raise strong confident girls! Ms. Pink blogs about her three adorable girls, girly stuff and daily life.

and last but not least!…Danielle at Extraordinary Mommy always has a way of finding the silver lining in everyday moments. She captures her two young children’s personalities so well and we enjoy reading her blog when we need a reminder of how sweet it is to be a Mother!

Okay…now we can breathe.  Congrats to all our winners! Go check them out, We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as we do.

Reneca and Kalisha


Kiara’s flour face!

Written by: Reneca

We are a FINALIST in the Prego Fun with Food Contest!

GO and VOTE for Reneca and lil’ flour face Kiara at 5min4mom!!!

Thanks! Hope she wins! Mama needs some groceries! Mmmm….


This is Kiara (2 1/2) helping mommy make tortillas.  I’m entering this photo into the Prego Fun with Food Photo Contest hosted by 5min4mom.

Kiara loves to help mommy cook everything, especially when we get to mix with our hands.  This is her kneading the dough for tortillas. She looks like Spun Mackenzie with a ring of flour around her eye.  By the time we were finished with the tortillas flour was every where, counter, floors, her clothes, and me!  Having her help in the kitchen has done several things. 

  1. It keeps her entertained.
  2. She has learned about measuring and knows the ingredients to several recipes.
  3. Since she has invested time in cooking, She is very eager to taste her creations!

Moments like this are priceless.


Faith…Fun with Fishies!

Written by: Kalisha


This is Faith (10 mo) having fun with fishies! I’m entering this picture into the Prego Fun with Food Photo Contest hosted by 5min4mom. They are giving away $500 in groceries! Reneca and I were playing the “what would I buy if I won this contest” game; dreaming up how great it would be to have a fully stocked pantry! I think Faith’s mouth full of fish just scream; Pick me! Pick me!

Faith had just learned to cruise holding onto the furniture and she had followed Journey into the living room (lured by the smell of goldfish crackers!) When I came back into the room she had a face full of stolen fishies! Actually this was her first taste of fishies and they are still her favorite snack. Seeing this picture again made my heart melt because she was such a chubby cute and happy little baby. Faith still is a joy and a very big ham. She always finds a way to be silly and make us laugh. Faith was definitely being a ham when I took this picture–with a mouth full of fishies!

~I love you Faith, Mommy!


Today has been one of those days that I am so thankful it is Friday! I found this and it gave me a good laugh and I wanted to share it with you! Happy Friday!


This is a heads up to those friends who haven’t experienced it yet, and an explanation to those friends and family who have. Most of you have read the scare-mail about the person whose kidneys were stolen while he was passed out. Well, read on. While the kidney story was an urban legend, this one is not. It’s happening every day.

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. It was just that quick. I went to sleep in my body and woke up with someone else’s thighs. The new ones had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Who would have done such a cruel thing to legs that had been mine for years? Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans and Sheer Energy pantyhose.

Then, just when my guard was down, the thieves struck again. My butt was next. I know it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear end (although badly attached at least three inches lower than my original) to the thighs they stuck me with earlier. Now, my rear end complimented my legs, lump for lump. Frantic, I prayed that long skirts would stay in fashion.

It was two years ago when I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and I watched horrified but fascinated as the flesh of my upper arms swung to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary. My body was being replaced one section at a time. How clever and fiendish.

Age? Age had nothing to do with it. Age is supposed to creep up, unnoticed, something like maturity. NO, I was being attacked repeatedly and without warning. In despair I gave up my T-shirts. What could they do to me next?

My poor neck disappeared more quickly than the Thanksgiving turkey it now resembled. That’s why I decided to tell my story. I can’t take on the medical profession by myself.

Women of the world, wake up and smell the coffee. That really isn’t plastic that those surgeons are using. You KNOW where they are getting those replacement part, don’t you? The next time you suspect someone has had a face “lifted”, look again. Was it lifted from you? I think I finally found my thighs…and I hope Cindy Crawford paid a really good price for them!

This is not a hoax. This is happening to women in every town every night. WARN YOUR FRIENDS.

P.S. I must say that last year I thought someone had stolen my breasts. I was lying in bed and they were gone! As I jumped out of bed I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.



MTV + Music= Music Videos

We just heard that MTV actually made a new website that actually shows music videos,! So, we wanted to reminisce and find a video from our childhood that we would want to hear and see again. We both decided it was a toss up between Poison by Bell Biv Devoe or  by Salt-n-Pepa. Sadly the only music video that Bell Biv Devoe had featured was Do Me…not really how we envisioned Friday morning going! Then we searched through the Salt-n-Pepa videos and found it! Shoop! This video and song bring back some good memories; singing it in the bathtub in the 5th grade, making up dances with our girlfriends and just singing it out loud! But when you really think about the actual lyrics of the song we never had any business singing it in the first place–that’s what’s great about being young and naive. Well, now we are definitely old enough to sing-a-long so we are sharing it with you!

Go to and tell us what music video you would want to see again!

Happy Friday,

Kalisha and Reneca

Tag Your It!

We’ve been tagged! Parenting Pink has tagged Reneca and myself to divulge 7 weird or random facts about ourselves. We have both been making our lists and now we are ready to share them with you.


Now let me just say that I had a pretty hard time with this. I know I can be a little goofy at times, but making this list made me think that my quirks were a little weird and maybe I could be a little OCD in some ways.

  1. If I was to ever go to prison for life and could request one last meal, it would be green peas mixed with Kraft macaroni and cheese (the shells!). It is about the only meal I will eat mixed or touching. Which leads me to my next quirk….
  2. I have never liked my food (or it’s juices) to touch other food on my plate, unless they belong together (like peas and mac n’ cheese).
  3. I don’t like suspenseful movies or books. I stopped reading Oliver Twist because too many bad things were happening to him and I couldn’t handle the disappointment. A few years later I finally got the courage to read it through and was relieved that everything turned out fine. I also stopped reading a set of Little House on the Prairie books when Mary went blind. I did end up finishing that collection too.
  4. I’m horrible at following a twisted movie plot. I drive Brett crazy, always asking who’s who and what’s happening!
  5. This is the way I make a sandwich for myself; I like the mustard and the cheese on the same slice of bread and then mayo and turkey on the other slice of bread. Put them together and I have my perfect sandwich!
  6. When I take a shower I always wash myself the same way; I turn my back to the shower, starting at my neck, over across to my left shoulder, then arm, underarm, switch hands, across to my right shoulder, arm, underarm, boobies!, tummy, back, left leg and foot, right leg and foot, turn around and face the shower, scrub the unmentionables, and done! After I realized this I thought to myself, “weird!”
  7. I’ve always been a girly girl with tomboy tendencies. I would wear my dress shoes to elementary school and still race with the boys at recess. I played tackle football for a women’s team in college (loved laying girls out!). I can rearrange a room by myself (even the T.V.). I enjoy the satisfaction of a hard days work–I would love to help out on a farm someday. Even with all my strength, I still love to get manicures, pedicures and wear mascara everyday.


I’ve been thinking about this all week.  I’ve even ask my hubby for some weird facts about me…so here’s my list of the crazy eccentricities of my life.

  1. I hate soggy cereal: Soggy cereal is disgusting.  So to prevent that from happening I eat my cereal super fast, to the annoyance of many (even Kalisha).Okay, I’ll admit it, I really like Jell-O. Especially layered Jell-O.  I could eat it all day every day. 
  2. I want a farm:  I think, although it would be a lot of work, having a farm would be very rewarding.  From raising chickens, and cows, to growing my own organic vegetables.
  3. I don’t like to wake up.   I set my alarm at about 4:50 and it goes off every 5 minutes until about 5:30.  I’m not a morning person…come to think about it I’m not really a night person either.  I just need some SLEEP! (This would make it hard to have my own farm.)
  4. I’ve never been super girly.  While I do where make up and enjoy wearing dresses, I never could understand why chicks would get all dolled up before a volleyball match, basketball game, or even just to work out. If you are really working out hard your hair will get all sweaty and messed up, and your make up may run. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you have on your lipstick and your hair is curled, as long as you won the game. Now, after the game that’s a different story.  (I do not advocate looking sloppy or unkept when doing physical things.  But you don’t have to look like you just came from a beauty pageant.)
  5.  I secretly wish I was a geneticist.  I know it sounds a bit nerdish, but I do.  Working with DNA to find the reasons behind certain traits and diseases, sounds like fun.
  6. For some reason I can not sleep with pants on.  Ever since I was a litte girl I never liked to wear pants to bed.   They get all twisted and bunched up…uncomfortable.

Well, we hope you’ll still come back to check out the Lounge Tip for the week after reading these weird and random things about us.

 Now we have to tag 7 people…hmmm…I can’t wait to hear some weird stuff! Alright ladies! Tag you’re IT! Tell us seven weird or random facts about yourself then tag seven more people.


Kalisha and Reneca

Is this natural?

We all know that stretching is good for your health.  It can relieve stress, and improve muscle movement.  But can you be too flexible?  You be the judge of that.

Have a great day!  Come check us out tomorrow for a Lounge Tip Saturday.

Reneca and Kalisha