The Liebster Award: Get to Know Me and Other Bloggers!

The Liebster Award: Get to Know Me and Other Bloggers!

Fellow blogger, Kim Acedo of Transformation Wellness for Women, nominated me for the Liebster Award, which is an award for bloggers to recognize and get to know other bloggers.

I was asked to answer some questions and I get the opportunity to nominate other bloggers to participate. Check out the blogs I nominate at the end – their writing inspires me and I am committed to reading, tweeting and commenting on their blogs because I know how much it means to me when my readers tweet and comment on mine [hint, hint!].

Yours, Heidi

Here are the questions Kim asked me to answer:

1. What makes you happy?

Spending time with my family: kids and husband! I also enjoy yoga classes, stitching, meditating, reading and writing. But I get a thrill in my heart when people respond positively to my work. Motivating and/or inspiring people makes me very happy.

2. Why did you start blogging?

After I retired from my marketing consulting business I wanted an outlet and I wanted to create/be a part of an online tribe. And as we were getting ready to travel out of the country for 5 months, it seemed like it would be a great way to keep in touch with people and explore parts of my creative side. At the suggestion from my son, I thought I would develop a forum to help teach women how to mother their kids by sharing my experiences, but the blog is morphing into something new and different; I plan on changing the title soon. [Suggestions are most welcome!] I still want to reach/teach women, but now in a different direction from just focusing on motherhood.

3. What is the best thing anyone has ever said about your blog?

Recently I was invited to a yoga retreat because of a post. Receiving comments that are appreciative of my perspective and life experiences makes my heart sing.

4. What is one piece of advice you would offer or one saying you live by?

I used to say that “life was too short for shit,” but now I find myself thinking, “if not now, when?” Meaning what is holding me back from joy and love and connection?

5. What are your top three bucket list items?

1) To create an outlet to reach women through life-transformation workshops and seminars.

2) To finally find a business partner who wants to work collaboratively with me.

3) To maintain my health and weight loss through the rest of my life.

Short term goal is to have my ankle heal so that my husband and I can resume real hiking.

6. What is your ultimate guilty pleasure?

Drinking expresso and stitching! And of course because I am a woman, dark chocolate anything!

7. What is one product or service you cannot live without?

My smart cell phone/tablet.

8. What is your favorite U.S. destination?

Bottom line is that I love being/visiting any place in which my kids are living. But other than that, I love visiting New York City, where I lived in my 20’s and my father and his wife still live. If it weren’t for the weather (and money!) I could see myself living there again. Other places that I want to return to are Hilton Head, SC, anywhere in Hawaii, and Crater Lake, OR.

But I have to admit that I am loving our new home town of San Jose, CA. We just moved to the downtown area and exploring all that is within walking distance is exciting to me. After living in the suburbs for 22 years, while raising our kids, I am experiencing a re-found love affair for city living!

9. What two countries make you the happiest to visit?

Spain and Australia. I loved visiting both and would be thrilled to go back to either/both again

10. What is your dream destination?

I know it sounds corny, but at this age and stage of my life, I want to go with and where my husband and/or kids are. And I would love to get a chance to spend time in Greece and Portugal someday.

I now nominate the following bloggers to answer these questions as well. Reading their posts has inspired me and my writing. I hope they accept this award because I can’t wait to read their responses!

Lisa Owens of My So Called Glamorous Life, The Adventures of a Domestic Engineer!

Lorrie Goldin of Shrinkrapped

Jennifer Arlin of Still Life with Crockpot

Janelle Daniels of Thirty Plus Mom

Dawn Quyle Landau of Tales From the Motherland

Susan Macaulay of My Alzheimer’s Story, the joys and sorrows of an amazing journey

Melissa of Psychobabble

Thanks for reading! I’d love to get to know YOU more as well. Would you care to answer a few of the questions? Please comment below!



As a blogger, I enjoy sharing my ideas and thoughts with people, and I get a special thrill when someone leaves a comment. When you share my posts on social media sites, I jump up and down doing a happy dance. So thank you!

18 thoughts on “The Liebster Award: Get to Know Me and Other Bloggers!

  1. Dawn Quyle Landau

    Congratulations Heidi!! And thank you so much for the nod; you are so kind. I have been petty busy, awaiting baby… but try to read bloggers’ posts as I get time. I too try to leave comments whenever I read. I would hit LIke on most of yours as well, but there’s no button. :-/ I know I’m going to sound like a total loser, but I made my blog an “Award Free Blog” about 2 years ago, because I felt like I’d answered the questions and passed them along, so many times… and I started feeling badly when I had to choose a few bloggers, over others. I think readers have had more than enough of me and these details! 😉 I even wrote a post about it, back then.

    So, I would love for you to pick someone else… there are so many wonderful bloggers who would love the nod, and I’ve had my turn. Thanks so much for including me. 🙂 xo

    1. Heidi BK Sloss Post author

      No problem! You are not a loser! And I purposefully don’t have the like button on my blog for now, but will rethink it. Looking forward to hearing about the birth of your granchild soon (maybe your daughter will give birth on my son’s birthday of August 1–a powerful day!

  2. AmazingSusan

    Heidi, thanks so much for the nomination and opportunity to share, but I just have too much on my plate right now.., 🙁

    But I still love and will keep commenting on your blog and am delighted every time I see comments from you on My Alzheimer’s Story <3

    XOX Susan

    1. Heidi BK Sloss Post author

      No problem. Thank you for reading and commenting–as you well know it is most appreciated!

  3. Alicia

    Awesome answers Heidi!

    As I’m a new fan of yours I can’t really comment on what you should name your new blog. I know that sometimes I tend to stay away from “mommy” blogs only because I’m in my mid 50’s and all done with being a mommy.

    Remember the saying “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world?” Mothering is more than being a “mommy”, more than just fixing the healthy lunches and bandaging skinned knees. I think whatever you do next and whatever you focus on, it’s your mothering instinct that will make you successful!

    1. Heidi BK Sloss Post author

      Many thanks Alicia–I am enjoying getting to know you through your blog and comments on mine! You are right, my mothering instincts do inform most of the ways in which i live my life, whether actually mothering my kids or not. You are very astute! Your comment is one of the reasons I feel compelled to change the name of my blog–look for my big announcement in next week’s post!

  4. Suzanne Stavert

    I had no idea how fulfilling blogging would be. Nor did I know that I would make good friends online who share my passion and support what I do unconditionally. This past 18 months since I started my blog have been amazing. I have learned so much and tried so many things. Who knew that the second half of life could be so fulfilling? Congratulations on your Liebster Award and I loved learning more about you. You are a thoughtful and insightful person and I am happy to have learned a little more about you.

    1. Heidi BK Sloss Post author

      Thank you for nominating Kim who nominated me! Glad we are getting to know each other–you and your travel adventures are very interesting!

    1. Heidi BK Sloss Post author

      You deserve it Lisa! I struggled over the new name for a while, and think this one fits. Am looking forward to writing under this banner.

  5. Lorrie Goldin

    Heidi, it was so great getting to know you better through this. I am so with you on dark chocolate anything! Anyway, congrats on the honor, and I am so appreciative of you thinking well enough of Shrinkrapped to nominate me. The questions are quite thought-provoking, and I thank you for the depth of your answers. I will try to live up to the honor.

    1. Heidi BK Sloss Post author

      Thank you Lorrie, glad to have connected with you online. Looking forward to reading your post someday! And thanks for reposting your comments, not sure what happened to it the first time.


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