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#ASKAWAYFriday With Teddy is MultitaskMomma

By Upliftingfam @upliftingfam

I started participating in #ASKAWAYFriday and I have enjoyed it. I love connecting with other bloggers and learning more about them. I wanted to participate in this blog hop because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself. I thought #ASKAWAYFriday was the perfect way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Below are 10 questions that Teddy asked me and I hope that you enjoy my answers.


I have known Teddy at Multitaskmomma for a long time, she is one of my greatest Twitter friends that I met when I first started blogging full time.  She has two children and is expecting her third baby in 2.5 months.  She shares a wide variety of topics on her blog including pregnancy, breastfeeding, DIY craft ideas, recipes, weight loss, and more.

  1. I am not sure if you have told me before but what made you decide to start blogging?

I originally started blogging to help mom’s realize that they could continue breastfeeding after their maternity leave was up.  My youngest son gave me the inspiration and I am thankful that I started blogging.  Of course, in September of 2012 I decided to expand my blog and that is how Uplifting Families was born.


  1. During parenthood we all go though scary and breathtaking moments, what is the most stressful, scariest moment you have gone though?

When my daughter was 3 years old, she decided to hold her breath and she passed out.  She was mad because she didn’t get her way and all of a sudden while she was crying her lips all of a sudden turned blue and she passed out.  I am thankful that I caught her and she didn’t hurt her self.  I picked her up and put her in the car as quickly as I could.  I took her to the ER because I thought something was wrong with her.  The ER doctor assured me that she was normal and that some kids hold their breath when they are throwing a fit.  I also think that my daughter’s cochlear implant surgeries were both pretty scary, after all, the doctors actually had to cut a small piece of her skull for the internal magnetic piece has a sturdy place to sit.

  1. As I know your children are a few years older than mine, what is the hardest stage of childhood you have been through?

I think each stage of parenting has it’s ups and downs.  I kinda think the toddler and teenagers years are equally trying.  My toddler loves to throw a temper tantrum when he doesn’t get his way.  Often times, I really think toddlers throw a fit because they lack the communication skills needed to tell us what they want.  They also don’t know how to express their feelings.  My teenagers are difficult because they are learning how to be responsible adults.  If you have teenagers, you probably know how difficult they can be at times.  Teenagers are finding their independence and they will be forced to make long term decisions.  Also, most teenagers will be tempted to doing things that they know that they probably shouldn’t but they do it because their friends are doing it.  Keep an open door communication policy and your child will likely open up to you when they are confronted.  Of course, they may still lie to you too.

  1.  If you could have one wish (one wish only) what would you wish for?

I often feel like that I miss out on doing certain things with my kids due to my chronic pain so I would love it if I could get rid of the chronic pain even for one day.

  1. You are given the chance to go on a family trip to anywhere in the world, for as long as you’d like, where would you go and why?

I would love to go on a trip overseas (not sure where at this point) or to go on a cruise to the Bahamas.  We went on a cruise for our honeymoon and it was so much fun.  It was very relaxing and the ocean is beautiful.  The water is crystal blue in the Caribbean unlike the oceans surrounding the US (at lease in the Gulf and Atlantic side).  I haven’t ever been to the Pacific Coast so I don’t know what the ocean looks like.

  1. Us parents are all very busy and don’t have much time to do the things we love, what is one thing that you would like to have more time doing?

I wish that I had more time to go and do fun things with my kids.  I realize I am lucky to spend extra time with my youngest son, I have a hard time doing fun things with him that requires too much lifting, bending, twisting, and walking.

  1. What is the best gift you have ever received as a parent or bought that you would recommend to other parents?

I actually received several great items from my baby shower that it would be difficult to choose just one thing.  I loved my carseat/stroller combo.  It was so easy to take the baby from the back seat of the car and put him into the stroller without waking him up.  The stroller is a bit bulky so I don’t use it very often unless I plan on going somewhere that doesn’t have a basket.  I also got a portable changing mat and a shopping cart cover that I constantly used to protect my baby from germs.

  1. What is one wish you have always had for your children since the moment you laid eyes on them?

I want them to grow up to be independent, successful adults and to maintain a loving relationship with us.

  1. What are your thoughts on children and technology?

I think technology is awesome but children should be closely supervised especially if they have access to the Internet.  Most teenagers are fairly naive and don’t realize that the Internet can put them in a dangerous situation if they aren’t careful.  I do allow my youngest son to play on a tablet but I only allow him to play the apps that I download.  My older children are supervised while using the family computer.

  1. What was the hardest thing about your pregnancies and is there anything you wish you could go back and change?

Each of my pregnancies were fairly different but the hardest one was with my youngest son.  During my final trimester, I felt like my son was going to fall out and I was constantly in severe pain.  I had problems with the joint in my pubic area called Symphysis pubis dysfunction.  This is a common problem in pregnancy due to the muscles and ligaments relaxing to prepare for childbirth.  The SPD, in my case, was probably due ongoing my back issues and I probably should have used a pregnancy belt to help relieve the pressure on my pubic bone.  Of course, if you have read my birth stories, my youngest decided to turn breech during my 39th and 40th week of pregnancy which resulted in a c-section.  I don’t regret my decision of having a c-section but I was really hoping for a natural unmedicated birth.

Don’t forget to visit Teddy at Multitaskmomma to see the questions that I asked her.  I hope that you have enjoyed my answers and learned some new things about me.

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Once you’ve check out my answers be sure to go by Penny at The Real Housewife of Caroline County to check out the LinkUp and all the awesome Bloggers who are also telling a bit about themselves today 10 questions at a time.

If you are interested in joining for the the next #AskAwayFriday, feel free to contact Penny or any of the other Bloggers already involved. I promise, you will get to meet and know some awesome Bloggers each week!



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