A Mindful Geek Has Been Nominated For The Blogger Recognition Award

I was surprised this morning to have a mention by Mrs Mummy Harris on Twitter saying that I have been nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award. I was shocked and so humbled. First off, I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart for recognizing my little blog.

A Mindful Geek is a few short days of being a month old. My main goal was to find a blogging community that will help me grow and encourage me. It really seems like I have found that now.

The rules are pretty simple.

1. Write a post to show your nomination.
2. Make sure to include a link and thank the blogger that has nominated you.
3. Tell us how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers that you would like to nominate.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know that you have nominated them with a link to the post you created.

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How Cooking Can Be Self Care

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I know, I know…as a mother, cooking can seem like (and sometimes is) the last thing you want to do. I have many of these kinds of days where we end up getting take out. But hear me out as to why cooking can actually be self care.

I think we can all agree that cooking is a hobby just as much as it can be a profession.

I would never consider myself a chef, but my daughter would. She is always telling me I can be on Masterchef. I CANNOT, trust me.

But I find a lot of joy in cooking. The entire process usually makes me pretty happy. I turn on the radio and pour me the optional glass of wine. And I just have my moment.

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Homemade Lotion Bars

I personally LOVEEE lotion bars. I feel like they work better than just slapping on wet lotion. Just more convenient.

They tend to be expensive and I wanted to find a great source of information on them for you guys. Making them yourself will save you money even if the ingredients cost more when you purchase them, this is because you are creating WAY more for your money compared to buying just a single one pre-made.

Plus making shit is fun!

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The Day My Boyfriend Found Out I Was a “Crazy Girlfriend”

 

I was never cool. I have been and have always been a dork. What I am talking about is that cool girlfriend that doesn’t need to be texted several times a day, who doesn’t cry at the drop of a hat, the one that doesn’t need a lot of attention and is just a riot to hang out with.

 

An easy person to be around.

 

I wouldn’t say that I lied to him about who I was because on the contrary I was clear about how my bipolar gets in my way. But I think a little part of me wished that I could turn into the cool girlfriend this time. Let go of all those needy feelings and just be easy going.

 

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The Truth about Motherhood & Bipolar

I have struggled for the last 9 years on whether or not I am a good mother. At some points I really felt like I was not meant to even have children. I had her when I was young so I was naive at the fact that I was not ready for a child. While I have respect for young mothers, I feel like many of them have no idea what is about to come MENTALLY.

 

I know I didn’t

 

I have struggled with mental disorders my entire life, anxiety and depression being the main monsters. I was a child that was scared of everything and only cared about what others thought of me. I built up who I was based on what other people thought I was. Never truly creating my own personality.

 

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[Freebie] Free Habit Tracker Upon Sign Up

A Mindful Geek will send out one newsletter a week. It will be filled with new content that regular readers will not have access to. Along with updates of the weeks most popular posts and on occasion a free digital download of some sort.

For signing up you get a one of a kind FREE habit tracker made my yours truly. It is a printable and gender neutral.

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