I’m Joining the 5MinutesforMom Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

I’m so annoyed with myself! I almost missed the 5 Minutes for Mom 2010 Ultimate Blog Party. I saw a tweet about it. Of course I did! I’m always on twitter. But, I never wrote a post. I participated last year…here’s my post.
Ultimate Blog Party 2010
So, here’s my post…better late than never! I *think* you can still add a post. Here are the details on the Ultimate Blog Party. Even if I am not eligible for any prizes, I always like writing about organizations I care deeply about. 5 Minutes for Mom is an organization I am proud to be a part of.

I have had the privilege of meeting Janice and Susan from 5 Minutes for Mom at Type A Mom Conference and Mom 2.0 respectively. Both are ardent supporters of mom bloggers and mom-owned businesses. As a mom blogger who is relatively new, I admire those bloggers who have gone before me.

Who am I? I’m not sure how to answer this question. Here’s an attempt:

  • I’m a mom to 3…a kid, a preteen, and a teen.
  • I started blogging when my youngest was 5.
  • I have no stories of poop, pee, or vomit to draw on. No cute gummy toothless babies to write about. Instead I have an opinionated teen, a shy tween, and a rambunctious little boy.
  • Because I have two and now three kids who can read my blog, I have to mind my Ps and Qs. I blog with a filter. A filter of “I don’t want to embarrass my kids in any way.”
  • I don’t just write on my blog. I write here on preteens, here on parenting Baltimore tweens, here on raising kids in DC (I live between DC and Baltimore), and here on all things family.
  • I don’t just blog and write. I moderate a CityMommy message board for DC. I post topics for discussion. Live in DC? Are you a mom in DC metro area? Join DC.CityMommy.com.
  • I don’t just blog and write and moderate. I host a host of groups over on Momster.com: a group for moms of tweens and teens. Are you a mom of a tween or a teen who sleeps all the time or shirks their chores? Are you a mom who is passionate about online safety/social networking for tweens and teens? What about your tween and teen years? What were you like?

The prizes I am interested in for the Ultimate Blog Party are as follows:

  • US12 — 1-month Netflix subscription from 1stopmom.
  • US31 — a $20 amazon gift certificate from Jennifer Sikora.
  • US32 — a $25 amazon gift certificate from Frugal Novice.
  • US49 — a $25 gift card to Starbucks by Janice Yurek.
  • US71 — Bear Bucks from MamaSchwab.
  • US95 — a $100 gift card to restaurants.com from Thrifty Jinxy.

Now to link my post and comment on everyone else’s posts! Excited for Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

9 comments for “I’m Joining the 5MinutesforMom Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

  1. April 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Hope you are having a good time at the UBP!

    Jenni (“Miss Tutu”)
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog – hope you will stop by, say hi, and sign-up for your free tutu lesson! 🙂 and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

  2. Rona
    April 11, 2010 at 5:29 am

    I’m a mom of a teenager too. He’ll be graduating this June from his distance learning high school.
    Love your blog and really enjoyed my visit.
    I think this is my 3rd year. Not sure but really enjoy meeting new bloggers.
    Great prizes this year! I hope you win one..or two.
    I was late too but fashionable late for the UBP 2010.

  3. April 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    stopping by for the party! Hope you are having fun.

  4. April 11, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Already your follower and friend but wanted to stop by and say hi from the UBP!

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  6. April 13, 2010 at 4:17 am

    So happy to stop by for the party!! Looks like you got a great thing going with your blog.

    Would love to have you come by our place: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com

  7. April 14, 2010 at 11:03 pm


    Dropping in from the UBP to say hello and thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! We have a few things in common! I’m a SAHM to a toddler, and a preteen, plus you will never find poop or pee stories on my website. BUT, I do think I have one post mentioning vomit. LOL! Good luck in the prize draw and happy UBP!

  8. April 15, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Wow! You are one busy momma! I love all the networking you do– parents with teens need all the support they can get (so my mil tells me–my husband was the worst!) : )

    Great to meet you!

  9. Daenel
    April 16, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. You are a busy woman! I’m including the link for my friend, Paula’s blog. She is a Nutella~holic and has some fabulous recipes http://www.bellalimento.com/. Check her out when you get a chance. Really delish. Anyway, hope you have a wonderful week.

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