Ultimate Blog Party 2010

For those of you who don’t know, the folks at 5 Minutes for Mom have put together an Ultimate Blog Party as a way for us to meet and greet fellow bloggers and even win prizes!  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should.  If you found me from the links on the UBP site, here’s a little about me and my blog.


I am a 29-year-old high school English teacher and mother to an adorable, laid-back, sweet little 6-month old boy named Jude.

Soon I can erase the first half of that sentence because I am turning the page to life as a SAHM in something like 43 42 days.  Not that I’m counting.  As I’ve said before, my days are certainly never boring and, for the most part, I’ve actually loved my job for the last 5 years, but I’m incredibly excited to give more of myself to Baby Jude in the coming months.  I find it really really difficult to balance 150 of other people’s children with just one of my own, and I think anyone who maintains sanity as both a teacher and a mother deserves serious praise.

I’m fascinated with natural living, and we do our best around here to be less wasteful, healthier, and more frugal whenever possible.  I’m not perfect on that one. (Where did all those Girl Scout cookies go?)  But I’m learning and enjoying the journey as I find new tips and ideas to better living.  We grow a little here and there, and I love using my own herbs and such in the kitchen

Let’s see, what else?  I love books (hence the title), but I won’t be posting reviews as often as I once did on my former book blog because I usually get, oh I don’t know, 14 pages in and someone decides to wake up from a nap or need a snuggle.  I’m working on making time for reading in my new life though, and he’s worth the interruption in my reading schedule for sure.

I began this blog as a way to chronicle my life with my son as I watch him grow and as I attempt to embrace the many challenges of motherhood.  I love that mommy blogs give us a sense of community to read anecdotes and hear experiences from a day in the life of what is, to me, both the hardest and most satisfying thing I’ve ever attempted.

Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by and give me another place to visit!  I love “seeing” you from afar and learning about your families, challenges, tips, and ideas. I’ve only been at this for a few weeks, so there’s not much, but feel free to stay awhile and have a look around!


There are some great prizes over at 5 Minutes for Mom, but if I were to win any of them, I’d love:

  1. A Guy and Eva Jewelry Necklace
  2. 2 year-long magazine subscriptions…one to Taste of Home and one to Simple & Delicious.
  3. New Momma Prize Package from the Pampered Chef including the Must Have Quick-Stir Pitcher and Twixit! Clips

If my top three prizes were taken, I’d prefer prizes number 12, 27, 31, 32, 38, 42, 44, or 51.

14 thoughts on “Ultimate Blog Party 2010

  1. I’m so excited you’ll get to be a stay at home mom! I wish more than anything I could do that.

    Although work is stressful and I know things will be hectic with a newborn, I’m so glad I’m not in college! Writing papers on Joyce while breastfeeding was the pits.

    1. I think I’ll be tutoring a bit, and I might even pick up an online class if I can, but for the most part, I’ll be home with Jude. I can’t wait. I feel so pulled in a million directions right now with so many kids at school and my own at home. I don’t know how you did college and baby, by the way. I can’t even imagine….

  2. Happy Blog Party!

    Jude is so adorable! I’m also trying to be healthier, but I have the same girl-scout cookie issue as you.

  3. What a big leap for you! I’m trying to be more frugal now that I’ll be moving halfway across thee country for graduate school. Love those cookies though. I hope you enjoy the new chapter in your life!

    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by! I’ll pay you a visit later tonight after I put Little Man to bed and can get some time. 🙂

  4. Good luck in your new venture as a SAHM! Some days are hard but all in all it is TOTALLY. WORTH. IT!

    Looking forward to reading more (stopping by from UBP10)

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