Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mix N Mingle!

The Ultimate Blog Party 2009! Woo!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I'm a second year party-goer, and a lot has changed for me since UBP 2008....I even took a blogging hiatus! Luckily for me, my (personally triumphant but largely unnoticed) return to the interwebz is just in time to get to mingle with a whole new group of blog ladies!

Let me introduce myself. I'm Mommy (aren't we all?) and I am the stay at home unschooling mom of 3 kids-our wonderful son Monkey just turned 5, our oldest girl Baby Bug (whose pregnancy and birth was chronicled in part on this very blog) turned 1 in February, and I am 31 weeks pregnant with our second daughter-The Bean. I am very happily married to my other half of going on 7 years now, and we live in the Pacific Northwest. In my spare time I have been known to do some blog design (though I will still change my own layout with shameless frequency), I am obsessed with the 90s, and one of my favorite past times is porking out on junk food while watching The Biggest Loser.

I'm going to try to write a party post every day this week...which will-realistically-roughly translate into 3-5 posts I'm sure. Still, check them out:

Party Rule#1: Be Nice to Your Friends! (The things you can learn from Nick Jr.)

Party Rule#2: Bring on the Grub! (What pregnant women want)

Party Rule#3: Entertain the Masses (If you're gonna have a party (especially a co-ed baby shower) you have to have games!)

Party Post--Confession Time (The hostess minus the mostest)

Party Post--Closing Time (Even good parties must come to an end)

Thanks for visiting~you're welcome back anytime-I can't wait to meet all of you!


I forgot about prizes! I can't believe it, but I seriously did. Good thing I remembered, I love free stuff! There are so many great prizes, but the ones I am most interested in are (in order):

*USC 58Handmade Retro Apron; Provided by: Kati @ Country Girl, City Life and Boojiboo
*1$100 gift certificate to either Pedal Cars and Retro or A Rocking Horse To Love; Provided by: 5 Minutes for Mom
*7Ergo Baby Carrier;Provided by: A Giveaway Addicted Mommy
*107Gift certificate for 20 Scrapless Press photo birth announcements or party invitations; Provided by: Scrapless Press
*19,21,22$50 gift certificate to Target Stores;Provided by: Shoot-Me-Now , Agoosa , or Beginner Baby Blog
*USC 55An Elegant Baby Chocolate Fashion Set;Provided by: Che’ Demi’s Boutique

A big thank you to everyone who put in prizes!!!


Anonymous said...

So so so glad that I am not the only one who eats junk food while watching Biggest Loser! And that I am not the only one who changes blog backgrounds with great frequency! Welcome to the party and enjoy!

Mommy Mo said...

OMG!!!! I totally pig out on junk food while watching The Biggest Loser. You are right- we are going to be friends!

Playground for Parents said...

Welcome back! Wow, a blogging hiatus. Good for you! Thanks for the quick wit!!

Nanny Deprived said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! Hope your pregnancy is going smooth! Cute blog - I like the name.

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

Nice to meet you all!

abc123cn-You will notice weekly changes around's almost a compulsion.

Mommy Mo-I knew it! I can just tell these things :)

Playground for Parents-Not at all! Thank YOU for stopping by.

Nanny Deprived-This is my easiest pregnancy so far (though believe me I still find things to complain about), thanks for your well wishes. And thanks for the compliment on my blog-I designed it (and redesigned it...and redesigned it....) myself!

Summer said...

I have a blog design business too! Isn't it a blast?

Have fun partying this week!

Ashley L said...

Just stopping by from the blog party! Your blog name is so cute and earned my first click! I love it!

Kirsty said...

Great to meet you!! Love your blog name. LOL at your Biggest Loser watching habits. I don't watch it but I do a bit of personal training and according to friends I am a Gillian (from reading your post, I'm thinking that isn't a compliment ;) But I'm really nice! No! Really!!

Hope you will stop by Momedy-I am having a pretty fab giveaway! (If I do say so ;) HAPPY SPRING!

mbduke said...

Very cute blog. I love your design. Good luck with your pregnancy.

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

I'm so glad to see more people stopping by!

Summer-Your designs are way above my skill level! Still, I do have fun.

Ashley L-Thanks for making me your first stop :)

Kirsty-I don't think being a Jillian is a bad thing. My husband is one and I love him. You guys get results while I'm still "Bob"ing around.

mbduke-Thank you for the well wishes, and the compliment. My design changes frequently, but this one might stay....for a while at least!

rhea said...

Glad to know I'm not the only blog design obsessed person out there! My husband says I need a 12 step program for it. LOL Nice to "meet" you - happy partying!

Anne said...

Nice to "meet" you :)

Jen said...

I tend to snack while watching Biggest Loser, too..I'm even a fitness coach...I should KNOW better! :)

Nice to meet you!

Simply Sara said...

Hahahaha...I giggle at your snacking while watching the biggest loser. I too am guilty of it :)

I've enjoyed reading your post, my oldest is five too, and you seriously took the words right out of my mouth on your post about your 5 yr old :)

So nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you! We don't watch tv at our house. So I don't know what the biggest loser is. Sorry. Party on!

MB said...

Love the name of your blog! I want to come back and read about unschooling and how you do it. Happy partying!

amanda said...

I love the 90's and eating junk food while watching weight loss shoes as well! so fun!

Michelle said...

Dropping by from the UBP, nice to "meet" you! I personally, am obsessed with the '80's, and while I don't watch the Biggest loser, I have tons of TV addictions.

Anonymous said...

I am laughing because I always feel guilty while eating during the Biggest Loser! I love your blog. Congrats on your upcoming baby.

Mama Bub said...

I agree - we ARE a lot alike! I heart the 90's too and appreciate the lessons learned from Yo Gabba Gabba!

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

Thanks to everyone for dropping by-it's great to meet you all!

Rhea-My husband complains because he has to sleep by the light of the computer screen...I try to explain that coding takes time, but he thinks I have a mental problem. Ha ha ha.

Anne-And you. I make it a point to stop by every commenter's blog so I'll see you again soon! (Of course, I'll see you again if you decide to come back and visit me as well =).)

Jen-Guilty pleasures are not just for the weak! Just think of it like I do-it's a creative demonstration of irony.

Simply Sara-From what I'm seeing it appears that shoveling food is a very common past time during TBL.....I may need to investigate why this is!

Watching your first baby turn 5 is so hard! I don't know why, I mean they're still little technically, but it seems like that's a growing up milestone.

Baba-I commend you. I don't watch a ton of TV, but what I do watch I am fervently attached to.

MB-I only have one post about unschooling so far, but now that I know there is interest, I'll definitely write more on the subject.

Amanda-YAY! Another person in the "eat while watching other people diet" group. We're a large crowd.

Michelle-Mmmm...TV addictions...yes, I am familiar with those :)

Mudpies and Mary Janes-Thank you very much. I wouldn't bother feeling guilty-YOU'RE not on the biggest loser, you're on your couch. With delicious delicious ice cream, if you're anything like me.

Mama Bub-Yo Gabba Gabba is an acquired taste...but those of us who like it love it, huh? I mean, crazy dancing kids...people dressed up like weird creatures...awesome songs....what's not to love?

Susie said...

Happy UBP Day!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments! I hope to see you back there soon:-)

Corie said...

Just stoppin' by from the UBP. I love the name of your blog... it's what caught my attention. I feel the same way on most days.

And, my hubby and I always seem to be eating pizza or ice cream or something else equally unhealthy when we watch The Biggest Loser.
We can never figure out why that is?

StacieinAtlanta said...


I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

The Divine Miss Mommy

Steve and April said...

Congratulations on your little Bean! :) We're homeschoolers, but our oldest is now 13. It seems ages ago that we had 3 kids under age 5. Now we have 7 children.

I'm glad you're back to blogging. It's been nice meeting you. If you'd like to visit my blog, I'm #999 in the Family Friendly category. :)

April E.

HappyHermit said...

Happy Second Party Day !!

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

We met at the blog party last year...what a blessing that was for me. Glad to see you blogging again

Jinxy said...

Hi. I'm party hoppin'. Very nice looking blog.
Congrats on your pregnancy and good luck.
I am a new mom myself. My sweet girl is 12 weeks old.

valerie2350 said...

Happy UBP! :)
Hope you have a fabulous day!


April said...

Just going from party to party to see how others are doing this blogging thing.

my mom and I watch biggest loser together and we always seem to be eating something that bob would NOT approve of how funny!

My prize is #115 check it out!
Have a good weekend blog partyn’!

Muthering Heights said...

I'm glad to meet another pregnant woman who likes to EAT!!! Bring it on!! :)

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

Suzie-Thanks for returning the favor! I hope to see you around often.

Corie-Thank you. I think we ALL feel that way some times-it's hard not to when you hear "Mommy" 600000 a day! I have yet to figure out the Biggest Loser Junk Food Phenomena. So many people have said the same thing, I WILL be investigating this!

StacieinAtlanta-Glad to have you for a visit! LeapFrog rocks.

Steve and April-Wow 7 kids! Congrats (and wow again).

HappyHermit-To you too! LoL.

MrsNaz-Glad to see you again too! I was gone way too long.

Jinxy-Thank you! Awwww they're so cute at 12 weeks! Though I'm not really a new mom, this is our third. Our oldest is only just-turned-five though so I don't think I yet qualify as a 'veteran' mom either.

Valerie2350-Happy UBP to you as well. Thanks for the visit :)

April-Do you feel his stern disappointment through the screen? I do.

Muthering Heights-Woo hoo! I keep myself in pretty good check, if I do say so myself, but I take the time to savor every single delicious delicious bite...and spend a lot of time and energy thinking about it.

***It's so great to see how many visitors I've had--thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all back often!!***

Brea's Mommy said...

Nice to meet you! Hope you are having fun at the party. I would also like to invite you to link to Show off your Blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post! It not too late feel free to link!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Pamela said...

nice to meet you this is my first blog party am having fun just wondering if I can make it to everyones, love your blog
happy UBP!!!!

auntrene said...

Thank you for admitting that you eat junk food while watching Biggest Loser, the other night, I was watching it waiting for a commercial so I could dash to the kitchen and get Chips and Salsa..
When I got back I thought, whoooo good thing I had to dash, I might of gotten a tiny bit of exercise on the way..
Thanks for inviting us to stop by your wonderful blog, the party is fantastic.
Have Fun, and if you get the chance stop by my blog and leave a comment for the Surprise Door Prize.

Jenny said...

Nice to meet you. I'm a homeschooling mom also!

Infant Bibliophile said...

Love the name of your blog, and am looking forward to taking a look around. It's our first time joining in the ultimate blog party...there a lot of amazing blogs out there!

Super Fun Mama said...

I just stopped by, blog hopping as part of UBP 2009. It is very nice to meet you. I have a blog at; It's a toddler learning blog. I'd love to have you for a visit! I am loving UBP! Have a magical day. I have a goal of trying to visit 150 blogs per day, whew! Let's hope the little one takes long naps for the next few days.

Kati said...

Hey! I am stopping by from the UBP! Have a great week!!

Kathi. said...

just stopping by to say hi!! Hope you're enjoy the UBP party!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

The Happy Housewife said...

Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my blog. I am 35 weeks prego with a girl... very fun! Love your blog design.

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

Brea's Mommy-I fear it may be too late today (Tuesday) but I will stop by next Saturday and check it out.

Comfort Joy Designs-I make it a point to check out all of my commenters pages...just to show my appreciation. Still, I won't lie. I am totally into the idea of a virtual baby shower.

Pamela-Thank you! Happy UBP to you too!

Auntrene-At least you dash...I haven't dashed anywhere in weeks!

Jenny-It's always great to meet another homeschooling mom!

Infant Bibliophile-Yes there definitely are. This is year two for me, and I will definitely be back next year as well!

Super Fun Mama-I pray for long naps every day. Sometimes I even get them! Good luck to you and happy UBP.

Kati-Thanks for stopping by-happy UBP!

Kathi-Hi!!!! I am enjoying the party, I hope you do as well.

JamericanSpice-Nice to meet you too! Happy blog hopping!

Happy Housewife-Congrats on your little one!! Thanks for the compliment-I designed it myself :)

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by...I LOVE visitors! I look forward to seeing all of your blogs.

SkylarKD said...

Great blog! And I love your blog title. :)

Sheena M said...

Hi! I am visiting for the Ultimate Blog Party and checking out your blog.
OMG...I eat while watching TBL, and my girlfriends and I talk on the phone about how great we would look if we could go on there!!! LOL


Person(also known as Mommy) said...

SkylarKD-Thank you, and thank you for stopping by.

Sheena M-I often wonder if eating during the biggest loser means I should be ON the biggest loser. I don't think I'm that big...yet...LoL but maybe if I buy the biggest loser box set I can get myself a spot on the show!

Natalie said...

i am laughing at all of the comments about the biggest loser snacking habits! too funny!!! i love that show too.

great party...thanks for having me over!

Blessed said...


I changed my name to "Mommy" too :)

Just party hopping through! Oh and I forgot about the prizes too... oops, after I'm done party hopping I'll have to update my part post!

Laurie @ Madre Gear said...

Hi, nice to meet you and Happy UBP09! I love your blog - glad you returned to blogging. ;) Congratulations on your pregnancy, too!

~Tara said...

Hi mommy, I'm mommy too (Tara)! Don't you have those days when you wish you could change your name from Mommy to something else?!?!? You've got a cute blog here, from what I've seen so I'm off to snoop around a little bit...(hehe) Hope your enjoying the party...stop by my blog to enter my giveaway if you get a chance...

Kate@Blog Buttons said...

I am enjoying all these blogs. Yours is one of the best especially your graphics.

Eliza@Household Tips Blog said...

Happy blog party! I enjoy very much these blogs especially yours!

Monik@Pregnancy Blog said...

your blog is very helpful. I am really having fun looking at all these blogs

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

Natalie-Thanks for coming! It is a great show..and not just for snacking to!

Blessed-I think we're ALL "Mommy".

Laurie-Thank you very much-and thanks for visiting :)

Tara-We are just now teaching Monkey our "grown up" names (in case he gets lost or separated from us) and you should have seen the confusion on his face!

Kate-Thank you very much. Happy blog hopping.

Eliza-Thank you-happy UBP to you too!

Monik-I'm glad you find it helpful. Mostly I'm just blowing off steam.

**Thanks again to everyone for stopping by!**

The Davidson Den said...

Hiya! I swooped in from UBP. You're funny. Congrats on the "Bean." Love your title, by the way.

TwinHappyJen said...

LOL, what a coincidence: we have the same name! :-p I’ll definitely have to check out your blog more later… (I’m just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I’m giving away a free print copy of my book, “Two Snowflakes.” Here’s my address:

It was nice to meet you!

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

The Davidson Den-Thank you! And thanks for stopping by :)

TwinHappy Jen-It's funny how many people are named Mommy nowdays. Ha ha ha. Thanks for partying with me.

Jen said...

Just stopping by from the UBP. (Better late than never, right?) I just wanted to say hi. I love your layout with the poll at the top. How fun!

Person(also known as Mommy) said...

Jen-Thanks! It's never too late to stop by :)

Colleen said...

I'm still just blog hopping through the Ultimate Blog Party link list. I didn't want to miss out on any blogs... but I just ran out of party time. So... I'm still working my way down the list... even though the party is technically over.
Stop in on my blog if you've got a minute! Or... if you're still up for a party post... you could stop by my party anytime!