My ultimate party

I’m here! Yep, the ultimate blog party 2010. I’m a party ‘newbie’, and not much of a veteran to the world of blogging as a whole! I started this blog about six months ago, to document my life as a working mom.

I have a full-time job in advertising (which sometimes is a bit more than full time), a son who is almost 4, and a daughter who just turned 2. While I constantly struggle for balance, I make sure that I enjoy my kids every second I get, and make our time together really meaningful. That’s part of what I blog about – those moments of discovery, learning, and fun. The other half of my blog? Well, it’s my journey as a working mom – trying to find time for all the other people in my life, as well as myself.

So the assignment is to create a post that says party. And since my favorite thing is to write about my kids, well, here I go.

A party for me is:

– My little girl dancing in a tutu on our living room floor. It’s a mixture of jumping and laughing, and warms my spirit

– My little boy running around the kitchen island, giggling and laughing, with pure happiness that mom and dad are home and playing with him

– A few glasses of wine with a good friend or good friend(s). Preferably with some wood-fired pizza

– A mom’s night out with lots of laughter, a few tears, and life stories shared with ease

– A quiet celebration of my marriage and partnership with my husband, whether it be a nice dinner at home, a babysitter so we can head out, or a bonfire in the backyard

For me, parties aren’t all about balloons, guests, and hoopla (unless of course you are talking about celebrating one of my kids’ birthdays – then they are a must!). A party is a celebration of all the good things life offers – how you do it is up to you!

Party on, bloggers! Looking forward to a great week!

There are many great prizes being offered at this party – click on the UBP 10 button to the side of my blog to check it out! My top picks are:

6, 7, 8, 11, 16, 39, 50, 56 – but frankly, I hardly ever win anything, so I’d be happy with any prize (especially the grand prize!)



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26 responses to “My ultimate party

  1. Thanks for the comment. Moms night out is my favorite too! Now that my kids are older (10 and 13) I can do it more often.

  2. Happy Blog Party! Your ideas of a party sound fab! Hope you get lots of new visits this week!

  3. I think there are lots of ways to party too. Stopping by from the party!

  4. Stopping by on the party hop to say hi! (I actually ‘cheated’ and came over from twitter instead of the main link, but shhhh…don’t tell anyone! lol) It’s nice to ‘meet’ you. 🙂

    Tyra (@nonsensical2 on twitter)

  5. Hi! Stopping by via the party. Love your ideas of a real party, they are pretty similar to what mine are lately. 🙂 I am a newbie at blogging as well, I just started in February of this year! I hope you get a chance to stop by and visit me at

  6. Hi! I am visiting through the party and am also a “newbie”. I hope you get to stop by and visit my blog too!

  7. working full time in advertising with a 4 year old and 2 year old and balancing it all, that is tough stuff!

  8. Hi there, stopping by from the UBP. It sounds like you’ve got great priorities–balance is hard isn’t it? I invite you to visit my blog this week and leave a comment to win a Quick Card Kit which includes everything you need to make 4 cards (except adhesive). Great for a busy mom!

  9. It always amazes me how many other moms like me there are out there! Blessings to yoU!

  10. Moms’ Night Out? What’s that??? Just kidding! It’s just been a while. I have a three year old and an 8 month old so it is hard for me to get away.

    Stopping by from UBP ’10…Nice to meet you!

  11. Aww I love that you have a little girl that likes tutus!! 😀

    Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

    Jenni, “Miss Tutu”
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog – hope you will stop by and say hi! 🙂
    and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

  12. Tamara B.

    Blowing in from the UBP to say hi 🙂

  13. It’s just not a party without a tutu!

    Although, a bonfire sounds pretty fun too.

    I hope you are enjoying the party : )

  14. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I’m looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  15. Thanks so much for stopping by my party, it sounds like 4 and 2 is just as busy as 3 and 1!

    I browsed around your blog a little bit before coming back here and I just wanted to say how sorry I am about Katy. Our yellow lab passed away this summer and he was our “pre-kids kid” as well. Absolutely heartbreaking. I hope it all goes well with telling your little ones.

  16. Nice to meet you! Just stopping by fro the UBP!

  17. Your idea of a party sounds just like mine….perfect!!

  18. Nice to meet you – I’m an UPB newbie too!

  19. Hi, nice to meet you! Great “Party”! Hope your having fun at the UBP, I know I am! Here is my Party Post, come on over and make yourself at home!

  20. Your parties sound absolutely wonderful! I agree completely (although I do like the occasional balloon). I too am a working mom. Glad to meet you and thanks for coming by my blog!

  21. Hi! Thanks for having me by! I’ve enjoyed my visit (1st timer here). 🙂

  22. Wine and pizza sounds like a fabulous party to me! Thank you for visiting me at My Real Review.

    Happy UBP week!!

  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! Nice to meet you! Enjoy the UBP!

  24. It is so tough to find a balance, isn’t it?!

    Your parties sound perfect. Anything that includes my family and lots of giggles sounds like a party to me!

  25. Hi there! Nice to meet you! I enjoyed reading your blog. Your ideas of a party are right up my alley!! I’ll be sure to visit again.

    I hope you can stop by our blog: is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day

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