Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party

Newbie blogger that I am, I've only just learned about the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom, that is starting tonight and going on through next week. It sounds like a great opportunity to meet other bloggers that share the same interests. So I'm going to give it a try.



I'm supposed to use this post to tell a bit about myself to help others at the blog party get to know me.

Let's see... I'm Patricia, and my blog is Worst Mom Ever. I've been happily married to my husband (also known as BadDad) for almost 16 years. Time really does fly when you're having fun! We have three amazing children: K-boy (12), M-girl (8), and D-boy (5).  Well I think three, my youngest just informed me about an imaginary other brother who's been hanging around.



We also have two cats and one dog with whom I have a love/hate relationship.

We started homeschooling after our oldest had attended public school through second grade. Let me tell you, teaching your kids can really test your knowledge and patience at times! But we love it. It works for our family.

As my regular readers know, I love to cook and bake. I try to make healthy changes to existing recipes and sometimes I just make up my own.



The kids and I are bookworms, and we're pretty much fixtures at our local library.

Like any mom, I find myself constantly juggling the demands on my time. Between homeschooling, cooking, driving kids to activities, and now blogging, my life is crazy and busy. I wouldn't change a thing about it though, it's just right for me.

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  1. Glad to have found a fellow bookworm from UBP12!!

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  2. Such beautiful cookies........! =)

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    1. Thanks, I like them (and all cookies) a little too much for my own good!

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  3. Thanks for checking out my blog Prickly Banana. I am a new follower! I look forward to reading all of your great posts, thanks for joining the Ultimate Blog Party!!!! (us Newbies have to stick together:)

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    1. Thanks for following. I just have to say that I love your blog name, it makes me laugh!

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  4. Nice to meet you. My UBP post is up at my group blog: http://www.5minutesforbooks.com/23357/welcome-to-5-minutes-for-books/

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    1. It's nice meeting you too! I saw your group blog, I'll go back and check out your UBP post.

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  5. Hi there Patricia! Thanks for stopping by my HOMESCHOOL ZOO blog!

    Cooking, Kids, books and a little snark?

    OOOOhhhh...We are gonna get along JUST fine!

    :-)

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    1. Kimberly, I went back and read your Ipod poem. It cracked me up! Now I know where to go when I need a good laugh.

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  6. Nice to "meet" you. I'm also a homeschooler. I just checked out your pets and those cats are gorgeous! We also have 2 cats. LOL about the other brother.

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    1. It's nice meeting you too, Jenny. I'm really enjoying getting to know other bloggers!

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  7. Love the name of your blog! :) I'm a new follower from UBP and a new homeschooling mom too!!
    Andrea

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    1. Thanks for following, Andrea! I just checked out your great blog, and now I'm following you too. I look forward to exchanging many ideas!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my homeschool blog earlier today. It is so nice to meet you and read this introduction. We have four children, but no imaginary siblings...except my daughter's friends keep bringing imaginary friends along to visit with them :-) Just read your recipe for Greek yogurt, which I love, but my wallet doesn't. I never knew it could be that easy, and in the crockpot no less? Fabulous!

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    1. Hi Dorie,
      Thanks for coming by! Yes, I was thrilled myself to realize that I could make Greek yogurt at home. It really is easy, and so much cheaper than store bought!

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  9. So nice to meet you! I hopped over from the Ultimate blog party. I've enjoyed clicking around your blog and getting to know you and your family a bit. and I'm a new follower.

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    1. Thank you MissMoe, I'm glad you enjoyed what you saw! I can't seem to track you back to visit your blog, so leave me your web address next time you're here, and I'll pop over!

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  10. Great to meet you, I'm considering homeschooling and using the UBP to connect with those who go before me! I love your attitude/tone and know I'll be visiting to get ideas and encouragement. http://www.STEMmom.org

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    1. Hi Darci,
      Thanks for following! I just followed you back. I haven't posted about it yet (I will), but my husband and I took an entire year to decide whether to begin homeschooling. It's a huge decision! From what I saw of your blog though, I think you would be great at it! I'm looking forward to lots of visits back and forth!

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  11. I am a fellow homeschooler as well and it is always nice to expand my circle of influence. I am stopping by from the UBP12.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting! I'll be popping over to see you. I'm having fun getting to know other bloggers at UBP.

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  12. I have 2 cats and 1 dog as well as a bunny! Nice to meet you. My daughter told me I am the worst mom ever...hmmmm. Guess we have something in common! I am from the Ultimate Blog Party- I have a Blog but also share Scrapbook Creations, poetry and some sarcasm. On occasion! ~Dawn

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  13. My youngest has been begging for a bunny, but I'm holding out so far. I think all moms get the worst mom thing at some point, if we're doing are job right! Thanks for stopping by, I'll be sure to visit your blog too!

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  14. Fellow homeschooler stopping in from UBP! I love the name of your blog and look forward to reading more from you!

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    1. Thanks! My son helped me name the blog. He was joking, I think?!

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  15. I love your writing style so so much! Sarcasm is huge in our household! I am glad to be following your blog now!

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    1. Thanks so much for following! I'm gonna hop over and visit you!

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  16. Stopping by from UBP! Glad to "meet" you. I'm following your blog now. I'm also a homeschooling mom of 3.

    You're welcome to visit when you have a chance:

    http://embracingdestiny.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Sara, thanks for following! It's always nice to meet another homeschooler. I'll be over to visit!

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  17. Patricia,
    Hello! How are you? I just found you over at my new blog- The Messy Nest. You are my 5th follower- Hooray! I hope that you will find it to be a comfortable spot where you can be inspired-homeschooling 3 kids can be a challenge(as we both know)- so we all need some encouragement. Hope you'll visit often and share your ideas and accomplishments. Happy UBP!

    Jen

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    1. Hi Jen,
      Thanks for following! Your new blog looks great. I can't wait to see some of your organizational ideas!

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  18. Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following! I am now following you back and look forward to your future posts! I love your writing style, your personality appears as cute as your picture...that is always a bonus!

    Have a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of UBP! :)

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    1. Thanks for following! I'm really excited to be meeting so many fellow bloggers, and I'm looking forward to lots of great posts to read!

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  19. Nice to "meet" you! Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog! http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! I'll definitely be stopping by to see your blog, sounds interesting. Nice meeting you!

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  20. Hi from the UBP12! Sounds like you're a busy lady and having fun too! Hope you enjoy the Party, it's a great way to make new friends and connections.

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    1. Hi Samantha, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I'm really enjoying the party. I've met so many bloggers already that share my interests, and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone better.

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  21. Oh, I love the sarcasm. I'm a fairly newbie parent (my oldest is 3), but I have already learned that I could not survive without laughter and sarcasm. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Yes, a good laugh (everyday if possible) is key to surviving parenthood!

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  22. I love your blog... I also have invisible children... it used to be a Crab that lived in my son's tummy and popped out sometimes.. now its two full sized Dummy's and a puppet ... we think its perfectly normal behavior!

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    1. How funny! Of course it's normal, it just means he's creative!

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  23. Just popped over from the UBP12, I am a newbie to the blogging world and am loving this blog party. I am enjoying finding fellow homeschoolers to connect with and get ideas from. Look forward to following.

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    1. Hi Jennifer, thanks for following! I'm new to the blogging world myself, and I'm really enjoying getting to know everyone. It's great to meet you!

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  24. The cookies look yummy! I can't wait to browse your blog some more. Nice meeting you!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like them! It's nice meeting you too!

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  25. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - belatedly because my week was just insane so I had no time before now to visit anyone - and am so glad to "meet" you. I, too, am a homeschooler who writes about our home learning journey as well as other things. Hope you'll stop by: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2012/04/2012-ultimate-blog-party.html.

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    1. Hi Tina, It's nice to meet you! I know what insane weeks are like, I'll be sure to stop by to visit you! Thanks for coming by!

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  26. Hi there! I'm stopping by late from the UBP! I ran out of time to visit all of the wonderful blogs during the party, but better late than never, right? I also homeschool my children, and we spend a LOT of time at our library. They know us so well there.

    You can find me at http://sloanhomeschool.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi TaMara, I'm glad you stopped by. It's always nice to meet more homeschooling, book-lovers!

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