Thursday, April 08, 2010

It's Finally Come to This - A Virtual Party

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Ultimate Blog Party 2010


Are you ready to party like it's 2010? Umm, yeah because when else would there be a blog party? Well, apparently there was one last year, but I was still trying to participate in real-life, in-person parties. Sooo 2002.
What is a blog party? I really have no idea, but I read something that said there were lots of prizes (and not just rubber chickens and doilies) so I'm in.

I do know that I am supposed to (virtally) introduce myself to any new readers that may come to my party in search of prizes or blogging affirmation.
1. If you want a prize from me (rather than from the actual blog party where they only have junk like laptops and cash cards) please enter my second annual (DMV) Dirty Minivan Competition. Any dirty car will do. And the bragging rights are enough to make any husband proud. Shoot, if he knows you are driving around an award winning vehicle maybe he will actually brave the 9 Sunday School Projects, 4 jackets, goldfish crumbs, and straw wrappers that adorn the passenger front seat and go for a ride! And if you really don't care about me or my blog or my dirty car, then scroll down to the bottom and see how easy it is for you to win a $100 gift card to the fair trade company, Trade as One.
2. If you want affirmation from me then leave me a comment! Then I will go to your blog and find something cool about it and leave a comment-even if it's just "Hey, I really like your font." (That's blog-party small talk.)

So my name is Wendy. Some call me the Totally Desperate Mom. Well no one actually calls me that but that it's the title of my book.
I am the mom to Elijah (6), Lydia (almost 4 and almost potty trained), and Jordis (21 months). I am also mom to Faith, but she ditched us for heaven when she was four days old. She had Trisomy 13. I have been married to Shiloh, my UCLA college sweetheart, for 12 years and I like him a lot most days.
When I was nine years old I decided I wanted to be on television. So when my mom was gone I looked in the yellow pages and found a talent agency. I called and left them a message on their answering machine--back in the day when there were actually machines and real life get togethers. That's how I got started in the entertainment business. Did a bunch of print work and commercials in San Francisco and then started flying and driving down to Los Angeles for auditions. Landed a starring role in "The New Lassie" series when I was fourteen and lived down there with friends of the family off and on until my senior year of high school. On Wednesdays I blog about my experiences in Hollywood. Like when I stalked Kirk Cameron, or when I brought Mark-Paul Gosselaar home with me, or when I played opposite Leonardo DiCaprio on Growing Pains. Here's a clip.



The rest of my blog is usually about funny, strange, and interesting things my kids do. I know, I know. What this world needs is another mommy blog . . . hopefully you'll find my blog a little bit unique with my Hollywood junk and the way I keep it real in the motherhood. I tell it like it is--the awesome, the cute, the disasters, the frustration, the beauty, the mental breakdown days, and the dance parties. Motherhood is wonderful and hard. After perusing through my blog, if you don't feel better about yourself or if you don't at least feel a little more normal . . . then just check out these pics of me and my family.

And let me tell you that I love Jesus, I have a big heart for evangelism and missions, I am passionate about adoption (was in the process of adopting a little boy from the Philippines when our daughter Jordis showed up in my womb), and I love encouraging women in their faith. That being said, my blog is not particularly a "Christian" blog. I sometimes blog about my faith or spiritual issues or prayer or I throw virtual Bibles at people. I want my blog to be a place for stalkers, I mean, readers of all faiths. However, you'll will be hearing about Jesus from time to time but because of our common bond of motherhood, poop, Hollywood, UCLA, fashion savvy (stop laughing), crafting (now I'm laughing), forts, music, and fun vacations you should be able to stick with me even if you don't agree with my Jesus stuff.

Welcome to "Tales from the Motherhood . . . and Confessions of a Former Childhood Actress." Hope you stay and party here for a while. And then go check out some of the other blogs participating in this bloggy party and leave comments. And go get some prizes.

And now for my final trick, I am supposed to list in order which cool prizes I would like to win from hosting this shindig.
My top three picks:
** The $5000 cash donated by . . . my imaginary friend. Not really a prize there, but that would be awesome.










1. (#19) - Donated by Hasbro:
A pack of preschool toys because since Lydia stayed dry for 7 days she is back in preschool and is eligible for toys of the genre. I will not tell you that she has been back to her pants peeing at home because that would be discouraging and it would invalidate my 270-Day Potty Training Method.
2. (#32) – Donated by The Frugal Novice:
$25 Target Gift Card
3. (#33) Donted by Nellie Bug's
A custom tutu of your choosing.
And then dear Santa, if can't have those items I'll have. . . 8, 39, 21

Here is your reward for suffering through that long blog post or for quickly scrolling through it to get to the goods:
Win a $100 gift card to the fair trade company Trade as One. Fair trade allows you to give unique, high-quality gifts to family and friends— while giving hope and income to the poor. There are several ways you can win this gift certificate to this awesome company.
1. Leave a comment. Any ol' comment will do.
2. Follow this blog. Then leave a comment letting me know you did.
3. Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a comment letting me know you did.
4. Don't follow me on facebook because I like to keep that to people I really know. Then leave a comment letting me know you didn't.
5. GOOD FOR 3 ENTRIES - Go to my book website and check out the table of contents of Totally Desperate Mom: Keepin' it Real in the Motherhood. Then come back here and leave 3 comments letting me know which chapter intrigues you the most. Well, only one comment needs to tell me which chapter you pick. The other comments can be like this kalhecoiawehfewaihfaegfdlgahjdg aregjr4∑£¢Âșt9gjdx.


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162 comments:

Tegan and Tage said...

I'm really not interested in winning the gift certificate-- not that Trade as One isn't an awesome company-- but wanted to sieze the opportunity to give you a little comment love (because I know that's what you need to feel loved and accepted.) Kidding.

I follow like 5 people on Twitter. But I'll follow you... if you somehow include a link... because I'm not very Twiiter savvy.

And, I think you accepted my Facebook friend request before we had actually met. That might make me a borderline stalker.

Anyway, I look forward to watching you breakdance next month (it is totally going to happen) and look forward to your posts. Can't wait for the book!

Pepper said...

Hey! Just stopping by your party. Wanted to say hi and give you some comment love. I think I will have to post more about me because your intro puts me to shame. But then again I'm not very good at the party thing. LOL

Pepper said...

Hey! Just stopping by your party. Wanted to say hi and give you some comment love. I think I will have to post more about me because your intro puts me to shame. But then again I'm not very good at the party thing. LOL

Sheri said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I always love to meet a fellow Jack Bauer fan :)

Looking forward to reading through your Hollywood posts - definitely not a typical mommy blog.

Sheri said...

Oops, I commented too soon. I just scrolled through some of your posts - your children are beautiful! Great pictures.

Michelle said...

Enjoyed your party post.I too have a wimpy post compared to yours..

Heather Mundell said...

LOVE the clip opposite Leo. That hair is priceless! Your site is super fun - good luck finishing the book!

TDM Wendy said...

For the record, my post is probably (for sure) way too long. My husband said so. And then said "Maybe women will read."

The Scent Peddler said...

You crack me up. Love your witt. Following your blog and on Twitter. Avoided Facebook, just like you asked.

Stop by if you get a chance - I have a giveaway too.

Have a scent-sational day!
Kelly

Lizzie said...

OMG, since we're just meeting for the first time let me just say that my writing sucks! And after reading my UBP post that will make perfect sense - LOL. Thanks for the late night laughs when I should be working. Is that really a photo of you at the beginning of the post? It looks like you're doing some 80's like "robot dance"? Girl, you stole my dance move!!! And anyone who was wiling to adopt a Filipino baby has a soft spot in my heart (yes, I'm half Filipino).

Hope you get a chance to watch my vlogs over on my vlog - seems like we have the same sense of humor but I can't write about it - I just vlog about it.

BTW, love the video of you and Leonardo:)
Cheers!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

You're funny too. I bet you have some stories about me in your book.lol

Momma Such said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog party at http://raisingmy4sons.com :)

I have sent you an email too!

I'm your newest follower!

Have a great weekend! :)

Mrs. B said...

Hi! Nice to meet you, I'm Mrs B!

http://lifewithsweetcheeks.blogspot.com/

Jo's Health Corner said...

Hi Wendy,
I love your introduction to the blog party. Great video clip. Stopping by from the UBP..I will come back for sure since I think your blog is great!

Jo
http://joshealthcorner.blogspot.com/2010/04/it-is-time-to-party-ultimate-blog-party.html

Mama Llama said...

Love it! So glad you came to the party! Can't wait to four book to come out!

Mama Llama said...

Follow you on Twitter sister!

Mama Llama said...

Love your book as I am totally desperate too!

I need chapter 7 and 8 as i am knee deep in the terrible 3's and i need all of part 3 because i need HELP!

My name is Kristie said...

Stopping by for the party and to say hi! I loved your post and found it very interested!

Ann said...

Hi I'm new here! I would love to win the GC to Trade as One where you can change lives when you shop. A wonderful concept.

Your blog is so cute!

Ann said...

I didn't follow you on FB!

Ann said...

I follow this blog! Google Friend Connect

brownatural at gmail dot com

Ann said...

I follow you on Twitter: @OneTwoMany

New Follower

Kasie said...

What a wonderful blog!! I enjoyed reading it. Love your humor and you have a beautiful family! BTW my name is Kasie nice to meet you!! Just showing up for the party lol!! This is my first year and Im so exctied. I think I posted that on everyone's comments. Have a splended day!

Rachel @ Busy Mommy Media said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your little girl. We lost a baby last year shortly after birth (during the last UBP) so it's fresh on my mind.

I loved reading about your acting background. I think it's awesome that you called a talent scout when you mom was away :)

Mirinda said...

Girl, you crack me UP. Glad you joined the party and OMGosh are you doing the Elaine dance or WHAT?! LOL We could so hang...

And I'm with you on the Facebook thing...I'll have a private group for biz but my page...no sharing w/strangers! Isn't anything sacred anymore? Geez :P
So I'm letting you know I didn't follow you on FB....

Stacy said...

You're my inspiration:) I just made a party post! I think there are three people reading my new blog now, so I hope they come over here are start reading your blog and buy your book!!!

Stacy said...

i'm a follower! HOLLA!

Stacy said...

lovin your tweets! :)

Stacy said...

so, if i'm your facebook friend does that mean this comment doesn't count?!! :)

JJ said...

I enjoyed reading your post today; I like your humor. Also, thanks for promoting Trade As One. It's neat to know that others are promoting the company and its work. My church will be hosting a Trade As One shopping event on April 18th- so much fun to volunteer for!

Stacy said...

My book comment: feels like I'm cheating because I've read your chapter on infertility like a zillion times... and even though I haven't read the whole book, I'm thinking it's the only chapter that will make me cry every time I read it, so it's my favorite:) you rock!

Stacy said...

book comment #2

Stacy said...

book comment #3 ~ happy friday!

Willa said...

You really are funny! Btw,I got here thru UBP but of course, winning that $100 won't hurt me either.
My UBP 2010 Party Post

Willa said...

I'm now your stalker, I mean follower :D

Willa said...

and no, I didn't follow you on FB :D

Deana Birks said...

Congrats on having a book that's awesome! (having a scene w/Leo is awesome too)

Jen said...

I have really enjoyed reading your blog. This is my first blog party and I'm having a blast. Blessings.

LaVonne said...

Okay, you hooked me in. Even before I got to the prize details :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can't wait to "get to know you" by lurking around here. :)

Happy Weekend and have fun partying!

Blessings!

LaVonne said...

I am now a new follower via google friend connect. :)

LaVonne said...

I now follow you on Twitter. @lavonnelong is my username.

LaVonne said...

I am not a facebook follower. But that's okay I have enough of "friends" to last a life time. I won't be heartbroken that you don't want me :) LOL.

CAP17 said...

Tell Shiloh I read the whole thing...I didn't think it was too long. happy to join the blog party, I read almost every day cuz I'm overwhelmed and I only have 2 kids. You give me inspiration and many many laughs! Rock on :)

Kristi Stephens said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Wendy! I love the giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have close friends whose baby girl had Trisomy 13 - such a difficult road to walk. May God bless you as you let your light shine in so many ways! :)

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Hi, so great to "meet you" at this blog party. It does sound like we have a lot in common and is so reassuring that I am not the only mother dealing with some chaos!

Rachel said...

I'm visiting from the UBP and I LOVE your blog! I'm going to subscribe right now!! Hope you have a great weekend! =)

Maria and Michelle said...

I am totally going to love this blog! You are too cute and I love your post photo getting down!

Stopping by from UBP '10!!! I'm excited to look around more. Stop by FTSN for some peanut butter pie when you have time!

http://www.fromthesamenest.com

~ Michelle

Maria and Michelle said...

Following your blog now!!!

Maria and Michelle said...

Not following you on FB ;)

Robyn said...

Such a great blog! Can't wait to read more. I'm now following you.

Come say hi when you get a chance. I'm giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card for the UBP.

http://www.ourhomeschoolhome.com/2010/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

Gigi said...

Great intro post! Stopping by from UBP!

Carrie said...

Stopping by from UBP- and I'm looking forward to reading your blog now- it looks highly entertaining!

Carrie said...

I'm your newest follower!

Janna said...

I followed you on twitter!

Janna said...

I thought for sure I commented on this post last night but I don't see it here so I guess I dreamed it. It was late:)

I loved your video! What a fun archive of your life. The photography on your header and blog is really nice too!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

What a great blog you have here. I am having so much fun meeting new people!!
Hope to be back by to visit soon

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Following you on twitter :-)

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Following your feed

Susieqtpies said...

Newest fan on your blog because of the #UBP10!!!

I loved Growing Pains! LOL Now I'll have to see if I can get some of the DVD's for my tween/teens to watch. Maybe you'll get a bigger check if If buy some DVD's. That post cracked me up with your checks.


Party on!!!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

jskell911 said...

I absolutely adored your introduction!

Hillary said...

I'm glad you could get with the times and be a cyber party hopper.

love your blog, and will definitely like reading in the future!

happy party hopping!

Diary of a Diva Mom said...

Okay you are one blogger I could actually read EVERYDAY! Your uber funny and I like that you keep your values grounded in such a tough world.

Anywhoo so I am now a official groupie on twitter and even though you said not to I will add you on facebook so you can deny me and we both can feel good about ourselves! lol

And drop by the most happening party on the block .. Well if this was a virtual street and you lived ... crap nevermind pass by my blog and say hello! diaryofadivamom.blogspot.com/

Krystal said...

Well, aren't you just a fun find! Adding you to my blog roll in just a sec, because I'll be coming back for sure and all my readers (you know, all two of them) should too :)

Tamona said...

Let me warn you, I drank heavily before reading your post. Was it because of your post? NO! It was to celebrate it. I love your blog but more so, I love that you had Zack from Saved by The Bell and you were able to restrain yourself lol! Totally hilarious. I am so glad we are partying together because I never would have figured out how the heck I know your face without that video lol! I was a huge growing pains fan and honey I could have led that stalk Kirk Cameron fan club!

Sue said...

LOL! What a great post. So glad that you joined the party...

Nolie said...

Hi, I like your font? I am so attracted to your font that I am now a stalker err I mean subscriber.

I have bookmarked the site for you daughter to continue reading in spurts.

Come stop by my party when you get a chance. And leave a comment. People are coming but not commenting :(

Nolie's Ultimate Blog Party Post

Emily said...

Can't wait to read your blog! How fun that you were on Growing Pains! LOVED that show! :) I'm from UBP, yes a virtual party, lol! It has been fun so far!

I found out about you through twitter, but I am horrible at twittering. I will follow your blog instead, much easier for me! :)
God bless!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Wnedy you're hysterical and it sounds like you've lived quite an exciting life. Will definitely have to check out your Hollywood stories, I bet you've got some great stuff to share, maybe about all the TV hearthrobs you worked with.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I am following on Twitter, @KTnestingspot

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

And I am NOT following you on Facebook, I feel the same way about that. Generally I am only friends with people I know or once knew or bloggers I have corresponded with for a long time.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

These two chapters interest me, because they are the ones I'm in the mist of.

7. Terrible Threes: Who’s the Boss?

8. Preschoolers: Wearing Shorts and Flip-Flops in the Winter

I thought it was terrible twos and thought oh good, that's over with...NOT! Sheesh no one warned me that three would be when they get an attitude, a mind of their own, and no longer want to hold hands when we walk together.

As for the clothing issue, talk about a diva!

Teresa said...

I am following you on Twitter! I didn't see how I can follow your blog, I will have to go try again to find it!

Teresa said...

lol, okay I found it! I am following you now!

stephanie said...

Oh my goodness, I think this is my new favorite blog. (and no, you don't have to enter me for the contest.)

Our family is more of the pants-on-the-head type, but hey underwear works just as well! And I love your little one singing - too cute!

Your Growing Pains clip was great....trying to remember if I watched that episode. Probably!

Hoping you like my font color or something, cuz the font itself isn't so great.
Happy partying!

Heather said...

LOL love your blog!! New follower here :) Looking forward to reading more!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Wow!
You crack me up girl!
If it wasn't for your wit i would have LOST interest a long time ago--cause this is a lengthy post.
As for an actress...WOW--i am impressed.
And you write?
I'm off to check out your book later!
Awesome. Maybe i could review it for you. If ya want. I review books for authors. It something I do while I write--Cause I LOVE to write too.

Monique said...

Hi Wendy! My name is Monique. Your blog is so funny! Found you at the UBP! I like how you type what comes to mind!! Fantastic... Well, just wanted to say "hi" and happy blog-hopping!
Cheers ❀

www.homesweetflorida.blogspot.com

amanda said...

Stopping in from UBP10, and glad I did. Keep up the great writing.

Rebecca said...

How wonderful to come across your blog. I don't know how, but I always seem to gravitate towards actors. 2 of my nearest and dearest friends are T.V. actors. I grew up in Hollywood as my dad was a studio exec.

I enjoy your blog thus far!! If you want, checkout mine and we can get to better know each other!!

mcculloughfiles.blogspot.com

shopannies said...

your blog is very intersting loved the growing pain shows as well

vanessa said...

Your party post was so fun to read! You definitely caught my attention and I look forward to coming back soon. My favorite line is how you like your husband a lot "most days". I feel the same way about my husband--college sweetheart as well.

megret said...

Hi there! What an interesting blog! Had to see it after everyone linked to it. So you've met Leonardo DiCaprio? Awesome. :)

Glad I decided to give the UBP a try this year so I can meet such new & interesting blogging gals!
Megret :)

Maria and Michelle said...

Since our pie wasn't ready earlier, we thought you might like a bedtime snack.

http://www.fromthesamenest.com/2010/04/peanut-butter-pie.html

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great blog...love it and will be back to read more..



Blog hopping and having a blast.....so many great blogs....This is a GREAT party.
I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
I am number....294 and 295......

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

Kelly's Lucky You said...

What a fun blog! So glad I found you. Stopping by from UBP!

Kelly

Kelly's Lucky You said...

I'm a new follower!

Kelly's Lucky You said...

I haven't sent you a friend request on Facebook ;)

Kelly's Lucky You said...

The most interesting chapter for me was Terrible Threes Who's The Boss Not that my daughter is bossy, she is BEYOND bossy. Sheesh!

BTW, it's not that I don't care about you, or your car... I'm not entering the DMV contest because we just (like a week ago) got a new minivan. So it is spotlessly clean, I even passed up the popcorn at Target because I didn't want to mess it up, and that's a sacrifice for me. If it's any consolation, it took me three trash bags to clean out our old car to trade it it ;)

Kelly's Lucky You said...

2nd comment for book chapter entry...

Kelly's Lucky You said...

3rd entry for book chapter entry

Kite Koop said...

That was hilarious! Loved it! I am definitely following your blog! Stop by my parties (yea, I have 2 blogs - I'm a nerd like that) when you have a chance.

P.S. I actually watched that episode of Growing Pains but had no idea that I did until I watched the clip. I didn't know you or Leo at that point. I'm not a celebrity stalker (never have been) but I have met and/or seen plenty in my day!

thekitefamily.blogspot.com
villageofmoms.blogspot.com

The Saved Quarter said...

Hi! I can't get over my 12 year old jealousy of you and Leonardo DiCaprio, but I'll let it go long enough to say that I can't actually seem to access your book to pick a chapter. :( The link isn't forwarding right.

The Saved Quarter said...

I'm following your blog! :)

The Saved Quarter said...

I'm also not a Facebook-blogger (which would require me revealing my true identity, and I much prefer being Penny Saver on the 'net with strangers), so your Facebook is safe from me.

The Saved Quarter said...

Now I got the book link to work! Yippee!

I'm all about the Terrible Threes.

The Saved Quarter said...

I'm knee deep in preschooler, too. I took my 4 year old bowling tonight and I swear I haven't laughed so hard in years. He break dances between frames. But getting him to wear the shoes? Oh, you'd think I was beating him, he screamed so loud! And at the end of the night? He wanted to take them home.

The Saved Quarter said...

And I don't Twitter, much like I don't Facebook, but this is my third book entry.

MommyTopics.com said...

I hope you like my font!
Party on!
Blessings
Rachymommy - MommyTopics.com

Camie said...

Ooh funny! I'm glad I found your blog! And your font is so nice! And what about this weather we're having?...

Blessings!

Camie

Camie said...

Officially your new follower...

Dana @ The Coupon Challenge said...

Visiting from UBL, became a follower
http://www.thecouponchallenge.com/2010/04/im-participating-in-ultimate-blog-party.html

koopermom said...

Stopping by from UBP! How interesting, I used to have posters of all those actors on my walls growing up! I'm going to have to read up on your experiences!

Rana said...

Just visiting from UBP! You have a cute blog. You look pretty in your wedding dress. I love the flashback to Growing Pains. Have a great weekend!

Jen said...

stopped by from the party. thanks for making me laugh...my name is Jen, I am a desperate mom lol. following to keep up

Kayce said...

Dropping by from the UBP and so glad I did! I just about spit my water all over the screen reading your post! Good stuff!! Looking forward to what's ahead in your future!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi, from another Christian blogging momma (albeit one who's never even been to Hollywood, let alone been a child actor!). Oh, and I have baby in Heaven, too - though she left us when she was in-utero.

Hope you can stop by my place this week, too (#225 on UBP): http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.

Sheri said...

stopping by on my way thru the UBP tour-you are a hoot and I love your honesty! I am following you! Have fun and hey-if you win that imaginary money, how's bout sharing some with me?

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Such fun to meet you and I think it is so great that you played opposite Leo on Growing Pains.

Happy UBP 2010! Stop by and visit my blog any time!

Deborah
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

Kimberly Kovach said...

visiting from UBP. Enjoyed your sense of humor and watching you act with DiCaprio.

Kimberly @ Train Up A Child said...

I did not follow you on facebook, but I am sure you are a very nice person. ;)

Kimberly Kovach said...

I am following you . . . .

Kimberly Kovach said...

Taking Care of Mom Physically. I so need to do this!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

This is my first visit to your blog...found you via the UBP, of course. Great post!!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

I'm following your blog now!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

I'm following you on twitter @erinclosingtime.

Erin @ Closing Time said...

I didn't follow you on Facebook. (I keep my FB just for personal friends too).

Alisha said...

Stopping by for the blog party.

ROFL! OH that picture got me giggling, but the Dirty Minivan Competition killed me. Just done me in. I so would have won it the other day, but NOOOOOO I had to go clean. Poop.

Your book sounds great! Very interesting.

I'm anti-Facebook, so does that make me Faceless? Hmm...

Sarah, Ohana Mama said...

You ar a funny lady...and I like it! So glad to have met you through the UBP!

Sarah

Dayngr said...

Hey, I like your font. LOL!!

Kidding, I'm kidding. Great blog, clearly very popular. I want to be one of the cool kids too but I'm too vain to compete for your attention in the hopes you'll be my blogger buddy - so instead, I'll toss confetti, pull up a virtual chair and party with you. Let's have some fun!

I've got my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post up at Dayngrous Discourse. Plus, I've got a few giveaways too. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

It's you're the tweetin' kind, I'm @Dayngr on twitter.

Cheryl D. said...

Hi! Came by as part of the UBP! I'm glad to see someone came out of childhood acting normal! Yay! Great site, BTW!

Teri said...

visiting you via UBP, tossing some confetti, clicking your follow button. Please visit me at http://diaperbagjunkies.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-first-blog-partytwitter-party.html

Chantel said...

Stopping in from the UBP! I actually remember that episode of Growing Pains from Nick at Nite. It was one of my favorites. I was only 2 when the show started, so I watched the majority of it on Nick at Nite as an adult. I'll be catching up on the stalking of Kirk Cameron.

Life Without Pink said...

Ok how cool is that being in Growing Pains with Leonardo DiCaprio..awesome! Your blog looks so interesting, so thanks for stopping by mine..I am now following you :)

TwinHappyJen said...

Stopping by from the UBP! :-) Wow... I watched Growing Pains all the time and that last clip was where I learned what a Sadie Hawkins Dance was! :-D Too cool!!

Well, kind of blog-hopping right now, but following you so I can be sure to come back again later! :-D

wendy said...

I told you once I wanted to live vicariously through you, and I still am, having fun reading and hoping to win a prize, your blog is fun, my laptop at home is fried so my blog is majorly lacking

Jenn said...

Great introduction...you totally have a new blog reader now! (probably because you mentioned Mark-Paul and I used to have a huge crush back in the Save By the Bell days!) :) Can't wait to read more of your posts!! :D 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, say hi, and grab the free tutu making lesson! :) and here's a contest I'm running which you might like: Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

Barbie said...

Where have I been? Man, I profess my love of your blog and then I don't check it. I guess I was too busy in my DMV and updating my own blog...you know instead of blog stalking strangers. :) Enter me!! So fun! Your book...which I've really contemplated buying, but I doubt I would ever find the time to read...but if I could, I would definitely be interested in the Terrible Threes: Who's the boss chapter because that pretty much describes my life. Oh, and I signed up to be a blog bridesmaid ;) You are the first blog I follow...don't really know what that means, but I'm on board. ENTER ME TO WIN! :)

JamericanSpice said...

You are so interesting! I'm visiting from the UBParty. It's nice to meet you :)

Have a great week and enjoy the party hopping!

Aloha!

Krissy @ ArtsyMom said...

I'm sorry about Faith. I had 2 miscarriages during my life, including my daughter who was supposed to be a twin. She's a healthy little 4 year old but her twin had passed.

Joining you from UBP!! New follower of your blog! Hopefully you visit us as well!

http://theartsymom.tk

Amanda said...

Just stopping by from UBP. You've got a nice blog here.

Anonymous said...

hi! stopping in from the UBP....fun reading your post! -Liz, chlives at hotmail dot com

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Stephanie said...

hehe, I'm a UBP Twitter prize reject! :)

RefreshMom said...

Hi Wendy,

I'm not technically a UBP Twitter prize reject because I haven't had the chance to join the festivities yet. (But perhaps it counts since I'm kind of a Twitter prize reject-er?)

Anyway I follow you on Twitter and think maybe one day we might do the FB thing too--we run in some overlapping circles (I think we have some MOPS moms in common).

And my van still isn't dirty enough to qualify for the messy van contest, but that's a temporary thing...

Mary Hampton

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Hi Wendy,
Nice to meet you. It's a great party! Enjoy the rest of your day.

jessieasjune said...

Hi! I love your blog! So glad I found it-found it through UPB. I am a new follower!

jessieasjune said...

Your book looks really great! I liked these chapters:
5. Newborns: The Black Hole
6. Infants and Toddlers: Danger, Poop, and Un-vacations
7. Terrible Threes: Who’s the Boss?

The chapters titles are hilarious. I have to say, I related to #7 the most and thought it was just spot on! (Although my daughter is turning 5 next week and I think I am having this issue now, too!!!)

Stephanie said...

You can tell your husband that women will read, and have, and we (well, I, anyway) will come back because we enjoyed it!

I like what you had to say about faith. I know there are women who blog primarily as a way to share their faith, and I'm not one of those, but when it's part of your life, it shows up in your blog just like the rest of life does.

And now I'm going to have to check out your book, because if it's as much fun to read as your blog, I'm going to have a great time!

Stephanie said...

I'd have to say I'm most intrigued by the chapter on Mental Breakdown Days, probably because I have a splitting headache right now from being asked to simultaneously check two different homework assignments while carefully measuring ingredients for bread for tonight's dinner while answering the phone. (And because I'm a Crazy Lady.)

Stephanie said...

But I have to let you know that the desire to wear shorts and flipflops in the winter doesn't go away once a child gets out of preschool... not even in a Cleveland winter.

Stephanie said...

And that makes three book posts!

Stephanie said...

And I'm not trying to Facebook friend you, either, because I, too, try to leave FB for people I know IRL.

(I am, however, bookmarking your site.)

insockmonkeyslippers said...

Stopping by from UBP. Cute blog! We're having our party today so if you would like please stop by! http://insockmonkeyslippers.wordpress.com

Superchikk said...

I came by from UBP. I love your sense of humor - you and I would totally be friends in real life, I just know it.

Also, I thought your design was adorable, then realized we have the same blog designer. Love Kelly's stuff!

Holly said...

Hey there! You are really hilarious and I love how you find humor in everything. It is very refreshing.

Happy blog partying!

jennyonthespot said...

Hey my lovely friend!!!! party! Thanks for the nudge :) Trying to browse the awesomes as much as I can! Love you!

Katherine at Postpartum Progress said...

Stopping by to say hello for UBP10!

Mommy's Life Makeover said...

Stopping by from UBP! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the blog! I'll be following!

http://mommyslifemakeover.blogspot.com

Christi Williams said...

Found your blog, UBP! Very fun! I love meeting other Moms.
http://christiwilliams.blogspot.com/

InspiredGifts.com said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP. I enjoyed reading your blog and will be visiting again. Your intro video clip is great!!!

I hope you can stop by our blog: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com
Inspiredgifts.com is a mom owned newly launched site.

Have a beautiful day
Rebecca

Safe Home Happy Mom said...

I found you on UBP!!! Need to get around this party before its over. I am now following you via Google Connect, come on over and follow me as well. www.safehomehappymom.com

We blog about safe living medium for you and your family/home, you will love it.

Love, love your blog. Have a great day!

lovelyritaann said...

What a great blog and post! That is awesome that you were a child star and got to meet so many cool people.

Feel free to come by my blog and read my Ultimate Blog Party ’10 post!
Become a reader & stay informed of upcoming giveaways! There is one going on right now!

lovelyritaann said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect

lovelyritaann said...

I follow you on Twitter
@lovelyritaann

lovelyritaann said...

I DID NOT find you on Facebook :)

lovelyritaann said...

Surviving pregnancy interests me!

lovelyritaann said...

Newborns: The Black Hole sounds interesting

lovelyritaann said...

Taking care of mom physically is something I need!

Tamra said...

I totally remember that episode!! Now following!

Tiff said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! Your family sounds just like mine. There's never a dull moment. Mustard on the head just before church, granola all over the living room floor, shampoo in my bed. *sigh* At least we have memories to look back on! So glad I stopped by here today! Are you as tired as I am from blog hopping with UBP?

Aislinn said...

I am late but sometimes late is good right!1 I will be following you now and I will add you on facebook. I love making new friends and hope you do the same.
http://aislinnminer.blogspot.com

Chris said...

hello! dropping by from the philippines :D you have a great site here!