Friday, April 1, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011!


Welcome to Clever Mamas! We are so happy to be part of this year's Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes For Mom! For those of you visiting for the first time, let me tell you a little bit about who we are, what the Ultimate Blog Party is and why we take part in it every year.
First - Clever Mamas is the brainchild of myself (Kris) and my good friend Jill. We are both mom to 3 children. Each of us has 2 boys (age 6 and 4) and one girl(both aged 1). We first started blogging together 2 years ago (we celebrate our 2nd blogaversary this week). At the time Jill was a SAHM in Northern Saskatchewan and I was a work outside the home mom in New Brunswick. Our lives have changed a lot since then. Jill has recently moved to Montreal and started working outside the home. I've also relocated, but to Toronto and am on an extended maternity leave. When we first started blogging together we hadn't seen each other for a couple of years, keeping in touch over email and phone calls. We've just recently remedied that (taking advantage of Montreal's close proximity to Toronto) having gotten together last Thanksgiving and New Years. We still maintain our friendship mostly through email and phone calls. We both believe in doing the best we can with and for our kids. We both admit that we make mistakes but part of being a clever mama is recognizing our mistakes and changing things to make better choices in parenting. We believe that some of the strongest parenting resources out there are other mamas doing the same job we are. That is one of the reasons we love the mom blogging community. We generally blog on parenting related topics, but run the occasional giveaway as well.
5 minutes for mom is one of those miss-mashed sites that takes a little bit of everything about mom blogging and brings it altogether. Each year for the past 5 years they have hosted the Ultimate Blog Party. It is a super-big blog link up, encouraging each other to visit new to them blogs. This event has grown exponentially over the years. There are now tweet ups and of course prizes galore. So go on over and check it out for yourself here.
Don't forget to say hi to us in the comments section, let us know you stopped in!
Jill's the redhead, I'm the brunette.

11 comments:

  1. hi-stopping by from the UBP-that's so cool that you hadn't seen each other and started up a blog-love mommy blogs-love connectiing with other mothers and sharing!

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  2. Woo Hoo! I'm here for the party : )

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  3. Hello Clever Mamas. Stopping by to say hello from UBP11! Hope you're having fun!

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  4. Hi ladies! I'm stopping by from the party. I have always wondered how co-blogging works...so I'll look forward to seeing how y'all manage it!

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  5. Awe so sweet, dropping in to say hello via UBP, please drop in and visit!
    www.illyj.blogspot.com

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  6. Happy Friday!!!
    New follower from UBP11, my name is Naomi and I have a beauty blog, Miso Glamorous Beauty blog. I want to invite you to check it out also I'm having a Vedette Shapewear giveaway and I would luv for you to enter.
    Have a good night
    Naomi
    http://misoglamorous.blogspot.com

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  7. Stopping by from UBP. I'm Ilana from Mommy Shorts and this my first blog hop. I would describe my blog as a little of everything too.

    Hope you stop by: http://bit.ly/dRABgC

    Nice to meet you!

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  8. Here to party! :) Cute blog, and now following!

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  9. cute blog! What a fun journey you two have been on...and stayed friends and bloggy buddies the whole time :) I'm your newest follower from the party, hope you'll stop by my blogs and say hello!

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  10. Howdy!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party.html

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

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  11. Hi! Following you from
    UBP! Hope you visit me
    and return the follow!
    :0)

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