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.
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