Apr 1, 2011

WELCOME to the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 on Mommy Miscellaneous! We participated last year and we had so much fun!  We had such great posts, some giveaways and tons of fun meeting other bloggers who participated as well!  The UBP is an annual blog party started by the beautiful twins at 5MinutesforMom.com!  (Check them out and join the party too!)

Let's start with some basic information about me, for the new visitors to my blog!  

My name is Kristin and I am a 26 year old single mom of two girls.  Alayna is 5.5 and Olivia is 3, they're both terrors and blessings at the same time.  Despite their craziness and my wanting to pull my hair out at times, my girls are my life.  I always say; if my house was clean, it would be boring!  My girls add (a mess) and happiness to our house!  Being a single mom definitely isn't easy, but I do my best.  I try to learn from my mom, as she was a single mother as well.  She raised me all on her own and because of that (occasionally) we are like best friends.  (When we don't want to strangle each other.)  

I work hard for my girls and have two jobs.  I work as a Customer Service Professional for H&R Block as well as a personal shopper and customer service agent for Bluefly.  I definitely love the jobs that I do and I wouldn't even dare to work a job that I didn't want to come to every morning!  I also do freelance writing for a few companies and I am an artist.  How do I have time to fit all that in and be a parent, you wonder?  I wonder too.  There are days I wonder why I'm absolutely exhausted...then I realize it's because I try to fit 100 hours into 24 hours.  Soon, I'm also going to restart my Etsy business...then my sleep will be absolutely non existent.

Since I live 20 minutes out of Midtown Manhattan, I go to New York City a lot. Honestly, there is nothing to do in my small NJ town, so you really have to travel somewhere in order to get something to do!  I love to go to Broadway shows, and have seen so many (multiple times) because of the fact that I live so close.  I also love to shop, be a girl, I love fashion, music, and anything that is fun.  I would try anything once. :)  I also love to spend time with my girls and do "kid stuff" with them.  That is probably my most favorite thing to do!!  I love being a mommy!

Stay tuned for more UBP11  fun!!


Posh said...

Stopping by from the UBP to say hello.
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Following you as part of the UBP 2011. Please stop by to visit our blog - http://yoursfaithfully.ca/blog/?p=203. And most of all - have fun at the party!

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

Hi Kristin! Thanks so much for stopping by Toronto Teacher Mom and for joining in UBP11. I know from my sister that being a single parent can be very difficult. But based on this post, it sounds like you have your girls' best interests at heart and are living up to the challenge. Just make sure you take some time for you, too. Good luck with your Etsy shop!


Anna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just read your April 1st post. I am so sorry all that happened to you! Good for you for teaching your girls the right way to treat others. It's a shame there are parents that don't teach respect for others. You are obviously a good role model for your children!

Kathleen said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog at the UBP. I also know all too well how hard being a single mom can be, but you are doing an amazing job. Sounds like we have a lot in common, I also work as a freelance writer! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Anonymous said...

Hi there! So excited to meet another great blogger. How on earth is that hotdog above low cal?! Going to go see...

QueenB said...

Stopping by to follow from UBP11

spearmint baby said...

found you on the blog hop! i'm your newest follower ;)) shari

Becky said...

Partying over from #ubp!

Juliana RW said...

Hi Kristin,

Stopping by from UBP 2011. My name is Juliana and I hope you return my visit to my Personal blog or Shopping blog. Nice to meet you.

T~T said...

I love to meet new blogs -thanks for visiting me on the UBP2011! (ps: I despise April Fools Day as well!)

Jenny said...

heyo! just stopping by from the party :D

Diabetic Snacker Giveaways said...

I'm Here from the UBP11 Party! I'm adding you to my blog

roll2 page.
Thanks for the chance at a prize pack.
barb g.
Let's exchange blog buttons sometime.

Cher said...

Your daughters are very lucky!

Nice to ‘meet’ you!
Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
Hope you’ll visit my party: http://momandmore.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party-welcome-to-mom-and-more.html

Anne said...

Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks!
http://giveawaycorner.blogspot.com/ (A free giveaway every weekday)
http://anne-somekindofwonderful.blogspot.com/ (Family blog)