its a party...

And everyone is invited!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

The cool moms over at 5 Minutes for Mom's are hosting a Blog Party... sort of like a block party, but online. A chance to run around the internet and meet new bloggers. Click the banner for more info, and to find a ton of great blog links.

For those just finding their way here, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Meegs, and I'm a personal, all about my life blogger... I suppose turned mommy blogger with the birth of my beautiful daughter, Gwenivere, on February 16th. I'm currently entering the 8th week of my 12 week maternity leave and am both excited for and terrified of/worried about my impending return to work. Not for the work part itself (though I'm sure it will take some time to find/remember my rhythm at work), but for the leaving my daughter part. Not to mention the having to get up early everyday part!

I started this blog almost 8 years ago, as a way to vent and ramble. It's become my journal and memory keeper. I feel like I've found a real community here, and love sharing myself with the world. During the past 8 years I've graduated college, moved to the Philly suburbs, found a great job in center city, traveled to China, bought a house, got married, traveled to Ireland and Mexico, got a dog, and now had my baby. Not to mention the millions of smaller things that make life great.

Right now I write mostly about Gwen, since we're together almost 24/7 (co-sleeping, breastfeeding, babywearing mama here). But I look forward to re-adding other topics when I return to work, and therefore have some baby free hours. Luckily I work with some wonderful people, who help make my work days more fun.

Another reason I'm lucky? My husband, Travis, who I'll celebrate my 10th anniversary with (& 4th wedding anny) this fall. He's sort of a goofball, a little bit of a nerd, definitely a big hockey fan... and we have a great time together.

I'm an easy-going girl that loves tattoos, piercings, music, food (especially sushi) and the outdoors. I was born and raised in the country, and love the autumn time. I'm passionate about being greener, co-existing peacefully with animals/the environment, and LGBTQ rights. In my free time I love to read (lots!), go for long walks, cheer for the Eagles and the Flyers, cook, and spend time with my family and our friends.

And I guess that's me in a nutshell. I hope you'll stick around... and leave a comment so I can get to know you too!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

And, no party is complete without prizes. There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top picks would be:

GRAND PRIZE: a Toshiba Satellite L505D-ES5025

* USC 17 – $200 Apple Gift certificate
* US50 – $50 Gift Certificate to Froggy Girl Designs
* US43 – A copy of Get Out!: 150 Ways For Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future and The Frugal Foodie Cookbook
* US39 -Be My Guest certificate
* US8 – Buds to Bloom Photo Tile Necklace
* USC 13 – $100 gift certificate to Kay Jewelers
* USC 27 – A $50 gift card to The Recessionista Shop
* USC 39 – A $50 paypal cash prize

And if my top picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following:

6, 11, 12, 49, 54, 73, 74, 93, 99, 112.


  1. hey! nice to meet yeah! catchin y'all from UBP! Feel free to visit me at Life Can't Wait and Up Now and What's Next. See yah!

    congrats to your new baby!

  2. Dropping by from the party! Congrats on your latest reason to smile, what an adorable baby!

    I had a hard time with the idea of going back to work with my first one too. I started crying in the delivery room when they rolled her around (I had a c-section), I think the doctors were convinced I had lost it. My husband just said, "We'll find a way to make it work." I'm so thankful we did, I just never knew how becoming a mom would do that to me. It's the most amazing experience. Hope you are enjoying it too!

    Anyway, welcome to the party! Hope it's a great time for you and you get a chance to meet a lot of fabulous bloggers. Please stop by and say hi when you get the chance! :)

  3. Just stopping by from UBP to say hi. Hope you enjoy this last day or so. I am so grateful for all the new friends I have made. I look forward to reading more about you and your family.

    Please come by and say hi.

  4. Wow! 8 years, You rock! Pleasure meeting you. Cheers!

  5. Cheers to great sushi...and tats! Oh great, now I want sushi! Ah, too late to go grab until tomorrow...hope you have a great rest of the week!

  6. I enjoy sushi too! :) Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

    Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest


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~ Meegs