Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party

Five Minutes for Mom is hosting their 5th Annual Ultimate Blog Party this week.  New blogs, prizes, facebook pages...  a great virtual party.

If you are stopping by from the blog party, I'm Debra.  I'm a mostly stay at home, homeschooling mama to my five kids.  I do a lot of product reviews and the occasional giveaway (I should be posting a couple of giveaways during this party, so check back!) and otherwise find other stuff to blather on about.

I try to blog about life as it really is here.  Some days are great, some are pretty horrid, and most are somewhere in between.  I suspect that is how it is for lots of people.  I try on this blog to not pretend otherwise.

Once upon a time, I worked in accounting.  I have this dim memory of being a CPA... seems like a lifetime ago. I was a biology major for a short time, and my homeschool life reflects all of this background fairly well -- we're science-y, math-y geeks here, and we love a good story (see my Read-Aloud Challenge post from this morning!)

Thanks for stopping in to see me!  I look forward to meeting all kinds of fun people in this week-long gala.


Lorus! said...

Hello Debra,
Nice to meet you. I am already a follower and fellow crew member, but I'm hopping around reading these introduction posts from other crew members participating in the Blog Party. It's nice to get to know a little more about each one of you!

Cristi said...

You're tempting me to join in the UBP fun!

UpperBottom said...

Hi! I'm Rachel! I'm dropping in from Found your site through UBP and I'm loving it! I kind of want to eat your baby, though : )

I've been blogging since 2007. Hope to see you over at UpperBottom and at the twitter party (@upperbottom, just look for the white dog art- that's me).

Cheers and Happy Saturday!

Barb 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 I'm having a party

too. Let's swap buttons sometime.
barb g.

MadameDeals said...

I am your newest fan from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011. I would really appreciate it if you follow me back through Google Connect Friend. I have a lot of contest going on Madame Deals. $25 amazon gift card, Vera Bradley purse, $100 in jewelry, 200 cut coupons, bare minerals gift pack, $30 for an organic outfit, $75 P&G products, and the chance to win $1000. Thank you Amee

Unknown said...

Hello from a hopper from the UBParty! I love the blog--you have a new follower (and a red-head as well!) Would appreciate a follow back =)


Unknown said...

Hi Debra! I'm so glad that I stopped by here from UBP11. I am also a homeschool mom and enjoyed looking around your blog. I am now following you and plan to join the Reading Aloud Challenge - hopefully, this Thursday. Great idea! Thanks for hosting it! You can stop by my UBP11 at Have a wonderful week!

NANCY said...

Hello! Just hopping on over from the UBP11 to say a quick "HEY!" Nice to meet you.


Hello Jessica Lynn said...

I am dropping by from the Ultimate Blog Party. Please stop by and follow either or both of my blogs:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at

Have a blessed Tuesday!! :0)

Jolene said...

Hi Debra...hopping over from UBP11. Looking forward to getting to know you more. Take Care.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So nice to meet you...

Loving this party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can. I have already found some jewels.
I would love to read every single one...Everyone has a story.
Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...

Sarah Coulsey said...

I am a new follower from UBP!!! Nice to meet you!! Have a great day!!


P.s. I am holding a giveaway on my blog for a great relaxation kit!!

annies home said...

nice to meet you I am a mom of 6 and my blog is located at