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Friday, April 9, 2010

5 Minutes for Mom's Ultimate Blog Party 2010!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I came *this* close to missing it! 5 Minutes for Moms annual blog party! It's a great opportunity to meet fellow bloggers, reconnect with old ones and win fabulous prizes! Check out the list of prizes to be given away!*

You know what else is great about this party? You don't have to get all decked out! Just come (errr....STAY) as you are! ;)

So let's get started! Here's a short introduction about me....

My name is Sharon and I am a stay at home mom of two little girls, Kailani (7) and Momo (3). While my degree is in education this is where I need and want to be - at home with my kids until my youngest starts school However, as many of you know, motherhood/parenting can have it's challenging moments hence the title of my blog. ;)

I turned 40 this year - so yes, I am an "older" mom. But you know what? I'm totally okay with it! Something amazing has happened over the last several months...I've really started to figure out who I am. Sounds so "cliche-ish", I know, but it's true. While I have been healthier, happier, thinner, etc. I am way more confident than I have ever been. Go figure. Go me!

Last year we moved back to our home state of Hawaii after a three year absence. We are thrilled to be back! The weather, the people, the beaches, the food, the culture, the music....need I say more? We try our best to take advantage of living in this beautiful state - but when we are not out and about I enjoy sewing, doing crafts with the kids, cooking and then blogging about it (when I have a free minute!):


I am hoping to open my Etsy shop, "Happy Hapa" within the next two weeks - wish me luck!

Now what about YOU? If you've linked up with the UBP2010 hopefully I'll find out! Pass the pillow and let the party begin!

*By the way, here is my wish list:
the grand prize (a Toshiba LAPTOP), and numbers 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 29, 31, 32, 48, 49, 53, 58, 69, 71, 84.....Holy Cow. There are so much more! Hopefully I'll win SOMETHING! :)


  1. Hi There.
    Stopping by from the Blog Party to say hello

    Have a great Friday!

  2. Hi, I am stopping by from the UBP. So nice to meet you! I am also an older mom {turned 39 in Jan.} I am so glad that you are finding yourself.

  3. "Pass the pillow"..lol that's great! I can not wait to see Happy Happa and start shopping!! Kisses!

  4. My kiddos are the same ages- 7 and 3. I'm like you, have my degree, but in my case I'm only working part-time until both kids are in school.

    My party post is up HERE- I hope you'll stop by and say hello! :)

  5. Partying with you :) Already a follower.

  6. Happy Blog Party Day! Lovely to meet you!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  7. Just visiting from UBP 2010. I loved your profile description, 'jack of all trades, master of nothing.' Describes most of us moms a lot!! We'd love to have you visit our site where moms worldwide find strength in each other as we navigate our way through motherhood. Have a great day.

  8. Thanks for stopping by our site (www.powerofmoms.com). I'm SO jealous that you live in Hawaii.... Your blog seems like such a fun place! I'm excited to look through it more. Take care!

  9. Hawaii? Wow, gorgeous! I live right on the beach in NC and I thought it was beautiful here....

    Stopping in from the party!

  10. Thanks for stopping by for the party!! I can't wait to have more time to peruse your blog! :)

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  12. Stopping by to say hi from UBP! Very nice to meet you! Glad you're loving being back in the islands...our dear friends moved "home" a few years back and man do we miss them!! Good luck with your etsy shop...I'll be checking it out!

  13. Stopping by for the party! We almost went to Hawaii for our honeymoon - but it wasn't in our budget...I can't imagine how awesome it would be to live there!

    I have a degree in education, too. I teach preschool (which is not my age of choice but is turning out to be more fun that I thought) two days a week. It gives me some extra cash for groceries and stuff - but also is only 2 days a week so I get to stay at home with my little ones most of the time.

    I followed you through Network Blogs (I think that's what it is...)I just added mine yesterday and would really appreciate a follow back there - I think I have 2 followers and I'm one of them! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. Oh WOW I am SO JEALOUS! What a lovely place to live. Can you teach me to surf?! :) I can get on my knees but I can never get UP on the board. I need you! LOL!


  15. Stopping by from UBP, it's nice to meet you! I couldn't resist the name of your blog because I'm a mess of a mama too. ;-) Jealous that you live in Hawaii!

  16. H! Stopping by from the Party! I turned 40 this year, too ... and you're right it's not so bad. ;0) But I must say, whatever your age, when those little ones hit the teen years, you FEEL old! ;0)

    Love your blog... following now!

  17. Just stopping in from the UBP and wanted to say hi!Thanks for sharing your lovely blog. Have a great weekend!

  18. Hi coming from the Ultimate Blog Party...woohoo I love that I can do this in my pj's!
    I am now following your blog! I am the mother of 3!

  19. Nice to "meet" you!! Oh how I'd love to live in Hawaii ~ I've never even been there!!!!

  20. Just stopping in from the UBP, glad to find another "older" mom :) I'll be the big 4-0 shortly, too - and like you, think it's great.

  21. You blog is as pretty as the state you live in! So glad I found it blog hoppin on the UBP! :)

  22. Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  23. Happy UBP 2010!

  24. Hi there! Nice to meet you! I will be following your blog!

    I hope you can stop by our blog: http://inspiredgiftsblog.blogspot.com
    Inspiredgifts.com is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day

  25. Found you through UBP10. Love the colours of your blog and I am so jealous you live in Hawaii!!

  26. Hello! Visiting from UBP!

    Of all the blogs I could have hopped onto, how funny is it that yours is the second AND second spec ed teacher I've met (I'm a spec ed teacher, too!) It's great to meet you :)

  27. Joining in from UBP! Love the pic..it looks so peaceful! I was born in Kauai,but my parents moved when I was two, so I only have baby pics of me there. Taking my family there one day is on my bucket list!

  28. Stopping by from UBP-great blog!

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  30. Popping in and following along from UBP! I love your site! Come visit me and enter my give away www.clippingforcash.blogspot.com


  31. オッス!

    Nice to meet you! :D Just stopping by from the party to say howdy. Love your blog.

    Have a great weekend and happy UBP! :D And hope to see you stop by sometime!!


  32. Stopping by from UBP! I enjoyed learning about you and visiting your site.

  33. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  34. Stopping by from the UBP! I am your newest follower. If you get a chance come visit me in my corner of BloggyLand.


  35. Happy UBP. What a beautiful place top live! I am jealous. I'm gonna have to check out that sushi recipe!

  36. Stopping by from blogfrog! Wasn't the UBP great! :) Nice to meet ya!


  37. Hi! Stopping by for the party! Lovin' your blog!! Totally jealous you are in Hawaii! Been there once and am spending the rest of my life trying to get back! ;-)


  38. Stopping by from the blog party. Nice to meet you. Your family sounds wonderful and I would so love to go back to Hawaii. You live in a beautiful place.

  39. Hi there! Stopping by from the party! I loved reading your bio. Sounds like you've got a great life going there in Hawaii! Nice to meet you. :)

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    Hey Winner!
    You need these numbers to complete the prize form on the prize page - http://www.5minutesformom.com/ultimate-blog-party-2010-prizes/

  41. What a beautiful place to live! 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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