This Lil Piglet

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

What is the Ultimate Blog Party 2011?

The FIFTH annual Ultimate Blog Party is brought to you by 5 Minutes for Mom where it is the place to party from  April 1st through April 8th

In words from 5 Minutes for Mom “The Ultimate Blog Party is just that — the ultimate place to party and meet new friends, (but no babysitters, airplanes, or tickets necessary!)

If you are new to the UBP and you are wondering what is going on…you can read more about it and watch a quick video at 5 Minutes for Mom

Yes — it really is quite simple! Write a party post on your site, sharing a bit of what you and your site are all about, and then add the URL of that party post to the applicable linky list.  Then start partying! Blog hop through the linky lists, leaving comments and making friends as you go! Don’t forget to enter for the prizes!”

While you’re here, please enter my BabyBond Nursing Cover Giveaway, OPEN TO US/CAN.

My #UBP11 Party Post – Who Am I?

My life is a little crazy, but what moms isn’t?  I have 4 kids, Mr. Man – 12, Miss Priss – 10, Squeakers – 9 and Baby Girl – 10 months. You can read more about them here. The three older kids are from my first marriage; their bio-dad and I share custody and although it has been a rocky road full of challenges and will continue to be, we work hard at compromising and co-parenting for the sake of the children. 

A year ago I was laid off from my career in emergency services of 13 years.  Since then I have loved staying home with my children. I drive the children to and from their school 8 times per day which is not easy considering baby girl is hauled along each timel; I am full of Mommy Guilt to say the least.  My husband and I are building our dream home from the ground up ourselves; once we move to the farm it will be even more difficult to accommodate the current school and extra-curricular activities (hockey, dance, soccer, baseball and hockey camp) that the 3 children are involved in but we are in discussions with their bio-dad about changing schools to accommodate the bus transportation from the farm and minimize the hectic schedule. 

In the meantime, I blog.  My blog is my outlet for all things family.  We love food and healthy eating, hence the name of this blog (I have 4 Lil Piglets) and the reason for The Kids Cook Monday posts I try to take part in every week.  Myself, I like to stay busy and have my hands in a little of everything; I’d hate to be bored! 😉  I love baking, my current obsessions are French Macarons and cookie pops which I aim to post soon.  Beyond baking, I dabble in sewing, stamping of course and I enjoy reading immensely.  Once the snow finally leaves us, god forbid it stays much longer, I plan on planting a large garden at the farm.  There is nothing better than fresh garden vegetables!  I enjoy playing video games on occasion, it is my guilty childish pleasure but one trait my 12 year old loves about me.  In the summer I enjoy water-skiing although to be honest, I have not done this in a couple years now because of Baby Girl but I hope to start again this summer.  Another love of mine is riding dirt bikes with my eldest two kids, another trait my 12 year old son bonds with me over.  I love coffee after a lengthy night chatting with #zombiemoms, a glass of wine with a hot bath and a night alone with the Hubs when he isn’t working on the house AND can stay awake.

What else can you find here on the This Lil Piglet blog, A to Z posts about our DYI Home Construction project; I am in the process of uploading video clips of the current progress.  Ideas are appreciated, especially when it comes to interior design; I need all the help I can get!

Follow our DYI construction project along, join the family for some of our quirky days, grab a fabulous recipe or read about all the great products I review and giveaway; whatever your reason for originally popping by This Lil Piglet, I hope you decide to stay AND comment.

Thanks for reading my #UBP11 party post; please leave a comment so I know you stopped by and I can follow you back. 🙂

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