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It’s Party Time! Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Thoughtfully penned on April 9th, 2010 and generally concerning Blogging News, Ultimate Blog Party
Ultimate Blog Party 2010

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Welcome to Sidetrack’d! For those of you visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party 2010, thanks for stopping by; I hope you will hang out for a bit.

Chez Sidetrack’d consists of myself, my husband, tech guru, and all around great guy, Matt, and my little people – Little (3.5 years old), Boo (2 years old), and Baby Girl (3 months old). What’s that you say? We have our hands full? Why, yes, we do; thanks for noticing. We lead a crazy, hectic, and fun-filled life of kids books, activities, and toys with a little Mom and Dad time thrown in when we can.

Sidetrack’d came into existence a little over 3 years ago as a way to journal, connect, and help Momma maintain the small thread of sanity she had at that point. (Said sanity was subsequently lost upon the arrival of Boo, but that’s another story.) Over the years I’ve come to claim blogging as a hobby and have met some great people through this crazy little medium.

I don’t have anything big and impressive to attract your attention, just the ongoing story of this average family of five. I write about my kids, my faith, just the day to day of life. I hope you’ll stick around, follow along, and maybe get a laugh or two from time to time.

If you’re interested in learning more about me, check out the Ten on Tuesday and Meme sections of the archives. You’ll gain interesting, obscure, and sometimes bizarre insight into my person and life.

If you like what you see around here, I’d love for you to subscribe via RSS feed, or follow sidetrack’d on Twitter.

This year I also have the pleasure of sponsoring one of the UBP ’10 prizes: a Sleepy Wrap baby carrier in the winner’s choice of in stock color! Check out my review and be sure to add prize number USC-61 to your list of preferred prizes.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon. Happy partying!

A big thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for throwing this great party each year. And, of course, there is a chance to take home one of many fabulous prizes. If I am fortunate enough to be chosen for a prize, my top three picks are:

USC 17 – $200 Apple Gift certificate from CmomGo

71 – $50 Bear Bucks Card to Build A Bear Workshop from Liza Schwab

49 – $25 gift card to Starbucks from Janice Yurek

If those are already taken, I would be pleased with any of the following: any of the Amazon, Target, or Visa gift cards, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 30, 33, 39, 50, 53, 61, 62, 69, 70, 75, 77, 84, 85, 91, 101, 107, USC4, USC5, USC13, USC19, USC22, USC25, USC30, USC33, USC43, USC57, USC63

Addendum: I have visited and commented on at least 20 blogs this week. (and added several to my reader!)

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. Nice prize – I’m a big fan of baby wearing. I love remembering my daughter in her wrap so close to my heart. Rosie is four now and moving fast, everywhere and anywhere!

    I’m a new subscriber from UBP, I hope you’ll stop by my blog and subscribe back. There’s a fun game for the party and you can win a $25 Target gift card.
    Nice to meet you!

    http://KellysLuckyYou.blogspot.com (UBP #288)

  2. Having kids is definitely a test of our sanity. I think I’ve almost lost it after one, I’d be scared to see what I looked like after 3!

  3. Oh- I love that first prize!!

  4. Hi, nice to meet you! :D I have three young children, as well. If I could give a prize, it would be a nap for parents!

  5. Hello there! It’s nice to meet you. I love the clean look of your blog. I will have to check out some of your posts now : )

    I hope you enjoy the party!

  6. 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

  7. Hi my name is Joni from Six Cherries on Top. Stopping by from the UBP. So nice to meet you. Hope you are having fun! All those prizes are divine. Good luck!

    Please come by and enter my giveaway for a headband set from Sugar Owl Design. Ends tonight at mid.


  8. Just stopping by from the UPB. We love your site and are subscribing to your RSS feed. It is so fun meeting other blogging mommies! Great partying with you & hope you can check out our site. We have a super fun Giveaway.

    Barbie & Joelle
    Sugar & Spice and Frugal Advice

  9. Tried to follow your RSS feed & it wouldn’t let me???

  10. I totally hear you on the craziness life brings with kids! I have a 1.5 year old, and am due with our second baby this month! Oh, the craziness in our house!

    By the way, LOVE the sleepywrap! It’s in my top 3! :)
    Welcome to the party!

  11. I’m your newest follower from UBP. I have a 5 year old, 3 1/2 year old, and 1 1/2 year old. Life is crazy with kids, but it’s a lot of fun along the way. Have a great week!

  12. Hey Sidetrak’d!! Great name… I often feel that way myself.
    Glad to see you are keeping the party rollin’
    Come on by our place:


  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love visitors. Come back by anytime. Have fun the rest of this week partying! ;)

    Blessings, LaVonne

  14. Hi, from the UBP! I’m like you in that I blog about my “regular” life in all its aspects. Hope you can stop in to see me (#225) this week: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.

  15. Hi. Just wanted to stop in and say Hi and thank you for stopping by my blog. Love meeting new friends.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the UBP!

  16. Hi from UBP’10 and entering your contest. Just lovely items.


  17. Hi, stopping by from the UBP… and having a blast blog hopping. :) Love your blog title- that happens to me all the time, lol.

  18. Happy UBP to you!! Thanks for stopping by at my blog! And, yes, I DO think you have your hands full! :)

  19. Glad you won from my blog – congratulations!

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

    1239 Jana (sidetrack’d)

  21. Claudia @ cdmtx65 · April 17th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    also doing the Party Hop :) and having a Blast !

  22. also doing the Party Hop :) and having a Blast !