Ultimate Blog Party 2010

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Welcome, UBP visitors! So glad you’ve decided to stop by. My name is Amy, and I’ll be your host here at Earnest Parenting. Basically we write about….parenting here. Betcha didn’t see THAT coming, did you? I’m the homeschooling mother of two sets of twin boys that alternately drive me crazy and keep me laughing. Earnest Parenting is about celebrating, encouraging, and commiserating the ups and down of parenting.

I am so excited to be offering a prize this year: $100 gift certificate to restaurants.com, instantly redeemable at thousands of restaurants in the US. There are tons of other fantastic prize offerings. To win, go to the UBP main page and click on sites in the Mr. Linky. There are a few rules, see the UBP rules post for the exact procedure. And good luck! I hope you win something big.

On Fridays, we’re all about having fun. Feel free to explore the Fun For Your Friday blog carnival. And hey! Feel free to submit a smile of your own soon.

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who attend UBP2010

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • AngieB April 9, 2010, 7:12 am

    I’m so glad I found you through UBP! I have to tell you I think your header is just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I particularly like “Captain Earthquake”‘s expression – I’ve seen that look on my youngest’s face SO many times and it always means trouble for Mom! I am now a subscriber and looking forward to reading your ebook as well.

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    • Amy April 9, 2010, 11:47 pm

      Awwww, shucks Angie! Thanks for the compliment. I have a photo of the Captain with that exact expression and I was so pleased when the artist captured it so precisely. Hope you enjoy the ebook! Hey, you should enter some of your Feel Good Friday posts in my blog carnival! It’d be a perfect fit. Check out the Fun For Your Friday posts, okay?

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  • Sharon April 9, 2010, 6:23 am

    Hi Amy! I’m visiting from the UBP. How wonderful to meet another Christian Mom who thinks parenting is the best thing we do! I only have one, (praying for more!) but my cup runneth over.

    Hope you have a great day!

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    • Amy April 9, 2010, 11:40 pm

      Hi Sharon, so glad you stopped by! Nice to meet you. I love your blog (and chocolate too!). 🙂

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  • Jennifer H April 9, 2010, 8:22 am

    Coming over from the Ult blog party! My 1st time attending. I love the giveaway you are offering!

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    • Amy April 9, 2010, 11:50 pm

      Jennifer, glad you stopped by! I keep wishing everyone luck with the prizes lol. I hope you win something, especially mine!

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  • SusanD April 9, 2010, 9:25 am

    Stopped by from the UBP. Two sets of twins? And you still have hair? God bless you. lol. Love your blog design. I’ll be back to visit soon. Blessings, SusanD
    .-= SusanD´s last blog ..It’s Time to Par-Taaaay at the UBP’10 =-.

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    • Amy April 9, 2010, 11:52 pm

      SusanD, yep I still have hair. Although I’ve definitely ripped plenty out and thrown it at them on occasion. Thanks for the blessings, they’re always appreciated!

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  • jenni April 9, 2010, 10:47 am

    Thanks for donating a gift to UBP! I love restaurant.com! We use them a lot!

    I just saw that you have two sets of twin boys…what a blessing! That is great! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

    Jenni

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    • Amy April 10, 2010, 12:03 am

      Hi Jenni, thanks so much for stopping by. I’m really excited about donating the prize this year…I almost stalked the 5M4M site waiting for the prize post to go up. I love presents!!

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  • Jen April 9, 2010, 1:53 pm

    Hi Amy I am coming by from UBP! I am a stay at home mom to 3 and love any to read about parenting and kids! I just subscribed to your emails. Look forward to learning more about you.
    Have a great weekend!

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    • Amy April 10, 2010, 12:14 am

      Hi Jen, nice to meet you. UBP is a great new friend finder, in’nt it? I’ll shoot you an email with the ebook link. You’re entitled to it!

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  • Taiyon's Image April 9, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Hi,

    Stopping by from the UBP event. You have a cool blog.
    I am a single mother raising a teenage boy so I know the earnest parenting.

    Would love for you to come over to my blog’s party to see how to find hi-end fashion on a low budget.

    Check it out at http://taiyonsimage.blogspot.com

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    • Amy April 10, 2010, 12:43 am

      Hi Tyesh, I can NOT imagine what a tough job single parenting is. You have my respect. I’m not terribly fashionable, so stopping by your blog to learn a trick or two may be just the thing!

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  • gigi April 9, 2010, 4:20 pm

    stopping by from UBP…enjoy the party and those twins x2 🙂

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    • Amy April 10, 2010, 12:49 am

      Hi gigi, thanks for joining the party! I’m having a great time so far. You?

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  • Wendy (The Local Cook) April 9, 2010, 8:02 pm

    hi! love your superhero family 🙂 Enjoy the party!

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    • Amy April 10, 2010, 1:03 am

      Hi Wendy, thanks for the compliment! So far the party is fantastic! I love how many new people have taken the time to say hi.

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  • Jennifer April 9, 2010, 9:03 pm

    I just stopped by for the party. We have 4 kids, but no twins. I always wanted twins though. Can’t wait to look around.

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    • Amy April 10, 2010, 1:17 am

      Hi Jennifer. Twins are fun! And annoying. And fun! Just depends on the moment I guess. I’m getting better at the fun part as of late. Hopefully I can keep that up. Thanks for visiting!

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  • Tara Todd April 10, 2010, 12:32 am

    Thanks so much for providing a great prize. I found you from the prize list, still working my way down the blog lists :D… Nice to meet you, I tweeted you too 😀

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    • Amy April 10, 2010, 1:21 am

      Tara, thanks for visiting! And you’re welcome for the prize, I hope everybody wins. Thanks for the tweet too!

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  • Alice Audrey April 10, 2010, 2:19 pm

    You caught my attention with the restaurant coupon. I don’t have my Ultimate Blog Party post up yet, but it should be there tomorrow. Nice to meet you. 🙂
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Perspective =-.

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    • Amy April 10, 2010, 2:39 pm

      Great, Alice! I’ll swing by tomorrow and see if I can find your page. Happy partying!

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  • JamericanSpice April 10, 2010, 10:23 pm

    Hi Amy,

    It’s nice to meet you. I’m visiting from the blog party and hoping that you are having a joyful weekend.

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    • Amy LeForge April 12, 2010, 9:42 pm

      Hi Colette,

      Nice to meet you too! I just stopped by your blog. Have a wonderful week with the UBP!

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  • Teresa April 10, 2010, 11:28 pm

    what a great prize…Party hopping and having a blast…..so many great blogs….I have a Fun $100 Gift Basket to give away and all it takes a comment.
    I am number….294 and 295…..Stop by and see me at either blog…Happy Saturday!

    Teresa
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com
    http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

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    • Amy LeForge April 12, 2010, 9:44 pm

      Hi Teresa, thanks for the visit! I’ll be stopping by at your blog soon. Enjoy the week!

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  • niki April 11, 2010, 12:35 am

    Hello, I’m here for the party!

    My name is Niki and I am your newest reader. I look forward to reading on to get to know you better.

    Come on by and visit me during the party; I’m hosting a giveaway you won’t want to miss!

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    • Amy LeForge April 12, 2010, 10:05 pm

      Hi Niki,

      I just visited your blog. Great giveaway! Hope you get lots of entries on your post.

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  • Tina H. April 11, 2010, 9:01 pm

    Hi. I’m another homeschooling momma on the UBP! I don’t have twins…but I have a set of “Irish twin” girls, and two little girls I babysit for (not even sisters with each other) whom people think are my other twins. Too funny. Hope you can stop on by my place (#225) this week, too: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2010/04/2010-ultimate-blog-party.html.

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    • Amy LeForge April 12, 2010, 10:22 pm

      Hi Tina, so nice to meet you! Wow, that’s a lot of estrogen flowing around your house. I drown in testosterone over here. I will be stopping by your blog…..now!

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  • Carla Gade April 12, 2010, 9:32 am

    Nice to meet you, Amy! I signed up for rss. I hope you’ll stop on over to my blog http://writingtodistraction.blogspot.com.
    Happy blog party!

    Carla
    .-= Carla Gade´s last blog ..5 Minutes for Mom: Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

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    • Amy LeForge April 12, 2010, 10:36 pm

      Hi Carla,

      Of course I’ll stop by! I’m making sure to visit everyone who comments on this post. See you shortly and thanks for visiting!

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  • Stephanie @ And Twins make 5! April 12, 2010, 3:58 pm

    Hi! I’m Stephanie from “And Twins make 5! – A Mommy Blog”. Just making the rounds via the UBP 2010, hope to see you around my blog too!

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    • Amy LeForge April 12, 2010, 10:48 pm

      Hi Stephanie,

      So glad you could visit! I’m on my way to visit your blog next!

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  • Michelle April 12, 2010, 8:39 pm

    Hi,
    I have my name down for your giveaway.
    It would be nice to win it. We’ll see.
    Actually I have my name down for the whole gamut.

    Would love to have you visit my blog sometime.

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    • Amy LeForge April 12, 2010, 10:52 pm

      LOL, Michelle. Good idea, covering all the bases! Good luck on winning a prize and thanks for visiting!

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  • Parenting Guide April 12, 2010, 11:05 pm

    I like your parenting blog. I have one too, stop by for a visit. Happy Blog Party… it’s so nice to meet you… am definitely bookmarking your site since we have so much in common… God bless!

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    • Amy LeForge April 21, 2010, 10:14 pm

      Thanks for visiting Parenting Guide! I’ll be stopping by shortly. Got hung up with a migraine and lost too much time this week. 🙁

      Oh well. I can still be cheerful and party on by myself. Right?? Right.

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  • Liza The Outspoken Mom April 13, 2010, 8:52 am

    Nice to meet you Amy!
    I love meeting other Christian moms blogging and as a fellow redhead, I love your passion for your family.
    I too am married to the most perfect man whom I love and adore more than I ever could have imagined and amazing to me, he loves and adores me too! Weird!
    I have 4 children no twins though, my hubby’s saying everytime I found out I was pregnant was, “I am outta here if you have twins.” lol. 🙂
    God knows what we can handle, that is for sure! Blessings to you!
    -Liza
    .-= Liza The Outspoken Mom´s last blog ..Blogging here today: =-.

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    • Amy LeForge April 21, 2010, 10:17 pm

      Liza, so nice to meet you! I’m heading over to your site next for a visit. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself!!

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  • angie April 13, 2010, 8:07 pm

    stopping by on my party route of the UBP if you find time I would love for you to stop by and say hi

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    • Amy LeForge April 21, 2010, 11:58 pm

      Hi Angie,

      Thanks so much for visiting! I’m back in the saddle and out leaving comments now. Hopefully will catch up with everyone soon!!

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  • Fruitfulvine2 April 14, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Hi Amy,
    Nice to meet you. I just came from a blog who has twins. Now I’m on one who has two sets of twins. Must be lively at your house. 🙂 Enjoy the party!

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  • Amanda April 14, 2010, 9:18 pm

    Dropping by from the UBP. I’d love to win your prize!!

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  • Olivia April 14, 2010, 8:43 pm

    Great blog! Your goal is much like mine over at Of Such is the Kingdom. Two sets of twins; wow! And what a great prize. Pick me! Pick me! We love to use Restaurants.com to go on those precious kid-free dates. : ) Happy partying and happy parenting!

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  • Shop with Me Mama April 15, 2010, 12:02 am

    Hello and nice to meet you, Amy! I hope you are having a blast at the UBP! I know I am 🙂
    .-= Shop with Me Mama´s last blog ..BBC Earth Offers Free Planet Earth Episode For Download! =-.

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  • TwinHappyJen April 15, 2010, 7:02 pm

    Hi Amy! Congrats on the double twins!! 😀 Stopping in from the UBP… definitely following so I can be sure to come back again later!

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  • sal williams April 15, 2010, 11:13 pm

    I am a new reader, this is my first visit to your blog.You certainly have a great if hectic family! I think you are giving a wonderfully thoughtful prize…just the thing in these difficult times for a very special occasion.

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  • Cascia @ Healthy Moms April 16, 2010, 11:54 am

    Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can’t believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I’m looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    Cascia
    The Healthy Moms
    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

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  • SureBaby Blog April 16, 2010, 10:51 pm

    Hate to send the blog party end. Wanted to find some new friends this last day, so … nice to meet you. Love your blog! Will be back. If you have a minute stop by my site

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  • Amy April 18, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I can’t believe it is the last day! You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I’m looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    Cascia
    The Healthy Moms
    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2010/04/welcome-to-healthy-moms-blog-party.html

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  • Amy April 18, 2010, 5:17 pm

    I am a new reader, this is my first visit to your blog.You certainly have a great if hectic family! I think you are giving a wonderfully thoughtful prize…just the thing in these difficult times for a very special occasion.

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  • Angel April 22, 2010, 7:50 am

    Wao its exitment

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