It's been a while since I spent some time in the blog-o-sphere finding new blogs or saying hi to some of the kind people to visit our blog. Although it's no excuse, my dad left today after a 10 day visit - which, by the way, the girls just loved - so I have a few minutes to explore. What better way to get back in the swing of things than with "The Ultimate Blog Party."
I realize that I've never done a "proper" introduction of myself or my little family since lumpsonablog began as a little project for family members only. Although most of the traffic that we get is still family, I've noticed a growing number of hits in places we don't have family. So, without further ado, the intro.
I'm Jackie, the main contributor to this blog & the momma of our clan. I turned 30 last August &, other than adding another munchkin to the mix a month later, decided that I needed a new project. Enter blog makeover. It's a work in progress with some halts & stammers & inspiration from great blog-o-friends (shout out to three pugs & a baby!) I'm slowly moving toward a more finished place. I realize that, at least at this point, this isn't going to be a money making blog, or one that get a gazillion followers, but I'm happy with how it's progressing. When I'm not blogging, I work as an event coordinator/special projects manager/do-what-the-boss-needs-done-person. It's not what I want to do when I grow up (which is an entire post in & of itself) but it works for now. I feel good that I, at least, work for an organization whose mission I believe in & have a great boss who has worked with me for the past three years or so since I first got pregnant with C & wanted a more flexible work schedule. Since K was born I've moved from full-time work to part-time work. I love that I can spend three days a week with my girls, watching them explore, grow, learn & play. Although there are those days, I wouldn't trade it for the world.
So, my friends, that's the intro. I'm sure there's more to tell about me, but at least you've got the nutshell picture. I'm so glad you stopped by to visit - be sure to leave a comment & a way I can find your blog so I can come visit you!
The Ultimate Blog Party is such a neat way to find new blog-o-friends & ideas. I'm so excited to start surfing. What's also cool is that they have some great prizes to give away. Part of the fun is to make a wish list & link your top three to the blogs that have generously donated gifts. My wish list would include: the $100 gift gift eCertificate to Restaurant.com provided by Amy LeForge of Earnest Parenting, a custom made tutu for my little one provided by Healthy Moms – The Number One Health Blog for Moms or Nellie Bug’s, or basically any of the gift cards or items for little girls on the list. I'm so impressed!