April 3, 2014

Ultimate Blog Party 2014

Hi!  Welcome to Many Waters!  I’m so glad you stopped by.  I’d love to have a witty or funny post but the truth is that I struggle to write these intro posts.  Maybe it’s because in real life, in a room full of people I don’t know, I’m shy.  I tend to stick to people that I know.  I do enjoy meeting new people, just more one on one instead of in a big, overwhelming group (does anyone else find these lists of amazing blogs overwhelming?!?!)  I find it hard to talk about myself sometimes or know where to start to make small talk.  So here goes nothing:Many Waters Family Photo

I’m Poe, wife to The Man and Mama to Munchkin and Punkin.  The Man is a submarine veteran who separated from the Navy about a year and half ago.  He’s loving civilian life…and I am too!  Munchkin is 20 months old and is into everything.  Her favorite thing to do right now is to go “wee!”  She LOVES slides and swings and going to the playground makes her day.  Punkin is still baking and is pretty small, as I’m still in the first trimester (8/9 weeks.) I ended up in the ER with sharp, stabby abdominal pain.  The upside is that I got peace of mind that it wasn’t my appendix and by seeing Punkin and the heart beating at 6w2d.  Seeing the heartbeat NEVER gets old.  I can’t wait to hear it too!  I love being a Mama.  We’re slightly crunchy around here, meaning we sometimes cloth diaper (for the first year then ammonia got the best of me), babywear, breastfeed (still going strong!) and bed share.  We do these things because they work for us.  One of the most important things I think we can do as parents is to figure out works for you and your family and do that.  Don’t worry about other people are doing, don’t make them feel guilty for doing it differently than you, just do what works for you.  It’s hard enough to be a parent without extra, unnecessary guilt!

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I write about all sorts of things here.  Our life basically.  I share recipes I’m making, what Munchkin is up too, parenthood, and pregnancy posts will be making appearances again, among other things.  I host a bi-weekly link up called Flashback Friday.  It’s for your favorite old posts sitting in your archive.  You link them up and get more traffic, comments and love on them.  It’s live right now (through 4/11) and I would love it if you’d link up with us (yes, that’s a shameless plug!)  I’m active on Twitter, my favorite social media platform.  Pinterest is my second favorite.  I’m also on Facebook and Google+, though not as often.  I’d love to connect with you so please let me know in the comments how I can do that! 
There are thousands of blogs on the party lists and it means so much to me that you stopped by.  I hope you have a great time at the party!

I’m linking up with 5 Minutes for Mom and their Ultimate Blog Party 2014
Ultimate Blog Party 2014

39 comments:

  1. Hey!!! Nice to meet you at the UBP. :) I like breastfeeding and babywearing and co-sleeping too and I totally agree with you that each family has to figure out what works for them and do it. :) I'll definitely check out your linky party - sounds like fun! Thanks for joining the party! :)

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  2. HI! Stopping by during the "crash" lol so glad I did looking forward to seeing you more!

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  3. Your little girl is adorable. I'm happy we met at UBP14. Hope to see you around some.

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  4. Nice to meet you! The UBP is always fun for this!

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  5. Oooo, I like the idea of this blog party! And I got to know you a bit more, too :)

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  6. Hello! Well I saw you on A + Life earlier this week and I found you at the party to :)

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  7. Hello Poekitten. Its great to meet you and your family. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Headed to have a look at your breastfeeding posts :)

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  8. It is so nice to "meet you!" Just dropping by for #UBP14. I love meeting new bloggers and finding new blogs to read. You have a great site here! I hope you find the time to visit both of my blogs.

    http://www.talbertzoo.com/2014/04/the-ultimate-blog-party-2014-ubp14.html
    http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2014/04/the-ultimate-blog-party-2014-ubp14.html

    Have a terrific day!

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  9. Hi! It was so fun tweeting with you last night while we waited for the linkies! And Flashback Friday is now up...hope you'll come join up:) Looking forward to checking out your blog!

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  10. Hi! It was crazy but fun on twitter last night while we waited. Hope you're enjoying the party:)

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  11. Nice to meet you too! The UBP is always a good time:)

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  12. You should link up at the party...it's a lot of fun!

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  13. Hi! Thanks so much for coming by:) I guess I get around these days, hehe:)

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  14. HI, and thanks! Looking forward to tweeting with you!

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  15. So glad that UBP13 brought us together last year and that our blog relationship is still going strong!! :) PS. I am no good at writing intro posts like this either....I still need to write up this years!

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  16. Just wanted to stop by and say hi! I did get a giggle over the Munchkin liking to go "wee" as around here, that means pee. Hahahah. Have a great day and great talking to you in the wee hours of the night last night LOL

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  17. Hi there! Your family is adorable! The Flashback Friday posts is such a good idea! I'll have to link up next week... have a great day!

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  18. Nice to meet you!


    I'd be the one in the corner at a real party.... Always love the UBP and meeting new people!

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  19. Nice to meet you from the #UBP14! I love your Flashback Friday idea. I could definitely do that with some of my old posts!! Thanks for stopping by my place too! :) happy day!

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  20. LOL! I did wonder if some people would think that while I wrote it:)

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  21. Thank you! And if you want to link up with Flashback Friday, it's live now and then will be again in two weeks. We'd love to have you!

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  22. Hi! Corners are fun places to hang out, aren't they? So that means we'd meet in real life too, YAY!

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  23. Hi! Thanks so much for coming by:) We'd love to have you at Flashback Friday!

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  24. Hi there! I also joined the UBP14 but I actually found you thru the Social Media Sunday Hop. LOL! It's great to hear that other bloggers out there struggled with writing the welcome/about me page for the party...lol I was hoping I wasn't the only one. I feel so awkward trying to talk about myself. haha! Congrats on the little Punkin on the way, and your little one is sooo cute. My little girl is 1 year old already! Still can't believe it. Time goes too fast

    http://www.artworkbyjm.com/

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  25. i love the verse that goes with the name of your blog!! Thanks for introducing yourself through the UBP. I'm better one on one too and have a hard time defining myself. Congratulations on your second baby…

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  26. Hi Poe, I'm the same way with introductions lol. HATE them. Nice to meet you though. I'm also in the PNW and we bedshare too because I need sleep lol. Your daughter is so cute and congrats on the little one on the way! I found you from #UBP14, yay for parties!

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  27. Great to meet you Poe! I'm visiting from the UBP14. I love your blog and can't wait to read more. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I too love Twitter. I have "met" many great friends through it.

    http://myunwrittenlife.com/

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  28. Thank you so much for commenting on my brand new blog. I wanted to return the favor, so I came over to visit. Your family is beautiful - and congratulations on the new one on the way! I agree, it's fun to read other blogs from fellow Seattleites. I love living here, especially on beautiful days like today. Looking forward to reading more about you! http://twoteensandtheirmama.blogspot.com/

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  29. This is my first ever UBP. Having a good time visiting. I talk about various subjects on my blog too. You'll find it at sammysgrammysneedlin.blogspot.com

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  30. The kiddos do grow incredibly fast! I love watching Munchkin learn new things...it's so fun! Thanks so much for coming by...from both parties!

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  31. Thanks! It's a favorite verse of mine so it seemed perfect:) Thanks for coming by!

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  32. Hi! Sleep is of utmost importance if I'm going to be functional in anyway:) And thanks...we think she's cute too,but we're biased. I'm looking forward to connecting with you on various Social Media! Hope you're having a great week so far!

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  33. Hehe, I thought you lived in the midwest:) It's always fun to find another PNW blogger! Glad you guys survived the tornado! As a kid I wanted to see one but now...not so much! Thanks so much for coming by:)

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  34. Hi! Thanks so much:) I hope we're following each other on Twitter then ? (I've found so many new people this week I have a hard time remembering everyone!)

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  35. You're welcome! Thanks for coming by:) And thanks!

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  36. Hi! Thanks for coming by:) And thanks...we're excited for another little one, though I'm still wrapping my head around it! I hope we've connected on Twitter!

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  37. Hope you're having a great time at your first party! Thanks so much for coming by:)

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