The Ultimate Blog Party 2013 - Toronto Teacher Mom

The Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013


It's that time of year again. It's the Ultimate Blog Party 2013! The first time I participated in some UBP fun was back in 2010 and I loved it so much, I made sure to join in UBP11 and UBP12. Not only do you get a chance to win some cool prizes, I feel the best part of the celebration is discovering new blogs and making new friends.

As a working mother of two living in the big city of Toronto, I enjoy teaching French, shopping, card making, and of course, blogging among other things. My biggest challenge is trying to find the time to do it all. I think a huge part of the problem is that I have always wanted everything to be perfect. But let's be real here. That is never going to happen. As quoted in this article on Brighterlife.ca "Tips for moms from some of our favourite bloggers" I believe that:
A mother must not strive for perfection.
Rather, she must view her blemishes as a metaphor for wisdom.

And trust me, I may have a tonne of blemishes but I would never claim to be the wisest woman I know. Au contraire, mes amis. I have much to learn. I continually strive to grow as a person and feel it's important to challenge the mind while nourishing the soul. This is why I love blogging, social media and connecting with other moms. I have even met a number of very wise and talented dads, too! When you are a part of social networking, not only do you have a chance to impart some wisdom but you also reap a tonne of benefits by learning from others as well. And sometimes you find yourself in the luckiest of situations like, for example, receiving a VIP invitation to meet Oprah or joining Jordan Knight on stage for some NKOTB karaoke.


At the end of the day, I may not have the time to blog about every 'great idea' that comes to mind but I try my best and continue to be grateful for the amazing connections I have made over the years and the amazing opportunities that have come about through having a blog. So if there's ever a chance to celebrate the awesomeness that is the blogosphere, I say, "Heck, yeah!" 

Cheers to another amazing Ultimate Blog Party!

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12 COMMENTS

  1. You won me over with Jordan Knight karaoke!! :)
    Just stopping by for the #ubp13! I recycle books into journals. Stop by and check out my site and store. :) www.ouata.etsy.com and www.ouata.wordpress.com

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    1. Meeting Jordan Knight was definitely the highlight of that year, for sure! Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of UBP13!

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  2. Hi, I'm here through UBP2013!

    Stopping in to say hello and link up :)

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    1. Hi Sandra! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the rest of UBP13!

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  3. Stopping by to say hi and say welcome to the party =) Think it's great that you blog when you have the time to do so and look forward to getting to know you better.

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    1. Hi Jamie! So glad you could find the time to stop by. UBP can be quite time consuming, no? LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Dropping in to say HI this Sunday, and I think we all still have alot to learn!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Hollie! Hope you're enjoying UBP13 so far. :)

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  5. Hey Diana,
    I am dropping by from the UBP party! I am glad I found your site. I am a teacher myself and I would love to stay in touch! I love your introduction and I am looking forward to exploring more of your blog. I agree with you that being a teacher and finding the time to do all you do is hard! But worth it!
    I am a native of Bulgaria and live in the US now. I have always wanted to visit Canada. One of these days..
    Best,
    Maria
    www.musicteachingandparenting.com

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  6. I was more of a Joey Macintyre instead of Jordan kinda girl :)

    Nice to 'meet' you!

    Stopping by to say hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!

    http://momandmore.com/2013/04/party-with-me-at-the-ultimate-blog-party-2013-ubp13.html

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  7. Just stopping by from the UBP13. We hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
    Hugs,
    Cathi
    http://SimpleSojourns.com

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  8. So thrilled you've joined the UBP so many years in a row. We really appreciate it and we're glad you've had fun.

    (And I'm jealous that you got to meet Oprah. LOL)

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