Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party!

Hi all! The lovely ladies over at 5 minutes for mom [dot] com are hosting this super-nifty blog party

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

(see! ^^^ )

which I am stoked to be able to dive into. (Hi to all of you UBPers) 

Here's a little about me and the whole quiverfull thing. 
First of all, I'm brand new to the blog-scene and am still getting my feet wet with how everything works. But I'm having a great time so far, and being challenged every step of the way. (yay for challenges!)
I'm a single mom of 7 (yep, you read that right... SEVEN!) totally fantastic kids ranging in age from 20 to 2. 

(that's my aunt with the kids, she's the coolest 70 year old on the planet!)

The blog is diverse and ever-changing (as is life, I've found), but here are some things you can expect:

:: Books, and kid-related book activities such as This One.
:: Food and recipes. We like love to eat, and cook and bake and to talk about it, like we did Here.
:: Crafts and Art. I love to crochet and paint and draw, and it must be genetic because all the kids do too. Tune in for frequent crafty posts like This and This, tutorials like This, and artist love like This.
:: ADHD info and posts. Both boys are diagnosed, and struggling - as we all are - to be their amazing selves regardless of difficulties. 
:: Faith. We're Christians, and active in our local church. Our faith and our belief in God is central to all we do. 
:: Funny stuff. My kids are pretty weird and hilarious. Once in a while I share that with the world. Like This One.
:: And Life. Ah, life. I'm a writer working out the kinks of moving from journals-full-of-stuff-that-nobody-reads to wildly-successful-and-respected-published-author... I'm also a girl who is something more than a mom or a cook or a teacher or any of those other things we label ourselves as. I try to keep it real once in a while, and acknowledge that life is about growth and change and always becoming. It's about the possible. Check some of that out Here, and Here, and HERE at my other little blog project.


Sooooo.... that was long and whatnot, but click around some of the links, and be sure to say hi so I can pop over to your place too! I'll be sure to bring a fresh-baked apple pie, and at least one bad pun. 

peonies and pinwheels,
-shawnacy






19 comments:

The Family Stone said...

found your blog through UBP, and so glad I did! I'm going to keep reading! YOu have a beautiful family!

Jamerrill Stewart said...

I founf you via UBP '11! Welcom to the blogging world too :-)

Kristina @ A Home Made by Kiki said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP! I love meeting new bloggers...so stop by and visit if you get the chance. I'm your newest follower!

Sarah said...

You're one strong mama! My mom was a single mom of two and she amazed me. But seven?! Yeeehaw.

I'll have to check out this Ultimate Blog Party, thanks for sharing! :)

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Saw your comment on my blog. Yes, they are all my photos--I am a photographer by trade. Thanks for the interest but please do NOT use any of my photos.They are all copy-righted and I watch for any abuse. Tricky to do in the blogging world but possible. I appreciate your asking first. Thanks. Pamela (CappuccinoandArtJournal.blogspot.com)

quiverfull said...

no problem! i'll find something else. Your pictures are beautiful, keep 'em coming!

Michelle said...

I was repaying your visit and plan to stick around. Going to subscribe.

Seven on your own. WOW!!!

quiverfull said...

Thanks everyone! 7's a big number, but it's definitely been an adventure. who needs security, right? or a savings account? ... or a shower...
sarah, you should totally do the blog party! fun way to network.

Jennifer said...

Hi there. Stopping in from the UBP11. Glad I came by. I look forward to reading through more of your posts too. Hope you're having a blessed day. :)
Jennifer
http://alwaysinwonder.com

Homemom3 said...

Floating in from UBP11 and saying hi. WOW, single mom to seven I congratulate you on staying sane. :) No seriously that is cool. I'm off now to read more of yours posts. Have a great day. Feel free to stop by my place.

The Moms Next Door said...

Stopping by via UBP and I am so glad that I found ya definitely will be following :O) You blog sounds like something I would love, I am a single mommy as well and always love to hear about other single moms and swap advise :O). We just launched our blog on April 1st (just in time for the UBP !) so we are looking for fellow bloggers. Check out our blog and if you like it come follow us back :O) !!!

Brimful Curiosities said...

This isn't my first visit here, and I'm 100% certain it won't be my last. Love your posts, especially the book reviews and children's activity ideas. Thanks for stopping by my UBP party and see you around bloggyland!

Sela said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, returning the favor :)
Your family looks very sweet, can't wait to read more about them!

life...just saying said...

Loving blog hopping!

Jennifer said...

Hi, I found your adorable blog on the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 and I'm a new
follower. Hop over and say Hi if you get a chance, Jennifer from Just
Wedeminute

I would love to have 7 kids, they are such a joy but I'm just thankful for the 2 we have!

Eileen Rhoadarmer said...

Stopping by for the UBP! Wow, seven kids. I'm intimidated by my impending #2! My son's 2.5, and the next one's due in June. I'm hoping to get him prepared for being a big brother soon (eek!)

I'm mostly interested in your journey of "writer working out the kinks of moving from journals-full-of-stuff-that-nobody-reads to wildly-successful-and-respected-published-author." I, too, am a writer and finally made two short-story sales in the last year. I also finished the first draft of a novel early this year, and plan to start editing it soon. I love connecting with other writers, especially those just getting started, so I hope you'll come stop by at Science Ficiton Mommy sometime. About half of my posts are about family/life, and the other half involve writing/editing/the industry in some way. Hope to see you there!

http://sciencefictionmommy.blogspot.com/

Enjoy the rest of the party!

--Eileen

LivingforGod said...

Thanks again for visiting my blogs. I really enjoyed reading some of your posts here. You're very creative and funny. You're also blessed with a beautiful family! I now follow your blog via GFC. My avatar is the yellow tulip.

http://bornagainandblessed.blogspot.com/
http://fivesavedbygrace.blogspot.com/
http://wondersbeyondwords.blogspot.com/

Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom said...

hi! I just found your blog via the UBP -- I'm the mother of nine, and I really enjoy connecting with other mother's of many! My oldest will be 20 this month, and my youngest is also two!

I'm your newest follower :)

www.theyallcallmemom.com

my UBP post link: http://www.theyallcallmemom.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party.html

Anne said...

Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card at Giveaway Corner. Thanks!

http://giveawaycorner.blogspot.com/ (A free giveaway every weekday)
http://anne-somekindofwonderful.blogspot.com/ (Family blog)