Welcome to the blog of science fiction author Eileen Rhoadarmer--where science fiction and Mommyhood collide!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

To those visiting for the Ultimate Blog Party, Welcome to Science Fiction Mommy!  To those who read regularly, Welcome back!  The Ultimate Blog Party is something I just discovered via my friend Sela, and just in time! It's a networking party for parenting bloggers, and a chance to win lots of prizes. Since one of my April goals is to network, this is perfect!

My name is Eileen, and I am a stay-at-home-mom to my wonderful son, who is almost 18 months old. I am also an aspiring writer of science fiction, so I imagine you can guess what I spend the majority of naptime doing! I try to balance parenting, writing, and all of the little things life requires of me, and I share my successes and failures here.

I started blogging in April of 2008 with a private blog (which I do not link to) to share my pregnancy and baby pictures with my family and close friends.  I started this public blog in February of this year for several reasons:  to keep myself motivated to stay in the writing game (when I have to tell people I didn't write, it becomes more embarrasing not to be creative,) to have a website where I can promote myself as a writer (all set and read to go once I eventually get some published credits!) and to network with others.

Life is wonderfully chaotic right now, because in addition to the usual entropy of life with a toddler, we are trying to sell our house--a process that our son is not fond of.  We'll be remaining in Colorado, just moving a littler farther south.

My son and I

If you're stopping by from the party, please comment and share your links!  I look forward to getting to know you!

Here are the prizes I would like to win, if I win anything, from the Ultimate Blog Party:

     My top picks:
          US 8:  Buds to Bloom Photo Tile Necklace from Lisa Laverty at Elemental Memories
          US 63:  Razor Rip Rider 360 from Busy Mommy Media
          US 101:  Human Touch Foot and Calf Massager from Still Blonde After All These Years
          US 83:  Disney Mickey 5-in-1 Tasty Baker by Pop Art from Pop Art Toaster
          US 72:  Your Shape for Nintendo Wii from Kristie's List

     Or any of these, in order of preference:
          US 39, USC 60, USC 23, US 19, US 57, US 47, US 99, USC 62, USC 38, US 43, US 9, US 108, USC 42, US 18, USC 14, USC 43, USC 57, US 6, US 77, US 76

     Lastly, any childrens book or gift certificates


Sela said...

Hi friend! Glad you joined the party :)

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

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!


Rachel said...

Love his "helping" with the laundry! Its so cute! Following from UBP :)

Crystal said...

Great blog - I too have a private one with more personal stuff - But I like to share as well. Following you - come see me

Jenn said...

Hope your house sells quickly!!

Stopping by for the party!! Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by and say hi! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

Melissa said...

Hi There! Glad to be partying with you! I'm interesting in knowing more about your writing exploits. I would like to be published, but science fiction is not my niche :)

I'm now following! Hope you stop by!

Anonymous said...

Hi, nice to meet you! Great "Party"! Hope your having fun at the UBP, I know I am! Here is my Party Post, come on over and make yourself at home!

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

Just stopping by from UBP -- have a great week!

Linda said...

Glad I found your blog through the UBP list. Good luck with your house selling, and your writing. I love reading and those who write to feed my hunger!

Anonymous said...

Hello Eileen.

I'm one of those mythical creatures, the daddy blogger. Thanks for dropping by my blog for the UBP. Love the photo of you and your son in the laundry basket.

Regarding your LOST delema. Yes, it's hard to find the time, though that is one for which we make time. My wife got me hooked on it. Recently we got a DVR and it has revolutionized our limited TV viewing.

I'm the one that puts our baby girl to bed each night (bath, stories, prayers, etc) and invariably LOST is already on before I'm done. With the DVR, no problem.

Anyway enough about that. I was just writing to another sci-fi writer (totally unrelated to daddy blogging). Small world. Gotta run now. Will try to drop back later and read more posts.

~Michael (aka: aDaddyBlog)

Frugal Student said...

Hi, I normally just go to financial blogs but I love sci fi so I had to stop by after I saw the post on the UBP and I am glad I did. Good luck with your writting.

Anne J said...

Stopping by from the UBP. I love to read science fiction, and I hope you have success with your book.


bigguysmama said...

I grew up reading science fiction! I also lived in Colorado for about 7yrs. I can understand the desire to have a personal, separate site that isn't for the world to read! Good luck on your writing journey!

~Mimi @ Woven by Words

Deanna Gibbons said...

Enjoying the UBP? I am! Thanks for stopping by my site. I am enjoying reading your posts and will visit often!

Eileen Rhoadarmer said...

Thanks to everybody who commented, and especially to those who are following! I hope many people will stick around. It was great to meet so many new bloggers!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Hey Winner!
You need these numbers to complete the prize form on the prize page - http://www.5minutesformom.com/ultimate-blog-party-2010-prizes/

usc 23