Ultimate Blog Party April 13-20

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Posted April 13, 2012 by Wendy Wright in Sponsored

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

It is time again for the Ultimate Blog Party by 5 Minutes for Mom! Last year was my very first year joining in so it is fun to return a second time! It has grown so much since last year too!

     

Let me introduce myself to you!

My name is Wendy Wright and I have been writing Choosing Love since March 7, 2010 when I started journaling for a Celebrate Recovery Step Study and it turned into what you see here today.

I am a Disney nut through and through who often has a Vanilla Coke in one hand and enjoying my virtual water cooler of Social Media in the other.

I am a homeschooling mom of two boys,  a third grader and kindergartner.

While having a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education has been helpful, I had to unlearn most of what I knew of a traditional classroom setting and adjust to what my boys need. Homeschooling may not be the best decision for every family, but it is for our family.

My six year old son would love you to know he has never had a haircut! My eight year old son would like you to know we adopted a Russian Tortoise recently.

Most often I am found behind the lens, where I am completely comfortable.

I am a photographer who is in love with my Canon EOS 50D camera! Just recently I have started to step in front of a video camera to explore vlogging and while I am still not that great at it I certainly do create a ton of blooper videos.

Just returned from my first conference!

Two weeks ago was my first conference, which was SheStreams and was held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Since I was a newbie I wrote nine tips newbies need for first blogging conference success.

Writing several posts about my journey has certainly been fun by sharing it through a picture of my very first conference badge, video, pictures of amazing women, and my first Hotel Tour.

The highlight though was featuring four amazing women to watch in 2012 and I was honored to have my picture of Maria Bailey featured in the Miami Herald (picture 2)!

There is still one more post coming with my first time seeing the Atlantic Ocean and the special discovery.

Below is my picture with Maria Bailey, a Power Mom you need to know!

Maria Bailey, the ultimate power mom, and owner of BSM Media and SheStreams

Today I became a contributor for 30 Second Mom!

Still in the overwhelming moment of gratitude for being accepted to a fantastic group of beautifully talented women. The 30 Second Mom contributors give awesome tips that take less than 30 second to read or watch. They are amazing and I am looking forward to joining in with them as I learn the ropes. Signing up is free and takes less than 30 seconds! Come follow me there and every Wednesday they have a Twitter party so come join the fun!

Mom's Nite Out hosted by Arizona Moms Network and Choosing Love

National Mom’s Nite Out is coming on May 10th!

If you are in Arizona, come join the fun as this is my second year hosting the event. If you are not in Arizona, then look to see if there is one in your area! If not, then start your own! So many giveaways and much needed laughter is a great way to enjoy stealing a few minutes away from motherhood and take time for yourself.

Letting go of heartache and pain while learning to dance in the rain!

This is the focus of my blog. Letting go is a continual process for me and one I still have not mastered. There is so much to learn. Even as a Christian whose husband is in seminary I still get lost in the here and now of life. If there was just one word to describe my blog it is real.

Our family undertook a new journey, just revealed on my blog!

Since you are here be sure to enter the Burst giveaway and tickets to see Rascal Flatts live in concert!

Founded Arizona Moms Network, Heart Prints, and Sunflowers Photography.

       Heart Prints | www.theheartprints.com

It is a party so leave a comment to let me know you are here and if you are just learning about the Ultimate Blog Party it is still okay to be fashionably late!

Enjoy the party and thank you for stopping by my corner of the world!

Wendy


22 Comments


  1.  
    Jen

    I love your kiddos hair!!!! they are both adorable and I am a new follower from the UBP 12!! Looking forward to much more. Talk with you soon!




  2.  

    Hi! Nice to meet you — here from UBP! I love the title of you blog and I can imagine things can get deep here with the topics that you write about. Would love to see your face at Soli Deo Gloria — a community of women who share together! You can come stop by to learn more. Hope to get to know you better.




    •  

      Thank you Jen! Nice to meet you too! Yes, sometimes it does get deep when I share from my heart.

      I have never heard of Soli Deo Gloria before. Must check it out.




  3.  

    Party hopping here~ Nice to meet you. What cute children you have! And look at those CURLS! Wow!

    I am an new Disney nut! My family and I JUST went this past month and ohhhhhhh, I could be addicted! My daughter and I decided we wanted to go back each year. (Ha — hubby … not so much.)

    Come visit when you can.

    Blessings!
    Beth




    •  

      Thank you Beth! New Disney nut? Oh boy, that addiction to Disney can reach far and wide. Trust me, I am there! Sounds like you and your daughter would do well with annual passes for just a mom and daughter bonding time! Looking forward to checking out your site!




  4.  

    Stopping by from the UBP- your little guys curls are too much- I LOVE them!!
    Hope you can stop by and visit us too and join us for the GHQ 2012 (a FREE fun event with great prizes)!!




  5.  

    So glad you joined the party! I think I might have found your blog last year during this time. Have fun hopping around!




  6.  

    Love the curls!

    Just popping in to say hello from UBP. Have a blessed weekend!!




  7.  

    Happy Friday! Hopped over to your blog from the UBP 12 event! Having so much fun meeting new people. Your children are adorable and you take some amazing shots! I hope you’ll drop by and say hello sometime! Looking forward to reading more! 🙂 Happy Blogging!




    •  

      So nice to meet you Shantel! Photography is a love of mine and I enjoy taking pictures any chance I get! Thanks for stopping by with the UPB12!




  8.  

    Nice to meet you! Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog! http://www.thehealthymoms.net/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html




  9.  

    Hi Wendy! My goodness, you have some great posts after your trip to She Streams, yeah? It’s so cool that you were able to go and meet so many great women “in real life”! 🙂

    I’ve “liked” you on Facebook, so that I can keep up with your exciting blog!

    Blessings to you,
    Alesha Kay




  10.  

    Your writing is beautiful and welcoming.

    So glad to meet your through the UBP. Happy party day.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    #84




  11.  

    Happy UBP12!

    I love reading about others who are homeschooling! I started homeschooling my oldest this year and am loving it! It can be challenging some days as I also have a toddler at home, but somehow we manage, even if it means taking school out into the backyard.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    Visiting from flowerbubbles.wordpress.com




  12.  

    What a fun site. I’m a new twitter and pinterest follower. Met you via UBP. God bless you!




  13.  
    Tereasa

    Wendy, it is so nice to meet you. I’m here via UBP12. Thanks for the conference tips. They were a hoot! I’ll be attending Allume Social in October. Your blog is awesome and I look forward to reading more!

    Blessings, Tereasa from hispenonmyheart.com




  14.  

    I am loving the party and all the wonderful bloggers I am meeting I hope you will stop by my blog to say Hello. I also have been having a nice time learning about you and your 2 handsome boys.




  15.  

    I am here as part of the Ultimate Blog Party please come and join our FREE blogger event. We are giving away a Kate Spade Purse … or come and win an ipad3





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