Wednesday, June 30

Celebrate Canada Blog Party!




Introducing the Celebrate Canada Blog Party, hosted by Canadian Mom Blogger! Welcome to the party! Participants were asked to do a post describing their blog for their new visitors, so here goes:

This Mom Loves was launched about five months ago. I'm the mother of two girls, ages four and two, as well as being a full-time Grade 3 teacher and freelance writer in Ontario. I had all sorts of writing ideas and thoughts to share, and decided that a blog would be the best place to put it all together.

My blog is a place for me to share some family stories and true confessions, but also to offer my opinions on education, books, and movies. I've recently opened myself up to a few product reviews and giveaways, mainly for small Canadian businesses. Although I'm thrilled with how the blog is growing, it's still fair to say that my giveaways are 'low-entry', so be sure to check out the current offerings:

Win a $25 Gift Certificate for Bugalug Baby (nonslip barrettes, headbands, belts and soother savers)
Ends July 6th

Win a $50 Gift Certificate for Angelface Prints (custom-designed photo cards and personalized name art)
Ends July 11th

And the most appropriate for today:

Win a set of kids' books about Canada
Ends July 14th

Another new feature here is the Momterview, which began when I had a great chat with Canada AM's Marci Ien. Next up will be former The Mom Show host Laurie Gelman.

Sometimes informative, (especially if you're looking for crazy organizational tips), sometimes controversial, This Mom Loves has become a wonderful hobby and networking tool for me. Welcome; I hope you'll be back! You can find buttons for Google Friend Connect, Twitter, and email subscriptions in my sidebar. I also have links to my published magazine articles, in case you're interested.

Happy Canada Day!

26 comments:

THRIFTY CANUCKS said...

Found you from FMIC. I am loving finding Canadian bloggers that I had no idea about before. Now following too. Happy Canada Day.

Jayda said...

Happy Canada Day! Have a great day!
@momwithmigraine

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

Awesome giveaways!

Happy Canada Day!

I have a giveaway. in honour of the Canada Day Blog Party.

Enjoy the blog hop!.

Susan Margaret said...

I found you through the Canada Day event! I will add you to my list of sites to read - I'm looking forward to following you more! Happy Canada Day!

pam said...

Great place to visit! Happy Canada Day:)

mommyof4 said...

Thanks for visiting today! I already follow you as well. Happy Canada Day!

mommyof4 said...

Thanks for stopping by, I follow you already as well. :)Happy Canada Day!

~Amanda~ said...

Thanks for the read...Happy Canada Day!

Tanya-Little Village Naturals said...

Have a wonderful Canada Day! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am already following you too! I am going to have a look at your giveaways later this afternoon! I seen a few I might want to enter! :) Love your blog!

Lynn said...

Looks like you have some great stuff here. And I love reading others reviews. I'll be back for sure. I came here from the Blog Party. Have a great Canada Day!

Spamgirl @ CanContests.com said...

Happy Canada Day! I'm visiting from the blog party! Love your blog!

Nolie said...

Happy Canada Day!

amandawk said...

Happy Canada Day! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nicole said...

Happy Canada Day! I'm so glad you joined the party and I've loved clicking on the links and getting to know you better.

Now I'm off to check out your giveaways!!

Janet Ruth said...

I enjoyed looking through your blog, and look forward to stopping by again soon.

Happy Canada Day!

Salad For Breakfast said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog from the Celebrate Canada Blog Party. I hope you had a fabulous Canada Day! :-)

Simply Stacie said...

Happy Canada Day!

The Mayor! said...

Hope you had a fabulous Canada Day! So happy to meet some new Canucks thru the Canadian Blog Party!! Enjoy your wknd! :-D

Being Tazim said...

Hope you had a great Canada Day!

Organic Girl said...

Happy Canada Day I am a new follower! Organic Girl

MommyKat said...

Thanks for stopping by Mommy Kat and Kids! I entered all of your giveaways and I'm your newest follower too! (BTW, my 30th is just over six months away, I'm so excited! Hope you have a great birthday!)

Mommycrat said...

A belated Happy Canada Day to you! I'm doing my surf through the Canada Day Blog Party Blogs - of course I already follow you - but just wanted to say hello!

ModernMom said...

Happy Belated Canada Day! I do love reading other Canadian Blogs!

Colleen said...

Belated Canada Day Wishes

Callista said...

Happy Canada Day! I love your blog and I'm in Ontario too! I'm here from the Blog Party! Thanks for visiting me!

Nesty Girl said...

Hi There!

Thanks for stopping by my blog for the Canada Day Party! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

And yes, I think Smarties would work great! Except now I'm craving chocolate!!

Kim