Ultimate Blog Partying 2012 with 5 Minutes for Mom!

Ultimate Blog Party 2012


It’s that time of year again….when the blogosphere goes a bit wild and crazy and there are parties in the streets…um…along the internet lines.  For the past 5 years the lovely ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom have been throwing a hell of a party.  I participated in 2010 and 2011 and I’m hoping this year will be better than ever.


For those of you who don’t blog, you’re probably thinking “Wha??? Why would you have a blog party?”  Well, it’s a great way to “meet” other bloggers and find cool blogs to read that you might never find otherwise.  Cool, huh?

So…without further ado, let me introduce me & my little corner of the blogosphere.  My name is Merry…yep, Merry.  I was born 3 days before Christmas so I got a Christmas-y name. MerryWithChildren started out as “Merry and Dewey in Canada”.  I started it in 2006, a year after we moved from Austin, TX back to Dewey’s home town of Calgary, AB.  I decided to start blogging about my new life as a wife, stepmom and an American living in Canada.  In the last 6 years, my blog has changed as my life has changed.  I am now the mom of an almost 5 year old. I still work full time but in marketing & social media.  I also find that I blog less about my stepkids because they are almost teenagers and well…I don’t want to invade their privacy as they grow up.

In the past few years, I have started blogging more about food.  Love recipes?  Definitely check out my Recipe Index which is chock full of much loved, family friendly recipes.  Some of my favorites include: Peach Cobbler, CrockPot Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken Peanut Noodles and many more.

Love Disney? You should check out my Disney Diaries posts from our recent trip to Disney World.  They’re full of tips for things such as The Disney Dining Plan, where we ate at Disney & what we thought, planning your trip to Disney World and pictures from our visits to the different parks.

Me & Evan at Disney World

So that’s a bit about me & my blog.  More often than not I blog about this guy…my little Evan.  Cute, huh?

Well, it’s time for me to say goodbye & that I hope you come back to visit soon!


  1. says

    Wow you’ve been blogging six years! That’s amazing. I’ve only been in the blogging world for about a year and a half and already it interesting how much my blog has changed! Great to meet you! Visiting from the UBP12 party!

  2. says

    Hi Merry! I’m just stopping in from UBP. I’m so glad I found your blog. I’m looking forward to following along and checking out your recipes!

    Hope you’ll have a chance to stop by my blog Simply Sweet Home! I’m giving away a necklace from my Etsy shop as a door prize!

  3. says

    Hi Merry

    I can say that meeting you in Calgary two years was a lot of fun :) Even if the playground was cold after a while :) hope to see you in a few weeks..

  4. says

    I’ve participated in 2010 and 2011, too…but I don’t think we’ve crossed paths yet! Which isn’t surprising, considering how many blogs party!

    I hope you can stop by Lemon Drop Pie. I’m trying to get 100 comments! (What can I say…I’m a dreamer!)

  5. says

    Here from UBP12! And I’m glad to be a part of it and meet so many great bloggers! i will definitely be back to rummage through your recipes and check on your blog!

  6. says

    Hi Merry! (love that name..it makes me feel…well Merry!) I will definitely check out your posts on Disney World. We are hoping to take the kids this summer. We have done Disney Land several times but not Disney World. I too have an almost 5 year old ….but a girl not a boy and I too have step kids who are now teenagers. . We also moved into the state of TX about 2 years ago. :) I have never been to Canada but would love to visit someday. Happy #UBP12 Following you on FB :)

  7. says

    Hi Merry! Here from the party! I am definitely going to have to check out your recipes and look forward to reading more post from you. I too have a birthday near Christmas, so I can relate.

  8. says

    I know what you mean about the blog changing – I had a totally different name when I started out in 2008 and have shifted direction with life more than once.

    I’m actually a Christmas baby, although I didn’t get a festive name like yours! Happy UBP. :)

  9. says

    Hi Merry. Stopping in from UBP12. Nice to meet you. Yes, your little guy is pretty cute. Must have been quite a change to move from TX to Canada. I myself moved from Germany to Florida… talk about culture shock!!! :)

  10. says

    Visiting from the UPB12, I’ve done this a few years too, mostly participated with one of my other blogs that I no longer have. I have teens too and a 5 yrs old. I mostly blog about the youngest for the same privacy reasons but then sometimes I guess they feel left out because they will sometime ask if I ever write about them anymore. Nice to meet you.

  11. says

    I know I’ve been here before…..but saw your link and had to come over and say “holla!”
    can’t believe I just typed that…..parties bring out the worst in me :)

  12. says

    Coming by from UBP and I love your blog’s layout, Blue is one of my favorite colors. Peach cobbler is one of my favorite desserts, I could eat a whole one by myself but then I would be bigger then I am now.. sighs..hopoing you get tons of traffic from the party.

  13. says

    Hi, Merry, nice to meet you. My little one is five too. Such a fun age.

    Love your blog. This is my first year doing the UBP circuit, as I’ve only been blogging for about nine months. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts after the party is over.

  14. says

    Oh my! You have been blogging for a LONG time. I hope I have that much patience. Stopping by from UBP 12. This is my first year doing this blog party with 5 minutes for mom, but I have blogged off and on for about 5 years, this is the most consistent I have been, blogging for about a year straight! Can’t wait to read more :)

  15. says

    Hi Merry! I’ve been following – I think I found you a couple years ago when I did my first party. I’m so glad you have some helpful posts on Disney..I just booked our trip for June! I hope you are having a great time this year – party on!

  16. says

    What a fun name. And life. I am a little scared about the whole teenager thing. I have 5 kids and my oldest has just turned 12… Hormones are scary things. And can’t wait to see your yummy recipes. I need the family friendly recipes. Because when it comes to dinner, my family isn’t always friendly.
    Here from UBP!

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