We're Gonna Party Like It's 1999 - #UBP11 In the House!

11:50 PM

Okay, so maybe we won't party our way back quite that far. For the record, in 1999 I graduated high school, got married and was expecting my first child. Whether you are one of my four tortured loyal readers or are just stopping by for the first time, the party I speak of is the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 going on over at 5 Minutes for Mom. When I heard about it, I knew it was right up my alley. I love any excuse to shake my groove thang and make new bloggy friends. So pull up a chair, have a drink on me and I'll tell you a bit about myself.

About Me and The Four Boys

I am a maid mom to four boys who are the absolute light of my life, ages 10, 9, 7 and 5. My 10 year old has ADHD and my 9 year old has a diagnosed non-specific learning disability that has caused some humps in the road of parenting, but we are learning as we go. Our family also includes Matt who would be classified as my hostage boyfriend I suppose since we are not married, but have been together for over six years. We are hopelessly addicted to Disney World, don't blame me, it is the hypnotic power of the mouse. I swear!

I work from home and enjoy it most of the time. I have very little time for hobbies, but I do love all kinds of music and of course blogging. Earlier this year, I took the first steps towards becoming a surrogate for a great couple and hopefully will be moving forward with the screening process soon. You can stay tuned for more updates on that as it moves along.

What is Life With 4 Boys?

Life With 4 Boys is a relatively new blog. Although I have been online working as a freelance writer for nearly five years now, I did not start this blog until May of 2010. I have been lucky enough to make many connections and even a few friends along the way and my ultimate blog goal is to help others and maybe provide a bit of inspiration or information along the way.

What will you find here? Who the heck knows! Honestly, my blog is a lot like my life and is scattered with various niches and interests. If I had to pick a niche for my blog, it would be "Life". Some of the topics often discussed here include:
Occasionally we dance, sometimes I get personal, but most of the time I just like to laugh and have a great time sharing with others.

I won't subject you to anymore of my babbling, on with the par-tay!!!! If you do decide to follow me because you just can't help yourself, please leave a comment so I can be sure to come and check you out as well. After all, what are parties for if you don't mingle? P.S. If you have a moment, stop by and check out my hot bloggy friends Amanda, Cheryl, Heather, Rhea and Lucy. You will love them, I do!

Look what I pulled off for the Ultimate Blog Part 2011. I managed to get Shrek to host a karaoke dance party for us! I know, I have connections. :)

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  1. I don't think I've ever done the blog hop before...I'm always late to the party. Thanks for calling me hot...my, don't we have an imagination today? ;p

  2. Awww I love shrek...lmbo!!!!! So glad you're joining for the first time!!! Wow 4 boys, I have 4 girls and 1 lonely boy.

  3. that is the perfect video for this post! So glad you linked up Kathleen! I already know you as my friend and you know I love your blog!

  4. Heather, you know you're hot so just hush your mouth. :)

    Thanks for stopping by Valencia, don't think I could do four girls lol.

  5. You are so sweet Annie, thanks for stopping by!

  6. Wow! Four boys, eh? They sure are handsome! Love your blog. So glad you took the time to stop by Toronto Teacher Mom. Enjoy the rest of the party!

  7. You totally rock! I love you, too!

    I can't believe you got spot #61, I thought I was rocking it with #70. haha <3

  8. Hello coming through via UBP... I have 2 boys and there is never a dull moment... I can only imagine 4! haha
    Your boys are all so adorable :)

  9. following :-)
    i'd love to be a surrogate some day. how did you get started with that process?

  10. Hi from the party! Following you now via gfc! :)

  11. Party time! Thanks for stopping by my party post Kathleen. I'm already a follower. Us moms of 4 boys need to stick together. ;)

  12. Happy UBP! :) Your boys are adorable. I have two boys, so I guess I'm halfway there!

  13. I am your newest fan from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011. I would really appreciate it if you follow me back through Google Connect Friend. I have a lot of contest going on Madame Deals. $25 amazon gift card, Vera Bradley purse, $100 in jewelry, 200 cut coupons, bare minerals gift pack, $30 for an organic outfit, $75 P&G products, and the chance to win $1000. Thank you Amee

  14. Stopping by from the party and MomDot to say hi...I am a fan of yours already and now I know why...we both love WDW. That is where we honeymooned! Kids at heart.

    Happy Friday! :)

  15. Stopping by from UPB11. Great to meet you!
    There are so many fun blogs to visit! If you have time, I hope you’ll stop by:


    You can enter to win a $25 Gift cert to my eBay store to spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe (details on post)
    Have a great weekend!

  16. Lovely to meet your blog on the UBP - I always wanted 4 boys!!

  17. Hi there! I am hopping over to party and dance with you from the UBP! I am a mom to THREE little boys - so I can only imagine the addition of one extra little man can make your house quite loud and uber fun! <3 LOVE your blog header... PERFECT for the life of a mom of boys! :)

  18. I love the Shrek video!! Enjoy the rest of the party.

  19. laughing is a great thing to do life should be fun!

  20. I'm chair dancing to that song now lol. LOVE YA and just like you I'm hopelessly addicted to The Mouse too :)
    P.S. True Blood announced that they are having new season start on June 26!!!

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  22. Popping over from the UBP, I'm now following your blog =) I have 4 boys as well (plus 2 girls). Hope you'll stop by and check out my blog when you get a chance!


  23. hey gals! I'm enjoying partying with you all! This is my 2nd UBP, and I'm lovin' it!

    Feel free to check out my blog and giveaway-a cool health & wellness package that I think you will LOVE! http://addaspoonfulofsugar.com

    Cheers! xo

  24. stopping by from UBP + following you too!enjoying this party so far ;)
    jared's little corner

  25. Hi, having fun blog hopping with UBP11... I'm a mom of 3 girls. You're the 2nd blog I've seen with Shrek Karaoke music, lol- thanks for the entertainment. hehe I'm following your blog. :)

  26. Wow, 4 boys? My friend from HS has 4 boys, too! I love DW but have only been there 2x and it's been 7yrs since we were there last. Now THAT is torture. My 11yo has ADD as well as my 18yo. Fun to connect thru the #ubp11


  27. Nice to meet you! Disney World does rock! We just went a few weeks ago, my son won our family a trip. I have 2 kiddos, I'm a homeschooling mom, a pro athlete that hates to workout LOL.. I also write a fitness blog, but I LOVE fried fatty foods. You can read more about us in my party post.
    Hope you visit!

  28. Awesome to meet you! Here from MomDot and UBP11. Going to follow you right now!

  29. Can't thank you ladies enough for stopping by to visit me! Glad to see some that I know and many that I don't. What a great chance this has been to meet tons of great ladies. I have visited all of your blogs and look forward to reading more from you soon!

  30. Hopping over from UBP11 and Momdot to say hello! Hello! :) Love that Shrek video, so fun! Have a great weekend.

  31. Of course, your blog name caught my eye. I have five boys, so I'm drawn to other MOBs.
    Visiting from the UBP11.

  32. How do you get the blog gadgets for Facebook, etc

    Love yor blog...I have4 little grandsons....How I love BOYS
    so happy to find your blog...what a fun party
    Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...no jumping through hoops.


  33. Hi Teresa, the blog gadgets box in the upper right sidebar is a custom coded box. I think it was originally designed for wordpress, but I tweaked it until it worked in some capacity here. I googled to find it.

    The sharing is caring gadget after each post is a code I had to install into the template and I found the code for blogger through Google for that too.

  34. I'm one of your newest GF (Eliza) and had to stop in from the party to say hi. I have never actually been to Disney World but when we lived by CA we use to visit Disney Land all the time. Totally miss it now. I have four kids too, two of each.

  35. Hi Kathleen,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment. Thanks for the follow as well. Your blog looks like so much fun! I have really enjoyed reading about you and your family. 4 boys, of man, you are one busy Momma! The Blog Party is so great! I love getting the chance to meet new people/friends. Thanks again for stopping by. Have fun party hopping!

  36. I still don't know how you manage to speak in coherent sentences with four boys. I have two, and I can barely function some days.

  37. Thanks so much for finding me at Mom Always Finds Out - now following here. I'm a mom to 3 boys and will soon have the 4th one--I don't know how you manage! I'm getting scared for myself. :)


  38. I'm Here from the UBP11 adding you to my blog roll page.
    Thanks for a great prize! My Ultimate blog party post
    barb g. I liked you on facebook!

  39. I bet you are busy with 4 boys - I have one - a teen, and he still keep me hoppin' Hope you are enjoying the party!

  40. so glad to meet you I can imagine your life is fun and full I am now your new follower you can find me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  41. Hi! I found you from the UBP. I commend you on raising 4 boys. I used to tell myself I wanted 3 boys, then I had 2 girls and decided I must have been crazy!

    If you'd like to follow me back, check out http://mrsundomestic.blogspot.com

  42. I totally heard, "Were gonna party like it's 1999" the morning before the UBP started this year! When I was writing my post later that night that is exactly what popped in my head! haha! Too funny!

    Hope you are having fun at this year's UBP 2011! I know I am!

  43. Now I have Prince stuck in my head!

    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
    Hope you’ll visit my party: http://momandmore.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party-welcome-to-mom-and-more.html

  44. Ha! Kathleen, you crack me up!! And, your comment on my UBP post made me laugh too (the one about "glad to meet someone with more kids than me!")!

    You seem like a hoot! Only 3 of my 5 are boys...but with a 9 year girl (and my brute-ish 3 year old girl) I'm totally thinking that boys are so much easier! Girl drama is so...so...so dumb!!

    Have fun partying!

  45. Hi, I have many things in common with you, however my 4 boys are older then yours. I'm glad you joined the UBP11 party. I plan to follow you. I like what I have read so far about you.

  46. You know, I didn't know you had only been around for about a year. I thought you were a long timer. You rock!

    And since you found Words With Friends, tell me your username so we can play!

  47. Swinging in to say hello from the UBP and a new GFC follower.
    It's been a whirlwind, it's amazing to see how many blogs there are out there and how many people you have something in common with :)
    Your header is adorable and my pirate-loving little man would love it :)
    Feel free to swing by my UBP for an Amazon giveaway (worldwide) or if dresses are your thing, the Shabby Apple Giveaway (RV $92) (US only) is pretty awesome!

  48. Love the video : )
    Nice to meet you! Hope you'll stop by Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's.

  49. Since I'm trolling your space. I might as well follow you :)

    New follower here.

    Thanks for sharing about you and your beautiful family.

  50. I thought living with 2 boys was hard....I can't imagine 4. You are SUPER MOM!!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome story and I am glad to be a new follower!


  51. Thanks for visiting my blog on this UBP 2011 party! I love to meet new blogs! Sorry I missed you at DisneySMMoms!!

  52. New follower via UBP. Hoep you will follow me too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/2011/04/day-298-ultimate-blog-party.html

  53. Love your blog! I'm hoping you'll stop by and visit my blog. I'm new to blogging and UBP. I LOVE it! When I reach 100 followers, I will be giving 1 Lavender Essential Oil to 1 lucky winner.


  54. Kathleen! I'm so glad that you stopped by our UBP because of course I wanted to be sure to come by over here. It's so good to get to know you and your boys a tiny bit more (and I followed a few of your links and got to know you even better).

    Enjoy the rest of the party!

  55. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you! I am a new follower : )
    I have two blogs, and I'd love for you to stop by when you get a minute. Thanks!

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

  56. Hey! just stoppin by for the blog party. LOVE your blog and are proud to say we are your newest followers and {blog} friends. We'd love for you to come check out our new blog and be our newest follower and {blog} friend as well..much love
    mitchandroz.blogspot.com (family blog)

  57. New Follower from UBP11...Stop by and check out my blog if you have a minute.


  58. Wow 4 boys! You're hair looks great LOL. Stopping by from MomDot and UBP, and a new follower. Feel free to stop by adn visit if you'd like!

  59. you are waaaaaaaaay too cute! And I'm not hot, you are!



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