#Community Party This Friday


It’s that time again! This Friday at 9 PM EST, we will be celebrating our blogging family with another fantastic and fun #Community sitewarming! You support us every week, so now it’s time for us to give back a little support, in return. This time, we are getting to know five of our fellow bloggers a little better and have another hour of great conversation with friends.

Take a little time to visit the sites of our featured bloggers and get to know them a little better! Follow them on Twitter, then be sure to come back here to enter to win the fabulous prizes they have donated. Then join us on Friday night at 9PM EST on Twitter, using the #Community hashtag. The hostess for the evening will be @slpowell, so be sure to follow and watch her for prizes and conversation starters.
Meet the Bloggers:
Kelly Whalen is the blogger behind The Centsible Life,where she helps you makes ¢ents out of family life. When she is not writing for other blogs (such as Consumerism Commentary and Wisebread) trying to keep up with her 4 kids, or drinking coffee, you will find her on Twitter as @centsiblelife. Kelly has appeared in print (Women’s Day, Kiplinger’s magazine), online (The Consumerist, MSN Money Blog), and on TV (Today Show and the 10! Show). For more from Kelly subscribe to her blog .

PRIZE: $25 Amazon Gift Card

Leticia is the founder of Tech Savvy Mama, a site that assists parents in finding the best technology products, websites, and resources for children of all ages. Tech Savvy Mama was started because of Leticia’s personal experience of bringing a computer into her home for their now 6 year old daughter. With a background in teaching and a career as a technology specialist who spent years selecting software and online resources for one of the top 15 largest school systems in the country, she figured that if she had concerns about issues like computers vs. free play, finding the best educational sites and software, and internet safety for children, that other parents did too. Leticia uses her knowledge to evaluate the many different kinds of technology that come through her door and loves sharing honest feedback to make recommendations to her readers. Leticia splits her day between the classroom and being a mom and her nights between blogging at her own site, writing for LeapFrog, consulting for PBS Teachers, and Tweeting. Frequently asked how she does it all, she replies that she doesn’t sleep much! Follow her on Twitter at @techsavvymama

PRIZE: Honestech FotoBox Plus

Special Mom Talk was created by two moms who have children with special needs. They were looking for a website that provided advice, personal experience stories, and inspiration, with a community of parents that they could turn to. They came together and created Special Mom Talk to be an online magazine with articles, forums, and chat capabilities. The articles at Special Mom Talk are authored by both parents and professionals, and range from humor and inspiration to informative and educational. Follow the latest from Special Mom Talk on Twitter. (@SpecialMomTalk) Amanda (@AWelbaum) is a mom to one child, a son with global delays and apraxia of speech. Amanda blogs at http://mandimindingmoney.com . Jen (@frelle) is a mom to four children, three girls and a boy. Her oldest daughter has diagnoses of Aspergers, Developmental Dyspraxia, and anunspecified seizure disorder. She blogs at http://pursuingharmony.blogspot.com

PRIZES – SurfSweets.com t-shirt/variety pack
-Copy of the book, “The Elephant in the Playroom”
– PressDough cookie decorating kit

I am Cindy Schultz aka MomMaven and my blog is TheMomMaven.com I am a homeschooling mom of 2 awesome teenage boys. I’ve a self-employed music and drama teacher for the last 15 years. I teach private and small group piano, clarinet, flute, recorder and voice lessons as well as direct a homeschool musical theatre group. I have been blogging since the summer of 2008.The MomMaven came about after learning more about blogging and as a way for me to share parenting tips, homeschooling information, product reviews, giveaways and weekly Walt Disney World vacation planning tips with my readers. I have visited Walt Disney World over 100 times and I love to share my experiences with others. Recently I have started working with other Florida attractions and soon I will have more information on Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Studios Florida to name a few. I am excited about the addition of these venues to my blog. Follow her on Twitter at @MomMaven

PRIZES – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms – book
Pampers Travel Diaper Clutch
The Unexpected Gift – novel
Vive Sana Solar to Polar Baby Sunscreen SPF 42
Chicken Soup for the Soul:Tough Times Tough People – book

Jessica Rosenberg is a very busy Silicon Valley writer, mama to two delightful little girls, a two and a four year old. When she isn’t busy writing, cooking, doing laundry, and taking care of her little family she can be found on the Internet, Twittering, blogging, and reading blogs. What free time is left over (if any) she likes to spend reading, knitting, or watching TV. But she’s writing a novel, so there’s really precious little time left over for any of that! Follow her journey to publication here: http://www.facebook.com/JessicaRosenbergFP
Jessica blogs daily at It’s my life… and posts many product reviews and giveaways at The Lemonade Stand. She’s also a contributing writer at many other blogs and sites. Follow her on Twitter at @kikarose.

PRIZE: $25 Amazon Gift Card

To Enter to Win Any and All Prizes:
1. Visit one of the sites listed above and leave a comment here
2. Subscribe to one of the sites and leave a comment here
3. Follow one of the guests of honor on Twitter and leave a comment here
4. Tweet with the #Community hashtag any time Friday night up until the conclusion of the party at 10 p.m. EST
5. RSVP

Enter as often as you like – feel free to visit every site and subscribe then enter! One win per event, please.

Written by: Amy

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#Community Party Friday

This Friday is our long anticipated second Community Sitewarming on Twitter. In order to give back to those bloggers who are so supportive of the Sitewarming community, once every month to six weeks I will choose several blogs to highlight in a free for everyone community event.

Please visit the following six blogs and join us…

Friday, October 16th from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. eastern on Twitter. Tweet with the hashtag #community and be sure to follow @slpowell, who will cover in the event that my flight returning from Blogworld Expo is delayed!

The Untrained Housewife:
About the Author – Angela England is a Renaissance Woman who is a professional writer, blogger, licensed massage therapist and CAPPA-trained labor support doula and childbirth educator. She lives in southeast Oklahoma with her husband and their three kids, with Baby Blessing #4 expected this May.

About the Site – The Untrained Housewife is a place to regather the lost knowledge. Mothers and grandmothers used to teach their children how to manage a home and the skill necessary to do so – something that seems to have skipped a generation. Or two. Join the community of contributors, or stop by the forum to as a question, check out a recipe or just say hi!

Twitter ID – @AngEngland

Hula Hooping Mom:
About the Author – Tara Hernandez is a mother to four children, married to a wonderful husband and lives in beautiful southern California! She is a very strong believer in superb customer service and the ultimate shopping experience. After all, it is the customer that makes the business. She loves to review and share her opinion with others. She is a huge Los Angeles Lakers fan and loves to cook in her spare time!

About the Site – Hula Hooping has the meaning that as parents we are always jumping through hoops to bring happiness to our family. We love to explore what life has to offer, it’s excitement, it’s ups and downs and most of all the life long memories it create! We also have our huge Holiday Gift Guide starting soon!

Twitter ID – @Hula_hoopin_mom

Modern Mami:
About the Author – Melanie Edwards is originally from Puerto Rico and has lived in Florida since she was 8 years old. She works in the e-learning industry by day and in social media by night. Melanie lives with her husband of 6 years and 3 year old daughter, who is being raised bi-lingual and bi-cultural.

About the Site – ModernMami™.com is a parenting blog written and developed by a Latina working mother. In addition to providing content on parenting, preschoolers, and motherhood, ModernMami.com also focuses on handling the specialized concerns working mothers have in attempting to achieve a work-life balance.

Twitter ID – @modernmami

Teachmama:
About the Author – Amy Mascott is a former high school English teacher, current Reading Specialist, tutor for students K-12 in the evenings when her elementary school assistant-principal husband is home not to mention a mother of 3 incredible, funny, smart, and totally awesome kiddos, each 20 mos apart; a lover of sushi, Yuengling, and pilates; a traveler, a (try-to-be) cook, a reader, a runner, and a mini-van driver; a grammar nut, an early-morning walker, a coffee drinker; a person who– for the last 5 years–falls asleep the minute a movie begins and still cannot believe she’s a mother, in her 30’s, living in the suburbs of DC. (and she’s also an incredible blogger – editor’s note)

About the Site – The goal of teachmama.com is to empower parents by providing them with simple tools and resources they can use to be the best teachers they can be for their children.
After a few of my friends–who do not have backgrounds in education–asked me repeatedly for ideas and worthwhile activities that they could do with their children to help them learn a little while they played, the idea hit me. I gave them some of the things that I was doing with my kiddos and the children I tutored, and finally I began to share it online. I never imagined I’d be a blogger, but it did force me into learning resourcefulmommy speak (seriously!!) and into helping some pals at the same time.

Twitter ID – @teachmama

Musings From Me:
About the Author: Jill is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day! Mom of a kid, a preteen, and a teen…living to write about it. When not posting at http://www.musingsfromme.com/, she writes about preteens here: http://www.typeamom.net/mom-stages/preteens.html and about raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen in the D.C. area here: http://www.dcmetromoms.com/jill/. She loves sharing products/events that she loves with my readers.

About the Site: My site is a place for me to vent, complain, praise, extol, muse, ponder any and everything that interests me. My site traffic is increasing, but a sitewarming would give me some much-needed recognition. I know I have something to say, but the problem for me is getting the word out about my site.

Twitter ID: @musingsfromme


About the Author: Laurie is a stay-at-home mom, with two beautiful kiddos. She was born in Texas, but now resides in Colorado. She has an amazing husband who she is looking forward to growing old with.
About the Site: I am a random blog that loves a good review and giveaway. I also love to connect with other moms that are as clueless as me! 🙂 I love introducing moms to great products for themselves and their family.
Twitter ID: @clueless_mama
Contest: To enter the #Community Sitewarming contest, please visit any one of these sites and do any or all of the following…

1. Comment on a blog post

2. Subscribe to their blog feed

3. Follow them on Twitter

BONUS:
1. Tweet about this event!

2. RSVP below with Mr. Linky

Every time you enter (with three ways to enter and six sites plus two bonuses you have twenty chances!) please leave a comment on this post telling me what you did to enter. Winners will be announced at Friday’s party. Good luck!

Prizes donated by the bloggers:
– 2 books from the Type-A Mom Conference swag bags
– 2 of ebooks by Angela England, winner’s choice
– $10 Target gift card
– one year of Itty Bitty Bookworm’s Bo curriculum on CD
– one year of Bailey curriculum on CD
– a $10 gift card
– a Wii Game
……and more!

RSVP here:

Written by: Amy

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