Ultimate Blog Party 2014

Welcome friends new and old and thanks for stopping by today!!


My name is Wendy and this is my fourth year participating in the Ultimate Blog Party! I’m a full-time working mom located in “Middle of Nowhere,” Wisconsin and am in the process of re-vamping my blog – after four years of being focused mostly on my son, Mason, it’s time for a change and in the next few weeks, I’ll be rolling out “NorthernMom.com” which I’m pretty excited about πŸ™‚

Mason just turned four last month and being his mom is the most challenging and rewarding thing I’ve ever done. He’s into monster trucks, puppies, tractors, construction equipment, penguins, riding his bike, golf, and just recently learned the phrases “You hurt my feeeeelings!” (usually followed by “because you didn’t let me do xyz”) and “No, five more minutes!” which are both about as fun as they sound.


I’ve wanted to work with animals since I was a little kid and even though my junior high math teacher laughed at me and said that all girls go through an “I want to be a veterinarian” phase, that’s one thing that’s remained a constant in my life. Nearly 20 years after his naysaying, I’m happy to say that I love my job as a veterinary assistant, so so much for “phases” huh? I’m passionate about animals and we share our home with two retired racing greyhounds and a geriatric cat. I’m a “crazy dog person” and my beloved dog, Joe, basically holds “first born child” status in my eyes.


In my (basically non-existent) spare time, I like to read (check me out on GoodReads), geocache, research frugal living, walk 5ks (especially Color Run ones!) and pretend that I’m going to soon get in better shape, learn to cook, start clipping and actually remembering to USE coupons, and be a better housekeeper. This year, I’m trying to better my life through checking in through Weekly Wishes, grow my relationship with God, focus on a few goals for the year as well as take lots of pictures, and be a better Mom, Wife, Friend, and Blogger. Oh, and I want to survive sending my son off to 4 year old Kindergarten in the fall too! In other words, I like to have a lot of stuff on my plate!


How about you, is your plate full? Are you enjoying the party? Here, come get another piece of cake! Be sure to say hi and introduce yourself so I can stop by your site too! Or, let’s catch up on Twitter or Instagram. Social media is our friend! Have a great day and happy Blog Partying!

7 thoughts on “Ultimate Blog Party 2014

  1. Susie B. Homemaker

    Stopping by from the UBP14. πŸ™‚ My youngest is 4 also- she’s becoming very independent and wants everything when and how she wants it! lol That’s great that you grew up to work with animals. We’ve been talking about getting a dog now that our girls aren’t so little anymore and would be able to help out. I’m following you on Twitter and Instagram now. πŸ™‚

  2. Angela

    Hi! Stopping by from the #UBP14
    You sound like you’re a busy lady!! The picture of your son is so adorable!! Don’t you love it when they get old enough to be snarky?
    Our family geocahces too!! Its such a great thing to do with kids, we love it!
    It was nice to meet you! Look forward to reading more!

  3. christine

    Hey Wendy! Stopping by to return the favor. How neat that you are a veterinary assistant. I actually went to school for that years ago, but sadly, I just could never do blood draws so I got discouraged. I love animals but I’m not sure if I was meant to do that. Yay for #UBP14! New follower here. πŸ™‚

  4. Carmen

    Stopping by from the UBP! I think that’s great your revamping your blog and look forward to the new site. Good for you!

  5. Lisa @home is where the mouse is

    Hello! Stopping by from #UBP14! Yes, my plate is just as full! So nice to know I’m not the only one. Best of luck in the new phase of your blog. Thanks for stopping by and hope you’ll visit again as you plan your Disney trip.

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