We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1999 – #UBP11 In the House!

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. 🙂


  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. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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 🙂

  8. following 🙂
    i'd love to be a surrogate some day. how did you get started with that process?

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

  10. 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

  11. 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! 🙂

  12. 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! 🙂

  13. 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!!!

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. Since I'm trolling your space. I might as well follow you 🙂

    New follower here.

    Thanks for sharing about you and your beautiful family.

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

  31. 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!

  32. Stopping by to say ‘Hi’ from my 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2011 link-up! What a great blog you have and I will be following! Stop by and say ‘Hi’ back! I have blog parties on Tuesday and Wednesday’s that may interest you. Tuesday is Tutorial & Thrifty Treasures Tuesday. Wednesday is What’s Cookin’ Wednesday. I am also looking for guest posts on home décor and crafts if you are interested.

    Extreme Personal Measures

  33. 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)

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