Friday, April 1, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

We were asked to talk a little bit about ourselves during this event. Here is what I said:
I am the owner of 3 blogs--my personal blog, this one, and my giveaway listings blog!  Thus the name, A GAL NEEDS... at least 2 blogs!  I never would have guessed 3 years ago that I would even be a blogger at all.  So it is quite the surprise to me that I have 3 of them. 

I'm a Mom of a 22 year old son, who is in the thick of graduating from college and heading for grad school, pretty much on his own.  It's nice, though, that he lives in the same town as us and I can see him quite frequently!  He is an MMA competitor on the side and has been doing well in that arena.  I saw him fight one time and I think that will be the only time I go.  It's quite nerve-racking!

I also have a 14 year old son, still at home and finishing up his middle school career.  He is really big for a 14 year old.  He's at 6'0 right now, with huge bones and a huge frame.  I don't even know how to feed him sometimes.  Fortunately my husband is a great cook so he helps in that area!

I am a certified special ed teacher and work in a support role at a remedial high school in a self-contained classroom. Luckily, I have experience with boys because it's an all-boy classroom.  It's never boring and when I get home, I see my other boys.  That's a lot of testosterone and so sometimes I love to get away and ride my bike on the local river trail or take my border collie on walks!

My husband is the greatest and we enjoy our lives and while he enjoys his 'War Craft' and other recreational online games, I love to blog in my spare time.  My spare time seems to be less and less these days, but I still make time for reviews, giveaways and the occasional snapshot of life.  I enjoy featuring noteworthy news or in other words, news that I feel is of interest to me and other women.  


Xenia said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Helena! I loved reading this post and getting to know a little more about you and all of the boys in your life... I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to go watch one of my kids as an MMA competitor, not to mention be able to feed a 6' 14-year-old either! :)

Have a great rest of the UPB!!

UpperBottom said...

Hi! I'm stopping in from the UBP. What a cute blog! I can't wait to explore : )

You can find me at I've been keeping a personal/humor blog since 2007.

Hope to see you on Twitter Monday night. I'm @UpperBottom (just look for the white dog art, that's me!)

Cheers and happy Saturday!

Brenda said...

Hi there, hopping over from UBP11! I am a new blogger, having a great time checking out all these awesome blogs. Can't wait to check out your site. I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog during the party and enter to win our giveaway!

The Diaper Diaries said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love the name of yours. Hilarious!

Mimi N said...

WOW 3 blogs? I had 2 for a year and recently combined them to make life easier. We'll see how that really goes. =) My oldest is going to be 20 this year. Where does the time go? Your son is huge compared to my almost 12 yr old who isn't even 5' and weighs about 65lbs! LOL

So fun that you and your hubby both enjoy being online...for different reasons. =)

~Mimi #115

Robin said...

Hi Helena...Wow you really are surrounded by testosterone...My hubs is surrounded by estrogen with the 3 of us gals...You really do have a busy too...thats why Im hardly on anymore...sometimes I remember to post a new art piece..but I am going to try to do a 365 just to really absorb this first year of my next life..hahahah..Ill be seeing you around blogland..!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I have 3 boys and a husband. I can relate!

Stopping in from UBP! Please come and visit my post too! We have a big $208 Giveaway. Love for you to enter and to get to know our blog!

The Chief Blonde
Still Blonde after all these YEARS

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

So nice to meet you, and visit your lovely blog! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great to meet you

Loving this party. I have am trying to read as many blogs as I can. I have already found some jewels.
I would love to read every single one...Everyone has a story.
Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...

Hello Jessica Lynn said...


I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

Have a very blessed day!! :0)

Anonymous said...

Stopping by from UBP11. You have a cute blog here, can't wait to read more. I am your newest follower. Hope you will stop by. :)