Monday, May 12, 2008

Mommyfest 2008

Welcome to Mommyfest!

I am Danielle. Welcome to the New Mommy Rant. I started this blog because I am a golf widow. I needed something to fill the time when my husband (Peter) was at the course. He suggested blogging and it took off from there. Now, I am a full blown addict. What will you find here? Mainly you will read about my adventures as a new mother. You will also find lots and lots of pictures of my amazing daughter Eliza, book reviews, recipes, product reviews, and hopefully a lot of laughs.

More About Me

I am Jersey Girl born and raised- but I am dying to get out of the Garden State- hopefully to go somewhere much warmer. I graduated with a B.S in Special Education and have taught 4th grade, 3rd grade and Kindergarten. I am currently teaching my second year of Kindergarten. However, I am resigning at the end of the year because my commute is waaaaay too long and making this commute and taking care of my daughter is no longer plausible. I have no idea how I will earn money. I have basically no skills outside of teaching. If you have any suggestions lay them on me. I am the mom of a beautiful 8 month old girl named Eliza. I am vegan-well 98% of the time. I am married to a wonderful man named Peter.

All in all I am one craaazy momma. I am constantly doing stupid things and I am not afraid to talk about them to the world. I am very honest and will not hold anything back. If you don't believe me you can check out this post!

I am hosting a Munchkin Giveaway so don't forget to enter. It isn't too late!

Happy Partying. Thanks for stopping by NewMommyRant!


Pam said...

and boy am I glad you blog and share!

Jenn said...

I love your blog too , good job !

Marlene said...

Your MOther's day pict. was absolutely precious! I hope you had a wonderful First Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing your beautiful Mother's Day pict!

That Girl said...

hopped over from MommyFest but I've been here before -- I recognise the giant wineglass, I mean photo of you!

Nicole said...

Dangit Danielle. You're messing up my system. I was visiting MommyFest blogs a little at a time (in between kid-chaos) when your post showed up on my RSS feed (because I was already subscribed to your blog.) Now I need to go find you on the Mr. Linky list and mark you off! Troublemaker! :)

Was nice to read more about you.

Christy said...

I live in New Jersey too! Except I wasn't born or raised here.

Tipp said...

Hey D,

I know I am not a Mom, but thought I may could help. Also being a former teacher I realized I wanted to be ready to work from home when we had kids. I have been doing Medical Transcription training through a local Community College. Most of it is online and it is a breeze.

There are study at home systems, but I don't know how "real" they are. Maybe you could research?

Something to think about?

Patty said...

Cute blog. I'm a former elementary teacher. Looks like you are on the right path with blogging. I'm sure you could turn it into a nice at home business.
Nice to meet you. I am a new Mommyfest blog party guest :) I hope to see you by my blog sometime as well. I'm also a SAHM and have two young sons. Hope to talk sometime, it sounds like we have some things in common. I am also offering free advertising from my blog or a cash prize for anyone who links to or subscribes during MommyFest.

Take care,
Patty, host :)
Who created your logo? I'm looking for a new logo for one of my sites.

Donna at Blessed Nest said...

What a fun find! I have become a blog addict too...once you start, no looking back! Nice to meet you!! away all natural lip balm for the party!

Notes From My Nest said...

Just dropping in from Mommyfest! It's nice to meet you!

If you have time this week, check out the MOTHER'S DAY BLOG BASH GIVEAWAY going on at from Serena & Lily, Hand Picked Pumpkin, Modern June, Silly Jilly Bean, Pink Lemonade Bags, My Pink Zebra Boutique, Kenarie's and many more!

I'm also about to begin a new feature called "Coffee with..." that will put the spotlight on a new mom blogger each week. If you're interested in being featured, check it out!

Killlashandra said...

Nice to meet you. :)

If you ever end up Southwest, New Mexico isn't a bad place to visit at all. Of course I'm totally biased but it has worked for me and we always need teachers.

Have a great party!

Gina said...

Your blog looks great, I'll be back that's for sure! Hope you had a great Mother's Day! Have a great blog party!

Jenny said...

Wonderful blog you have here. I'm just stopping in from Mommyfest. I'm Jenny. Nice to meet you. :) I reside over at The So Called Me. I hope to see you over there sometime. I'd love to have you.

Happy Partying! <3

Heidi said...

Oh, I am a golf widow too, isn't this time of year the toughest. What's worse is that an old golf buddy just moved back to town. But good news is it leaves me more time to blog and read great ones like yours.

Angie said...

Dropping in from Mommy Fest. I have been through 160+ blogs so far in the blog party and still going. Hope you had a nice time at Mommy Fest. I look forward to reading more of your blog.