Ultimate Blog Party 2009 Week of Fun!

by Susan

Check this out… Chris Mann, Leslie Mills and Diane Birch are going to be partying with us during our Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009(We told ya’ this year our Ultimate Blog Party was going to be bigger than ever. We weren’t kidding. LOL)

We’ve hooked up with Barbara Jones from One2One Network to throw some unbelievably cool “In Real Life” parties that we will LIVE STREAM at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/5-minutes-for-mom during the Ultimate Blog Party week of fun.

UBP In Real Life

So while you’re all blog hopping through the Mr. Linky list in the Ultimate Blog Party post, you can join in to some more “In Real Life” party action.

Here’s the plan…

Friday, March 20

UBP Sitewarming Party — Twitter/Facebook

Friday at 9 p.m. EST on Twitter

SiteWarming Parties are run by Resourceful Mommy. Make sure you join the SiteWarming Parties Facebook Group.

Also Friday, March 20

tweetup_stickerOrlando Tweet Up

6:30 pm Eastern – Location given to those who already registered.

(Correction – the Tweetup is on Friday, not Saturday as we previously published.)

Since this is a dinner party at the Olive Garden, we had to reserve a fixed number of seats — and almost all spots have now been taken. DM us to see if you can get in.

Sponsored by Olive Garden

Sunday, March 22

Chris MannUBP “In Real Life” Party – Los Angeles

Featuring a performance by Chris Mann at 6 pm PST/ 9 pm EST

“Real Life” Hostesses: Heather from The Spohrs Are Multiplying and VDog from VDog and Little Man.

Chris performed at Blissdom and the Mom 2.0 Summit and we all fell in love! You will too.

Live Streamed via UStream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/5-minutes-for-mom. You can even live chat with us during the UStream! Send us questions or comments for Chris Mann and the women who are attending the “In Real Life” Party during the party.

Get a taste of Chris’ music at his site http://chrismannmusic.com.

Monday, March 23

Leslie Mills
UBP “In Real Life” Party – Nashville

Featuring a performance by Leslie Mills of Yanni Voices at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST

“Real Life” Hostesses: Malia from Live.Laugh.Love. and Alli from Mrs. Fussypants.

Live Streamed via UStream here at 5 Minutes for Mom. Don’t forget to join us during the live stream where you can chat with us and Leslie Mills!

You can hear Leslie at http://www.yanni.com/Voices/Leslie/.

Tuesday, March 24

Mom It Forward
Girls Night Out on Twitter (#GNO)
Starts at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST

Date: Tuesday, March 24
Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. EDT (8CDT, 7 MDT, 6 PDT)
HashTag: #gno
Hosts: @jyl_momIF, @Carissa_MomIF, @momitforward
Co-Panelists: @5minutesformom, @susancarraretto, @eMom, @makeandtakes
Topic: Blogging—Tips, Techniques, and the Perks!

Girls Night Out (#GNO) is run by Mom It Forward. Find out how it works here.

“GNO is open-house style. Stay for 5 minutes or an hour, or kick your heels up and stay all night. Join us when it begins, leave to put your kids to bed, and come back later. We’re that flexible!”

How To Join GNO Party

  1. If you have not signed up yet, go to Twitter and get an account.
  2. Every Monday and Tuesday, you can RSVP on Mr. Linky: Here at MomItForward.com
    To use Mr. Linky, make sure to enter your Twitter username in the first box (e.g., jyl_MomIF). In the second box, enter your Twitter URL (http://twitter.com/profilenamegoeshere). Note: Do not enter your blog URL in this box.
  3. Right before heading to the Twitter festivities, click on everyone on the Mr. Linky list to follow them.

Jyl from MommyGossip and Carissa from GoodNCrazy are your GNO co-hostesses. If you have questions or want further information regarding Mom It Forward, please contact MomItForwardATgmailDOTcom.

Wednesday, March 25

Diane BirchUBP “In Real Life” Party – NYC

Featuring a performance by Diane Birch at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST

“Real Life” Hostesses: Barbara Jones from One2One Network.

Live Streamed via UStream here at 5 Minutes for Mom. Get your questions ready for Diane and the other bloggers attending the “In Real Life” Party and join us in a live chat during the party!

While you wait, check out Diane on her myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/dianebirch.

Where Do You Want To Party?

If you live near any of the physical locations where these “In Real Life” parties are happening and would like to attend, definitely let us know.

Spots at the three “In Real Life” parties and the Orlando Tweet up are filling up fast, if you want in, contact us right away and we’ll try to secure you a sought-after invite.

But everyone can party with these rockin’ stars as we live stream the parties via ustream.

We’ll keep you updated with more details so make sure you’ve subscribed to our RSS Feed and make sure you’re following on Twitter:

@5minutesformom, @susancarraretto, @janicecroze
@BarbaraJones, @IAmChrisMann, @Leslie_Mills
@alotofnothing, @jyl_MomIF, @Carissa_MomIF, @modernmami
@tothink, @ambermaduell

And make sure you Friend us on Facebook and Fan the 5 Minutes for Mom Facebook page.

On Facebook, you can find us at:

http://facebook.dj/5minutesformom/
http://profile.to/susancarraretto
http://profile.to/janicecroze

Join the PARTY NOW!!!



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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 brandy w March 17, 2009 at 8:31 pm

oh i wish i lived in that area, or even had a laptop to join. i can only be on the computer during the day, thanks to hubbys online work.
have fun everyone

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2 casual friday everyday March 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm

WOW, ROCK ON! I wish I lived near enough to any of the IRL’s… but I’ll still have fun partying virtually!

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3 christieo March 17, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Wow!! You are RIGHT!! This blog party has definitely grown by leaps and bounds this year!!! How awesome!!

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4 oh amanda March 18, 2009 at 8:22 am

So fun! Wish I was closer to one of them!!

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5 Mommy Niri March 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm

not close to any, but will stay online as long as kids stay in bed!

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6 Nifty Nique March 20, 2009 at 9:43 am

I’m here in Nashville, and would love to attend the In Real Life party!!!

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7 ~KIMBERLY H~ March 20, 2009 at 10:32 am

I’m close to Nashville too.

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8 Robin S. March 20, 2009 at 11:03 am

This is so much fun! I’m new to blogging but I’m so happy to get involved!

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9 Busy Mom March 20, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Going to the IRL, can’t wait!

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10 Marta March 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Excited to be here!

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11 lindy March 22, 2009 at 12:02 am

I love in Nashville (real close to it) and would love to be invited.

Thank you.

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12 Stacy March 22, 2009 at 1:57 am

This looks like fun! I want to enjoy the party on Sunday! Even though I can’t be there in person I can on my computer!!

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13 erin March 24, 2009 at 9:23 am

wish I lived near one of those places! Would LOVE to attend, but I will ROCK OUT here on my computer all week and join in all the fun that I can possibly squeeze in!

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