Let’s Party Together at the Ultimate Blog Party 2014 #UBP14

Ultimate Blog Party 2014
I have joined this exciting ultimate blog party many times over the past few years and I have always enjoyed getting to know other bloggers and finding new blogs to add to my list of blogs to follow.

The girls over at 5MinutesforMom.com are so awesome to put this event together every year and I truly appreciate their generous time and efforts to make this happen.

Welcome to Multi-Testing Mommy

My name is Amanda. I live in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and am a proud Canadian. I have two children; a 5 year old son and a newly turned 9 year old daughter. I absolutely love children and I ADORE babies, in fact one day I am considering becoming a Doula so that I can support pregnant and new Moms and HOLD LOTS OF BABIES! I am a former Kindergarten and music teacher. I taught until I had children and have been fortunate enough to stay home with them. My hobby of blogging has turned into my job and I feel so blessed to say that I absolutely LOVE what I do and I look forward to working every single day!

I love to talk about children, about raising children and about parenting. In fact, one of my most current blog posts explores the topic of what age can children begin walking to school alone? I enjoy talking with other parents and helping them to brainstorm ideas to help them with their current challenges. We all know that parenting is a super tough job, but the one thing we constantly need to remind ourselves of is that “this too shall pass” and “everything with children is a phase”. Those are my words to live by, they are what help me through those challenging moments as a parent.

My kids and I love to do crafts and our kitchen wall is covered in their beautiful artwork topped with a quote from Picaso “Every child is an artist”. Every Wednesday, I share a featured child friendly craft or activity along with a linky where other bloggers can link up their fun ideas for children!
Artsy Play Wednesday

I also blog over at Canadian Moms Cook with my co-author and friend Stacey from Did You Know Canada. We love to test out and share family friendly recipes.

My favourite recipe to date (that Stacey introduced me to) is for our No Knead Bread. It is the fastest, easiest and TASTIEST bread that I have ever made!
No Knead Bread

It is no secret that I adore babies and that is part of why I love my other job as Social Media and Community Manager for a great subscription box company for new and expectant Moms called MommiesFirst. I love helping pregnant and New Moms and enjoy engaging in meaningful conversations with the MommiesFirst community.
MommiesFirst Subscription Box

MommiesFirst is giving away a box during the Ultimate Blog Party!
Enter Here!



Another company that I love and do Social Media work for is Shea Butter Market.

Shea Butter
This company sells all natural Shea Butter products and they truly have a lovely story and are committed to helping women in Africa make a living. You can read my post about how their Shea Butter turned my feet from an ugly, dry sight for sore eyes to feet that I am proud of showing off.


Enter HERE to win a $50 Shea Butter Market Prize Pack


This month, I am co-hosting my most exciting giveaway to date:

Vitamix Blender

It is open to Canadians ONLY and unfortunately it is not open to Quebec (I’m sorry, I honestly am).
Thank you so much for stopping by Multi-Testing Mommy! While you’re here, feel free to enter some Canadian Friendly Giveaways and be sure to stop by my Recipe Page!

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13 Responses to Let’s Party Together at the Ultimate Blog Party 2014 #UBP14

  1. CKhan says:

    Wow! Talk about a busy Mom! Laying it out like this in a blog post allows us all to see how much you really do! And what I admire most about you is the time and passion that you put into ALL of your jobs! I also like reading your blog because it helps me make informed decisions about products and issues…because you’ve done all of the research first and I trust your advice.

  2. Cindy www.cindyandjana.com says:

    Hi Amanda,
    Jana and I are also Canadian and LOVE babies. We have the greatest job in the world because we get to hold them every day we go to work! Heading off to check out your Pinterest…

  3. Brandy says:

    I have a thing for babies too! They smell so good. Well, until they, you know. hehe!

    Glad to be partying with you chickee!

  4. ashley picco says:

    I love babies too, there is a new one in my hubby’s family (his cousin’s daughter) and 2 more of his cousins are due in the next 2 months…..I will get my fill! I love the UBP – have fun partying!

  5. Love to have fellow Canadians joining the party!

    My oldest girl Julia is also almost 9 years old. While I do love holding babies, I could NEVER be a doula. The stress of delivery is something I want to stay away from. LOL

  6. Clare Swindlehurst says:

    Hi Amanda – I’m here from the UBP and am looking forward to exploring your blog and getting to know you a little more. What a great plan to become a Doula, you get to see all the babies coming into the world and watching ladies become mamas!

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