2011 Ultimate Blog Party: Welcome to Mom and More!

Hi!  If you are new to my blog, Welcome, if you are an everyday reader, Thanks!

About Me:

My name is Cher and I am a SAHM of two boys, Aidan (4) and Gavin (2.5) with a girl due in July.  We live in a western suburb of Chicago and I hope to never move again!  My kids are at the age where they fight a lot and drive me crazy, but they also love to cuddle and give kisses!  My wonderful husband works hard and goes to graduate school.

I started blogging in August 2008 because I was sick of repeating my coupon deals and other ways of making money to my friends and family.  So I started my blog and told them to read it to see ways to save money and make money.  Before I started my blog, I honestly thought they were dumb as I thought they were all online journals about personal problems.  Boy was I wrong!  Some of my favorite websites back then I soon realized were actually blogs!  So I started out on Google Blogger and within a few days I was up and running. So in the beginning I posted deals and coupons and survey sites I used, hence the name Mama’s Money Savers.  Then around August 2009 I started to really get into product reviews and giveaways.  Soon I was doing at least one everyday.  I have done reviews on so many different products and websites that I couldn’t even list them all if I tried!

Last month I decided on a whim to finally change my name to “Mom and More” since I am barely focused on coupons and deals and I wanted to have a name that I can grow with.  I picked the name kinda out of no where, but was thinking how I am a “Mom, daughter, sister, wife, friend, cousin and so on…”

I hope to share as much as I can with my blog.  I have definitely come a long way in the blogging world since I started and I have worked with so many amazing companies and made some great friends through blogging.  I am by no means an expert but I do like to try out new things hence my numerous design changes, blogspot to .com to wordpress site, and my other daily changes!

Have a blog and looking to make extra money?  Here is a post I did on sites I use to make extra money!


Okay so I am always looking to meet new bloggers and just communicate better with the bloggers I already read.  (I read tons of blogs but I am awful at commenting on them!)  I also love ‘chatting’ with my readers.

Well now there is a party going on from April 1st-8th, that is all about blogging, both for bloggers and readers.  What happens is all the bloggers sign up on a McKlinky showcasing a post introducing themselves and mentioning their social media links.  Oh did I forget to mention there will be prizes!  You can check out the prizes HERE. (I am giving away a $25 Amazon gift card over there!)

Both bloggers and non-bloggers just need to comment on the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party Post 2011.  Prizes will awarded by a random draw done by the 5 Minutes for Mom founders.  There will also be giveaways going on separately on many of the party blogs – including mine!

Here are my links:

Blog: http://momandmore.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mamasmoney

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mamasmoneysavers

Subscribe:  http://feeds.feedburner.com/mamasmoneysavers

So I hope you stick around and leave a comment here to say Hi!

Hopefully you’ll also check out all MY GIVEAWAYS that are listed on the top right of my blog at all times!

Don’t forget to keep on Blog Hopping at all the other great blogs participating in the Ultimate Blog Hop!  Grab a comfy chair, some chips and salsa, and get clicking!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Speak Your Mind



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  2. Can you believe I am just now coming by to say hello from the UBP11? Yup, I’ve gotten a little behind. 🙂

    It’s good to “meet” you as well. Love your blog and I’m going to see what you’re latest post is.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Thanks for visiting and following you back! Being a new mom, I just can’t party how I used to. 😉 Your boys are cute!

  4. Hey, thanks for stopping by The MamaZone during UBP11. Great to meet you!

  5. Thanks for visiting my site in UBP! Nice site; I will be following you :).

    Have a great week!

  6. visiting you back from UBP 2011! 🙂

  7. Hi Cher,

    thanks for the follow on UBP! Wow you have quite a following! I’m new to blogging and still trying to figure out how to get my voice out their. any ideas? how did you get so many follower? I’m impressed! way to go and keep it up! also congrats on your new baby girl!!

    I am your newest follower and am looking forward to checking back in.

    thanks, Danae

  8. Your boys both have gorgeous eyes!
    UBP11 was such a great way to meet a bunch more bloggers with amazing blogs, tonnes of fun! I’m looking forward to reading all your thoughts, mishaps and general rants, as we blogger do 😀
    Nice to meet you! Joe.


  9. Your boys are cute! Congrats on the girl-on-the-way! 🙂 New gfc & twitter follower (@syrana) and fb liker 😉

    Thanks for partying with me for UBP11 – finally getting the clean up done and finishing my thank you visits!

    ~Darcy @ Tales From the Nursery~

  10. Facing 50 says:

    Last but not least comment number 97!
    Thank you for visiting me from the party. I’ve signed up to join your millions of followers and look forward to seeing what you have here.
    Warm wishes

  11. Thanks for the follow. Thanks for following me. Cute blog and cute family. How awesome, a girl soon. God Bless you and your ever expanding family.

  12. Hi Cher! Thanks for stopping by The Little Birdie for UBP ’11! I’m following you now too! 🙂

  13. Hi Cher thanks for visiting my blog from UBP11. Its great getting meet so many different people all over the world! hope to see you again soon. xxx

  14. Hi Cher,
    Thank you for visiting my blog, Living Outside the Stacks, earlier this week. Congratulations on the new babe ~ little girls are soooo much fun and very different from little boys. Anyway, I’m following you on Twitter now as well (I’m @DaenelT).

  15. Cher,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week. I’m enjoying finding new blogs during this party. Looking forward to reading more from you now that I’m following.

  16. I know what you mean about the blog focus changing over time. The same happens with me. YOu grow and your blog grows. It’s fantastic.

    thanks for say hi during the UBP ’11.

  17. CaseyDeuce says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by from the UBP!

  18. Hi Cher! I love your blog already! Following you back from UBP11 and looking forward to reading more of your posts. Nice to *meet* you!

  19. Thx for visiting! Just followed you back from UBP. I’m sending you an email. Look for it. Enjoy the day.


  20. Hi, Stopping in from the UBP. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your kids are so cute. Congratulations and best wishes on your soon-to-be little one. I’ll be back!

  21. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower on Twitter and GFC.

  22. K Quinn says:

    Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Off to look around. It looks like you have a lot to offer.

  23. Stopping by and saying thank you for stopping by Bear Haven Mama’s Tales. I made sure to follow! Looking forward to reading more!!!

  24. Hi Cher

    Hopping by from UBP11. Congrats on your baby Princess who will soon be here 🙂 How wonderful. I pray you have a safe and quick delivery and your boys dote on their baby sister 🙂

    Off to enter a few of your giveaways now 🙂



  25. Thanks, for coming over to see me. Already following you too:) Have a great Weekend!

  26. I’M YOUR 3,000TH FOLLOWER!!! Sorry to yell, but it’s very exciting! 🙂

  27. Thank you for the comment love!!! Your website is fabulous!!!
    xo Marissa 🙂 🙂

  28. You have a beautiful family. Congratulations, on your soon to be little bundle of joy!
    Char @ The Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom

  29. Stopping by from the UBP & DoubleDutyDivas (late as usual). Thanks for visiting me. I already follow you on twitter, FB and RSS and enjoy reading your blog.

    Anne @ Upstate Ramblings

  30. Hi! Thank you for following my blog! I am returning the favor. Have a Sweet Week!

    A Mommy’s Sweet Blog Design
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    Review and Giveaway Blog Directory
    If you feature Reviews and Giveaways come add your blog here!

  31. Hi!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    You have a nice blog.

    Cute boys! Congratulations on your soon-to-be little girl!

    I like the name of your blog.

  32. Hi there! Thank you for following my Soul Kandie blog! I am returning the favor and following you! I am also excited to explore your blog! Love the Mickey ears on your little guy! I am a Chicago native that moved to Orlando 5 years ago, so the ears sit just right with me 🙂

  33. Hi there! Thanks for the comment on my post. 🙂 Your boys are just adorable!! Actually, I love to cook and it’s exciting when hubby isn’t home because I can prepare things he doesn’t normally eat. Imagine that, a finicky eater marries someone who loves to cook all sorts of gourmet cuisine. My curse!

  34. 2Commentaristas says:

    Thank you for stopping by Commentarista for UBP! Returning the favor- great blog! 🙂

  35. Eileen (Books R Us) says:

    Thanks for following books R Us. Have a great day


  36. Hi Cher.
    I’m passing through from my other site and the UBP to say hello.
    I loved reading this post.
    Have a great day!


  37. Well, I can’t not hop by one of my favorite girls ever! 🙂

  38. JamericanSpice says:

    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011! Thanks for visiting with me. I feel like a celeb stopped by 🙂

    Love your blog

    Enjoy the partying!

  39. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my first UBP, and I’m looking forward to finding new blogs to read! Congrats on your little girl!!

  40. Stopping by to say Hi! from UBP11. Thanks for visiting me also!

  41. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! You’ll love having a girl! They are so much fun to shop for! 😉

  42. Nice to meet you! Following you on facebook and twitter. Thanks for connecting with me over at my blog, Ordinary Inspirations. Please stay in touch!

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  43. Cristine says:

    I’m a Chicago blogger too.
    I love reading your site.
    Hope that you can stop by my post for UBP11 – I’m giving away a 1 night stay in a suite for a family of 4 at Hotel 71. Also, there’s a $25 gift card to Hoyt’s Chicago.
    Hope that you can stop by sometime.
    More 4 Mom’s Buck

  44. Hi Cher,

    Stopping by from UBH! Thank you so much for the follow today and I am now your newest follower. I love you blog. It is filled with so much great information. I am looking forward to looking around. Thank you again for stopping by and have a wonderful evening.

  45. Shari Lott says:

    Thanks so much for visiting me @ http://www.spearmintbaby.com/
    i’m now following on GFC and twitter!
    XO, shari

  46. Thanks for partyin’ by by blog at Mom Always Finds Out! I’m here to follow you back and hope to see you around again soon!
    Have a great night!

  47. Jessica says:


    It definitely sounds like you blog about a lot here…from coupons to other things…wow!!

    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 http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    And…Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    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)

  48. Thanks for visiting me, Its nice to meet you. Your boys are adorable! Love the Mickey ears….my son is a huge fan of Mickey!

  49. Lisa @ CT Coupon Chic says:

    Hi Cher – it’s great to meet you! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for the UBP2011 🙂 I am loving your blog too! I’m a new follower!
    ~ Lisa aka CT Coupon Chic

  50. silly eagle books says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! It’s nice to meet you. 🙂

  51. Adelina P says:

    Thanks for coming by Home Maid Simple!

  52. Willa @ Smart Mommy says:

    You have a good looking boys. Thanks for stopping by!

  53. Muthering Heights says:

    It’s very nice to meet you! Congratulations on the coming baby…you will love having a girl! 🙂

  54. thanks for partying with me!

  55. Thanks for stopping by, I’m your newest follower.

  56. Dana @ the Coupon Challenge says:

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party! Love the Mickey ears! Hope you have a great week!


  57. I’m partying over here with #ubp11. Seems that you will soon be incredibly busy!

  58. Ashley @ Mama of All Trades says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I’m signing up for your feed now. 🙂 I look forward to reading more from you!

  59. Shari Alligood says:

    Thank you for stopping by 1Grown2ToGo I’ve be a fan of your blog for a lil while now & I love it!! ~Shari (Following you email, twitter, and GFC)

  60. Terra Heck says:

    I’m already a follower. Just stopping by to say hi.

  61. Hello Cher! Thanks for visiting my blog. You made the very first comment in the “life” of my blog! You made my day 🙂 I wish for you the best and hope you have a very healthy and happy baby girl.

  62. Thank for coming by from UBP. I’m following you back!

  63. stacey dempsey says:

    stopping in following on twitter @roswello and facebook stacey dempsey

  64. Jenn @ Beautiful Calling says:

    Swinging in to say hello from the UBP. 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 🙂
    I too started on blogger and switched to WordPress last year. I think Mom and More is a wonderful name and very appropriate 🙂 Aren’t we all mom’s and so much more?!?!
    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!

  65. Kathleen B. says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog from the UBP. Your boys are adorable and congrats on the girl who is on her way. I was never lucky enough to get a girl, but am blessed with my four boys instead.


  66. I love the name Gavin and congratulations on your baby girl! They are all so precious! Nice to meet you!

  67. Hello!
    Thanks for stopping by Eighty MPH Mom – it’s nice to meet you!

  68. Thanks for stopping by My Camo Colored Life! I look forward to checking out more of your blog.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy as well!! I’ll bet you are excited and nervous about a girl after 2 boys! It’s great to “meet” you!

  69. Christine (LiveLaughLoveCj) says:


    So great to meet you. I love the idea of “Mom and More” perfect! We are all so much more than the most important name of all “Mom” we are a kalidescope of people, thoughts, ideas, passions and abilities. 🙂

    Thank you so much for stopping by my place at Live Laugh Love and Bloggings for the UBP11!

    WOOT – party on!

  70. Hope your having a great weekend. Stopping by to visit for UBP and I’m a follower too..
    Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  71. Mary Bearden says:

    Stopped by from Boost Your Buzz and I am now following you thru GFC. I am still kinda new to blogging with about 4 months so I still stumble some (like adding my twitter site, I put blog instead) but I am learning from those little mistakes. Stop by and say hello when you get a chance. Thanks.

    [email protected]://mmbearcupoftea.blogspot.com

  72. Heather says:

    Thanks for stopping by. Lovely blog you have here!

  73. Diana - Teacher Mom says:

    Hi Cher! Thanks so much for stopping by Toronto Teacher Mom and for joining in UBP11. Your sons are adorable and you must be so excited to meet your daughter. What great news! I’m so glad to have found your blog. Keep up the great work and enjoy the rest of the party!

  74. Xenia @ Thanks, Mail Carrier says:

    Hi Cher! Thanks so much for stopping by my party… I’m always looking for an excuse to head over here and see what you and the boys are up to. On that note, I can’t wait to see cute baby girl photos this summer! 🙂

    Happy UPB!

  75. Merry120 says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog for UBP! I’m following you on Twitter & FB now.

  76. Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews says:

    Hi Cher, I am in the Chicago area too, so it’s nice to meet another Chicagoan on the UBP11. I liked you on FB and followed you on Twitter. Enjoy!

  77. Thanks for visiting Mommy D’s Kitchen! New GFC follower 🙂

  78. Stopping by from UBP11! I already follow you on Twitter and GFC but I wanted to say hi.


  79. Hi! I’m stopping by from the UBP! I love meeting new bloggers….especially mom bloggers…so stop by and visit if you get the chance and see how I am creating a healthy home for my family! I’m your newest follower! I am also following you on Twitter and FB!

  80. Hi! Dropping by and following you through Google Reader (from the UBP) I have two boys and a girl, my girl is in the middle…and the kids are a little bit older! I love the way you have grown your blog…and can’t wait to read more about your sweet family!


  81. Hi Cher! I’m actually stopping by from our Blog Love Club group on BFPR but I’m also participating in the UBP11. We actually have quite a bit in common! I’m not sure exactly what suburb you are in but up until 3 years ago I was in Batavia. Small world! Looking forward to getting to know you a little better over the next month. 🙂

    Tamara @ Southern Yankee Mix and Swagtastic Mama

  82. Crystal says:

    Hi Cher,
    Thank you for stopping by Cinnamon Hollow and CONGRATULATIONS on your daughter due in July. You have a great blog and I can’t wait to check out all the deals you share!

  83. Momondealz says:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by Momondealz! I will definitely be visiting your site some more after the party!

  84. Your GFC widget isn’t working. Trying to follow for the $1000 giveaway. Thought you might want to know.

  85. Oh, your third is a GIRL??? I have three little boys and for a while, I dreamed about all the cute pink I’d get if we ever had a girl- though, now, we’re done and I’ve made peace with being an all-boy mama!

    Glad to have found you through the UBP!

  86. Hi Cher!
    I love how your blogging has evolved and that you accomplish so much with little ones. I had a July baby, what a blessing!

    Thanks for stopping by juliearduini.com.

    Party on!

  87. I’m all about a deal. I am going thru your older posts to see what I have been missing.

  88. What a great blog..

    so happy to find your blog…what a fun party
    Hope you will stop by…I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment…no jumping through hoops.


  89. Thanks for stopping by MK&K! I know what you mean, I’m addicted to trying new things too! 🙂 I’m your newest follower, great to “meet” you!

  90. Hi Cher!
    Thanks for coming to visit me at Tales from the Motherhood and Confessions of a Former Child Actress.

    A girl due in July! Congrats! My daughter was born in July! Girls are fun and they change their clothes a lot. Party on!

  91. I really like your new name and your new look! Mom and More covers so many things about being a mom! Already following, just wanted to stop by and say hello!

  92. Just stopped by from the UBP. I am new to this blogging stuff. Only being doing it for a month. Come to think of it… I do believe today is my 1 month birthday. Happy Birthday to me! LOL Anyway, feel free to check out my blog too if you want. I love networking like this and reading so many new interesting blogs and meeting the lovely ladies who write them! (That would be you!)I also would love to learn about how to do product reviews and other money making ideas. Never hurts to make a little extra cash.

  93. Nice to meet you and thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment!

    I follow you on Twitter 🙂 @shasherslife

    Shasher’s Life UBP11

  94. Anne Jensen says:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by : )
    Our kids are similar in age- I have 2 boys (4 and 2) and a girl (11 months)
    Hope you have a comfortable rest of your pregnancy!

  95. Heather @ Life as we know it... says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! Congrats on the little girl due in July! Our girls will be two this July! Hope you have a blast during the UBP 2011!

  96. Woot. I’m glad you joined the party. I see you’ve left lots of people comments. I hope they come and visit you too!

  97. Stopping in from the UBP to say hi, but you already know I love ya! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  98. Thanks for stopping by at my blog part post. Following with gfc. 🙂

  99. Bitterroot Mama says:

    Found you through the UBP! Your blog sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  100. AnnaBean says:

    Hi Cher, I just joined the ultimate blog party and am relatively new to the blogging world. Your site is great =) I’m following now, hope to hear back from you!

  101. Very nice. I am glad to “meet” you. Thank you for coming by my blog. Come back by anytime. I love comments and visits.

    I think it is exciting how much you have grown. Keep it up!

    Long Wait For Isabella

  102. Hi!!! Nice to meet you!! I am JUST NOW learning how to coupon and I can use all the help I can get! I’m still not at that extreme couponing phase where I can get $400 in groceries for $4, but maybe one day! Anyway, Thanks for stopping by my blog, I look forward to reading!!

  103. Hi Cher! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I already subscribe to Mom and More and I am so excited for your baby girl coming in July! Have a great weekend 🙂

  104. Hi Cher!

    I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying Hi! I am glad you did so I could find your blog!

  105. Hey Cher!
    So happy to party with you through UBP. This is my first time participating and this is AMAZING! So happy to find other spectacular moms.

  106. Hey there girlie –
    so lovely to have meet you in FL – happy hopping along on the UBP!

  107. So glad I found your blog! I love the name – we are more than just mom aren’t we? I am not good at using coupons to save money so I have a lot of reading of your blog to do! (and isn’t blogging the best? It is seriously my fav hobby of all time)

  108. Sam @TheKelleyEight says:

    I love chatting with my readers as well. I am not so great at couponing, but I am trying 🙂

  109. Hi! Stopping by on the UBP! It is nice to meet you 🙂 Thanks for stopping by TheMomMaven.