Party Under The Big Top #8

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I am beyond excited to be the new Ringmaster to co-host The Party Under the Big Top with Lysa from over at Welcome To My Circus. I have enjoyed being a regular participant in the link-up and was so thrilled that Lysa asked me to step up and co-host when the previous co-host stepped down. I was eager to say yes and jump right in. I’m hoping Lysa and I, together with all of you, can make this a fun spot to connect with other bloggers, have some fun and read some great posts. All while having a little friendly competition to see who will be the next featured acts with the most views. Also after you link up a post don’t forget to scroll down a little more and link up your Facebook page so we can all connect. Enough of my rambling, lets get on with the 8th Edition of the Party Under the Big Top!

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Huge Announcement... Party Under the Big Top Welcome to My Circus

We are WAY more excited than EVER that you stopped by the #BigTopBlogParty this week! You see, there have been a FEW rather HUGE changes that have occurred over the past week. The first HUGE change to inform you about is that Mary will no longer be a Ringmaster here on Party Under the Big Top. She will no longer be associated with this party in any way as well. She informed Lysa last week that she would not be co-hosting Party Under the Big Top anymore due to a few things going on in her personal life right now. We wish her the best and hope everything works out for her.

Not to worry though as the second HUGE change to tell you about is that Lysa has found the BEST Ringmaster/Co-Host replacement on EARTH! That’s right, she did because none other than Mike from over at the Sunshine Dad blog is the NEW Ringmaster! This is GREAT TERRIFIC news for ALL of you! Why you ask?!?! Because the posts he links-up are no longer counted in the blog post with the MOST views contest. YOU now have a shot at Featured Act in the Center Ring now that he won’t be hogging up the Spotlight anymore! LOL

Another pretty BIG change has to due with ‘The Featured Acts in the End Ring.’ The Ringmasters will no longer choose a blog post from the previous week’s link-up as their FAVORITE post. Instead, the Acts that have the SECOND and THIRD most viewed blog posts will NOW be in the TWO END RINGS instead! So promote the posts that you link-up each week as each click they get here at the party you’re that much closer at your turn in the spotlight! 😉

The last change is to the ‘Social Media Linky‘ but that won’t take place until next week so be looking out for that one okay?!?! And FINALLY, this week there are FIVE not THREE Featured Acts!’ What? Wait… FIVE?!?! Yep, that’s right, we said FIVE! Last week we ended with a 3-WAY TIE for the blog post with the MOST views! So, just like when there’s a 2-WAY TIE all THREE Acts will SHARE the ‘Center Ring‘ this week. Please stop by to congratulate all FIVE of them!

Well, that does it for the ‘HUGE Announcement and The Changes Coming Too‘ so that means… IT’S PARTY TIME!!!! For those of YOU who are visiting for the very FIRST time there’s a little bit about ‘The Party Under the Big Top‘ below …

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Here at the ‘Party Under the Big Top‘ it is a 3-Ring Circus each and every week with TWO linky parties and our THREE Featured Acts‘ in the spotlight. First, you’ll ‘meet‘ the Ringmasters (Co-Hosts), then in this order you will find: ‘The Featured Acts,’ ‘Blog Post Linky,’ ‘Rules for Feeding Circus Animals‘ the InLinkz widget to link-up your blog posts, ‘Social Media Linky,’ ‘Concession Stand Menu,’ and last the InLinkz widget to link-up your Social Media links.

You will find all of the rules and information you need in the ‘Rules About Feeding Circus Animals‘ and the ‘Concession Stand Menu‘ for both of the InLinkz link-ups! We will Tweet each post linked up to the party and will also Pin each post to the ‘Party Under the Big Top Board.’

Comments on the Ringmasters posts are always appreciated and welcome! Please spread the word about ‘Party Under the Big Top‘ and help to make it not only “The GREATEST Blog Party on the Internet,” but the BIGGEST one TOO?!? Tell your friends and share this post on social media… Like the circus clowns Easter Bunny says about ALL of the Easter Eggs in the back of his car… The more the merrier!

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A Little About Mike…

I consider myself to be a typical dude. I love football, I hunt, I fish, I do my own car repairs, I’m a member of Mad Cowford Improv group, if I need a handyman I go into the garage and get my tools, I do my own yard work, I carry a pocket knife, I love all things electronic, I believe the Bible is true, I’m a die-hard Florida Gator fan, I shave a couple of times a month, I cried during The Notebook, I build furniture out of old pallets… You know, all the typical guy stuff.

I also just so happen to be a stay at home dad of 4.

Nearly everyday of my life holds a new adventure, whether I’m ready for it or not.

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A Little About Lysa…

Ciao my name is Lysa, I’m a former Newspaper Reporter, a Book Author, Award Winning Poetry Writer, Mother of four, Wife, Nona (Grandma) of five with one on the way, Maid, Taxi Cab Driver, Cook, Nurse, and Referee just to name a few! I write about all of the silly, crazy, and it could only happen to me things that occur in my life. Which often have me claiming that my life is seriously like a CIRCUS… But, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Each week the Ringmasters will introduce you to the ‘FEATURED ACTS‘ in this 3-RING CIRCUS. The Acts that have the SECOND and THIRD blog posts with the MOST views are in the two END RINGS and in our ‘CENTER RING‘ is the Act with THE MOST blog post views. All THREEFeatured Acts‘ will be shared on both of the Ringmasters’ Social Media and will be used to help promote the #BigTopBlogParty the week they are being featured!

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‘What Do Stay At Home Moms Do All Day?’

The blog post with the THIRD most views last week was What Do Stay At Home Moms Do All Day?by Yanique from over at ‘Kiddie Matters.’ This week, Yanique finds herself back in one the End Rings as a Featured Act once again. This time she answers the age old question… What does a stay at home mom do all day? She assures us she isn’t laying around all day being fanned or being fed Bon-Bons. In her post, ‘What Do Stay At Home Moms Do All Day?‘ she outlines some of her seemingly never-ending duties around the house. Which I’m sure ALL stay at home parents can relate to. She leaves us with a FUN chart at the end outlining what one might expect to have to pay for all the services a stay at home mom provides. It’s rather enlightening and really helps to put things into perspective that’s for sure! Pop on over to ‘Kiddie Matters‘ now to read ‘What Do Stay At Home Moms Do All Day?‘ I think you’ll really enjoy Yanique’s post!

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‘36 Ways to Be the Fun Parent They Remember’ By Robin from The Golden Rule Kids Featured Act in the End Rings Party Under the Big Top

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‘36 Ways to Be the Fun Parent They Remember’

The blog post with the SECOND most views last week was 36 Ways to Be the Fun Parent They Rememberby Robin from over at ‘The Golden Rule Kids.’ In this post Robin gives parents a plethora of fantastic ideas to have FUN and be SILLY with your kiddos. It is easy to get stuck in the same routine with your kids day after day, so every once in awhile it’s refreshing to get some NEW ideas.

Head on over to ‘The Golden Rule Kids‘ now and check out ‘36 Ways to Be the Fun Parent They Remember.’ Robin has something for everyone, from running through the rain to making forts, and there is bound to be something that you can find over there to have fun with your kiddos today. But… Be warned, if you follow Robin’s advice you might just get called the ‘Fun Parent!’

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So, without further ado, we present to you NOT ONE, NOT TWO, BUT THREE Featured Acts‘ in the ‘Center Ring‘ this week…

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‘Just Get a Hamster Drunk’ By Gary from Skipah’s Realm Featured Act in the Center Ring Party Under the Big Top

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One of last week’s posts that TIED for the most views was, ‘Just Get a Hamster Drunk’ by Gary from over at ‘Skipah’s Realm!’ This week Gary tells us more about his daughter’s pet hamster, Hammy, who he thinks is a KGB Spy. Well in this post Hammy and Gary watch some good old NCAA Basketball together as they try to bond with one another.

As always, Gary had me cracking up laughing, especially when he proclaimed, “I’m either going to be the greatest hamster spy novelist in the history of the world or it could be why I’m single.” Be sure to pop on over to ‘Skipah’s Realm’ to read ‘Just Get a Hamster Drunk’ as Gary also shares a little more about his life as a divorced Dad as well.

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‘The Confusion That Is Blogging’  by Suzannah from Chronicles of a Lumpy Person

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‘The Confusion That Is Blogging’

One of last week’s posts that TIED for the most views was, ‘The Confusion That Is Blogging’ by Suzannah over at ‘Chronicles of a Lumpy Person!’ Suzannah tells us why she had to take a little break from blogging and the reflections she was able to make during that time. She also takes some time to review the different groups of people that read her blog and gives them clever names such as ‘The Privacy Mob.’ Suzannah also recaps a recent encounter at the hospital with a less-than-bright nurse and the Doctor’s witty response. Head on over to ‘Chronicles of a Lumpy Person’ to read ‘The Confusion That Is Blogging’ and see which of her reader categories you fall into! 😉

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‘Helping Your Child Stay Safe’ ByMike from Sunshine Dad Blog Featured Act in the End Ring Party Under the Big Top

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One of last week’s posts that TIED for the most views was, OF COURSE, ‘Helping Your Child Stay Safe’ by none other than Mike from over at the blog ‘Sunshine Dad!’ In this post Mike reminds us all of how incredibly important it is to not only talk to our kids about potentially DANGEROUS situations but to teach them and talk with them about WHAT it is that they SHOULD and MUST do in different situations to ensure their safety ALWAYS! But… he’s urging us to keep this information FRESH in our children’s minds by going over it with them again and again and OFTEN as well.

You won’t want to MISS this post so HURRY on over to his blog, ‘Sunshine Dad’ to refresh your minds as well with these IMPORTANT scenarios along with the ‘proper course of action‘ to take as he runs through them ALL in ‘Helping Your Child Stay Safe.’ You just NEVER know when your child might need to react to a harmful situation!

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If you were/are one of our Featured Acts, please grab the HTML for our Button and place it on your blog:

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NOTE: When you add your link to ‘Party Under the Big Top’ along with your email, it will be used to send you a weekly email only used as a way to send you an invitation to join us for the ‘Party Under the Big Top.’ Linking up also means you are confirming that you own the rights to the photo(s) you are using in your post(s) or that the photo(s) is/are in the creative commons/public domain. It also means that you give the ‘Sunshine Dad Blog’ and ‘Welcome to My Circus’ the right to share your blog posts, pictures, and URL links if they are chosen as one of the ‘Featured Acts’ on ‘Party Under the Big Top,’ or any other upcoming posts related to ‘Party Under the Big Top.’ Any content used will always be given proper credit and link backs will also be provided! Thank you! xx Mike and Lysa

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Now just don’t sit there in the Grandstands after you link-up the ‘Party Under the Big Top’ WANTS you to participate. Below you will find ALL of the rules and etiquette:

PLEASE DO NOT LINK AND RUN!

Any Topic and Any Niche Are Welcome to Link-Up.
Family Friendly Posts ONLY!
NO REVIEWS/GIVEAWAYS or OTHER LINKY PARTIES ALLOWED!
You may link-up THREE (3) blog posts per person/blog!
Enter the LINK to your blog post(s) and NOT your homepage!
We ask that you visit and leave a meaningful comment on, at least, THREE (3) blog posts before the party closes! Please use our unique hashtag when commenting, #BigTopBlogParty!
Please FOLLOW both of the Ringmasters on Social Media as well as their blogs’!


We ask that you place our party BUTTON above in the posts you link-up, add it to your party page, or link back in some way to our party.

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The Ringmasters will choose a different form of social media EACH WEEK to link-up to… Be sure to check back every TUESDAY to see which one they chose for the week!

The week of March 31st link-up your Facebook Fan Page!

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Grab some circus peanuts, popcorn, or some of the EASTER CANDY above, and a refreshing beverage while you are here at the CONCESSION STAND because it’s time for some more fun and to link-up your social media links… But first we have some ground rules for you to follow:

Mike and Lysa would LOVE it if you would please FOLLOW them on social media, if you haven’t already that is! 😉

Enter the URL to your Social Media Profile NOT your homepage or a blog post those will be deleted!

Be sure to follow, at least, THREE (3) of the other people linked up. If you’re already following everyone that’s linked up, please let us know by leaving a comment below.

Now it’s time to add your Social Media link for your:

FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

On Your MARKS, Get SET, GOOOOOOO LINK-UP!


We hope you had a great time here at ‘Party Under the Big Top!’ Share the word by telling ALL of your friends and sharing this post on social media to help us make this party BIG!!!! Don’t forget about what the Circus Clowns Easter Bunny says about all of the Easter Eggs in the back seat of his car… The more the merrier, especially when you ‘Party Under the Big Top,’ the #BigTopBlogParty! We hope to see you right here for the party next week as we bring you ACT NINE on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. EST!

We hope you have a FABULOUS week!

Until next time…

Mike and Lysa

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