Thursday, March 24, 2011

For Crying Out Loud, It's my SITS Day!

The Big Day has finally arrived! Today is my SITS day where I am featured at The Secret to Success is Support. This is a fabulous group of women (8,000+ members and counting!) who are dedicated to spreading blog comment love and support for building your best blog.



If you are new here, welcome! I’m so excited you are here.

A little background…

I started my blog because I thought, “Surely, I am not the only new mom out there who frequently thinks, ‘I don’t think I’m cut out for this mothering thing at all.’” Or, in my husband’s words, “This kid has taken YEARS off my life!”


You just don’t often hear about The Other Side of mothering – the loneliness of maternity leave and staying at home, the postpartum depression and anxiety issues, the life adjustment it really takes. I didn’t want to feel alone in it anymore. I wanted to have a good laugh about it all – laughter truly is the best medicine.

I also wanted to reclaim some of my creativity and love for writing - to follow my passion and have something of my own.

It has been fabulous.

A little about me – I love to laugh, and I often use self-deprecating humor to get you to like me. I am fiercely loyal, kind-hearted, and open-minded to a fault. However, I am also quick to state my opinion, tell you if I’m tired, or say, “I don’t care.” In other words, I’m pretty honest.

I am also quite proud that the two biggest words in my tag cloud (at the bottom of my page) are GRATITUDE and HUMOR. If this is what you are about, well I think you should stick around.

If you love to laugh and read great writing, then you’ll love me! So, follow, and I’ll follow back.

I highly recommend these posts (in addition to the ones listed on the SITS site):

Flash Fiction - Shock Value; Family Secrets

Memoir - Marriage on Colic; Making a Scene; In the Rain

Parenting Humor – No Thank You; Supermom? No. Sucker? Yes.; Murphy’s Law: An Illustration; Daddy Anxiety

Poetry – Where I Am From; Trying to be Small


Love to you all!

I would do this for you. I would. If I could. Just pretend. That is me. Love to you all.

90 comments:

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

Happy sits day.. YOur title is a hoot... I love the color... and the signature..
I will be back I am a new follower

Ratz said...

YAY... GO Kristy.

Nancy said...

So glad I found you...SO much fun to read. I'm your newest fan.

Lizzie said...

Hey from SITS :) Just going to check out the poetry, and then mooch around the rest of the site!

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Wow! Congrats on your day! I think that you definitely should celebrate with some Pinot . . . just sayin' . . .
:)
fondly,
~Annie @astonesthrowfrominsanity

S. Greiner said...

I started following you today!! I think we would be great friends :) happy to meet you online!

Chelsea said...

What a beautiful photo! And I love your word cloud. Happy SITS day!

Bonnie said...

Happy SITTS day! I'm looking forward to sitting down with a tea and reading more from your blog!

tinahead81 said...

Happy SITS Day!!!

Jen said...

I hope that you have the best SITS day EVER! Congrats. :)

Laura said...

Congrats on your special SITS day! Hope you enjoy all the comment love!

chele said...

Congrats on your SITS Day. So well deserved!

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

I do love you! And for a while, sooo glad you are featured today. Great job on your intro, if really exudes your vibrance. Congratulations!!

Eva Gallant said...

I read several of your posts, Kristy, and I hate to say it, but I think you have a new follower. (I hate to say it because I already follow too many blogs.) I like your humor and your attitude! Congrats on being the featured blogger.

Trish said...

Everyday I think, "I'm not cut out for this parenting thing." And yet, I have THREE children! All planned and wanted. I think moms are just crazy!

Kisha said...

YAY, happy SITS day!!! Enjoy your time in the spotlight...you deserve it!!

Losing Brownies said...

Happy SITS day!! I'm totally following you. I love some good humor. Motherhood really is a roller coaster ride and I love hearing the tales and trials of other moms!

Tammy said...

Happy SITS day girl! I love it when it's great bloggers I already know! I feel like they are featuring a good friend. Have fun today and enjoy the spotlight!

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

Happy SITS Day! I loved the airport story.... What a traumatic day for you... haha

April said...

Happy SITS day! I mostly read your humor posts-enjoyed them!

mangiabella said...

Kristy you're blog already has me laughing, happy SITS day to you sweet bella and with a 2 year old, a 1 year old, and another on the way, I certainly can relate to feeling like things are spinning out of control once in a while LOL

Living in Taradise said...

HAPPY SITS DAY! Love the blog!!! Enjoy your day, can't wait to look around!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Happy SITs Day, girlfriend!! Enjoy yourself!! =)

Amy Layne (@damyhealth) said...

Happy SITS day! I hope you enjoy your day! Thanks so much for doing that pretty dance for us all. I am use you have been practicing...lol
Looking forward to more of your posts!

Heather said...

yay!!!! Congrats on your SITS day!!!

KDC Events said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!!!! Congrats, love reading your post =)

Stephanie the PW said...

Happy SITS day! Fantastic blog, love your sense of humor, and most of all, appreciate the honesty! :D

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Happy SITS day! Congrats. I love your honest take on motherhood.

JD said...

Yay for you! Happy SITS day. You totally deserve it. Thanks for being a commenter on my blog, too. Enjoy a big lovely glass of Cab at wine o'clock today! :-)

More Than A Mom said...

Happy SITS day to you!! I'm not a wine gal myself but can totally appreciate how well it goes with Pampers (tee hee)

More Than A Mom @ morethana-mom.blogspot.com

(Florida) Girl said...

Happy SITS Day! How exciting.

Payal said...

heyy!! big congrats!! I am married and yet to have kids :) but i always wondered the same that really my world will be just about "pampers" and "will i not get Pampered ":/lol.. but am so glad to c ur blog now, I will follow ;)

antoinette marie said...

happy SITS day! great take on things!

Tiffany said...

Happy SITS Day to you!

Kristen said...

Happy SITS day..Sounds like an STD..oh well. Added you via GFC, looking forward to reading your blog! :)

Celeste said...

Hi Kristy and Happy SITS day! Love your blog name and love your witty writing style on being a mom. I can SO relate! I'm looking forward to keeping up with your posts!

CHEERS!
shallowOcity

Alicia said...

Can't wait to read through your blog, congrats!

Alicia @ Coffee Mugs and Sippy Cups

kristinsfourkids said...

Happy SITS day! Motherhood is a wonderful, stressful, crazy, beautiful thing, isn't it?

Amanda said...

Congratulations on SITS day! The birthday post was cute, too! I meant to comment on it the other day but got caught up with stinking work. :) Again, Happy SITS day!!

Denine Anderson-Regan said...

congrats on your SITS day. Motherhood is very tricky - more often than not, it's glossed over by our moms because they're on a secret mission to get grandchildren!

Shell said...

YAY for your SITS day! Hope you are having a fabulous day!

(lame comment, I know- but I already follow you LOL)

Jenn Erickson said...

Kristy, congratulations on your SITS day! It's always a treat to see someone you know, like, and already follow getting their day in the spotlight! Enjoy!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

omgyummy said...

I've been here before - you can't forget the combination of pampers and damn good pinot :-) Loved your post about the wasps. We had very nasty nests in our bushes that two different exterminators could not get rid of. And they kept attacking the gardener. I was afraid to let the dog in the front yard, let alone the kids.

Hope you are having a great day and will enjoy a great glass of wine tonight to celebrate. I'm a cab lover myself. But love a good pinot and a good zin.

Just Me said...

Congrats!

Leanne said...

I saw you on SITS (before you even alerted me to it) and I was so excited. You totally deserve the SITS honour. Yay for you!!! Woot woot ....

The Mommy Mambo said...

Yeah, I'm here! And following. Glad I found ya...OK I guess the SITStas found you. But I followed the pointing fingers.

:)

Jill said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!

Deidre said...

Happy SITS day.

I adored your dream day of watching movies and being a lady you lunches. Sounds pretty fab to me!

Missy@Wonder, Friend said...

Happy, happy SITS Day!!

Making It Work Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! I hope you are enjoying your Spring Break!!

The Lucky Wife @ The Saturday Evening Pot said...

Hope you're having an awesome SITS day! Just noticed that another big word in your cloud is "infant reflux." No wonder you've had some bad mommy moments... infant reflux is NOT easy. We are there, too, but hopefully coming out on the other side (7 months old and down to 1 dose of meds/day!).

A couple of recipes I think you might enjoy:
Peach and Sweet Tea Vodka-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Whiskey-Glazed Carrots
And... another similar one coming soon!!

Me said...

Happy SITS Day! You already know I am a follower. :0)

Cam - Bibs & Baubles said...

Yay! Happy SITS day to you! How cool. Loving the blog and I'm following you! Not in a creepy way.. but, you know. :) Woot woot!

Brenna @ Almost All The Truth said...

Happy SITS Day! You provided me some much needed laughs today. :)

Welcome to Adulthood said...

Happy SITS DAY! Can I tell you I love your blog design? It is really pretty!!!! I look forward to following you!

Madison said...

Congrats on your SITS day.

Did you ever wonder why the important things in life do not come with owner's manuals? Everything from computers to electric can openers have manuals. When it comes to important stuff like marriage and kids you just get pushed off into the deep end. No wonder there are all kinds of crazy out there.

I think you have a point about love, laughter and libations.

MarsupialMama said...

HA!!! "Years off my life"! Tell me a-freaking-bout it!! I get those "I'm not cut out for this" *a lot*. Great read, I'll have fun getting lost in your blog.

TV's Take said...

Congrats on this feature! Your blog is going places definitely!!!

Kristy said...

I'm overwhelmed with your wonderful comments! I will be spending the next few days at least trying to catch up on new followers and comments!!!!

Elle said...

Happy and Congrats to you and your SITS! I'm going to have to look into this to build my blog. My friends and I have 18 wonderful followers 4 of which are us and the other ones we've begged into it! : ) I love writing and laughing!! Two things that keep me going when things get tough...well, that and my husband and son! : ) Your blog is beautiful and I love the name!

Elle
http://LYLASandCo.com

Mothers' Hideaway said...

I love you! Definitely following you! Now I'm trying to find you on Twitter!!

Me 'N My Monkeys said...

Happy SITS Day and congrats! :)

Everyday Mama said...

Happy SITS Day! I've been following you for awhile and it's so nice to see you get featured and recognized. You always give me a smile!

vivi b. said...

HAPPY SITS DAY! Enjoy the day!

Gratitude and Humor! Good words to describe you and the tone of the blog =D


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Jess @ Our Side of Paradise said...

Excellent/adorable/funny/wonderful! :) I'm so happy to find another fun read!!!! Very relatable (most important!!!) Thanks for sharing girl! Enjoy all the blog looooove today!

-Jess

Sarah said...

Happy SITS day! Nice to know I am not the only one who thinks this parenting thing is no piece of cake.

Ericka @ Creative Liar said...

I'm drinking a glass in your honor lady! :)

gigi said...

Happy SITS day back to you. I hope you had a fab day! Thanks for visiting my place on Monday :)

Grams said...

Happy SITS day! I enjoyed your entry about letting your son sleep in your bed. My kids are grown now, but I was a sucker for letting them sleep in my bed when daddy was out of town. I mostly remember that they were very bony and I didn't sleep well.

Cook Clean Craft said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I can relate to your comments about the struggles of being a mother.

Anastasia said...

Congrats!

Shan said...

Mom's need support! Great to meet you via SITS. I appreciate your honesty and look forward to reading more of your posts. Have a great weekend! :)

Katie Gates said...

Hey Kristy, I'm a day late to the party, but having had my own last week, I know it goes much, much longer than 24 hours! Hope you're stocked up on the Pinot!

Jessica said...

New follower from SITS! Im a bit late...but its been a busy week so Im trying to catch up. Hope you will check my blog out as well.

http://spitupchronicles.blogspot.com

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Wooo hooo!!! Happy SITS day!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Nini said...

Dropping by from SITS! Love your blog and humor!

Jenn @ Coolest Family on the Block said...

Oh my goodness...I take one day off from the computer and I completely miss your feature day! Well, congratulations! How exciting :)

This is where I also realize that I never read your blog because I'm not subscribed by email...and I don't see a sign up box :(

I have really appreciated you stopping by and commenting on my blog ever since my SITS day back in December!
I hope you had an awesome feature day with lots of comments and new subscribers!

Amy said...

I LOVE the daddy anxiety post! That made me laugh so hard. The stories we could all tell over wine would send me into convulsions of laughter. Because honestly, my kid has shaved years off my life too. I SO get that;)

Debt Free Divas said...

I totally love the blog name. Happy SITS day. Have a glass in my honor :)

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

The fact that this is comment #80 makes me think it's working! Excellent to see :)

D. Rene said...

Congratulations on your SITS Day. I had one back in January and boy, oh boy was I in heaven! I like that you had two different posts here and there. One smart cookie!

highlyirritable said...

Hello! Congrats on having your day, and thank you for providing an explanation for the acronym. (My mind always goes right to the dirty place when trying to figure them out on my own...)

And I completely understand about the "years off your life thing." Everytime I get the flu, I start feeling like my time is finally up.

Beautiful set up, and lovely words to boot.

Annette said...

Congratulations Kristy! Your description of you and your blog are oh so perfect!

sapphireandrain said...

Congratulations on being featured! I didn't know about the SITS Girls until now...I'll definitely check out the site.

Your blog is fantastic, I'm so glad I came across it!

Keda said...

happy SITS day. Will have to check out what that means though...

eof737 said...

Congratulations and Happy SITS Day! Hope you had a blast and put your dancing shoes on... Love the colors of your blog.
Regards,
Elizabeth

Theresa said...

Happy Sits Day. Love ya!

Mommy Needs a Vacation said...

DUDE! I am so psyched for you!! I haven't visited ANY blogs the last few days and I just saw that you were the SITS FB! Congrats! Sorry I got over here so late!! Hope you had an awesome day in the spotlight!

blueviolet said...

I'm so happy for you on having your SITS day!!!

Pampers said...

SO much fun to read