Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy SITS day to me!

I'm excited to be the featured blogger on SITS today. Welcome everyone!

I came across SITS about a year ago when I was finding my feet as a blogger. My first thought was, dammit - I wish I'd thought of this! It is GENUIS. SITS (The Secret is in the Sauce) is an online community that brings bloggers together from all over the world and encourages support through commenting. And really, what blogger that doesn't like comments?

Which is why, if you haven't already, you should get over there - like, now. Go!

I've discovered many great blogs through SITS, and made a few friends too.





So yes, welcome!

A bit about this blog...

I started it when I was expecting my second son. Heavily pregnant, still carrying my first son on my hip, living in the middle of a half-renovated house thousands of miles away from my family in England, and with very good intentions of a natural birth, I needed an outlet for my desperate rantings deepest thoughts.

It's an honest take on the highs and lows of raising two small kids: the wonderful moments that bring happy tears to my eyes, and the ones that lead to me hiding in the laundry basket with a bottle of wine.

I talk about my experiences - sometimes in too much detail, but always from a real perspective, and always with a touch of humour. Because it's my belief that if you can't laugh at life, it's going to be a long, tough ride.

So, thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy - or identify, with what you read here.

Here are a few posts you might enjoy.

...and then I had kids

When did I become a sucker for tacky movie merchandise?

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Shelle said...

Happy SITS day to you! I hope you have an awesome day!

Em Static said...

Stopping by to say Happy SITS Day!

I can't imagine living so far from home and trying to raise kids. I mean, I'm doing the far from home part, but...

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Happy SITS day!

Jen R said...

Happy SITS day! I am now, where you were a year ago. Just starting out and wishing I'd thought of SITS first. Oh well, our genius moments are still to come.

Congratulations!

http://www.myinnerfoodzilla.blogspot.com

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! It's going to be a lot of fun! :-) Off to read your posts.

Brittany Ciara Sheets said...

Congrats on your SITS day! How exciting!! :) I can't imaging myself living away from home. I wish you the best of luck! :)

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Happy SITS day to you!!! Hugs girl! Your blog is great!

It's All Good said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Leiah said...

Happy SITS day! Enjoy your day ~ congrats to you.

Christine Macdonald said...

We have something in common; I packed up and moved thousands of miles from home and made a life for myself. I am from Hawaii and now live in California. Love your blog and posts.

Following.

{Not Quite} Susie said...

Happy SITS day, indeed! I'm off to read your suggested posts, but I had to say I love the way you look at life- you REALLY do need to be able to laugh about it!

~*Shananagins*~ said...

Love it! Happy SITS day, I enjoyed reading your blog...God bless, good luck and Happy blogging!

Jenn said...

Happy SITS day. I love your blog. Reading some of your posts I felt like you took my words right out of my mouth. I love your outlook on life & look forward to reading more! :)

Shuggilippo said...

Happy SITS Day!!

I absolutely love your writing style. I love the dry humor suffocating the truths of motherhood.

Can't wait to see more of what you've got say. :)

The Insatiable Host said...

Happy Sits Day!!!

I can't wait to read more!!!

Danon

www.insatiablehost.blogspot.com
www.pantypyramid.blogspot.com

Gamma Sharon said...

Wow, you learned that "Tough ride if you don't laugh at it" early... good for you.
Congrats on being the FB!!

Julia Writer said...

Congrats on being FB! Enjoy your day as Queen of SITS!

Melissa Papaj Photography said...

Hello from SITS! Congrats for you! I am so jealous! Enjoy your SITS day! :)

http://www.melissapapajphotography.blogspot.com

Aimee @ Ain't Yo Mama's Blog said...

Congrats on your SITS Day! I love your writing style. Looking forward to peeking around your site. =)

-Aimee

Minky said...

Happy SITS DAY! I'm loving it already. You've got a big old picture of coffee...which is imperative to my very survival as a relatively new mom. off to read!

Kayli said...

Happy SiTs Day! I love your blog name! Off to read some more. By the way I also fall prey to tacky movie merchandise when it comes to my daughter!

Kayli said...

Happy SiTs Day! I love your blog name! Off to read some more. By the way I also fall prey to tacky movie merchandise when it comes to my daughter!

gaelikaa said...

Hi! Congratulations on your SITS day. Hope you have a wonderful time. Your blog is lovely!

Paige said...

Happy SITS day to you! Hope you have a wonderful day.

SomeGirl said...

Your blog is the first for me to comment on as a new member of the SiTStahood... it's a lovely blog to start with! Congratulations on your SiTS Day!

Vanessa said...

Congrats on your Happy SITS day! Since I'm new to SITS, you happen to be the first SITS day featured blog I get to visit!
I can relate to your little profile in relation to having a little one, living in a "renovation house", and wondering what I'm supposed to be doing exactly, haha! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

Julie said...

I complain a lot about having my parents 4 states away and little help from them, its very impressive how far away you moved. Thanks for introducing us to your blog. :)

Julie
Just-Precious.com

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Maria @BOREDmommy said...

YAY!!! HAPPY SITS DAY SARAH!!! ENJOY YOUR DAY.

Kristen said...

Happy SITS day! Enjoy!

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C @Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Hello from Australia! Wishing you a Happy SITS Day! C :).

peach360 said...

Happy SITS day to you!
I am sooo happy to find you online ~ it feels good to be able to read someone's blog who shares the same feelings as I do about kids and being a mom...

Have a great week ahead of you! :)

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Happy SITS day!! I am scared about all the changes that will happen post-baby!

Shell said...

Oh, my, can I relate to your thinking before you had kids. Especially about the weekends. How I wish I'd really taken advantage of them!

Happy SITS day!

Kathy Sprinkle said...

Happy SITS day to you! Hope the day was as happy as you hoped... enjoying your blog a lot... popped over to leave a quick comment and I cant leave!! Guess I'll hve to follow now!

Thanks for making it so inviting over here!
Kathy over at Everyday Bliss
http://blisspot.blogspot.com/

Rachel Cotterill said...

So whereabouts do you live now..? Hope you enjoy your SITS day.

T-rexy said...

Happy SITS day! I really like your writing style and genuine tone, and I look forward to reading more!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Off to read your posts now! :)

Future Mama said...

What a great blog! I'm sure I can learn a lot from you, I'm about to have my first baby in June! Happy SITS day girl! I hope you enjoy it!!

Mary said...

Congrats on your SITS Feature Day!!

debi9kids said...

Happy SITSday!
Looking forward to reading about you a bit more :)

Chocolate Lover said...

Happy SITS Day!

Acting Balanced Mom said...

Happy SITS Day from someone who knows what its like to move away from friends an fam... only I left Canada for sunnier climes...

The Drama Mama said...

Sounds like you and I have a lot in common. I'm new to this whole things too, and looking forward to making new friends. Keep up the great work on the blog!!

RainSplats said...

Happy SITS - only have time to lurk tonight...but I really like what I've seen so far. So, I'm a follower now! Talk to ya soon :)

Melissa aka Equidae said...

happy SITS day hope you have a great day!

When did I become my Mom said...

Happy featured blogger day!

Lynda said...

Happy SITS day.. looking forward to reading your adventures.
Enjoy.. ahem, did you by any chance bake a bundt cake.. I really feel like a piece of bundt cake. oh.. never mind. It was just a thought.

MsBabyPlan said...

Happy Sits, day. Your blog is very nice. Enjoy your day.

Deia said...

Happy SITS day and congrats on being FB...
Hope you have an awsome day!

Lady Jane said...

Happy SITS day!!

I totally agree with your thinking about life before kids.

Kelly said...

Happy SITS Day lady! Love your blog homepage pic...hope you can visit POM sometime...

http://thepursuitofmommyness.com/

Raymonde said...

Happy SITS day!
I really like your post about "Love after Kids", it's great!
Keep working at it, because what they don't tell you either is about when the kids (teenagers) start stretching their wings how that changes you and the partnership with your husband.
Enjoy your day and all your comments.
Happy blogging! xxx

Kaffeine Addict said...

Congrats on your SITS day

Have a wonderful day mama!!

Where about in Canada did you move to?

BLOGitse said...

Happy SITS day from sunny Cairo!


BLOGitse

Mwa said...

YAY! Exciting! I shall go over there and check it out.

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Life is tough but there are lots of good things in in too. It's just harder to keep those in mind when things get rough. Congratulations on your SITS day.

Louise said...

"Hiding in the laundry basket with a bottle of wine" LOL I know how you feel! Greetings from one British expat to another, and happy SITS day.

Libby said...

Happy SITS Day! I love your header!
Is that a real coffee cup or did you digitally make it?

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy SITS day!

Laura said...

Life definitely changes after having a baby. I just had my second. I'm enjoying your blog! Thanks for sharing!

Housewife Bliss said...

Happy SITS Day..loved your post about Cars, what did you do with your foam can? Been there, infact still there.

Jenny Brown said...

Happy SITS Day....I'm looking forward to checking out you space! Enjoy your day!

Small Burst said...

Have a wonderful SITS day! You're so far away from home but I see you've made the best (2 of them) of your stay in Canada.

FranticMommy said...

Happy SITS day to YOU! I had my SITS daya few weeks ago and it was oure heaven! Enjoy your day. Can't wait to poke around your blog :)

Theta Mom said...

Happy SITS Day!!!

JennyMac said...

Have a gorgeous SITS day!!! :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy SITS Day!!! Enjoy your moment in the sun and allll the wonderful bloggy love! You have a wonderful blog! HUGS!!!!

Tonya said...

Happy SITS Day!!!

Dalia (Generation X Mom) said...

Congrats on your day. I love your post, And then I had kids. It is so true, our lives change so much in so many different ways after kids. I think the only way to truly understand this is to be a parent.

Vodka Mom said...

congrats!!!!! Have an amazing day!! You will love it.


:-)

Mrsblogalot said...

Yay!! Happy SITS Day!!!!

You've got an awesome blog here. I'll be back!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Happy SITS day! I love what you said about having "intentions" of natural childbirth... I'm off to find a post that'll tell me whether or not you succeeded in that goal... I know I didn't!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Nancherrow said...

Happy SITS Day to you! Great blog....and yes, what is with that 80's video? Ick.

Cyndi @ 6 Ring Circus said...

Love your site header - genius coffee cup graphic. :o) I had my first two kids 15 months apart so I think I feel your pain a little! I look forward to reading more of your blog! Happy SITS Day!

Mary K Brennan said...

So brave of you to move 5000 miles from home. Hope you're enjoying every minute. Blogging brings you together with some of the most awesome of personalities. Happy SITS Day!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Happy sits day! Reading about when you began your blog brings me back :) If only I had blogged back in those days!

Emma said...

Enjoy your SITS Day! I love your coffee cup photo--cute idea!

Sarah said...

Congrats, this is a great blog. Glad I found it on SITS!

Cougar Tales said...

Enjoy your SITS Day! I am off to explore your site now. Stop by for a visit some time! I am celebrating my 6 month blogging bday!
- Cougs @ www.cougar-tales.blogspot.com

jackie fo said...

Happy SITS Day!!!

Stephanie Faris said...

Happy SITS day...I love the coffee cup! I'm not a mom but a soon-to-be stepmom (as in, four days from now!) and that has opened my eyes to how different motherhood is from non-motherhood. I know it's completely different when it's your own...I can just see through my fiance and his ex-wife how children change everything.

leigh said...

Enjoy your SITS day. It's one crazy, beautiful, insane day.

A New Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! Off to check the rest of your blog!

Holyoke Home said...

Happy SITS day my dear!

JoeyRes said...

I wish I'd thought of SITS too. And that I'd started blogging in 2002.

Sandy said...

Happy SITSday! Enjoy your day in the spotlight!

cat said...

Happy SITS day! Greetings from South Africa.

KC Mom said...

Congrats on being saucy today...enjoy the love!

KC Mom said...

Congrats on being saucy today...enjoy the love!

Hear Mum Roar said...

Happy SITS day, I will have a look at your lovely blog now:)

Jen said...

Congrats on being today's featured blogger! Hope you gets lots of comment love! Enjoy!

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Stopping by from SITS congrats on your feature. Off to look around a bit.

Jessica said...

Happy Sits Day!

Stefanie said...

Happy SITS Day!

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

I agree with the laughter . . . especially at myself! Glad to be stopping by toay!

Maxie Gregg said...

What a wonderful blog; I am enjoying it thoroughly! Happy SITS day!

Emmi said...

Dropping in to say Happy SITS day!!

Simply Stacie said...

Happy SITS Day!

J. L. W. said...

Happy SITS Day!

Cassie said...

Happy SITS day!

Double Wide Mom said...

congrats on your SITS day! Isn't it fun? I just recently discovered SITS myself and having a blast making new friends!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Enjoyed reading your posts. Your life will take another turn when your children grow up. My girls are now in their 30's and I look back and realize how quickly the time went. I would like to be a grandmother now...:)
Cindy at Lakewood

Mel said...

Happy SITS Day! Hope your day is wonderful!

apaprikao said...

Happy SITS Day! I'm adding your blog to my reader as we speak! :)

italianmamachef said...

Congrats on being the featured blogger from SITS. Have a great day.

Angelia Sims said...

I love what you said, "If you can't laugh at life, it's going to be a long, tough road ahead."

How true. I definitely apply humor to everything. It's a great spirit to have.

Happy SITS day! Did the renovations turn out well?

Kim said...

Happy SITS day!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Great blog! congrats on being the featured blogger today.

Anna

Dawn said...

Congrats on your SITS day!! Enjoy! Great blog and can totally relate to the movie merchandise!!

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

Wait, did you say IN the actual laundry basket? Now that's a bad day. I hope your SITS day is delightful!

Jen @ After The Alter said...

Happy SITS day to you!I'm sure your two little ones keep you busy! Can't wait to read more! :)

Stephanie said...

Happy SITS day to you! I've been checking out your blog and I love it! Hope you have a wonderful day and I look forward to checking back in and reading your blog!

Betsy (zen-mama.com) said...

Happy SITs day! I'm looking forward to looking through you're blog. It looks great! Starting with the coffee cup at the stop...I'm a coffee addict!

Susan said...

Happy SITS day!! Your blog looks wonderful and can't wait to delve into more of it!

Rebekah said...

Stopping over from SITS! Loving what I've read so far! Happy SITS day!

The Cookie Girl said...

Happy SITS day!
Your blog is great. Can't wait to look around some more.
Have a blessed day!

Marie said...

Happy SITS day, I am looking forward to reading more. :)

Heidi said...

I love anyone who's willing to be honest about motherhood! :) (Loved your "Love after kids" post, by the way!)

Happy SITS day! Enjoy the love!

bj said...

Happy happy SITS day...enjoy your day in the bloggy sun!
xo bj

"And so our stories go..." said...

Love your blog. I'm going to read more about you.
mary

Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things said...

Happy SITS day! Looking forward to exploring your blog today.

Kita said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!!

Julie M. said...

Ok, I can totally relate to this blog. Especially the wine and basketing hiding part. :) Happy SITS day! I'm off to check out your blog.

Andria said...

Happy SITS day! My kids are getting older (I have a teenager!!) and this makes me miss their littler days! Thanks so much for sharing!

Karin said...

Happy SITS Day! I'm off to check out some more of your fantastic posts!

Kmama said...

Happy SITS day!!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Happy SITS Day! I hope your day is wonderful :)

Jeannett said...

Happy SITS Day! Loved the "and then I had kids" post! :)

Ms. LaPointe said...

I'm so excited to follow your blog because I'm about to embark upon beginning my journey toward motherhood and I just know that everyone has been LYING to me about so many things!

I want the truth, yo!

xx

Happy SITS Day!

Julia said...

happy SITS day!!! and living in england? is your family still in the US?

and i LOVE your post about the spacing of kids! mine are 20 months apart and i do the same thing.... i'm awfully proud of it and how we've managed.... now the question is, when to have #3!!

AmericanTribal said...

Congratulations on your SITS Day! I'm off to read your posts... it looks like you have a very interesting life! London to Canada is a loooong way.

budget chic said...

Congrats on your SIT feature for the day!! Great blog by the way!!

Mandy P said...

Happy SITS day!! So glad I found you! I am a new follower...I have 4kiddos all under 5 yrs. I so can relate to you. I usually have at least 2 hanging off me at any given moment. =)

Stop by if you get a chance!!

~Mandy

Baby Sweetness said...

Happy SITS day!

Anonymous said...

Happy SITS Day!
I love your blog and you do such a good job of summing up parenthood. Definetely will be back! Thanks!

Traci
www.burntapple.com

AmberRay said...

Happy SITS Day!

Caroline said...

Happy SITS day! I have never hid in the laundry with a bottle of wine since becoming a mother, but there have been SO MANY TIMES that I wanted a cigarette over the past year, so I can still relate!

Mama B said...

Happy, happy SITS Day!

Maggi said...

Congrats on being the FB today! Enjoy your day in the spotlight!

Lindsay Rudolph said...

Happy SITS Day! You are too funny. I can relate to the moments that make you want to hide with a bottle of wine. Been there! I'm excited to read more. Glad you were featured today!

Dionna @Code Name: Mama said...

Happy SITS day!
I love the post "Then I Had Kids" - it describes my feelings exactly. Motherhood was life changing!

thatgirlisfunny said...

It sounds to me like you do know what you're doing. Just remember to have fun. You're exactly where you're supposed to be, doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing :D

Rebecca D said...

Happy SITS Day... It's nice to get to know you.

Loukia said...

Yay you! Happy SITS day! I love love love you and your blog! :)

Christi said...

Love it! Happy SITS Day!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Happy SITS day, and I especially loved your "and then I had kids" post...I can totally relate!

Blessings, Grace

anne said...

happy sits day to you!!

Daisygirl said...

Happy SITS day! Good morning from Arizona! Congratulations and hope you enjoy your day!

~Jen~

Bucksome Boomer said...

Happy SITS day. I just found their site a couple of weeks ago and love meeting all these great new (to me) bloggers.

Love your sense of humor. I've already raised my two boys (okay the 23 y/o boy is still at home) but enjoy remembering those days.

Anali said...

Happy SITS Day! Love your header! Which reminds me that I haven't had my coffee yet. ; )

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Happy SITS day! I am off to explore your site.

Cassandra said...

Happy SITS day to yoooou!

Cassandra said...

Happy SITS day to yoooou!

Brandy said...

Happy SITS day!! Nice to read more about you!

Brandy
happilyblended.com

Scraps said...

Happy SITS Day!

Margaret said...

I love your blog!!!!

I am now following!

Brandie said...

Happy SITS day! Love the blog!

Brook said...

Hi there. Dropping by from SITS to say, "CONGRATS on being the featured blogger!" It is very nice to "meet" you. Wow, London, England to Canada. That's quite a change! I wish you all the best.

Kindest regards,
Brook

Eva Gallant said...

Enjoy your day in the spotlight! I like your blog....things sure are different once you become a mother!

Mammatalk said...

So glad today is your day! Enjoy and good luck digging your way out of the comments!

Sarah loves it all said...

Great blog!! Thanks for letting all of us visit!

MommaKiss said...

Ooooh, this is right up my alley. I have a 4.5 yr old and a 2.5 yr old. Life is busy - and chaotic. But it's my life :p
happy sits day!

Stay at home mom said...

Hello! Coming to ya from SITS! Hope you are enjoying your day in the spotlight! You have a great blog, you deserve it!

Hope you will visit my blog:
www.twin-talk.com

Becki@BloggingObsession said...

Congrats on having your SITS day!

Sunday said...

Congrats! Someday I hope to have my very own SITS day!
I love your coffee cup header...very clever!

Joanna B said...

Happy SITS day to you! I am enjoying reading through your blog!

Joanna B said...

Happy SITS day to you! I am enjoying reading through your blog!

withoutadornment said...

Happy SITS Day! I'm looking forward to looking around your blog more!

Missy said...

Happy Sits Day

xoxoKrysten said...

Hello lady! Just stopping by to wish you a happy SITS day!

TornadoTwos said...

Happy SITS day! I agree with you, it's best to find the funny side of our crazy mommy moments.

hotpants™ said...

I agree. SITS is wonderful.

Happy SITS Day!

Lori said...

Hi! Congratulations....today's your day; enjoy! Also, I am loving your site. :)

Elle said...

Happy SITS Day! You have a wonderful blog!

Helen McGinn said...

Hey, fellow Brit! Have a great SITS Day! I'm loving your blog. Gone to check out your links. x

Jessica said...

Happy SITS day to you! There's nothing I like more than a real, honest blogger!

Danielle said...

Over from SITS! Kids are wonderfully hard! Congrats on being featured

Richella said...

A very happy SITS day to you!

What a darling blog you have. I love that header. The mother of boys needs to be a LadyMama!

Richella said...

A very happy SITS day to you!

What a darling blog you have. I love that header. The mother of boys needs to be a LadyMama!

Sammy said...

HAPPY SITS DAY TO YOU!

:) Love your post so far!

Mayra, mommy to Pooh Bear said...

Congrats on being featured!!! =D

Love the idea /theme of your blog. =)

Mayra, mommy to Pooh Bear said...

Just became a new follower. Love your posts. =) Pure honesty.

Valerie said...

Hopping over to say congrats on being FB today!! I hope you have a great SITS day!! Enjoyed hopping around your blog too!

ReadingRosie said...

Happy SITS Day! I enjoyed looking at your blog. Life drastically changes after children for the good and sometimes bad, depends on your perspective. Blessings for the day :)

Aleta said...

Isn't SITS a wonderful thing? Visited a lot of great blogs because of them.

Happy SITS day!! Going to go browse :)

Sandra said...

I hope you have a great SITS day, Congratulations!

Kelly at Home said...

Happy SITS day, mama! Seriously, I just about swooned at your header - love it and love the blog! Just found you through your SITS day and am so glad that I did! :o)

P.S. Anyone who uses the phrase "winter of gastronomy" is a girl after my own heart.

Happy SITS day!

Sarah Baron said...

Congrats on being chosen. I can see why. And I had the same thought as well. Why hadn't I thought of this as well. Great concept, SITS is.

Enjoy your day.

Keri @ Spirit of Power said...

LOVING the blog!! (SITS is just such a wonderful tool for finding great blogs!)
Have a great day. :)

Jessica said...

Happy SITS day! My mom lives on the land next to us, so I could imagine being a whole ocean away! WOW

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Happy SITS day! Motherhood is the hardest, most rewarding thing ever!

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

Carrie said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I'll be a new follower :)

randomblogette said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I have been following you for a while now and you deserve this!

Mel said...

Happ SITS day!

Alison said...

Aw, I really like your blog!!!! Happy SITS day to you!!

OC Fun Blog said...

Happy SITS Day! I love your take on parenting. It's so true that no one tells you all of the changes when you have kids. Your posts are very funny:)

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