Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SITS Featured Blogger- Giveaway Winner

The winner of my first giveaway is Julie from Julie's Scribbles. Check out her great blog!

A big thank you to everyone who visited, commented and participated. It was an amazing experience.



Hello everyone and welcome! I am so excited to be featured today.


This blog is part of my non profit Parenthood for Me. We are a national non profit whose mission is to provide financial and emotional support to those building families through adoption or medical intervention.

My husband and I tried to conceive for 4 years with the help of Reproductive Assisted Technology. We did not have a successful pregnancy. After deciding being parents was more important to us than getting pregnant, we moved on to adoption. Our son came home at 15 months on June 3, 2008. Being adoptive parents has been a thrilling experience.

I blog about infertility, adoption, my life as a parent, and offer guidance and support to those going through infertility and adoption.

There are over 7 million Americans who suffer from the disease of infertility. People go thousands of dollars into debt simply trying to live out the dream of parenthood. Our foundation will be awarding grants in June 2010 to help ease some of the financial burden.

Visit our website for more information.

Today is my first shot at doing a Giveaway. One person will receive a package of notecards from our Artwork for Building Families Project and a Parenthood for Me tshirt.

Here are the rules:
Each comment equals one entry.
Comment one for visiting
Comment two for following
Comment three for posting about my blog and giveaway
Don't forget to comment!

Here are some samples of the artwork. They are beautiful black and white drawings donated by Jess Klem- http://www.jessklem.com/







Here is the tshirt. It is available in baby/toddler sizes 12 month-3T and adult S-XL.




If you do not win, these items are available for sale on our website- click here.
If you purchase a tshirt by August 16, 2009 and mention you are from SITS,
you can save $4.00.
All net proceeds go toward the endowment.


Thank you for visiting and help us spread the word!

162 comments:

Meg. said...

Congrats on being featured!

I think your non profit is amazing! Seriously, such a dear, nobel cause.

Keep up the GREAT work, my friend!

Mama Mel said...

Happy SITS day! :) I'm sure it will be a great day!

Future Mama said...

Happy sits day! what a great blog!! Infertility... what a touchy subject. DH and I will start trying next month! We're praying things go smoothly, but though blogs like this I realize everything happens for a reason.

Thank you!

And cute shirts :) hope I win one!!

Future Mama said...

I'm following now! Not cause I want the shirt (although I do!) But because you have a GREAT blog! I'm excited to read more!

Becca said...

I am so glad you were the FB for SITS, you are the best one I've run across in a while on there! I'm grabbing your button now for my blog! Keep up the good blogging, the inspirations to others, and your great parenting!

Becca @ My Perception of Life

Jasmin said...

Congrats on your SITS day! :)

Bridgette said...

Happy SITS day!!!!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

{Katie Lane} said...

Wow, I am so glad you were featured on SITS today. I've been having issues with getting pregnant myself, going to doctor soon to find out what's going on. I will definitely bookmark your blog for support later on, hopefully I won't need it though. You are an inspiration.

AK said...

Dropping by from SITS..Its great to know ppl like u who thinks,cares and really does something for others & their problems...Nice to meet u.Takecare.

AK said...

This is me again,I am following and taking ur button as well. Great bloggg!!

AK said...

Hi this is me a third time..Wants to participate in the giveaway and hence...takecare and keep it up.Happy SITS day!!

blueviolet said...

This makes me so happy to see that you are featured! You've worked so hard on it and it shows. :)

Happy, Happy SITS day!

trendspotter said...

Infertility is such a huge issue these days, I'm so happy you've created an outlet for people to share their experiences as it can often be a difficult topic to discuss with friends and family.

Bravo!

Keep up the good work!

blueviolet said...

And I've been following you cuz I luv ya!!!

JennyMac said...

Happy FB spotlight day! And great subject matter for your blog.

Yaya said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!! Yay!!!

And I loved those note cards when I saw them at the fundraiser.

Yaya said...

I already follow you!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy SITS day! Good luck w/ your non-profit!

Valerie said...

Happy SITS day!! Congrats on being FB today. You have a great blog and your support in this area is great. Thanks for helping so many couples!

Danni said...

Stopping by from SITS, greetings from Australia.

You have a lovely blog

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy SITS Day!!!

When Pigs Fly said...

What a great organization you have created. I wish you all the best in helping others.

Melissa B. said...

Congrats on your SITS Day in the Sun, and count me in on your lovely giveaway!

Mary K Brennan said...

Congrats on being on featured blogger. I love your blog and your cause. Good luck to you.
You are bringing joy to so many people.

Penelope said...

Congrats on becoming a parent! What a wonderful way to dedicate your life...to being a good mom, and toward helping others who face similar struggles.

Happy SITS day!

y u l z said...

Congrates and Happy SITS day :)

confused homemaker said...

Congrats on being featured!! Enjoy your SITS day:) I have family who have said they wish something like this would have been available for them 20 years ago, it's wonderful.

Sydney said...

Congrats on your SITS day in the sun! Hope you enjoy all the comment love! I LOVE your blog design. It's very soothing!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy!

Nickel Pickle said...

Wow. I know so many women online who would love the support of "Parenthood for me". I am off to tell them about this place!

Nickel Pickle said...

I am following now. nickelpicklemom@gmail.com

Robin said...

WooHoo!....congratulations on your day in the SITS sun.
I hope your day is most beautiful

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I am thrilled to have stopped by today. We are pursuing adoption and I think your site will be a great resource! I also want to pass this onto my friend who is struggling SO DEEPLY with infertility. Have a good SITS day!

Momma G.Love said...

Happy SITS day!

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

pleasestickitinthefridge.blogspot.com

bluecottonmemory said...

Don't let the spotlight blind you:) Congratulations on your day as featured blogger.

We experienced secondary infertility. Whether you have one and want another, or don't have one, but want, it's a hard road emotionally! We finally found a doctor who successfully diagnosed and treated my issue: endometriosis + antibodies. We are so blessed! I wish a site like this had been available during our challenges!

AK said...

Hi..4got to say..I have a little fun game going on in my blog..come and participate.

Karen said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

What wonderful work you are doing. I've never been married so I haven't been through this, but I've had a few close friends that have suffered through infertility, so it is a subject that is close to my heart.

Keep doing what you're doing!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

happy SITS Day!

knit1kids4 said...

What a great blog and idea. I have friends that have walked this road. Not easy.

Rachel said...

Happy SITS day! Your journey is inpsiring!

Jingle said...

I am so happy that you decided to take the adoption route! I feel like that is overlooked so often and it is so important in this world today! Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself and congrats on your SITS feature!

Kara said...

Congrats on being saucy!
What a wonderful organization. Our family is in the process of adopting, and it is an emotional roller coaster. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

Sandy said...

What an interesting blog! Congrats on being FB, enjoy your day.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Happy SITS day, what a great cause. Keep up the good work :)

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Congrats on your SITS day! :)

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Beautiful Blog!

Happy Sits Day to you.

Eileen said...

Happy SITS day. What an AMAZING organization you have. Having suffered through infertility and unexplained losses myself, your cause is near and dear to my heart.

Kristin said...

What a great blog (and a great cause). I am a first time visitor from SITS. I was adopted at birth and applaud your efforts to assist families in this area. Love the giveaway too.

Brandie said...

Congrats on being the featured blogger! Have a happy SITS day!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I think it's wonderful you decided to adopt. I have that desire too, but with 2 children already my husband is not on board. Good for you.

Happy SITS day:)

Eva Gallant said...

beautiful blog, beautiful purpose.

congrats on being the FB

Lauren From Texas said...

those black and white prints are lovely - enter me in the fun! congrats on your sits day :)

Debbie in Nashville said...

Stopping by from SITS! Congrats on being featured today!!

Jules said...

Congrats on your SITS day. Keep up the good work. There are way too many couples out there that need a resource like yours.

Sandra said...

Great job on website. Future is looking good. I will keep popping by now that I am a follower.

Trish the dish said...

Happy SITS day! I think it is awesome that you have this blog to help all the people who struggle with infertility. Way to go!

Anti-Supermom said...

Being a past surrogate, I have such a compassion for what you are doing.

Keep up the good work!

Susie said...

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

bj said...

Good morning and congrats on YOUR SITS DAY! Enjoy all the bloggy love.

Susan Crabtree said...

happy sits day!

Greetings from Guatemala said...

Happy SITS day! Enjoy!

Dawn said...

Enjoy your SITS day!

I'm off to read more of your blog-sounds wonderful. I know how much all of this costs but was lucky to have pretty good insurance.

mommyhastowork said...

Congratulations on your giveaway!

I'm visiting from SITS!

Stacie said...

Happy SITS Day to you! It's great that you offer support to other people. I don't know what it's like to have went through something like what you went through but I think it's fantastic that you adopted. So many kids out their that need loving parents. It's great that you offer the support.

Ms. Sarah said...

Happy sits day to you.

anne said...

Congratulations of being featured today, what an honor and great way to spread the word about your cause, many blessings to you! happy sits day! anne

Kirsten said...

Congrats on being featured. It's a great thing you are doing. Hopefully one day I will feel inspired to blog about my life.

Ms. Sarah said...

I follow you now. Loved your info on adoption. We will be taking that road next year.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

you have a great blog and and non-profit.

Congrats on being featured!!!

withoutadornment said...

Happy SITS day to you! :)

KC Mom said...

Congratulations on being saucy today. What a worthy and wonderful organization you run. I think it's great that you can be featured today!

RebeccaMom said...

wow, what an awesome cause! Congrats on being featured SITSta :) hope you have a great day!

Jenette said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!

natalee said...

hey i love your blog im here from sits.. happy sits day!!! im a follower nowgreat!!!!!

hotpants™ said...

Happy SITS Day!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a sweet gesture! Stopping from SITS to congratulate you for being int he spotlight today! You have just the loveliest blog, and such a sweet heart for adoption... I'm sure you are such a blessing to the many women/couples out there seeking family life after much frustration.

Blessings today,
LMM

christi@butterbeanandpeanut.com said...

Happy SITS day!!!

Abena said...

Congrats on being FB, Happy SITS Day!! Your blog is great. A wonderful cause. It's something we never think about until we find ourselves in that situation.

Lolli said...

Congrats on your SITS day! What a fun idea to run a giveaway today! I just love the idea behind your non-profit business. It's such a wonderful cause!

PS--I simply love the color scheme on your blog!

Amandasaurus said...

What a great cause! One that's very close to home for me as my sister and I are both adopted. Thanks for doing this!

Chandy said...

Congrats on being the FB today! Yay!

Kim's Korner said...

I'm always amazed at the people who turn their own troubles, into help for others.

Fantastic thing you're doing with the website and blog!

KLTTX said...

Congrats on being feautured. I'd love to win.

KLTTX said...

Follower!

Golfgal said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing with your non-profit. I have many friends who have adopted and their lives are full of joy, but the road was tough for them.

I will share your blog with them.

Happy SITS Day!

Tina said...

Happy SITS day to you :)

Meg said...

Congrats on your FB day!


Awesome site and I hope that you are continued blessings in your good work!

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

Congratulations! This is a really touching post. Great work!

the ungourmet said...

Happy SITS day! Terrific blog you have here! :0)

Tiffany said...

What a great thing you're doing. Happy SITS day to you!

Frenzymom said...

Happy SITS day. What a great blog and cause. I think what you are doing is great!! I'm a follower now.

Mammatalk said...

Enjoy your big, bloggy day! What a wonderful blog you have here. Mind if I take a peek around?

Kara @ His, Hers & Ours said...

Happy SITS Day! I'm so glad to have found your blog. Infertility hits very close to home, as hubby and I tried for 26 months to get pregnant. We will be celebrating our daughter's 1st birthday on the 26th of this month.

Adoption also hit's close to home, as my oldest daughter's dad (my ex) was adopted, as was his brother and sister.

What a wonderful organization you have, and consider yourself followed!

Amethyst Moon said...

congrats on your SITS day! I will pass your site on to a friend of mine who is desperately trying to conceive.

Kara @ His, Hers & Ours said...

P.S I grabbed your button for my blog! ;)

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Enjoy your SITS day - what a great cause!

jori-o said...

I am so moved by each one of your posts. I have never personally had to face infirtility issues, but I have watched several friends and loved ones go through the heartbreaking cyles and disappointment--and elation--that comes with infirtility and it's many facets. Thank you for your eloquent reminders and tips. Happy SITS day to you!

foxy said...

Cheers to you on your SITS day!

Keyona said...

Happy SITS day to you. Your blog is awesome.

Mary said...

Popping over from SITS.

What a great thing you are doing for couples. Best of luck with your venture!

Hope you have a great feature day.

jori-o said...

I follow

jori-o said...

And I just posted about your blog here. Love it!

JG said...

Beautiful artwork! I'm a visitor from SITS, just stopping by to say hi!

Star Forbis said...

Congrats on being the featured Blogger today! Great Blog.

Audra said...

Happy SITS Day! May God bless you for the work you are doing!

Audra

strokeofliving said...

Congratulation on your SITS featured blogger day. Good job!

The Royal Family said...

I love your blog and wish you continued luck. congrats on your day

Helene said...

Congrats on being the SITS featured blogger today! It made me smile when I saw that this morning!! You are doing a wonderul thing by helping so many families know that they are not alone. Infertility can be so isolating because you feel like no one can possibly understand!

I'm already a follower!

Ms. Wanda said...

What an amazing Passion you have:) I am always amazed at people who believe strongly in their passions and go out and do something about it! Congratulations on your day!

I am absolutely inspired:)

Ms. Wanda

Kacey R. said...

Wow. What a wonderful mission and a great way to support families.

I am actually popping over from Jori & Me + 3 and so glad I did. Congrats on being featured on SITS!

bec4 said...

Happy SITS day , and what a wonderful and thoughtful blog!

From Janes Oven said...

Congrats on being featured!

Your blog is way to cute.

Blessingsbelinda5

Jodie said...

Happy SITS day! Great blog!

Marrdy said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Ann said...

Congrats on being FB.

Stopping by from SITS....nice to meet you.

Michelle said...

Happy SITS day!

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win.

comichelle51 at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

Now following.

comichelle51 at hotmail dot com

Lance and Jewls said...

Visiting you!-Julie Andreasen

Lance and Jewls said...

Following you!

Lance and Jewls said...

Most definitely posting about your website! I love that you have a non-profit organization! Many people don't realize the financial stress that adoption can be with all of the fees, travel expenses, etc.

T. said...

Hope you have a super SITS day, congrats!
T.

Allyson said...

Happy SITS day!! What a great blog. :)

Lisa Anne said...

Congrats on being the FB. I look forward to reading your posts!!

Beth's Blog said...

Happy sits day!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Hello and congratulations on being featured on SITS today. I admire your mission and wish you the best!

Phoenix's Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! What an amazing journey! Can't wait to read more.

Sturgmom said...

Congrats on your featured day!

LeLe said...

Congrats on your day!!

Kay said...

What a great blog and a wonderful mission. I hope to adopt myself some day; it is wonderful to know that there are such good support resources out there. Congratulations on being featured!

Annie said...

congrats on being FB today! you have a great blog! i really enjoyed reading your story!

Annie said...

i'm now following!!

Martha said...

I am so delighted you are Featured Blogger today!! I wish you all the best and Great Giveaway. Thank you.

Elizabeth Howard said...

What a wonderful blog you have! Congrats on your SITS day.

Leslie, The Cleaning Coach said...

Happy Sits day! Congratulations and I love your cause! Great work!

Patty Reiser said...

Wishing you a scent-sational day in the SITS limelight!

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Happy SITS day!! Great blog. I am following you and will check back often.
Sheri
http://sherisstory.blogspot.com
http://miraclemomas.blogspot.com

Carla said...

How lovely of you to have such a give away. God bless your mission. Congrats on being featured:)

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

HAPPY SITS DAY! What an awesome blog and what an amazing thing you and your husband are doing to help people who are trying to become parents.

May God bless you as you work to bless others!

Teresa <><

http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com/

Gabrielle said...

Beautiful work!! I love them.

mommaof4wife2r said...

you are super fun...i like that! saying howdy and congrats to you on your fb day at SITS.

i'm an adoptive momma too...so i loved finding you! i ill be stopping in more...

Dawn and Chase said...

Visiting from SITS....My husband and I are struggling with infertility. We've been trying for a year and a half. We're thinking that we will have to start getting some help. My husband has really high Prolactin levels and low Testosterone so we think it has to do with that. The doctor gave him some medicine to regulate and hopefully soon we'll have a miracle. Anyways. Congratulations. I will definitely have to start following!

Michaela said...

What a great blog and cause!! Congrats on being today's FB!

Aleta said...

Happy SITS featured blog day! What a wonderful reason to blog, by helping people to create a family. Greg and I would love to have a child, but I have "female issues." I'm open to the idea of adoption and he's mentioned the same, but it's expensive and I've read stories about adopted children from Russia being abused and Ethiopa the children were stolen from the families! It's enough to make a person nervous, on top of nerves already.

lilybox said...

Congratulations on your SITS day :) Enjoy!

scrappysue said...

congrats on your sits day!!! love your blog background too!

scrappysue said...

congrats on your sits day! love your blog background

Jen said...

What a wonderful blog! Congrats on being today's FB at SITS!! I hope you have enjoyed your day!!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

what an inspiring blog! stopping by from SITS

Debbie said...

Happy SITS day.

What a great cause this is.

Stephanie Faris said...

Here via SITS. What an amazing cause!

Kalei said...

Congrats on the feature, Already a follower. So glad you are doing so well with Parenthood for Me .Org. I will have to find time to blog about it soon, but not in time for the giveaway.
Again, thank you so much for all you do to offer assistance to help Match Parents to the children waiting to be loved by them!

greedygrace said...

great contest! I loved your featured posts!

Darcel said...

Happy SITS Day! You have a great blog. I also love your non profit.
Amazing!

Lolly said...

HEY THERE! Happy SITS day!

The Redhead Riter said...

Congratulations on your SITS day.

Rebecca D. said...

way to go!!!! Hugs to you ans all you do!

Wallis said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Margaret

http://grantfoundation.net

lemonologie said...

Congrats on your feature!

My husband & I suffered infertility for 7 years before God blessed us with our little miracle baby. Thank you for the work that you do to help others who are suffering!

Tiaras said...

congrats on your SITs feature!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

So glad you were featured! I'm going to follow you now. We adopted a couple of years ago.

Brandy said...

happy SITS day! your blog is so supportive!

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