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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

sitsday


So today is an exciting day for me... besides the fact that my son is back to school after being off for 10 days.. and I have had to entertain him as he is an only child.. who is still not great at playing alone, Today is my SITS day... so if your unfamiliar with that... it means that the great women over at www.thesitsgirls.com
have chosen to showcase my blog today... It is a great group that is committed to supporting women bloggers.. by commenting... the word S.I.T.S. stands for  S=secret I=is T=the S+support


The secret to success is a support group of more than 8,000 women bloggers dedicated to supporting one another by leaving lots and lots of comments... besides they do kick ASS boot camps about blogging.. that I am just dying to go to one... year....

 by the way.... Excuse the early morning cleavage shot.. I have few pictures of just me.. and these were done..as a gift for my husband.. a few years ago.

                                             We are all "sistahs". So in honor of my SITS day.. I decided to do a little vlogging... for the first time.. went out before Easter and purchased a webcam... So I hope to do more vlogging... as time goes on. It did not go as easy.. as I had hopped.. and uploading it proved.. to be difficult too... but I did get a little on here... so please watch it.

So I want to welcome all the new SISTAHS or any brothers... what ever the case may be.... today... and say hello to my followers.. I am doing a April challenge called the A-Z challenge and tomorrow we will pick up on letter S, and T... since I am a bit behind.


The women at SITS have asked me to answer a few questions:
1.) Your blog title is very different, what inspired it?
2.) What can readers expect to find when visiting your site for the first time?
3.) Is there any topic that is off limits for you as a writer?
4.) Other than blogging, what is something you're passionate about?
5.) If you could share a piece of advice with a new blogger, what would it be?

1.) The way I got the title to my blog is bittersweet...
My dad had passed away suddenly in North Carolina.. and I went down to be with my step-mother and my siblings and I all went out to dinner the night before my father's memorial...and I had sushi a few times before that... I really wanted to try more.. so that night I ordered 12 different kinds.. I was so excited to try them.. and maybe the food... would numb.. my loss.. but it turned out that I thought I was ordering 12 pieces.. but what I got (see picture above) was 12 rolls.. each with...7 pieces each.. SO We are talking about...84 pieces of sushi... I am not kidding... 
 My family..looked at me like I was CRAZY..I felt so silly...... they helped me eat some of it.. but there was so much.. that we had to waste a little. They said.. so sushi women... you won't make that mistake again, will you.. 2 or 3 years later.. when I was thinking of a title for my blog.. this memory came to mind.. I thought I was a mom now.. so sushi women.. wasn't good enough but 1 Wasabi mommy sounded ..good.. so it stuck.




watch 1 Wasabi mommy here******



 sushi in the sky with diamonds... I just loved the rhyming sound of it.. and then I couldn't resist putting diamonds.... on my sushi plate one night.....


2. What can people expected to find at my blog...

I think people can find.. .new information, recipes, books for children and educational games, at my blog. I also... do fun scavenger hunts with photographs I take....I like to think I give other mom's hope... that are frustrated or worried about their special needs, child. I think I offer an escape... with a morning cup of coffee, before some people start their day. I do have some very thought provoking posts... too...



3. Any topics off limit to me and or my blog?
I have been a pre-k teacher for many many years and so I censor myself everywhere I am.. and now with a 5 year old, I am always trying to be appropriate... but I have come out of my censor shell... in the blogging world... I feel like almost anything goes... I try to stay away from politics, and I do touch upon my religion... or lack of it.. and how I am trying to find my way back.. one psalm at a time.. but I also... talk about sex... and disappointments... so I almost feel I talk about it all. I had my husband cheat on me last year and the blog really helped me have an outlet... and  and audience for support and comfort. I have a few followers that have been a great cheering section for me.




 4. What other things am I passionate about besides blogging?
I am very passionate about too many things... I have ADHD.. and so does my son... SO I am afraid.. I like so much.. my mind wanders... here and there.... I have been doing a lot of photography and my camera just broke 2 weeks ago.. so it has been very sad, not to be able to take pictures with Spring in full bloom..... I loved Webkinz ( Internet plush toys with a world to play online) when they first came out.. and found myself using them in my classroom.. but playing at night too...
I loved facebooktablescapes.. but my real passion really is children and having them be accepted  in life...( by peers, teachers and family)
I want children of any race .... to be loved and told they are special.. I want special need children to feel good at something.. and to not feel so different... I want them to feel joy... I have had to embrace the pain.. and happiness.. of having a child with  special needs.. my son has ADHD and Neurofibromatosis.. ( NF1)
Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1): also known as von Recklinghausen NF or Peripheral NF. Occurring in 1:3,000 births, web characterized by multiple cafe-au-lait spots and neurofibromas on or under the skin. Enlargement and deformation of bones and curvature of the spine (scoliosis) may also occur. Occasionally, tumors may develop in the brain, on cranial nerves, or on the spinal cord. About 50% of people with NF also have learning disabilities.



NF has been classified into three distinct types; NF1, NF2 and Schwannomatosis. They are caused by different genes, located on different chromosomes.
NF1 is the most common neurological disorder caused by a single gene; occuring in one in every 3,000 children born.

 

The Neurofibromatoses are genetically-determined disorders which affect more than 100,000 Americans; this makes NF more prevalent than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington's Disease combined.
All forms of NF are autosomal dominant genetic disorders which can be inherited from a parent who has NF or may be the result of a new or "spontaneous mutation" (change) in the sperm or egg cell.
Each child of an affected parent has a 50% chance of inheriting the gene and developing NF. The type of NF inherited by the child is always the same as that of the affected parent, although the severity of the manifestations may differ from person to person within a family.
NF is worldwide in distribution and affects both sexes equally and has no particular racial, geographic or ethnic distribution. Therefore, NF can appear in any family.
Although most cases of NF1 are mild to moderate, NF1 can lead to disfigurement; blindness; skeletal abnormalities; dermal, brain and spinal tumors; loss of limbs; malignancies; and learning disabilities.
NF1 also has a connection to developmental problems, especially learning disabilities, which are five times more common in the NF1 population than in the general population.
The distinguishing feature of NF2 is tumors that grow on the eighth cranial nerve in both ears, commonly causing deafness and severe balance problems.
NF2 brings on increased risk of other types of nervous system tumors as well.


Accordingly, NF research may benefit an additional 100 million Americans (i.e. 65 million with cancer and 35 million with learning disabilities).
NF is not the "Elephant Man's Disease," although it was at one time believed to be. Scientists now believe that John Merrick, the so-called "Elephant Man," had Proteus Syndrome, an entirely different disorder.
NF research began eighteen years ago by the Children's Tumor Foundation, has been enormously productive ever since.


I have had many heartaches... but I look for the victories...too...






5. Any advice you have for new bloggers?
The advice I would give any blogger male or female is to... be yourself.. have your own voice... find a niche... and post with FREQUENCY... COMMENT ON OTHER BLOGS..... POST GOOD CONTENT...... I try to use blogging as a way to be more myself, have fun with it.. and meeting and connecting with new people... and I feel I am true to my readers...
 I hope to meet some new followers, friends... and frequent commenter's... along this journey... thanks for stopping by.. and giving me a bit of your time....

69 comments:

Making It Work Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! Enjoy every minute of it!

I love that you have so many passions - I think everyone needs that in their life.

Jessica said...

Happy SITS day, so great to "meet" you. Love the story behind your blog title. I'm the mom to a special needs child as well, they are amazing aren't they?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the feature! And I remember your story about all that sushi.

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Happy SITS day! About that cleavage shot - If you've got it, flaunt it:) Me, got none.

Cindy said...

HI!
It's so nice to meet you! Your sushi story is hilarious. It reminds me of the quote in Steel Magnolias, "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion"
Have a great SITS day!

Jenny said...

grats on your SITS day :D

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!!! Thank you for caring about Special Needs children!!! I'm not gonna eat sushi with you :) but I'm thrilled to read your blog - thanks for sharing with us!

LBDDiaries said...

Happy, happy SITS day - may you meet many new (to your blog) people today!

Nini said...

Happy SITS day! Stopping by to check out your cute blog. Thanks for sharing!

kitchenandkids.com said...

Happy SITS day! May today me a day of new beginnings. Love your title and how it came about.

Have a great day!

StardustSavannah said...

Congrats on your SITS day, your victories, your lovely little boy, and your spirit that comes shinning right through!
Glad I came over, visiting from SITS.
Keep up the great writings:)

Devan @ Accustomed Chaos said...

Happy SITS Day! Loved learning more about you!

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Grace said...

Happy SITS day! I love your sushi story. And your poem Raw. I've been there.

J FAM Blog for the Soul said...

Hello, I'm visiting for the first time and wondered if you made the plate of sushi with the diamonds on it? Or if you ordered that and that's how it came to you? I think it's awesome!

Heather said...

Happy SITS day!

Christina Simon said...

I absolutely love the design of your blog. I'll follow you. Visiting from SITS.

Marie said...

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

2Commentaristas said...

Colorful blog, great name. Congrats on your SITS day!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Happy SITs Day, girlfriend!!

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Happy Sits ay to you!.. I am thrilled to meet you. I am also the mom of a NF kid(s)... we found his through an eye exam for reading trouble he was having at age 5.

Looking forward to reading more and invite you over to my blog sometime.

Maddie

Cat said...

As a fellow mom with ADHD, awesome. Happy SITS day.

April Decheine said...

Popping over from SITS on your special day! Love the blog and your compassion, look forward to doing a bit of reading here.

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(Florida) Girl said...

Happy SITS Day!

From a sushi fan.

Losing Brownies said...

Happy SITS day!! I hope it's excellent!

Selena and Anna said...

Happy SITS day!!! Love your blog set up....so cute with the ribbons!! Nice to "meet" you through SITS:-)

Grams said...

Dropping by to share your SITS day. I love your sushi story. That is something my husband would do ... order way more than he realized. Then he would freak out when the bill came. I hope your SITS day is fabulous!

Chelsea said...

What a wonderful story behind your blog! Happy SITS day!

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

I love the sushi story... The picture is great! haha

Happy SITS Day!!!!!

The BabbyMama said...

Happy SITS Day! I love your frankness :) and look forward to reading around.

Kathy said...

I am so glad for SITS day because that is how I found you! I have a child with speical needs as well and it is a wonderful but at times rocky road. I look foward to reading more from you!

Missy said...

I too have a child with special needs. Isn't it amazing how we become so much more passionate about something when it affects our child?

Congrats on your SITS day!

carina said...

LOVE the sushi story, that is awesome. I am always tempted to order that much, knowing full well just how much it really is :)

Happy SITS day!!

Eileen (Books R Us) said...

You have a lovely blog. Happy SITS day. Keep up the good work.

BlackEyedDog said...

Happy SITS Day^^
xoxo

The Dutch Girl said...

How cool that your SITS Day coincides with the letter S in you alphabet series. Perfect timing! And I too have made the mistake of ordering too much sushi the first time. You are not alone!

Happy SITS Day, enjoy the comment love today.

Hanneke

Sarah C. said...

I think you did a great job with your first Vlog! I'm pretty terrified to do it - cameras make me freeze up :)

Three Haute Mamas said...

sushi in the sky with diamonds;D loves it!
congrats on your sits day-you have a BEAUTIFUL blog!
i'll be back........ kate @threehautemamas

HiLLjO said...

I really enjoy how open and honest and YOU that you are. I'm only hesistant to remain a SIStah cuz you guys are ALL fantastic.

:o) Have a nice SITS day/week!

Christina said...

Happy SITS day! Just read your post for "R" and it is raw, and powerful. You are a good writer.

alyce said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

KAREN said...

Congrats on your SITS feature, looking forward to checking out your blog!

Karen
www.babychenivan.blogspot.com

Trish said...

Happy SITS Day!

Mel said...

I love your line that you've had many heartaches but try to look for the victories....so glad to have found you through SITS. Your honesty and openness is refreshing.:)

Mommy Needs a Vacation said...

Happy SITS Day! So nice to meet you!

DustyRose said...

Love your blog and congrats on being a featured blogger on SitsGirls :)

Jamie said...

Happy SITS Day!

Semper Wifey said...

Congratulations on your feature! Your blog is great! :)

bluecottonmemory said...

Congrats on your SITS day in the Spotlight! Shine! Shine! Shine:)

The Twin Spin said...

What an exciting day! Congrats! It was great to read about you and your blog. The over ordering of sushi was hilarious and totally something I would do.

The Gunny Sack said...

Stopping by from SITS. I'm sorry about the loss of your father but it is a funny story about how you came up with the name!

Joanne said...

Yours was sushi and mine was that I was so nervous to meet a boyfriends parents that I had a Long island Ice tea...I didn't drink...so this drink went strainght to my head and I said yes to EVERYTHING the waiter was asking me. my side of the table looked like a buffet for gluttons. the HORROR! I enjoyed your post. Blessings, Joanne New follower!

Melissa Kline said...

Hi Lisa! Great to meet a fellow A to Zer and SITS girl! Happy, happy SITS day! I enjoyed reading all about your blog. You're an inspiration! I, too, am very passionate about supporting children. Keep shining! :)

~Melissa
Reflections on Writing

Jen-MamaZen said...

I am a new SITSstah and I am happy to join the ranks! Great blog, really soulful.

thatdesigngal said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! What a lovely blog, it's nice to meet you!

vivi b. said...

Hey happpy SITS day! I used to not like sushi but when I tried it a few times, I enjoyed it already!

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HeartBabyHome said...

Visiting from sits - love sushi, too...crazy story. Gonna go poke around some more. Hope you have a lovely day :)

Jill said...

Congratulations and best wishes!

New Jersey Memories said...

Congratulations! You have a lot of interesting things to say. I'll have to read more!

Visiting from SITS!

Sarah Ruth said...

Happy SITS day!!

Tammy said...

Happy SITS day to you! :)

Congrats on your big day. I love your title...so you! New follower here too!

Amy said...

Happy SITS day! Such a cute title.

StardustSavannah said...

...and I am here for you as well- meant to do this yesterday but forgot.

Broot said...

Happy SITS day!

Amanda Broadfoot said...

As the mom of an autistic 4-year-old, your post and your blog really touched me. I'm so glad I found your writing. Enjoy your SITS Day, and I look forward to checking back in with you to read more!

Mz Dolphin said...

Happy SITS day ~

very interesting story on how you got your blog name..

Denine Anderson-Regan said...

congrats on your sits day - sorry I'm late tot he party. you have a lovely blog!

FFPMaMMa said...

Happy SITS day, a day late! So happy to be introduced to you. New to blogging, but we have a few similarities...those that are big in life. I look forward to connecting.

mangiabella said...

congrats on your SITS day, praying for you specifically this morning....and hoping to talk to you more soon sweet bella, have a glorious week

Looking UP Amid the Chaos said...

I just know we are going to be "virtual BFF!"!! I am a special education teacher and a mother to 4 boys. Most days I don't have many brain cells left but I am here to serve children!
I look forward to reading your posts and getting to know you!! Thank you for being transparent!

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