Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Okay, Enough About These Kids Of Mine, Today Is All About Me!

And in the infinitely wise words of London Tipton from the Disney Channel; "Yeah Me!"

I am so honored to be the featured Blogger today for The Secret Is In The Sauce. It's a Blog group that showers Love (and Comments!) on each other. And today it's Me! I have found so many great Blogs I read through them. And have made some great friends out in the Blogosphere. Thank you all so much for visiting my Blog today.

Let me introduce myself: My name is Star* (and yes, that is my real name.) I was named Star because I was born on Christmas Day. I am a Wife of a Wonderful man who is a Pastor and musician, and a Mom of Four great Kids. Two Teenage sons, ages 18 & 17. One is graduating this year and one next year. And I have 11 year old twin daughters, who are in the Fifth grade.

The title of my Blog is Laughing Through Parenting. I love to Laugh and do it often, ESPECIALLY AT MYSELF! And since no kids come with instruction manuals, and each one is unique, we learn as we go, and do the best we can.

Please feel free to look around. My VIP's (very important post's) are listed on the sidebar. They are some of my favorite, and most read posts. I just try to share from my heart. And my goal for this blog is that it would be a place where we moms could get ideas and encouragement from each other.

155 comments:

greedygrace said...

WOW! SITS and BATW! You're a popular girl! Enjoy your day(s) in the sun!

ashleefay4806 said...

Congrats on being the Featured Blog!

Colleen said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!

Alicia said...

Hi there!! Coming over from SITS!

You have a beautiful family!

God bless you!
Alicia

American in Norway said...

Congratulations on your big day! (SITS) Enjoy your day in the spotlight! You have a beautiful family!

Lori said...

Congrats on being SAUCY!! :)

Rachael said...

happy feature day over at sits! you have quite a beautiful family!

Mel Fraase said...

Congrats!! Happy SITS day to you!

The Rambler said...

Big congrats on your SITS day!!

The pic of you and the family is beautiful!

gonna poke around your blog now :)

Belle said...

Also come over from SITS. Congratulations. Well done.

Lilly's Life said...

Congratulations on you Feature Days. Love the family picture!!

Courtney at Blogging Matilda said...

Congrats! Your blog is wonderful!

That damn expat said...

Over from SITS.
Your blog looks interesting and I'll be back!

LadyFi said...

Love your name - so unique and meaningful!

Enjoy your BATW day - I'm going to have a look around in your blog now.

Joelle said...

Congrats on being the Featured Blog!

sandy said...

Happy SITSday!

Andrea said...

Congrats on being the featured blogger! The winter formal invitation was so creative and they looked cute.

Kandice said...

Visiting from SITS, congrats on being the featured blogger!

Diane said...

i love that pic of your family!! congrats on bein' saucy!!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on being featured. What a beautiful family!

The Wife O Riley said...

Congrats on being SITS FB!

Aileigh said...

Enjoy your day! Can't wait to read more!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Congrats on your SITS day Star! I love your header and the tattoo is gorgeous.

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Congrats on your SITS feature!!

liz said...

Congrats on your big day. It seems I could learn a lot from you.

Tara said...

I can tell we're going to be great friends.... I think we're running on the same parenting wave lengths...can't wait to read more! ♥

WillowLakeScents said...

Visiting from SITS ~ congrats on your feature !

Why Mom Drinks Rum said...

Happy SITS day!

Diva Scrapper said...

What a great outlook on life. You family pic is just lovely. Congrats on being Featured at SITS. I followed their link to you.

Nikki said...

Congrats on your SITS fame. Glad to find ur blog

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Happy SITS Day! Congrats on being Saucy! ;)

Love that pic of you and your family...and am enjoying your blog very much! :)

Tracey said...

Stopping by from SITS! Congrats on being the blogger for the day!

Island Girl said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

debilyn said...

Happy SITS!!
Beautiful Blog :)

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Congratulations on being Featured Blogger! Great blog!

KimmyJ said...

Congrats, SITSta. Great blog. I'm a mom to 4 too - all boys. Great family picture.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on being SITS feauture blog. Enjoy your day I am going to spend some time looking at your blog, as I love finding new ones.

Karen said...

Happy FB Day!

Momof3 said...

congrats on your feature day!

fruity mama said...

What a wonderful blog!!!! I am so happy for you and loved your writing style. Check out my blog at http://fruitymama.blogspots.com

Blessings;
Gina

Cara Kipp said...

Hurray for being the featured blog on SITS! As a pastor's wife too I'm looking forward to looking around! :) Congrats!

Maki said...

Wow! Congrats on your big day!!

Actually mine was yesterday and let me tell you... gosh it was just AWESOME to see so many people cheering for you..

Enjoy!!!

Megan, said...

I'm over from SITS and I love your blog!

Julie said...

Congrats on being featured. I love your pictures of AZ. They are beautiful. Have a great day!

Kat said...

Congratulations on your SITS feature day! Very nice family picture.

Can't wait to "explore" your site - already you tweaked my interest with the post about NO Arizona, so onward (or backwards) in your posts I go.

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

Happy SITS day! Great family picture in this post!

Kellyology said...

Congrats on SITS!

Astrid said...

Happy SITS day! Love your blog!

I was just looking at the photos of Arizona....we were there last May and got to visit the Grand Canyon and Sedona (along with Phoenix)...boy...Arizona is gorgeous!

The Eadle Family said...

Hey, happy SITS day! I am really loving your blog, and would love to add it to my favorites list on my blog. When I read your post about kids dealing with death, it moved me to tears. I recently lost my grandmother, and when she was dying, my dad, and his brother and sisters, didn't want their kids coming in. They didn't want them to see their nanny this way. My mother, thinking this is wrong, called me and my brother in (we're adults now anyways) to come say goodbye. I am so happy I got to say goodbye, and to tell my nanny that I love her.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Congrats on your SITS day and I'm off to check around your site.

bloggingexperiments said...

Congrats on your special day SITStah!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

What a beautiful family! You certainly deserve to be featured! Happy Thursday!

Becky Welch said...

What a week for you - SITS and BATW! I am so glad you are getting the spotlight. I enjoyed your post - such insight and what blessings! Enjoy your day(s)!

{ashley b} said...

Yay you for sure! Happy SITS day! Can't wait to snoop around.

TL said...

Happy SITS day!
I've actually seen your blog before - so it is super cool that you get a little recognition!
Enjoy all your comment love!

Ginny said...

Happy SITS day, love the name of your blog!

Blair said...

Happy SITS day!

Lil Miss K's Mommy said...

ENJOY YOUR DAY!

Kim said...

Congratulations on being saucy today. My husband and I took a road trip last Sept. to Arizona and I loved it. It is a beautiful place. I read your tattoo post. I recently posted about the matching tattoos my daughter and I got. Enjoy your SITS day! I'll be back...

Debra said...

Hi, Nice blog. Parenting and laughter go hand in hand. My youngest is in her first year of college! Congradulations on being "Sauced"!

Ali said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Sandy Toes said...

Hello from SITS....what a great blog!!
-sandy toe

Nana said...

Congratulations!! Enjoy your day in the sun. Sounds like you do every. I love Arizona!!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

How great to be the feature blog on SITS. I have been to your blog several times and find it very fun.

Holly said...

Hi there--over from SITS. Thanks for sharing some sage advice about teens, tattoos and yes, even death.

Grand Pooba said...

Congrats woman! Love your blog!

White Iris Designs said...

Congratulations on your featured spot! I enjoyed my visit to your blog today & would have to agree....if there is no laughter in parenting ...the only thing there could be is insanity!!

Mommy In Pink said...

Found you through my SITS newsletter..what a great blog you have! Keep up the good work!

Mommy in Pink
www.mommyinpink.com

Barb said...

Happy SITS Day....
I am adding your in my bookmarks of favorite blogs.... loving what I have seen so far....

Life by the Handful said...

Today was going to be my last day doing this SITS thing, I felt like it was taking too much of my time and I wasn't "connecting" with the blogs but I am so glad I did it for one more day. I really hope to learn from you in raising my motley crew in a Godly way.

anti-supermom said...

What a great day, just for you, congrats on being SITS saucy.

Spring Fricks said...

Your blog is awesome. I look forward to lurking around.

jennifersusan said...

Happy SITS Day!!! Teenage boys and twin tween girls, you must go crazy!! Can't wait to read more!

Bethany said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I hope you enjoy it.

Reeni♥ said...

Saying Hi from SITS! Enjoy your day of being Saucy!!

Mandy said...

Happy SITS day, you saucy, saucy lady!:)

Laura said...

Happy SITS day!

Susie said...

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

Laura said...

I am always happy to meet another mom who has four kids!!! (and is still standing!)
Enjoy a day for YOU...cause Lord knows, we don't get many of those,now, do we????

Dee said...

Just found your blog and I am really enjoying it. I am planning for a trip out west [I'm in Atlanta] with my kids in the next couple of years, and Arizona is definitely a place we want to see. I look forward to reading more!
Dee

DESJ and Company said...

Happy SITS Day!!!! Enjoy it :)

Sharlene said...

I have twins too. Its nice to see people "make it" past the toddler years with their sanity.

Vickie said...

Congrats on your SITS day. Wow, first BATW and then SITS. How cool are you!?

You have a wonderful family!

You had visited my daughter's blog last time. Can you visit me next:) When you look at my profile, it is the one with my name. Puleeeze:)

Blue Castle said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

B said...

That is an awesome family picture! The arch you are under is so dramatic.

Love your name, love that you laugh, love so much!

Bride Sophisticate said...

Dropping by from SITS to say congratulations!

Have a wonderful day!

The Sweet Jelly Bean said...

Hi from SITS. I love this family picture!

Veggie Mom said...

Congrats, you Featured Blogger, you. Have a Great SITs Day!

Just say Julie said...

Happy Feature day! Stopped by from SITS to check things out!

Melissa said...

Came over from SITS...congrats on being featured today!! You have a beautiful family!!

BTW- your pictures of Arizona are breathtaking!!

bj said...

Hi, Star, I just joined this great SITS and am wandering around, wondering what to do...lol
Congrats on being featured..so nice.
I have 11 yr. old granddaughters in the 5th grade!! Aren't they adorable at this age!!
hugs, bj

gail said...

hi star,
i'm new to SITS (just signed up today) i love finding new blogs. and yours looks like a keeper.

Michaela said...

Congrats to your saucy day!!

Sarah said...

Happy SITS Day!

Love that family photo!

Anna Molly said...

Congratulations on being the featured blog. I am going to follow you, as I have a son who is 17 and a daughter who is 9 going on 14... ;)

Michelle said...

What a beautiful family you have and congrats for being the SITs girl for the day!

He And Me + 3 said...

Happy SITS Day! My father is a Pastor...so I love to read blogs of people with that in common. So interesting.

PetalsYoga said...

Great blog... and I love the layout you chose... same as me!

Have a great day!

Maggie Sue Designs said...

Nice to "meet" you, Star! I have a 5th grader too (and a 1st grader) so I know London Tipton too. "yay me" is right! Congrats
~~Meredith
http://www.maggiesuedesigns.com

rebel said...

Congratulations on bein' featured today on sits. I've been checkin' out your blog and it's great. Love all your pictures. Have a great day.

Joy said...

Visiting from SITS & BATW ~ big congrats on your features!

Debbie said...

LOVE.YOUR. BLOG. Subscribed today - glad I found you through SITS!

Kasey said...

Have a happy SITS day!!!

Ashley said...

Congrats on your SITS feature! Back to back BATW and SITS features? Wow!!!

Zen Ventures said...

Congratulations for being the Featured Blogger today Star! I've got friends who are wishing they're back in Arizona right now.

Maricris
Zen Ventures
Golden Flower Creations

angi_b72 said...

Happy SITS day!!

Tabitha Blue said...

So excited for you on your day!!! I'll have to come back by and read more... my family is in ministry as well. Gotta run for now, just wanted to say congrats! See you soon!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Paula said...

Oh my goodness, I think you must live in my neck of the desert! I just saw a photo of my friend Pam's family in this same spot for a picture. No was your daughters are in 5th grade they look much older. Yikes I have a daughter in 5th grade too. Love what I've read so far. Thanks for sharing. SITS visit...

RebeccaMom said...

congrats on being featured, SITSta!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I enjoy your blog.

coco-ono said...

Congrats! As the mother of a baby, its fun too read about someone a few steps ahead.

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Yea! Congrats!

Joanna said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Happy SITS day! What a great blog you have!

momma said...

stopped by yesterday from batw and today from sits. you are very popular :)

gingela5 said...

COngrats on being featured! Hope you have a great night!

Stephanie E said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mommy said...

Visiting from SITS. I *love* your family pic! I'll have to remember how it looked so I can do it myself. :)

Sarah said...

What a beautiful family you have! Congrats on your blog being featured today! =]

Suzi said...

Happy SITS Day! Congrats on being the feature blog today. Can't wait to poke around and check things out.

Kristin said...

Loving this blog. Over from SITS. Off to read some more.

Sherrie said...

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

Rachel Ann said...

I LOVE the family picture! Congrats on being the SITS blog of the day!

Karen (KayKay) said...

What a lovely family! Hope you have enjoyed your SITS day.

Jill said...

Hi Star! Love the name! WTG on being featured today! You have a wonderful family!!!!!!!!!

Happy SITS DAY!

Jeanne said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Elle MD said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Hey! My verification word is 'press'!

suzi said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Can't wait to read more.

Creative Mish said...

Hi from SITS! What a great family picture

jsprik said...

sry i'm so late!! hope you had a great day as SITS FB!!! congrats!! you are one groovy SITSta!!!

Mrs. S said...

That is a GREAT family picture!! Congrats on your SITS day!

angie said...

Congrats on your day!

Femina said...

Tuning in very VERY belatedly to say "Happy SITS Day!" (And hi from Australia!) I hope it was a really fun day for you. :)

SJ said...

Yes. Today is about you. Nice blog.

Rachel and Jacob said...

lovely blog. I will be back. I love that photo of your fam... and the arizona post.... :)

Tiffany said...

I hope you loved basking the glow of all these wonderful comments!

You have a fabulous blog!

See you in roll call!

Tiffany

BoufMom9 said...

Congrats on your SITSday!!!
Looking forward to getting to know you better :)

Casey's trio said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

WHOA! Two days in a row! You're, like, so hot! LOL

It is SO not "yeah me!" it's "yey me!" I would know, I say it all the time! LOL

p.s. Yes I watch The Suite Life...LOL

p.p.s. Remember...YEY me... :)

Sherrlyn Borkgren said...

Sherrlyn of http://www.lovesimplyhappens.blogspot.com says...I arrive via the Muse and come to wish warmth to you and God's blessings.Happy SITS!!!!!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Oh Star...BTW...I'm the one that advertised you on The Muse's blog. lol. In a comment, I did. It's a game. You give three links to blogs you read. You were one of them! :)

Anonymous said...

STAR!! I never knew you were such the popular blogger!! You are an amazing writer! Running across your blog made me so excited! It is awesome, I too love to write and I think you just inspired me to pick up a pen again(or use a keyboard!!!) I can't wait to read more. Love you!! Heather Warner

Michelle said...

Hi Star, I'm new to SITS and happy to read your blog today! I look forward to reading your blog more often and getting to know you.

Janice said...

I'm a first time visitor. I enjoyed what I saw on your blog. I love Arizona. My family & I lived in Queen Creek for 6 years and Gilbert for 3 years. We loved our experience there. Now we have moved to Utah and are now closer to our families but we still miss and love Arizona.

Valerie said...

Here a day late but wanted to congratulate you on being featured on SITS!! Hope your day was great!

david mcmahon said...

Great title for a blog. I am a parent of three and I have grown just as much as my children have. It is a journey for us all - and we all benefit from each other's presence, wisdom and support.

Crazee Ma said...

Oh my...I'm always a day (or 2) late...but I really love your blog..and congrats :-) How fun to have twins. What a fun family.

Mrs. Buck said...

congratulations!!

TuTu's Bliss said...

Congrats and Hugs!!!

Carla said...

Shine on Star, shine on!!!

penguinsandladybugs said...

Happy belated SITS day!

roy/elisabeth dean said...

WHat a wonderful blog....I found something to love in every post I've read. I LOVE that you love life so much!
I'll check back often~

Lori ~ LL-K said...

Love the picture of you guys!! And congrats on the featured blog.. Very exciting!!

Lori ~ LL-K said...

Love the picture of you guys!! And congrats on the featured blog.. Very exciting!!

Barb said...

Congratulations as holding the honor of SITS featured blogger. I just joined today, and look forward to reading many of my SITStahs stories.