Hello SITS Day!!

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Such is the world of blogging. You just never know who you meet.

You could meet your new BFF.

You could meet a future business partner.

You can never be alone as a blogger.

And communities like the fabulous SITS Girls ensures you will always find support, community and camaraderie with fellow bloggers.

I am beyond thrilled that today is my turn as the Featured Blogger at SITS. YAY!!

If you’re visiting from SITS, hello and welcome to my little corner of the Internet.

I was going to do a vlog to welcome you, but figured you might not have time to watch it. Plus, I already have a welcome vlog on my About Page.

In case you don’t have time for that, a little about me.

I’m a Malaysian stay-at-home mother of one boy, with another baby boy on the way (due in early May).

This is us:

No toddler was harmed in the making of this picture

On Mama Wants This!, I write about motherhood, share recipes (I am a huge dessert fan, as evidenced by my epic Sweet Tooth board on Pinterest), and occasionally embarrass myself for your amusement.

I also co-host a fabulous monthly link up, Memories Captured, where we ask you to link up your post with a favorite picture capturing a memory of a loved one or moment (there are monthly prizes, how awesome is that?).

AND, I’m part of a beautiful community of international mom writers, over at World Moms Blog.

Mostly, this blog is a journey.

My journey as a mother.

My sons’ journey as they grow up.

My journey as a ‘writer’, if I dare call myself that.

My journey as an aspiring (but bumbling) photographer, as I take on the epic Project 365 (or 366) this year.

So stranger-now-friend-and-fellow-SITS-girl, welcome, and I hope you’ll stick around a little. Let’s get to know each other.

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • February 8, 2012 jenn

    So glad to see it’s your SITS day, and I’ve been reading along for awhile now. Hope you enjoy your day!!! 🙂
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Jenn! I did have a great day 🙂

  • February 8, 2012 Leslie

    You definitely deserve this recognition. Happy SITS Day!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you for your kind words, Leslie!

  • February 8, 2012 michelle

    I love this intro, and I’m definitely going to have to link over to see that vlog…what a great idea! Enjoy your SITS Day, girl!!!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Michelle, I hope the vlog wasn’t too dull 🙂

  • February 8, 2012 Sorta Southern Single Mom

    Happy SITS Day! You are both too cute! 🙂

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thanks so much!

  • February 8, 2012 Blond Duck

    Happy SITS day!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you!

  • February 8, 2012 By Word of Mouth Musings

    Congrats to you … and always a pleasure visiting your little corner of the world!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Nicole!!

  • February 8, 2012 LisaDay

    Congrats on Baby No. 2. A mom who loves desserts. That is my kind of woman.

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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Lisa! 🙂

  • February 8, 2012 Kim

    Love the blog! I actually found it several weeks ago as I was starting to dive into the mommyblogging world and book marked it. So, I’m thrilled to see you featured on SITS. What you said about the community of bloggers is absolutely represented on your site. It’s clear you’ve found some wonderful and insightful mentors and friends with whom you generously share your blogspace.

    I’m raising a child (and one on the way too – just 4 weeks to go) in another country and am looking to connect with mothers who share my parenting philosphies, questions and struggles. Glad to have found you!

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Kim!!! I’m sure we’ll see a lot more of each other 🙂

  • February 8, 2012 Melissa {momcomm}

    Happy to see that you’re featured today and LOVE the picture. Totally cute! Happy SITS day!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Melissa, it’s been awesome!

  • February 8, 2012 viviene

    Happy SITS Day! =D
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Than you Viviene!

  • February 8, 2012 Galit Breen

    So many congrats on your big day, friend! xo
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you dear friend!

  • February 8, 2012 Chelle

    Congratulations on your SITS day!!!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Chelle!

  • February 8, 2012 Vivian

    Happy SITS Day Alison! So happy for you and your day! I really have to join in on “Moments Captured” one day! Been SO busy lately! Hope the pregnancy has been treating you well.
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Do join in, it’s next week!

  • February 8, 2012 Amber

    Happy SITS Day to you!

    Love the picture.
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Amber!

  • Happy SITS day Alison!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Amy!

  • February 8, 2012 Leah

    Love this! Happy SITS day, here’s to new friends!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Yes, here’s to new friends!

  • February 8, 2012 Ashley

    Happy SITS Day! I’m so happy I found your blog 🙂
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Ashley! Nice to meet you, hope you stick around 🙂

  • February 8, 2012 Charlotte

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to see you appear in my email as the featured blogger of the day. No one is as deserving for all that you do~enjoy your fine day in the spotlight, beautiful lady! XOXO

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Charlotte, for your sweet words. xo

  • February 8, 2012 Anjie

    Happy SITS Day! Congratulations on your new upcoming addition! Your blog sounds a lot like mine. I can’t wait to go check out more.
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      I hope you do, Anjie, thanks for stopping by!

  • February 8, 2012 Jocelyn

    Hi Alison, so great to see you featured on SITS today!! I already love your writing, so was very happy to see today was your day. And I simply adore that little note that beings this post – so very true!
    Jocelyn recently wrote…5 new favesMy Profile

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Jocelyn for your support!

  • February 8, 2012 Marie Cole

    Great pic! Happy, happy SITS day! 🙂
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Marie!

  • February 8, 2012 Alexandra

    You are a refreshing wonder of a person, Alison, and one of the things I love about blogging is finding people like you.

    I love you.
    Alexandra recently wrote…The MadonnaMy Profile

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      I love you too xoxo

  • February 8, 2012 Life As Wife

    Congrats Alison! No one deserves it more than you!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thanks Samantha1

  • February 8, 2012 Emily

    Happy SITS Day! Your blog is great. I love reading about other SATH moms. :). I hope you have a great day full of lots of comments and support!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Emily! I did have a wonderful SITS day!

  • February 8, 2012 Drama Queens Mum

    Happy SITS day. Great blog.

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you very much and for visiting!

  • February 8, 2012 Michelle

    Have a wonderful SITS Day! You’re boy is super cute!!!

    Peace. 😉

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Michelle!

  • February 8, 2012 Barb-The Empty Nest Mom

    What a great blog. I’ve enjoyed reading some of your posts here – but the comments wouldn’t open for me at letter to girls and what motherhood isn’t. I enjoyed them just the same. As a mom who is newly on the other side of 50 – I wanted to add that feeling beautiful is something we often find ourself struggling with as we age. I was comfortable and confident in my physicality when younger – now often feel invisible. I should be wiser, shouldn’t I? We all have our days, huh? So just wanted to let you know that the letter to girls was helpful to “girls” of all ages. Thank you for the reminder.
    Barb-The Empty Nest Mom recently wrote…Puff PancakesMy Profile

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Barb for your comment here (comments on posts older than 21 days close automatically – I rectified that!). And I’m so glad you can relate to the letter – it’s a reminder for all of us, no matter our age.

  • February 8, 2012 Brittany

    Congrats on your sits day! You know I love you and I hope a bunch of new people find your lovely corner of the internet. XO
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thanks Brittany, you’re awesomely sweet as always 🙂

  • February 9, 2012 Lady Jennie

    I was so happy to see your beautiful face on the SITS website. Of course I would have figured out eventually that you were being featured. I am behind on my blog reading and I canceled everything tomorrow so I could relax and catch up! 🙂

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Jennie! You sure need a break 🙂

  • February 9, 2012 Sharm's Outlet

    Hi Alison,
    I am visiting from SITS! Congrats on your feature day and for the baby on the way. I have come to love your blog… and your son is adorable… Thanks for sharing your rich culture with all bloggers. Indeed a lovely blog and so much to learn….
    Sharm’s Outlet recently wrote…How to Decorate with Picture Post Cards…My Profile

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you for your lovely words, Sharm. Hope you see more of you here!

  • February 9, 2012 Sylver Blaque

    Happy SITS! What an adorable, funny photo 🙂 And so glad to hear the cutie wasn’t harmed while taking it 😛
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you!! He was just er, surprised 🙂

  • February 9, 2012 C

    Yay! Happy SITS day!
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  • February 9, 2012 Rose's Daughter

    Happy Happy SITS day! I wanted to comment on the post you wrote for Mama Kat’s workshop, but couldn’t for some reason. But is was a beautiful post!!!

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it.

  • February 9, 2012 Kimberly

    So excited for you, Alison!!! Congratulations!!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you my dear Kimsley. xo

  • February 9, 2012 Kristin

    Happy SITS Day, Alison! Happy to see lots of bloggers that I already “know” being featured lately! 🙂
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      I know, right??

  • February 9, 2012 Katie E

    Yay for being featured today! I just have to say that I LOVE this picture of you and your boy 🙂
    Katie E recently wrote…Wednesday Morning #iPPPMy Profile

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Katie, it’s one of my favorite shots!

  • February 9, 2012 Natalie

    YAY for you! Congrats on being featured!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Yay, it was so fun!

  • February 9, 2012 misssrobin

    That’s an awesome picture!

    Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it’s a great day for you.
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you, it was a great day 🙂

  • February 9, 2012 Ronni

    Enjoy your day! 🙂 Off to explore your blog!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Ronni!

  • February 9, 2012 PeaceLoveTerri

    Happy SITs day!!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Terri for stopping by!

  • February 9, 2012 Kelley

    Congratulations, Alison! So glad more will be discovering your blog on this exciting day for you! 🙂
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Kelley, that’s very sweet of you to say!

  • February 9, 2012 alyce culinary thymes

    Enjoy your day!
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  • February 9, 2012 Jennifer

    Writer? Oh, yes. Photographer? Yes. I love your photos! And blog. You have a gift, and I’m so happy to have found you on Twitter.
    Jennifer recently wrote…Falling Out Of The Family BedMy Profile

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Likewise, Jennifer!

  • February 9, 2012 Anne

    Happy SITS Day!!
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  • February 9, 2012 Michelle

    Congrats on your SITS Day 🙂 Love your blog!!! Your letter to all girls was awesome. I had to bookmark it! Enjoy your day…you deserve it!!!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Michelle, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • February 9, 2012 Christa aka the BabbyMama

    Hopefully I can finally comment! On my computer at work, something was just not working right!

    Happy SITS Day!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Christa!

  • February 9, 2012 Emmy

    Happy SITS day- so happy for you. You are a great blogger who deserves this.
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you, Emmy!

  • February 9, 2012 Jessica

    Happy SITS day! You so deserve this! I love your blog and am so happy I found it (and you)!
    Jessica recently wrote…On raising babies and toddlersMy Profile

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      And I, you! Thank you!

  • February 9, 2012 jamie

    Hi Alison
    It’s such a great honour to know through through Mama Wants This! You have a beautiful blog and you have a charming son. And I love what you’re doing on Memories Captured. Salut!
    jamie recently wrote…Perhaps LiesMy Profile

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you for your kind words, Jamie!

  • February 9, 2012 jamie

    Thanks for sharing your blog today! You and your little guy are both totally cute!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Jamie for stopping by!

  • February 9, 2012 Debra

    Congrats on your SITS day and I LOVE the snappie of you & your boy. Can’t wait to get to know you better!
    Debra recently wrote…Kids In CommonMy Profile

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Debra, can’t wait to know you better too!

  • February 9, 2012 Brenna

    Happy SITS Day! I have had a fun time poking around on your blog. I have to say that loved the ‘Where I’m From’ post and the photo up there of you and your son is adorable. 🙂
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Brenna, glad you enjoyed the post!

  • February 9, 2012 Missy

    Congrats on your SITS day, A! I hope it’s been awesome!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      It has!

  • February 9, 2012 My Inner Chick

    –Congrats on your SITS day, Mama A.

    You and baby are such DOLLS :)))) Xxxx Kisssssss

    So glad I met you…
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      So glad I met you too Kim!

  • February 9, 2012 Jessica

    Happy SITS Day Alison! Hope you had the BEST day!!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      I did, it was awesome!

  • February 9, 2012 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Congrats on your SITS day!! How exciting!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      It was!

  • February 9, 2012 tracy

    SQUEEEE – congrats girl on your SITS day! xo
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Squee!! Thank you!

  • So delighted for you that it’s your SITS day. Your positive and supportive nature in this bloggy world is lovely and refreshing and do happy to see you featured!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Shannon!

  • February 9, 2012 Susan in the Boonies

    Happy SITSday, Alison. You look like you’ve had a lot of company today! I hope it has been a real blessing to you!

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      I’ve had the best day!

  • February 9, 2012 Jessica

    Happy sits day!
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  • February 9, 2012 Kimberly

    Gah I love your face.
    That is all.
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      I love you too!

  • February 10, 2012 Frugal in WV

    Happy belated SITS day! I love the photo 🙂
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you, it was a fun day!

  • February 10, 2012 Just Jennifer

    Congrats on your SITS Day, Alison! So fun!
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      It was!!

  • February 10, 2012 Kir

    so excited for YOU my friend, what a wonderful accomplishment 🙂 xoxoxoxoxo
    Enjoy your well deserved day!!

    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Kir, the support has been immense!

  • February 10, 2012 Robin

    Was so glad to see that you were featured. I can’t imagine that there’s someone who doesn’t know of you, but I hope it did introduce someone new to your fabulousness.
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      You think too highly of me, Robin 🙂 Not that I don’t appreciate it, I do. Thank you!

  • February 10, 2012 Asianmommy

    Congrats! How nice to be featured.
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  • February 10, 2012 Amanda

    Congrats on your SITS day, Alison!!!
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  • February 10, 2012 Melanie

    Congratulations!!! Yippee!! You so deserve it.
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Melanie!

  • February 10, 2012 Deanna

    Happy SITS day! Very nice to meet you. I love the video intro idea. Might have to work something like that into my blog too.
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Yes, do a vlog!

  • February 10, 2012 Jenny

    Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy the comments! 😉
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Jenny, I have!

  • February 10, 2012 Martine

    Congrats on your SITS Day! I was just saying how wonderful it is to connect with you, because we’re on the same side of the world! (Hi from Manila, Philippines)
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Martine! And how nice to have a reader in the same time zone 🙂

  • February 10, 2012 Kierstyn

    Congrats on being featured! You certainly deserve it 🙂
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    • February 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Kierstyn!

  • February 11, 2012 Leighann

    Congratulations Alison!
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  • February 12, 2012 Jessica

    Woohoo! Sorry I’m so late in wishing you a happy SITS day, but I’m glad it was finally your turn. What a lovely journey you have been taking all of us on. Hope you gain some more followers.

  • February 13, 2012 laura

    OH my… your little guy is too cute, and looks just like my Will! Love those smooshy cheeks, and of course your words. I am new to blogging and SITS but have already connected with so many fantastic women…
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  • February 14, 2012 Tonya

    Yay for you!! So exciting.
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