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It’s my party can someone pass me a crown?

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Today is my SITS Day! The day is finally here! I’m so excited… I think even a little more excited than when I began hosting the 31dbbb on the SITS Community Forum.

First, I’d like to welcome any of my “sista’s” who I have yet had the chance to meet! And for my daily readers who have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about…

SITS is an awesome community of over 8,000female bloggers who support one and other daily and offer assistance on all kinds of topics related to blogging and daily life. Recently they kicked off Bloggy Boot Camp; which is a one day blog and social media conference for women hosted in major cities all around the U.S. I was fortunate enough to join them in Philadelphia.

If this is your first time visiting “I’m Still Standing” let me give you a little house tour:

“I’m Still Standing” is a place to find comfort and support like home. Stop by to be inspired by stories about overcoming adversity, realizing that we’re all “able”, and to find healthy recipes.

Hello, my name is Shelley known to many as a “Playground Fairy,” Special Needs Advocate, Speaker, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Wife and Mom to three wonderful people who have helped change the world.

I am a creative person by nature and ready to jump into things with both feet, sometimes not really sure what I am getting myself into but always with an open heart. In 1996 I had the dream to create the first fully inclusive playground in the state of Maryland. Only having my design background, and my love for children, and passion to bring this project to fruition I jumped in full force. Not only did we (I formed a nonprofit organization) raise the needed one million dollars to create this playground, which is known throughout the region as “Hadley’s Park.” Our organization went on to build many more in the area, and helped hundreds of more in the country. If you’d like to find out more about me check, stop over here.


while I was doing this my husband Kenny founded a company to enhance the lives of children by taking the “yuck” out of their medicine… Yes, it’s the stuff that the pharmacist asks you “do you want to add flavoring in that” for your children’s medicine.


while we were both doing that my oldest daughter Sarah took being a disability advocate into her own hands after winning Miss Maryland Teen America 2005 and then the title of Miss Continental Teen America and raising awareness that we are all “ABLE”.

And we all did this as a way to give back; to change the world in honor of, our daughter/sister, Hadley who was brought into the world a beautiful little bundle of joy and whose life drastically altered on her 10th day when she suffered a grade 2 bilateral intracranial bleed. It is through Hadley’s life that so many other children’s lives have been changed…

In 2010 I realized I am an “Emotional Eater” and stared a Wellness Makeover. I love to cook and entertain; I can be found a lot of times reading my many cookbooks or magazines on cooking. Shout out to my two favorite ladies Ina Garten and Ellie Krieger! I also love to scrapbook from wonderful pictures I have taken and read a little here and there, and hopefully someday I will get to Italy.

Thanks for stopping by! Please take a look around and hopefully you’ll find something interesting today that makes you want to come back and visit again!

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About shelley

Shelley Kramm is the founder and editor of I'm Still Standing and The DC Ladies. Learn more about her and her inspirational family here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and on

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  1. Congratulations on your SITS day! Yay! You deserve a crown for all your wonderful hard work on organising the 31DBBB. Thank you so much for doing this and for being an inspiration to other female bloggers. Well done you! :-)

  2. Congratulations, Happy SITS day!!!

  3. Congrats! I found you through SITS – nice to meet you – love your blog, I'm going to enjoy being a follower!

  4. Coming here from SITS! WOW you are such an amazing a strong person. I am also from MD and would love to visit the playground… Truly AMAZING!

    I have a strong passion for helping people with infertility. Being a parent is life transforming and I want to give people the hope to move forward and help them however I can.

  5. Congrats, Shelley! You deserve this day!

  6. Congrats Shelley! Enjoy your Queen-for-the-day status!

    I'm continually grateful to have gotten the chance to meet you in Philly, you are an incredible and inspirational woman!

  7. WOOT WOOT….congrats on your Special Day….enjoy it.

  8. Happy SITS Day! I'm a new follower!

  9. Congratulations on your SITS Day!

  10. Wow! You are an amazing woman! Your family sounds amazing too! I cant wait to read more of your blog, and well, make myself at home.
    I too am a mother of three, army wife, family readiness support assistant and photographer.

    If youd like to stop by im at


  11. Congratulations Shelly and happy SITS day! :) Thanks for all the help you have given over in the SITS 31 Days to Build a Better Blog forum.

  12. I also came over from SITS, you have a fab blog! I am loving the 31dbb

  13. Cheers to you on your SITS feature!! You certainly have a lot of success to be proud of – thanks for the encouragment and inspiration!


  14. Wait? Didn't I already visit a Featured SITS Blogger today?!?! Is this a sneak preview for tomorrow? If so, I'm feeling pretty in with the in crowd! I always love to see my special needs peeps have their day…enjoy it!

  15. Congratulations, Shelley! This is sooo deserved! You certainly are a woman on the move!

  16. Congrats on your SITS day! You have an awesome blog! I plan on following!!!

  17. Congratulates! I've really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog, twitter and at the Sits Forum!

  18. I'm a day late, but Happy SITS Day!

  19. You are so sweet. I could tell right away what a lovely person you are! How awesome that your husband is the creator of that medicine helper! He is a genius!

  20. Congrats! I am better late than never right now but catching up fast. I want to see your blog! Now! Bye! Sandra