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Why I Took A Break From Blogging and What I’m Planning For The Future Of My Blog

Prior to blogging, I never considered it a real job. I used to think that many bloggers were unfair when charging certain prices for certain things in order to monetize their blog. I also felt like bloggers who did photo shoots weren’t being real. I had these thoughts because at the time, I wasn’t aware of everything that went into starting a blog, nor the efforts of maintaining one.

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Finding My Village

Finding My Village - Mom Life And More

Prior to starting a family, I thought that everything would be fine despite the fact that I knew I wasn’t going to have any immediate assistance around, except for my husband. I figured that raising our first child would be easy because I helped my mom raise 7 of my younger siblings. When asked about what type of support system I had, I would tell nurses and doctors that my mom and other family were just a call (and a 7hr drive) away. I didn’t feel like I needed someone to be around everyday to complete, or assist with my daily duties because I wanted to get the “full experience” of motherhood. I wanted to be a Super Mom. However, I later realized that the “full experience” of motherhood consists of having a village.

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Monthly Recaps

Monthly Recap (May 2016)

Monthly Recap of May 2016. MomLifeAndMore.com

The month of May was over before I realized it. It also showed me that I needed to be better prepared for situations that we consider “unexpected”, although we know they are very capable of occurring. This recap is part of the Monthly Recap series that I’m doing to document my first year of blogging. I’ll share an overall recap, highlights, and my thoughts so far when it comes to thing that I’m learning about blogging. Sometimes, I’ll also share resources if I found them to be helpful.

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Meet Zelynne!

Zelynne was the second Mom Blogger that I connected with during the time frame that I was trying to get acquainted with using WordPress. We got along very well and I think we grew a little closer after realizing that both of us were clueless about the etiquette of blogging. We were trying to figure out if we were allowed to write “lol” when commenting on a post that was funny, grammatical errors, if we really need to blog daily, ect. Prior to learning about Link Ups, I always knew that she would be there to read and comment on my post, and I was the same with her blog. I thought it would be great to include her in my Interview Series because she is a wonderful person and I think you guys would like to connect with her also.

Interview with Zelynne from Zelynne Blog.

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The Double Standards Against Stay At Home Moms

The Double Standards Against Stay At Home Moms. MomLifeAndMore.com

 

Every now and then, I wonder why people don’t support (family/friend) mothers who stay at home while their husband goes out to work and provide for the family. Whether the couple makes the decision during the planning stage of their first child, or after they have already started a family, it’s highly looked down upon. They see it as the mother throwing her life away because the mom may have spent years in school and/or worked hard to build her resume/status so she can reach her long time corporate/personal career goals. It gets even worse when the mother talks about starting a blog or home business to have a little of her own income; especially when it has nothing to do with the career/goals that she formerly pursued. Continue reading “The Double Standards Against Stay At Home Moms”

Monthly Recaps

Monthly Recap (April 2016)

Mom Life And More Monthly Recap for April 2016.

 

April was a pretty good month. I’ll “officially” complete my 2nd month of blogging in 10 days! I’m proud of myself for staying committed this long because it’s challenging, but fun. This recap is part of the Monthly Recap series that I’m doing to document my first year of blogging. I’ll share an overall recap, highlights, and my thoughts so far when it comes to thing that I’m learning about blogging. Sometimes, I’ll also share resources if I found them to be helpful.

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Meet Tasha: The Try All Mama

The day after I introduced myself in my first “official” blog post, Tasha (Try All Mama) emailed me with blog resources that I could use to learn about the many aspects of building my blog and connecting with other bloggers. She was very open and honest about the things I really needed, and the things that people solely promote for own their benefit. As I was in the process of planning my Interview Series, I decided that I would kick it off with the initial person who helped me get moving with my blog. For this interview, I asked her a some questions about her blog, some advice she had for other bloggers, and I also got a little more information about her newly launched handmade business. Enjoy!

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