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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.