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Why We Blog

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I have two babies. One has 2 legs and 2 arms and the other you’re staring at. My blog is my little place on the internet where our life is chronicled. My ups and downs of mommy-hood can be found right here at this web address.

But why on earth do I choose to lay it all out on the table? I’ll admit it’s a touch embarrassing when my real life friends ask me about something from my blog. I honestly forget that anyone even reads what I write.

When I was pregnant I spent my days researching. I visited literally thousands of blogs while trying to narrow down what car seat I wanted, what stroller would suit our lives best, and how the heck to start cloth diapering. I was so fortunate to have all my questions answered and then some. Through these blogs I discovered a whole other world of parenting. A world where you could ask questions and not just accept the norm when it comes to raising your kids.

Now that I’m deep in the trenches of motherhood, I figure I’ve learned a few things that I can share with moms to be. No, I certainly don’t fancy myself an expert. Not one bit! But each and every day I am learning news tricks of the trade that I want to pass on to other mothers and care givers. It wouldn’t be fair to hoard all the knowledge, now would it?

It’s my turn to give back to the blog world that was there for me when I needed it most and I know that same blog world will be there in days, months, and years to come when I run into new challenges and have more questions. Once again I will turn to some wise blogging mothers who have been there before me.

I feel I owe a little something something to the moms who’ll come after me. It’s as if I’ve taken something and now it’s my turn to replace it. Those women googling parenting tips, nursery ideas, & cloth diaper how-tos? I was you and I’ve got your back! My goal is to answer some of your pressing questions, give you some new ideas, and maybe even get you re-thinking some aspects of parenthood.

I have two babies. One keeps me up all night and the other is my alarm clock. Can you guess which is which?

Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

 PS: I’ll be sharing this post on these fabulous blogs!

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  • Beautiful! That is why I blog too…to give back. Blogs are what helped me get through the emotional roller coaster of adoption, so now I want to share my experiences to help others. I’m so glad I found your blog – I really enjoy it! God bless! -Jess

  • Gail Akeman

    So true. I could easily spend hours at the computer.

  • Monica Geglio

    Ahh… it took me forever to realize that your second baby was your blog. I’m slow this morning! I’m with you– I researched hours and hours on cloth diapers, breastfeeding, etc and now I enjoy sharing my experiences and tips to be successful!

  • Yes yes yes! You took the words right out of my head- haha! I turn to blogs for EVERYTHING!

  • I love being a part of this blogging community! It is wonderful to bless and to be blessed.

  • Awww, so lovely. I love that you blog and I feel so fortunate that we have connected.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Minh | All About The Child

    Hits home for me as well. I tried reading the parenting type books but I prefer to read stories from many parents who’ve been through the same thing!

  • I always joke that my alarm clock is the worst one I’ve ever had because she pulls my hair and pokes me in the eye and crawls over my face… 😉 I agree with your thoughts on blogging, it does seem like a small way to give back to a resource I constantly use! — Lisa | Two Martinis

  • This is one of the best reasons I’ve heard yet for why people blog. I feel the same as you, but have never been able to articulate it so well!

  • Such profound words about blogging. It is your reasons that I wanted to blog in the first place. Aside from the fact that I wanted to chronicle my daughter’s growth and my first attempt at motherhood, blogging has helped me not only learn from others, but connect with other parents as well. You’re right: there’s a sense of community in blogging–where I don’t have to be embarrassed to ask a question, where the “norm” for mothering is whatever works for my child and I. And it’s a fantastic world to be a part of. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Cathy McInnes

    This is beautifully written and I feel the same way! Perfectly put! I would love for you to share this sweet post on my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! 🙂 There’s a great giveaway too!

  • I love this! I also felt like I needed to give back to the community that helped me during my pregnancy and the first months with my baby. Aside from imparting concrete information and tips, I feel like the more open we are about our lives the easier it is for other people to see the deeper truths and how alike we are all. To be able to say, “Wow! I’m normal after all!” is a powerful thing!


  • I love the picture!! So fitting & sweet. 🙂

    I blogged in secret at first (I just wanted to make sure that I would do it for more than a few weeks before I let people know I was doing it.) and finally told a few family members. I, too, get a little embarrassed when they ask about something from my blog. I’m just getting used to it!

  • Kyla @ House Of Hipsters . com

    Ha! Mine keeps me up all night too. I also get embarrassed when people read my blog. Another thing that I’ve noticed is that I see and hear from the friends who do read it, less. Do you have that same problem? One of my besties keeps apologizing to me about this. Telling me she reads it every morning and when she’s done, she feels like we just had a conversation. Kinda funny.

  • AskLatisha1

    Bet you, the blog baby keeps you up all night. : ). I still really don’t tell many people I know personally about my blog. It’s weird having people who actually know you, know things about your life. I really enjoy your writing. Thank you for sharing this with us at TGI Saturdays. Really hope you visit again this weekend. It goes up tonight.

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  • Andie Williams

    I really like your perspective on giving back to the community that helped you (:

  • Giving back valuable information is a great reason and motivation to blog. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from SITS.

  • Erin Vincent

    I love your perspective and authenticity! Great post!

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  • I agree. I blog, write, research because I know I have this info that might make others a bit easier. It also has become a resource for me to keep my thoughts and info in one place. I love my blog like a baby, too…In fact, I love when my actual 6-year old baby gives me suggestions for it. That’s priceless because he gets it. Congrats on being showcased on Sits today.