My slightly above average parenting blog turns one.

It’s coming up on a year since I’ve started this blog. I know. Everybody calm down. No need to jump.

A full year. It’s funny because a year in I thought (much like motherhood) I would have a better understanding of what the hell I’m doing. Truth is I know way less now then when I started. Starting something is easy, it’s full of promise and newness. When you have a new baby your so full of love and delaruim, everything is exciting. I have never felt more content when 1st born was about 6 months (once the sleep deprivation faded), everything seemed so easy back then. So new and exciting.

It’s the same with writing or blogging. At first you’ve got a million stories and ideas and you strive to be funny and interesting. But as time wears on you start to start to feel like your just a butt wiper with a computer. How can I be interesting if most of my time is spent trying to negotiate who had which matchbox car first. I recently called my husband because I thought the size of my 2 year old’s poop was ASTONISHING. I contemplated taking a picture but know I am constantly straddling the line of sanity and need to check myself when I’ve gone too far. (But seriously, it was HUGE)

Anyways, how can anyone justify putting them selves out there when they are not living a life that doesn’t seem that interesting. Well, what I learned is; it doesn’t matter what others define as interesting. It matters what you define as interesting.

Truth is everybody has a story and most people want to share it. So let them. Let them share. And share your story. The happiest people in the world are the most connected to other people and writing and sharing is a way of connecting.

There was a very famous Harvard happiness study and that resulted in this : “The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.” Not money. Not power. Not how many blog posts you have (damn it) or how many followers you get.

So have a voice. Share. Write. Connect.  Don’t get caught up in how many page views you got or how many shares an article had because in the end it doesn’t matter. What matters is the the connection you have to your family, friends & community.

Also, it’s never about how much you have but how much you give.

Thanks for reading. ❤️❤️❤️

 

 

5 thoughts on “My slightly above average parenting blog turns one.”

  1. I love reading everything you write… when I read it I feel like you’re right in front of me telling me the story lol

  2. LOVE this!! You’re so right we all should feel free to share our stories because they are all different. No one else has the same thoughts as you do. oh and p.s. I totally took a pic of my babies poop several times this week. 🙂

  3. LOL! I am glad I’m not the only one who contemplates taking a picture of my kid’s poop because they can’t believe how much came out of such a tiny body :oD

    I love your attitude about blogging as well. It reminds me a lot of why I decided to make my blog public and start sharing what I’ve written. Happy Blogiversary!

  4. I’ve been there with the poop pics! Sometimes I think of taking a pic to send to my husband, then I have to talk myself off the ledge. At least I don’t consider posting them on social media! A diaper blowout showed up on my FB feed a few days ago and I was like, whoa, you need a warning on that. Not what I wanted to see this morning! Haha

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