In the “ABOUT ME” section you learn a bit about me, my family, and what you’ll read in my blog. My blog is called The Many Sides of Mom, because there is more than one side to every mom. So here you’ll get to see all of the sides that there are to me; as a mom and a person. But why a blog? Why start this journey? Let me answer these questions and give you a little insight to my way of thinking.
Starting this blog is something that many people would think is out of my nature. I’m pretty quiet and can be shy, until you get to know me. I try to keep personal business to myself, and don’t let it all out there for everyone to see. I mostly keep to myself, my family, and my small group of close friends. (Do I occasionally rant on Facebook? Yeah. I’m only human.) To say that I’m an introvert would be putting it mildly. Then one day something happened that completely threw me out of my comfortable little bubble. It made me be more forthcoming and want to express myself more.
I became a mother.
Being a mother is probably the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I love my husband dearly. There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for that man. But, I never knew what true love really was until I met my daughter, Emily. My husband and I will say to anyone who will listen that she is our favorite person in the whole world. She completes us. She is our number one.
Becoming a mother gave me more of a voice. I had to speak for what was best for my daughter, since she was too young to speak for herself. Who would be her advocate if not for me and her father? After she was born, I had to be her voice and my own.
Now what does this have to do with me starting a blog? Well, after Emily was born I started reading quite a few “mommy” blogs. Some were purely entertaining. Some were educational. But all of them made me think. I loved getting new ideas through these blogs. I loved knowing there were other mothers out there who felt the way that I do about things. I still do love this.
Then one day I started browsing on one of my favorite sites/apps Pinterest. I was looking for some DIY ideas for my backyard for Emily. Some play area ideas. Sandboxes. Swing sets. Playhouses. You get the idea. I came across this pin for a play area that looked really cute. I clicked on it and it sent me to a blog. I found out that this play area belonged to a little girl named Avery. I began reading about the play area that Avery’s mother made for her. I was trying to see if it was something I could do. I loved the way her mother talked and explained things. So, I took a look further into the blog. (Sweet Lil You. Check it out. If you’re anything like me, I know you’ll love it.) I loved what I was seeing on this mother’s blog. Great ideas and thoughts. Recipes. Reviews on toys and clothes. This mom seemed like someone I could easily be friends with. We have a lot in common. Through reading her blog, I come to find out that this blogger/writer lives in Little Rhody. And not just that, but there is a whole community of mommy-bloggers in the Rhode Island! How cool is that?!
After reading and finding out all of this, I thought to myself … I would like to do this. I would like to share my ideas and thoughts on motherhood with the world. There are so many things that I do that I could share. My readers could come on my journeys with me. Whether it’s my trips to Disney, new baking recipes I am trying for my family, new toys that I purchased for Emily, or something else completely. I knew I could share that with everyone. It would be a great journey and adventure in and of itself. Me, a blogger. I have always loved to write and journal. This was just another way of me doing that.
And something else to push me further out of my introverted life.
So where did I come up with the name, “The Many Sides of Mom”? The answer to that is very simple … because there are many sides to each and every mom. No matter what you do in life. Whether you are a working mom who works over 40 hours a week and relies on babysitters and chefs, or a stay at home mom who home schools her kids. There are many sides to everyone. So, I want to showcase that.
There are many sides to me as a mother. I work part time. I’m starting a new venture as a blogger. I’m even throwing around the idea of becoming a travel agent. I cook most meals at home; so I like to try out new recipes. I also like to eat out when I can, so I’m always looking for new restaurants to try. I’m a budding crafter. I love to travel with my family. DISNEY, DISNEY, DISNEY. I’m a bit of a tech-geek; I find all new technology fascinating. BOOKS, BOOKS, AND MORE BOOKS. I’m an avid shopper, especially to Tar-jay and Wally World. To add to the never ending sides, my favorite of all … I am a lover of all things having to do with my family. Whether we are spending time playing a new game, doing yard work, baking, or just watching a new movie. Being a mother (as well as wife, sister, daughter, and friend) is the greatest side to me.
How could I not want to share all of that with the world?
Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this big journey with me. It means more to me than you know. Since you have taken the time to read my blog posts, please comment on them. Email me and let me know what you think. Follow me on social media. Join this part of my life. I’m definitely open to any and all creative criticism. Whether I take it or not, that has yet to be seen. Just stay tuned and see where this journey takes me.