If you have been following me for a while, or are new around here… there are some things that maybe you didn’t know, and some things I would like to say. I have had to take a step back from my blog recently… I am more than ready to dive back into what I have the most passion for, and why not kick it off with a little FAQ about yours truly…
-First and for most… the why? Why am I here? What was my reasoning?
For me, it was something that I felt needed more attention….Honest Motherhood!
I always saw posts/blogs/articles, etc. about “how to” or “what you should be doing” … They where always full of basically saying, “you’re doing it wrong.” It really began when I began being a SAHM… I would say to myself often “THIS is not what I expected”. While it does bring me so much joy to be home with my babies, I also felt I was not fully prepared for it; no one was really talking about the truth behind it. I always thought when I became a SAHM, I would always be dressed, and hair done, and baking cookies, with kids playing in the background…hahahahhaha. Right? I was clearly delusional. Then, I thought about why I even would think that? Well, because that was the only side most moms were talking about…. I wanted to be that different voice for all moms.
-What am I most passionate about?
This…. My blog, my family, and creating an honest and safe space for moms to come, and never feel judged. To know that they are not alone, to know that it’s okay to not be okay! For all moms, to know we are all in this together… trying to survive our children’s younger years.
-Why I chose to transition my family to a more holistic and organic style family?
This is actually one I get asked about often, the why? To be honest, it’s fair I have been asked, because I used to honestly make fun of “kale eating Karen.” I know, I know, that’s not super nice, but see, I truly thought it was just a fad. I thought it was some band wagon that moms jumped on because, they thought it was cool to say they “where only Organic.” Turns out, while that may be the case for some, most actually where doing it because they cared about their family. They cared about what their children where consuming. What toxins their kids where absorbing into their skin, into their bodies. I actually did my own research on this, and what I found left me dumbfounded. You know that old saying “once you know better, you do better.” That really couldn’t be more accurate, with my own personal family history, what studies I was reading online, all the information I had taken in. I simply could not ignore this and keep going…. (But to be honest, I still cheat and have my favorite ice cream, and let the kids have a Oreo here and there…..but, as a whole, ) I now knew better, and have been doing better. (more on this topic in a future blog post)
-What have I learned in this blogging journey?
That is honestly a loaded question.. I have learned so much good (and bad). Blogging is a learning curve.(again, this will be a future blog post with more detail too) I have made many mistakes, and some success. One day, I hope this blog is what I dream it can be. I have learned to take peoples advice with a grain of salt, just like anything else. I have learned that more people want to see you do bad, than to see you succeed. I have learned that there is A LOT of fake… people, blogs, friends.. I have learned to stay true to who I am. What I want this to be, and how I want to go about it. Those who care, care….and those who don’t… Well, I am not losing sleep over those people.
-What is your goal with all of this?
My favorite question. One day I hope to have such a strong community of strong, like minded mommas, who are all being real and honest. I hope to be successful enough in what I build that I can create classes for beginning bloggers, for women who want to know how to do collaborations, how to monetize your blog, how to make money on the internet doing something you’re passionate about …. the do’s/don’ts of this all. That goal is down the road, and it takes a lot of building, a lot of hard work, it’s not built or made over night. However, I am willing to put in that time and effort to create something I am proud of.
The main thing I want you know is that I am super appreciative to all my readers! If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know this began as more of a place to vent and share my honest voice. I never dreamed it would take off, that I COULD even have a following. That anyone would actually give a crap what I had to say… I cant express my gratitude, and shock in what this has already become, and I am so VERY excited to see where this goes, and I am so grateful to have you all along for the ride!
As always, with love and coffee,