Why do I blog? Well it started out because I was sending Max's family updates through on what we were doing, and how Poppy was growing. Then I thought a blog would be so much easier since I wouldn't have to keep sending files through email. Also, it would be a nice way to save memories for the kids (back then it was just Poppy).
I've been blogging since 2008. So far I've blogged through 2 pregnancies, 1 stretch of maternity leave, full-time-working-mum status, stay-at-home-mum days and now work-at-home-mum-with-business-on-top-of-two-kids crazy days. So no, it's not just a fling. We're serious about each other and even intend to apply for a flat together some time in the near future.
Oh and it also serves as an excellent form of communication between Max and I.
Over the years my blog evolved. I now enjoy it so much and constantly add new things to it. New initiatives for instance like Breakfast for Champions or I Heart Smiles. Like Wordless Wednesdays that often feature Calla.
I've always loved writing and blogging serves as a form of stress relief for me. It's my me-time, something I enjoy doing in a silent house. It's something I can do when the kids are asleep since going out of the house without them, especially the small one, isn't really an option now.
In March this year, I was invited to join a very special group called Singapore Mom Bloggers and through this group I have learnt so much through the mums' sharings, made new friends, and it has even opened new doors for me. I'm so happy to share that I'm now working on a few paid posts, an opportunity that would probably not have come by without this group. Getting paid to do what I enjoy, how about that.
Wanna do it but are afraid of things getting too technical? I've always been a bit of a tech idiot (ok, a lot of a tech idiot) so really, if I can do it, anyone can. Nothing to be afraid off. It's reasonably user friendly (oh look at me all IT lingo-ish!)
Every mum's got a story to tell, what's yours? ;)
This post is part of a blog train hosted by Catch Forty Winks. Next up is Mrs Kam from www.thekamfamily.com
She started her blog in year 2008, a few months after her first child was born and has since been blogging
actively for the past four years. She is a full time working mum, who dedicates all her non-working hours to her children, attending to their needs and keeping them entertained. Blogging, to her, is a scarification of her sleeping hours, when her children are off to bed and house work done. Read her story on why she blogs!
If you're wondering about the drawings: I've so been inspired by this mum. Her writing is hilarious and her drawings sometimes make me pee in my pants. But before you go all copycat-kiss-the-rat on me, you may like to read her FAQ page where she states that she 'is not the first ever human to draw pictures', and that she too was inspired by and accused of copying someone else.