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  1. Hilary Tan says

    Personally, I don’t talk much about motherhood on my blog. The topic itself is quite triggering for me and I struggle with jealousy. It’s petty of me but it’s a personal struggle of mine. For a while, I had to unfollow other mom bloggers if their blogs were heavily focused on motherhood but I’m starting to come around. The topic of motherhood/pregnancy is emotionally painful for me for various reasons I haven’t shared on my blog. People might think this is weird since I am a mom myself.

    • Shelly DS says

      Oh gosh I had no idea! I hope I haven’t triggered you in any way, also, I’m grateful that you’ve stuck around with all my mommy posts! Hope you’re doing ok 💖

      • Hilary Tan says

        No worries at all! You didn’t trigger me at all it’s all good 💕 I feel like such an immature brat but I feel better getting it off my chest. Tbh when Krisna followed me, I had mixed feelings because I wasn’t sure how to approach her. Her blog was the type of blog I had been avoiding for months but I took the leap of faith and followed her back. I’m starting to feel like I’m making progress.

        P.S. There are things I will continue to avoid like IG and FB. Baby steps. 🙏🏻💕

      • Shelly DS says

        My hubby always says that every reaction is justified somehow. I don’t know your “why” but it’s definitely there 💖 don’t down play it~ but yeah Krisna is amazing, I absolutely love her writing!

      • Hilary Tan says

        No worries, Krisna!💕 I’ve made progress since last year lol I’m doing OK – been busy (and stressed out) with school. It takes up all of my time and I’m using it as a distraction these days 🤭

      • Krisna says

        Glad to hear you’re doing ok now ☺️ and kudos to you for juggling being a mom, blogging and studying… I can only imagine how hectic it is!

      • Hilary Tan says

        Amazingly, I haven’t been to a therapist all year. I am considering it if this semester is particularly bad; there is a lot of pressure to pass. My social life is non-existent. 😅

  2. Olivia says

    It takes so much strength and courage I think to write honestly about parenting and motherhood online. The world is filled with so many opinions on how you should be raising kids. And that means as a mommy blogger or parenting blogger you are open to so much more criticism. But none the less we need these pages, to bring an open and honest account of the struggles (and good times) of being a parent!
    I loved this post Shelly, thanks for sharing😊

  3. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    This is fantastic. I think we all need to beware the trolls. They are everywhere. So far, my blogging experience has been mostly positive. Maybe I’m just lucky, or maybe I don’t attract those followers for some reason.

  4. beth says

    I think it’s great, a win-win. good for you, and good for those you reach. showing them you don’t have to be perfect, just do what you can, with good intentions, and it will all be okay.

  5. quirkymoms486 says

    I sooooo needed to read this today! It’s hard to know how much to share and what’s right to put out there. Social media and being a mommy blog definitely has its positives and negatives! Thank you for this awesome breakdown! ❤️

  6. Alyson Usefara says

    You words ring so true! Being a mom blogger can be incredibly vulnerable, which comes with great reward but also a space to feel hurt and misunderstood. I appreciate your authenticity as a mom blogger!

  7. Sankhamala says

    You are so right!!! Blogging has helped me to discover a new me, new blogger friends and a new perspective to life.

  8. Kally says

    Yeah, the anonymous bashing is why I stick to safer topics like career management because I can stick in up their arse since I have 20 years of experiences doing that. While as a mom, I’m still pretty new at it. There are way too many busybodies trying to be the parenting expert. I don’t need them in my life – just me and my little girl will do fine.

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for reading and subscribing Kally 💖 I completely understand what you mean, and honestly I started off as purely a mom blogger but decided to make it more lifestyle with a splash of baby here and there for that reason! I still love reading other people’s experiences, like Krisna’s, and it does give encouragement.

  9. Jan says

    Great post. It takes courage to go out share your motherhood journey. And you’re totally right. Social media is a double edged sword. But there’s so much potential to do good with it, when used well.

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting 😊 I see you’re a fellow mom and still I. The early phases of this journey. All I can say is good luck lol ~ I’m excited to go on this journey with you!

  10. Saima Umair says

    So relatable! I just started my blog one month ago and these were the exact thoughts I was getting because I also don’t like to share everything on social media and I never did! Although I am not a new mom but yes that’s exactly why I started my blog…. to do something for myself. Thank you for sharing this blog.

  11. One Tired Bitch says

    This is extremely well worded, I just started my own mom blog and you’re already spot on with the pros and cons. We are all in this together and need to empower each other whenever or wherever we can! I will say I love being a mom blogger, it’s better than therapy. Much love!

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