I started writing on the blog about two months ago, and I wanted to share an update of how this has been going. In this post, I will cover:
- why i write
- why i want to write about working moms and their careers
- currently reading, watching, anticipating and feeling
Writing has given me an opportunity to share thoughts on parenting and working motherhood. At times I feel as if I am bearing my soul, it is sometimes scary to push that publish button.
I learnt from South African blogger Melissa in 9 Lessons I Learnt in my first year of Being a Blogger that feeling scared at this juncture happens.
Why do I want to write about moms and careers? Because moms deserve awesome careers too.
I often come across women (including me) who:
- work hard but who are afraid of starting a family as they fear it will damage their career
- pressurize themselves (and each other) to be perfect
- talented women, not claiming their space at work because of myths that ambition is not for ‘mothers’
- Guilt around not being “mom” enough and guilt around not spending enough time at work
Is it hard being a working parent? Yes, nothing worth it in life is easy but it is also very rewarding. I do not have the answer to these dilemmas, what I do know is that we need to be okay to talk about it.
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Posts that people responded well to:
I Am Okay with Being a Good Enough Parent (in SA Mom Blogs)
This demonstrates that people are enjoying reading about real accounts where personal experiences are being shared.
Having a blog is work, boy oh boy! To maintain my blog, I am writing, reading, commenting on blogs, and always researching trying to figure out how to change something ‘technical’ on my blog. I feel at times like my blog is a third child in my life, it needs love, attention and time. It’s an intense hobby.I feel at times like my blog is a third child in my life, it needs love, attention and time Click To Tweet
I read more now than I ever have in my entire life. Topics I read about: content marketing, social media, writing, motherhood, career topics, digital marketing, any topic to broaden my knowledge. The blogging community is very engaged and supportive, and I am learning a lot from them.
Reading: Shonda Rhimes – Year of Yes and am about half way. It is a very entertaining read and I now I cannot put it down (after a super slow start). I am in love with this book.
Watching: Game of Thrones (duh!)
Anticipating: we have a week of holiday coming up, so I am looking forward to this. Also, Caitlyn turns four in September, and Ava turns one in October! Insane how quickly time has flown by!
Feeling: Feeling excited about all the new things that I am learning, and all the new people that I am meeting (albeit virtually). I am also feeling appreciative about people responding to my blog, and hearing that something resonated with them.
That is me.
If you are a working mom, what topics would you want to see in a blog that will add value to your life and career? Let me know in the comments or contact me.