I confess! I am one of those Blogger Moms! I started blogging when my kids were very young and have loved all the experiences that blogging has offered my family. Today, I thought it would be fun to share some of the stories and ways that blogging has brought opportunities to our family. Hopefully, the statute of limitations is up and I won’t be held responsible for these true confessions of a Blogger Mom.
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True Confessions of a Blogger MOM
I confess that I spent many mornings doing nothing officially productive. Instead, I cuddled with my babies and toddlers watching Baby Einstein and Little People while the kids drank their morning juice or chocolate milk. Once I started my blog, I would sit on the couch so we could all cuddle up under a blanket while I wrote a blog post instead of working at a desk.
I confess that I occasionally purchased a banana before I would start shopping at a grocery store. My toddlers were hungry and I needed something to keep them busy while I was getting the pictures I needed for a blog post. Even more truth – I confess to letting my son eat a banana before I paid for it once. I ended up carrying around the banana peel for the entire shopping trip so I could show it to the cashier and have them weigh the rest of my bananas twice. I chose to let my son stay happy and busy and then pay later.
I confess that I let my toddler chew on an ear of corn while I spent time shopping. Imagine the looks I received when other older parents would walk past and see my son chewing on a piece of corn on the cob.
We often planned our vacations or road trips around my blogging commitments. The kids got the benefits of amazing adventures that weren’t always included in our regular budget. True, I would have to spend time reviewing the destination or taking pictures while we were there, but it was a win-win for our blogging family.
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I must admit that my kids never wore shoes till they were able to walk. I never put those little fancy shoes on their feet, even though they were adorable. I didn’t even make them wear socks all the time when they started walking around the house.
I must confess I didn’t give my first baby a blanket in his baby bed till he was almost 1 year old. I was always afraid he would get twisted in a blanket so I just dressed him in sleepers and kept his room at a comfortable temperature.
I can’t count the number of times I went to the park and let my toddlers swing and slide instead of cleaning my house. I would often create blog posts for new playgrounds so I could incorporate sponsored posts into my time at the park.
I admit to using the paper shredder to make a mountain of “snow” out of old papers so we could have a paper fight!
I occasionally reused swim diapers.
I confess that I could never stand to watch Caillou. I thought he was a whiny kid and I never let my kids watch it.
My daughter thought I had lost my mind one day when we went to the store and I let her fill the entire basket with princess toys and swag for a blog post. What a fun experience for her to get to spend a big budget and host a party for her friends.
I could continue with more true confessions, but I’ll let you be the judge as to whether I need to continue. Maybe you have some confessions of your own. I’d love to hear! Now that they are a little older, I’m often reminded of these things and feel pretty sentimental. But I am so grateful for the time I have with my kids and the opportunities that blogging has given to my family.
Are you a blogging mom? Do you have fun experiences to share where blogging has opened doors for you and your family? I’d love to hear!