Motherhood & Blogging

“Mommy blogs” is one of the interesting things that the internet has created for us. Our mothers didn’t have it twenty years ago. These blogs are about parenting and family issues, mostly written by women. Recently, I’ve seen a few daddy blogs too. It’s really nice to read about parenting from the men’s perspective.

Mommy bloggers blog for many reasons. While most of them write about the joys and trials of motherhood, some mommies are branching out into other areas of interest like food, fashion, arts, photography as well as politics. Some mommies even reached the internet celebrity status because of their informative, thought-provoking and fun-to-read blogs.

Some of my personal favorites include Karen Cheng’s Snippets of Life, Leonny’s Our Everyday Things and Bing’s Story of Bing. I like to read fashion updates and shopping ideas from Karen. And I learn a lot about photography from Leonny and Bing.

Besides parenting tips, I can find honest product reviews, medical advices, solutions to common childhood problems and recommended local services from mommy blogs. They are flooded with information, better than any parenting book in the store!

Interestingly enough, I find myself trying very hard to write my own motherhood experiences on my blog to share with others too. I blog mostly about what’s going on in our family. My blog also serves like a journal of my son’s development. I’m constantly snapping photos and making mental notes about what I’ll post next on my blog.

Another important aspect that is worth mentioning here is that my blog keeps me in touch with my loved ones. My family members and close friends get regular updates about us through my blog. I write about birthdays, weekend outings, important events and Little Edison’s growing up stories. Although I don’t meet-up with them so often now, but they can see us on my blog regularly.

Lastly, blogging makes me part of this ‘mommy bloggers’ community from which I share my experiences, knowledge and encouragement. It helps me connect to the help and support that I need to be a better mom. I lost count of the number of encouraging comments from my readers when I’m faced with problems. And I also get useful advices to help me through a tough parenting spot.

Blogging is a really awesome hobby to me; it enriches my life and it keeps me updated with the latest trends in the world of internet. Occasionally, I get e-mails from readers who like my blog. I’m very happy to read these encouraging e-mails.

To readers who sent me e-mails, I want to thank every one of you! I apologize if I couldn’t respond to you promptly but I’m really touched by your words of support. I appreciate your thoughts in writing to me.


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    September 18, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Hi, been following your blog for a while, dun know why, I think I just want to drop a note after reading this post. I am not a mummy (yet, ha!), but then I totally agree w you that blogging had become my “hobby” or rather a part of my lives! It is a place for me to express thoughts, and record what happens around me. And I stay connected with friends & families no matter where I am. 🙂
    Keep on blogging, cos I love reading your blog! 🙂

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      September 19, 2010 at 9:19 AM

      Hi Katherine,
      Thanks for your support & encouraging comment. You have a wonderful blog too. See that you’re into bento-ing too. I bought many bento tools months ago, but I never use any of them. Haha! Too lazy to make one.

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    September 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    i started reading blogs online when i first pregnant and till now.. agree that i too. get lots of useful tips and information (offers/promotion/product reviews) honest review from these mummies. i used to frequent mamabliss but she has not been active anymore, i was so inspired by her homeschooling but of course i did not homeschool my kids. Leonny blog has lots of goodies too. Bing, is a bit talking abt herself (like she herself said it). and i like ur blog too cos ur life is very much like mine haaa.. so i share the same sentiments as u on various scenarios..i find blogging makes u not that lonely with the role of being a mother.. u cant say it out to our hubby/mother/MIL all the time, but u can say it out on ur blog.. and when u have other mummies sharing the same thoughts or feeling over parenting and stuff.. u feel consoled. and cheer up ur day 🙂

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    September 21, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Hi Emily,
    Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂 Tried making one 1 day, and you will realised how much “stress” you can release during the half an hour. 🙂
    Although I am not a mum yet, but I fully understand what you said as being a “super mum”, at times I also feel like a “super women”.. hahaha… Got to wake up very early every morning, work in a demanding working environment, left office late, and still need to prepare dinner for my “big baby”, plan marketing and household items…. blah blah blah… the list goes on & on.. hahaha…. at times I have “strong urge” to slow down my footsteps….. haha! I tried to arrange quality time for myself whenever is possible… try arrange that for yourself too, 1 hour is also good, you sure will feel the difference… 🙂
    Jia you, Emily! 🙂

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