This is going to be a new adventure for me! Why am I starting a blog?
First of all, I want to share in more detail on another platform. I kinda love social media.. well, who doesn’t these days? When I was pregnant, I created an Instagram account dedicated to sharing weekly pregnancy updates. Now, I use it to share fun stories and posts of my boys. Every couple of days, I mass post on Instagram stories. I make highlight folders and go back to them. Every month, I like to update on their developmental milestones and share all their cool, new skills. I also like to share my hardships, lessons learned, and things I am thankful for. It really is my personal journal of journeying through motherhood made public. I’m so thankful that I can go back to these photos and videos on my mommy Instagram to see how much my boys have grown. I don’t want to forget each precious moment with these guys. Unfortunately, Instagram allows me to only share a certain number of words/characters on the post so I always have to try to shorten it so I can fit everything I want to share. I almost always have more to share.
Secondly, there are so many new mamas and soon-to-be mamas around me!! What a joy! When I first became a new mama, I had no idea what I was doing. At times, I felt very alone and helpless. Raising these two little humans is by far the hardest thing I ever had to do so far. I would seek help from the few two or three mommy friends I knew. I turned to good ol’ google to find answers. I messaged my doctor probably way too many times. In the end, I want every mom to know that you are not alone.
So many people ask me, “How do you do it?” Honestly, I have no idea what I am doing or if what I am doing is right at all… I just do it. But I do know that I love to share my own personal experiences with others. I love to share how I navigated from pregnancy up until now with my 9-month-old babes. I genuinely get excited for all the new moms and all the new recent births. I also feel deep sorrow for those who have gone through great loss such as waiting years to conceive, losing a baby in the womb through miscarriage or other reasons, or death of a new baby. I want to be there for moms of all the like in whatever way I can, and I hope that the content I publish onto this blog can be a resourceful tool or just a good, fun read to all who visit.
Thirdly, my husband has been encouraging me to do this from day 1. I think he encouraged me since pregnancy but I have been holding off due to my own insecurities. He tells me that blogging will make me happier because my unique experience as a (twin) mom, wife, and school psychologist-to-be will reach others in a way that will be helpful for them as well. I have finally found the confidence and desire in me to share my experiences through blogging. So I am saying YES, knowing I have the full support of my husband and hoping that I can be an encouragement to at least one today. So here we go! Come visit my blog and journey with me!