9 Reasons Why I Love Blogging (By a Stay at Home Mom)
Blogging has been a big boon for a stay at home mom like me. I have only got my dear friend to help me who works a full – time job. I tried going back into employment the childcare costs were eating up more than half my salary. Plus, my job was unfulfilling and boring. If you are a mom like me, read below the reasons 9 reasons why I enjoy blogging so much and why I’m glad I left my career in accountancy for blogging post motherhood.
Did you know blogging can be done at any place and at any time? Yeah, you only need your laptop / desktop with a wifi connection.
In terms of flexibility, blogging is brilliant! Being a mom of 4, I know how crucial a flexible career is for a mom / dad. You need flexibility when kids have school holidays or when they fall sick. A mom has only half a day (up to 3 pm) to do her work before she rushes off to pick up her kids from school. During the school holidays, I blog during the night after my kids go to sleep than in the daytime to spend quality time with them. Giving time and attention to my kids is very, very important in my opinion.
Blogging has made a non – creative person like me creative. Let me clarify to you that you do not have to have to be a creative person or have any kind of skills to blog. Moms know that being a mom is very stressful. Blogging provides me a release from the stresses of motherhood due to the creative aspect of it. Blogging is therapeutic for me. I shape my blog the way I want. No one (boss) is breathing down my neck telling me you cannot create this!. I decide the style, the colors, the fonts, the content of my website.
3.) Helping Parents
This is my favorite reason to be a blogger. I want to help parents with my experiences and insights into parenting. I am not a medical expert or a financial advisor but a parent just like you. Before I started blogging, I was under the impression that you can only help people through charity work or with tons of money. After I started blogging, I realized that you can help people with knowledge, skills and information that you have on a particular topic or even solve problems for others. This aspect of blogging gives me a lot of satisfaction and fulfilment.
4.) A Chance to Create a (New) Identity
Due to having very limited help with my kids, I was finding it hard to collect myself. Blogging came in my life as a blessing and helped me recreate my own identity. Now people know me as Melinda @http://kayosxpressions.com
I want moms like me who have limited help with kids to know that blogging is a great way to re – carve your identity and life. You can have your own life and at the same time be a good mom to your kids. My blog is all about me and so will yours!
5.) Passive Income
Parenthood is an expensive proposition. It provides a lot of joy and fulfilment but you have also got to pay more bills! If a mom cannot go to work, how she going to support herself and her kids? I get it that some of the moms are fortunate to have a spouse who earns well and can support the whole family. But what about moms who want to earn money and make themselves financially independent but are not able to do so as they have not got enough help with kids?
Blogging is a fantastic opportunity for mums to become financially independent without having to compromise their kids.
A mom or a dad will experience a renewed sense of confidence with blogging here are my reasons:
- You have created something of value
- You have become financially independent
My confidence level has also increased a lot after having created my blog.
Due to blogging, I am so much more productive in my work and personal life. My blog has given me new energy. I have got something of my own in my life which can be very hard to achieve for a stay at home mom. I am learning a lot of things every day which is keeping me sane. My brain hasn’t given up on me!
Parenthood is wonderful and enjoyable but if you do household chores all day long, you might experience a brain fog – just like I did. Well, blogging took me out of that fog. Now, I can think clearly 🙂
8.) Provides a Purpose or Goal in Life
Blogging has provided me with a purpose in life. Life has no meaning if you do not have a destination or a goal in mind. If you are a stay at home mom, you might feel that your life is aimless especially when your kids start going to school.
Bring some aim or purpose in life with blogging. Transform yourself from a stay at home mom to a work at home mom and see how much happiness it brings you.