Blogger Recognition Award

“In the moments when all I can round up is the women I have been blessed to find online, she would find herself to be one of those people who just reaches out to you and comforts you with wisdom.”

Ten days ago, I was completely floored when I read my messages. There I found an uplifting message from a fellow and friend blogger, Robin of The Mama Playbook an honest and funny blogger on motherhood and family. Robin is one of the few mom bloggers that I have been able to create a friendship with, even from a digital perspective. She has always extended her hand for more than being colleagues in the field of blogging, but also as moms and individuals. She has always provided me with sweet, and encouraging messages. In the moments when all I can round up is the women I have been blessed to find online, she would find herself to be one of those people who just reaches out to you with wisdom.

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How My Blog Started

I had officially started blogging years ago. Never having it public. I’ve had a few accounts, from forgetting passwords or just creating a totally new blog from the different seasons in my life. About a year ago, the day after my birthday, I began writing. Writing about the things that weighed heavy in my heart. The limitless amount of thoughts that lingered in my head. All jumbled up, unable to shine and get the proper recognition of what it may be trying to get across. The more that I wrote, the more that I realize a lot of the things I’m writing about may be something someone else can relate to. The more that I wrote, the more that it dawned to me how much other moms out there were looking for a helping hand in sharing experiences.

Moms have it tough (not to say anyone else don’t). Moms in general are selfless, worry worms, with a memory bank of forever. They have so much to say, but can’t because well they mostly have just their children to talk to. If you needed to know, it would require a baby translator to even, in the slightest bit have a intelligent conversation with. Babies have a lot of good things to say, it’s just that nobody can friggin’ understand them. I should know, my one year old literally yells at me from frustration, trying to tell me how her ducky attacked her while sitting on the ducks face.  

Aside from the fact that I wanted to be able to share my thoughts and have other women find comfort in it–that they aren’t alone. I wanted to jot down all the things I couldn’t remember after a day. I realize now, that it was because I suffered from Postpartum Depression. Writing allows me to keep some kind of tabs on my experience. It allows me to reflect on my journey in motherhood and to be able to have a place with all my thoughts, available in the future (I save them). Hand written some.

“When experiencing Postpartum Depression, a lot of the times your mind tends to be foggy. You have a difficult time remembering. You struggle to keep track of the simplest tasks you had just thought of doing ten minutes ago, but now all of a sudden you can’t remember for the life of you what it was.”

Two Piece of Advice I Would Give to New Bloggers

  1. Write For You, first. Know WHY you’re writing first of all. Know what your purpose is behind blogging. Is it to make money? Is it to get across your views out there to share with other same minded people? Is it to remember these moments for yourself because we all get older, and we can’t recall everything. When you write, write for yourself. Write something you’d be happy with, to read over and over again, and not something you feel would bring traffic to your blog. You want to be able to capture your readers. Have them take something from it.
  2. DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF OR YOUR BLOG WITH Veteran Bloggers. There are tons of bloggers that have been doing this years before you. They have learned all the tools they need to share their blogs accordingly. What they have on their site, the numbers of followers, readers, shares, or any of that they built themselves with time. You are a new blogger, who will eventually get there. Do not compare your start with someone who’s already been on a journey. It will not help your blog serve its purpose.

The 15 Bloggers – Nomination for Bloggers Recognition Award

  1. Our Cookery by Ant
  2. Short Sweet Mom by Tiffany
  3. The Gifted Gabber by Amy
  4. The Messy Bun Mama by Morgan
  5. Blooming Brilliant by Christine
  6. Adventures At Home – Dedreanna
  7. This Cool Mom Blog by Jaime
  8. Everyones Sleeping But Mom by Kristyn
  9. Little Bit of Learning by Laura
  10. Pretty Loved by Kristin
  11. Bettys Battleground by Elizabeth
  12. U Ready Teddy by Devon
  13. No You Need to Calm Down by Tina
  14. Glossy Babe by Jennifer
  15. Home Bound But Hopeful by Kate

These women, not only have provided a safe place online to provide other women with resources and beautiful art that they willingly share, but their journey that help so many one way or another. Each one of these women, have made an impact in my experience as a blogger and most specially as a person. Thank you, ladies!

Thank you again, Robin!♥

The Bloggers Recognition Award – Rules for Participating

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Thanks for reading! I hope you check out these wonderful bloggers and share in their journey with plenty of helpful resources for you to read!

MM, out!

Author: mommyingmaars

Maria, author of Imommy blog. Maria has three children, Apollo (8), Artemis (2), and Cassiopeia (1). She is due to marry her best friend July 2017. Maria used to be a Registered Early Childhood Educator, before having her second child. She is now a SAHM, that is not paid for wearing many other professional hats. She is, and not limited to some of these professional positions: Doctor, Nurse, Nanny, Chef, Maid, Uber Driver, and so on.. When she isn't mothering or tending to all her other unlicensed professional positions, she loves writing and dancing. She is a previous ballroom and latin competitor. Some of her favourite "stuff" are, turtles/turtoises, the colour green (lime - forest), Laneige's Sleeping mask, make-up, and eating (food is her most favourite self-care aspect). Maria is also currently writing a book on her autobiography, which has been ongoing for the last few years, she's certain she'll eventually finish if she could just get over the hump of emotions attached to exploring oneself. As you read Maria's blogs, you'll get a feel of the true individual that she is, which can sometimes be a fine line of crazy and sweet, but not too sweet. Maria hopes you'll enjoy her blog as she does talking in her head to herself as her fingers skim through the letters on her keyboard. A message from Maria; I do not intend to use my writing to impose or tell you how motherhood should be done. I am no pro at this, and find as I share my wisdom from my experiences, that it shall uncover parts of your heart that find it relatable. My posts aren't always consistent in writing, but it is meant for you to to take in as it is. Find it humurous, sad, lonely, or helpful. Whatever it is you take from it, it only means one thing.. that I have found a place in your mind for those few minutes you dedicated to reading my crap. Thank you for being here, for giving me the chance to share my thoughts. Please return, and remember all written materials and photos on this site, is not to be taken without permission. xo, MM

32 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award”

  1. Thanks for this. I’ve been struggling with really writing for myself like I use to and not comparing myself. Those are great tips. And someone who struggled with postpartum anxiety thank you for shedding light on this very important topic.

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  2. I have also met robin from mama playbook through blogging. She’s one of the first mom bloggers I met and she was really nice. I enjoy reading her posts because they are so honest and real.

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  3. Congratulations. You deserve the award. I am glad I join the mom blogs and have found such inspiring articles like the entries that you write.

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  4. Congratulations. You well deserve the award. I am glad I join the bloggers for Mom and have found such an inspiring articles like what you write in your blog. You inspire new bloggers like me to continue our passion to blog.

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  5. First of all, Congratulations! If there is a mama deserving this award it is you! I love coming here and reading your stories and knowing that I can relate to everything that you share. Post Partum is a real B word, and something that far too many mama’s deal with in secret. It warms my heart that so many mothers out there are finally opening up about their experiences and I really believe that the small action of sharing will encourage others to do so. Keep doing what you’re doing mama!

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    1. Omg your comment warms my heart. Thank you so much for your support ! I appreciate your kindness! I never thought anyone really cared about what I wrote or if it helped anyone with their own experiences. But you my friend, changes that thought.

      Postpartum is definitely a “B”! I’ve spent this week from the weekend living in the slums of my head. The hubby away for work, makes it that much harder to cope with. It’s such a struggle and I don’t even really know if it ever goes away. To top it off the anxiety and OCD that attaches to this illness make it that much harder. 💔 But you’re right so many struggle in silence and it’s not fair. It’s such a hard sickness to deal with. Your mind drifts, your heartaches constantly and days just seems so cloudy.

      Again…thank you! xo

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  6. Congratulations! The mommy blogging space is a beautiful one. Such an awesome community! You’re right, moms have so much to say. Glad you found your space to let it all out.

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  7. Well done!
    I hope to make some special friends on my blogging journey too 🙂
    It sounds like you’ve built some good relationships!
    Thanks for the advice!

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  8. I also suffered from ppd and postpartum anxiety / OCD. Just thought I’d share that as well. Thanks for these tips! I’m new to the mom blog world and find myself comparing a lot! I do try to write for myself though :). Thanks for sharing and congrats!!!

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  9. Congratulations, this was lovely to read. As a blogger, I find it helps to not worry about the numbers either.

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