It shouldn’t come to any shock to you that I’m not a mommy and am not planning on being one for a very long time. However, despite this fact, I have come to love one very specific niche of the blogosphere — mommy blogs. This phrase can bring about many feelings, but I am a huge fan of mommy blogs…for many reasons. Let’s talk about the many reasons to love mommy blogs, shall we?
THEY GIVE ME REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS ABOUT GIVING BIRTH.
When I first started reading mommy blogs, I was baffled at the fact that they shared their birth stories on the Internet…the horror! But after reading a few, I was totally hooked! I find these birth stories to be super interesting and I have learned so much about giving birth that I never knew! Although the thought of giving birth is kind of a scary one, I am thankful for the mommy bloggers who get down to the nitty-gritty about everything regarding motherhood and birth.
THEIR KIDS ARE DANG CUTE.
THEY GIVE ME HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
Being a mom is one of my greatest goals in life and although it seems like motherhood is a far off, I know that it’s going to come sooner than I think. Reading about the lives of moms make me so excited about being able to hold and cuddle my own babies one day. Plus, I get all sorts of awesome ideas to use one day, like this adorable first and last day of school chalkboard!
THEY DISPLAY TRANSPARENCY AND HONESTY.
Being honest about their imperfections is what makes certain mommy bloggers so irresistibly relatable. Sure, the issues that I’m facing right now aren’t quite in the realm of dirty diapers and temper tantrums at the bank, but I can definitely relate to not having it all together and feeling like a mess sometimes. I can’t help but feel connected to these mommy bloggers who accept that life is messy and not perfect. And I think we all can relate to that.