Why I started my blog
There are a many reasons I started this blog. One was as a creative outlet as a new mother. When my child goes down for a nap or to sleep for the night, I wanted to still get creative. I wanted to nurture that place in my soul that was there before my boy was in my life. I wanted a space for me and only me. I wanted this space to express my opinions, thoughts, feelings and not get rebuffed for them. But that’s not the only reason or I wouldn’t have made it public, right?
Another reason was because I have always desired to make an income from home with my babies. I tried a MLM company and while I loved the social media side of the business, the side that wasn’t appealing to me was building a team and feeling the need push and prey on people’s insecurities. I wanted to find a way to get creative and explore all the avenues that I knew had to still be out there to fuel my creativity.
When friends and family asked me why I would tell my readers to expect me to monetize my blog, my reply has been,”I want to be honest from the beginning so they know what to expect.” I want to raise my babies at home. I have always desired to be a stay at home mom. And I will say this; my husband does an amazing job providing for our family so that I am able to stay home. He works exceptionally hard to take care of us, and even tolerate my Target habit (guilty as charged). I say all that to say, there will be affiliate links, sponsored post, and ads. Because I want to take care of my family and this is the way I am choosing to do it. But you can expect that I will never promote a product or brand that I don’t believe in. And the reviews will always be 100% honest and open.
And lastly, I started this blog to grow a community of women who are alright with leading imperfect lives. One of my hesitations that I had jumping into the mommy blogging world was, from the outside looking in, we bloggers look like we think motherhood and life should always be portrayed in a perfect well-lit looking square on Instagram. I promise you, we don’t. At least I don’t. However I do think we would rather remember the good days, then the days we locked ourselves in the bathroom for a moment alone.
Here on Perfectly Mixed Mama, you are going to see pictures of the good days, but you will hear about those moments on the bathroom floor and how I learned from them. Maybe by me putting my life on the internet in this little space, it will encourage even one mommy, that it’s perfectly all right to be imperfect.
Tying you in,