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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,

Angel

 

  1. Neema Kay

    September 30, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Your blog looks amazing! I started my blog to find my personal space outside of my family….I can relate. I will definitely be back.

    1. admin

      September 30, 2017 at 1:45 am

      Thank you so much! That is so incredibly sweet of you to say. Definitely worth the work.

  2. Danielle Wilson

    September 30, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Love this! I LOVE the layout and design of your blog, its beautiful! I too love being creative, but not yet with any kids! Good luck with your blog, you’ll do amazing!

    1. admin

      September 30, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you! It was definitely worth the worth to have this design. Being creative is such a stress reliever.

  3. Globejamun

    September 30, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Ur blog looks interesting and awesome blog. Happy blogging!

    1. admin

      September 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you! I really appreciate it!

  4. Megan Whitehead

    September 30, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Hey! I hate the taste of coffee too! You are not alone. 😜

  5. Madison

    September 30, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I love it! You have the authentic sound that so many bloggers strive for. Your honesty is so refreshing!

    1. admin

      October 1, 2017 at 3:37 am

      That is so sweet! I really mean that. That means to much to hear that my honesty comes through my writing. Thank you!

  6. Kerry

    October 1, 2017 at 4:53 am

    For those of us who blog, it’s very much a creative out. I also blog to make a difference in others’ lives. That’s why we share, right? Best of luck to you!!

    1. admin

      October 1, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      It’s so true! It’s amazing because we are able to bounce ideas off of one shared idea after another.

  7. Teni

    October 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Coming from instagram to say Hi! Loving the layout of your blog!

    Blogging is quite therapeutic, isn’t it? (And I also don’t drink coffee but I love the smell.)

    1. admin

      October 1, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you so much! Definitely worth all the work now that it’s done.

  8. Shell

    October 2, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Your blog looks so awesome!!! I feel like I am totally relate to you as to how you started blogging:)

    1. admin

      October 2, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you. I definitely hope you stick around for a lot more relatable stories 🙂

  9. Nicole Wren

    October 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Finding an outlet for that creative soul is beautiful – and being honest about the highs and occasional lows is what I am attracted to. I live a messy mama life some times, knowing that I am not the only one gives me that sense of community. Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait to see more!

    1. admin

      October 2, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you so much Nicole! Yes, I think it’s so important to showcase the messy yet beautiful side of mother! definitely stick around. There will be a lot more of that!

  10. Tola

    October 2, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    The blog is very beautiful and so well written, started my blog wanting to form a community so this is wonderful to read here

    1. admin

      October 2, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you!! Yes! I definitely want to form a community of imperfect mamas here! Thank you for that!

  11. Claire

    October 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Love your honesty. We all want to make a living from doing this thing we love and I think it’s great that you’re so upfront about this and that your readers know you promote products and services you don’t believe in. Good on you. Cx

    1. admin

      October 2, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much! And it’s so true, we all want to make a living doing the things we love even when they are a bit more unconventional. Thank you for your feedback!!

  12. Jackie

    October 4, 2017 at 4:21 am

    This is perfect! Honest parenting is reality and relatable! Keep it up!

    1. admin

      October 5, 2017 at 1:11 am

      Thank you so much! I definitely value it.

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