Have you ever felt isolated and alone? Have you ever spent an entire day with NO one to talk to? The baby doesn’t count. She just gurgles and cries, smells funky and if your lucky, giggles and smiles. Ever had a day when you have gone through every contact in your phone book and no one is home? It’s just you and Oprah honey and sometimes that’s just not enough.
Being a Mama is truly the hardest job in the world. When I took my first maternity leave I felt….alone. I walked that baby of mine to the park every day. Seeking out the other Mama’s in the neighbourhood, looking for some kind of connection. I joined playgroups and was forced to hold hands with other Mama’s in a circle. Awkward. Not for me. Sometimes social outings were to the grocery store, my only adult conversation with the cashier. Sigh. Being at home with a baby all day made me a bit of an attention whore. I couldn’t wait for my Hubby to get home at 6pm.
Fast forward a few years. I’ve morphed through the stages of Career Girl, to working Mama, ultimately choosing to stay home with my two amazing girls. It has been the most rewarding job, and at times the most isolating experience of my life. Plans, friends, appointments, life in general is planned around these little creatures. Fabulous…but sometimes challenging.
Then I found blogging. A place where I could vent my frustrations, talk about the little joys, even chirp out my panicked worries over twitter. Yes! I found an entire world of women, an entire tribe of like minded peeps in my very same situation! I found that connection I didn’t even know I needed. A community.
Now, I can lose HOURS to reading blogs and researching fabulous sites! Dare I say that through blogging I have made friends? It’s true! Not only that but I now have the ultimate in resources for all things Mommy.
At any moment I have access to thousands of Mommy approved opinions on childcare, medical advice, health resources and simply old fashioned “I’ve been there” comfort from new found friends.
Need a healthy food recipe? Look up a trusted Mom Blogger.
Need advice on bullying? Search the Mom Bloggers.
Need a laugh. Mom Blogger.
Which vitamins to try? Why not ask the Mom Bloggers.
Is that available in Canada? Ask a Mom Blogger!
Through my blogging I have found a group of women who I may not know personally, but I do know have experience and have been where I am.
Will Mom Bloggers save the world? Maybe not, but they will make it a little bit more interesting and pleasant place to play for a while. I am convinced Mom bloggers have made a positive impact on every person that has taken the jump into the crazy welcoming bloggy world! Thanks to each and every one of you.Disclosure: This post was written as an entry into the Ddrops Company contest for sponsorship to Blissdom Canada 2011. You can find me on twitter as @SassyModernMom , join my facebook page here, or my facebook fan page here. Thanks to Ddrops for this opportunity.