Mom Blog: real struggles, real life

I’ve never been good with spoken words – just ask my husband. I’m one of those people that has a million thoughts, feelings and ideas in her head at any given second. But lacks any idea of how to actually express them, is full of feelings of fear that they will be rejected and constant thoughts that no one else will understand. Maybe I am just a typical woman. Or maybe I just really am crazy. Maybe this blog will be just for me. But maybe, just maybe, it will reach and resonate with someone else.

So first, a little about “Me”. I am a fairly new wife – happily married to my husband for almost three years now. I am an even newer mom. I gave birth to a beautiful (and perfect) baby girl just last year. I also work full-time – yes, the two previous statements are full-time jobs too – but this is the kind of job that deposits money into our bank account every two weeks. And last – but certainly not least – I am a lover of Jesus. I was born and raised in a church from day one. I followed my own path in life for a handful of my teen and early adult years, but am daily finding my way back and getting to know our Creator as I raise my own little creation.

My plan for this blog: BE REAL. In a society that is dominated with social media, we are all inundated with others’ “realities” at the click of a button and a scroll of our mouse. Those “realities” often throw us into a vicious cycle of comparisons, jealousy and stress. But the truth is, I struggle. We all struggle. And for those of you who may need to see someone else’s struggle, some else’s beautiful mess of a life… you will find it here. I also hope this blog will be somewhat interactive. I hope you will, in turn, feel open to share your struggles with me. “Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2

Galatians 6:2

Putting that in black in white is actually a little scary for me. Already, the thoughts and the fears of putting myself out there fill my head. The doubt comes creeping in. “What if no one ever reads this?”“What if they do and no one cares?”“What if people judge me for my honesty?”

But there is a calming voice, above all of those. “What if 100 people read this?”“What if they need it?”“What if you put words on a screen that someone hasn’t been able to voice themselves?”

What if…

I hope you will follow me on this journey to find out. I hope you will follow me through all the joys, pains, highs, lows, and in-betweens. The good, the bad, the ugly – all summed up; all mommed up.

3 Comments

  1. So excited to read this! While you may not feel like you’re good at spoken words, your written ones are pretty great 🙂

    Blogging makes me feel so incredibly vulnerable, so I totally understand your insecurities. But I’ll be here regularly…I can’t wait to read more!

  2. It’s so scary starting a blog and not knowing whether anyone will read it. Especially when you focus on being real as you and I do. I love to write, so for me having my little blog is me fulfilling a life long dream in just a small way, and people seem to appreciate it, just as I appreciate you putting yourself out there.

    Nothing can prepare us for how hard parenting is and I think being a working parent is still harder for mums than dads for whatever reason that is.

    I for one like you blog 🙂

    • All Mommed Up

      Thank you, thank you! You have no idea how much your words mean to me. You are so right – putting ourselves out there is terrifying. I’ve thought so many times already since starting this journey that I was stupid for doing this and it was clearly a mistake. Most days we write for ourselves, like therapy almost. But having the confidence to be open and transparent is worth it when you get to read comments like this!! 🙂

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