I’m usually a positive poster – but I need to get this off my chest.
Different mummy bloggers blog about life in different ways. Some write about the hard stuff. They share their heavy burdens through their blogs as a way of processing them. Some write about the good stuff. They share their successes through their blogs as a way of celebrating them. Some write about the full spectrum. But none of us write about all aspects of our life.
I’ve read several criticisms lately about mummy bloggers. Mostly the comments have been about whether other mums are doing too many activities with their kids, taking them on too many outings, or expecting too much of their skills and abilities.
When you are reading someone’s blog, please remember that you are only seeing a snippet of their life. I mostly choose to share my good snippets. I like to be positive, celebrate motherhood and share “ideas and inspiration” for other mums. I hope that doesn’t mean people read my blog and assume my life is a happy carnival of craft activities, playschool songs, bible stories and outdoor excursions!
I spend an average of twelve hours a day, seven days a week with my kids. That makes for an 84hr work week! My life is full of un-bloggy bits. There are days when we don’t go anywhere. Days when we are creative and messy with no end product to photograph. Days when crafts or activities just don’t go to plan. Days when we run around doing errands and catching up on housework. Days when my toddler watches too much tv. Days when I’m grouchy and a very un-fun mum. (Just ask my friends on twitter…) I really only blog about the bits that translate well into a photograph, or teach me a life lesson I think is worth sharing. I write about the bloggy-bits of my life that I think you might like to read.
Mummy bloggers – please don’t judge each other. We make different choices about our lives and our blogs, but we are all doing the best job we know how to do when it comes to our kids. I didn’t think that needed to be said, but apparently it does.