It’s a summer Friday and therefore I have another guest. Today I am hosting Ingrid from Now at Home Mom. I’ve gotten to know Ingrid through her blog. Her blog focuses on her DIY projects. While I appreciate her creativity, I enjoy the blog for its pictures and the stories that seep in about her family. Ingrid is one creative lady.
Ingrid along with her husband and two-year-old son, Nate, live in Quebec. She is a stay-at-home mother. After completing her studies in computer science, she worked as a Business Analyst for several years. However, she is a home decorator at heart. If you follow Ingrid’s blog you will see that she loves DIY projects and baking desserts along with her son and hubby. You also might have noticed that her blog while very different from mine shares something in common, our posts are very much influenced by our kids and our daily activities.
So, make sure to check out Now at Home Mom.
Looking back at the pictures of my previous posts, you would assume that being a mother and a blogger fit together seamlessly. Well, let me tell you that pictures can be deceiving.
To get that one good shot to use for my post, I typically take hundreds of pictures. Needless to say, Nate always manages to get into the shot. It’s like a “Where’s Waldo” book. Just try to find his little chubby hand somewhere in my pictures.
At first, I used to find blogging and working on projects while parenting very difficult. I would get stressed when Nate was around while I was trying to complete a project. All he wanted was for me to play with him or hold him.
I wanted my fellow bloggers to like what I was doing, and I wanted to have posts ready for specific days like other bloggers that I admire do. I often wondered how come their kids don’t get in the way of their blogging?
Was I a bad blogger or worse yet, a bad mother?
I have since learned that it doesn’t matter if I don’t get that perfect picture or the post is not on schedule. My son has taught me through his actions that he is my priority.
Including him in my projects instead of asking myself how to work around him has been more fruitful and satisfying for me. Most of all, it’s more honest.
Including him in my blog activities, has actually given me more time to work on projects. It’s an activity that I now share with my son.
It has broadened his knowledge on painting and manipulating objects. He seems to have taken a liking to painting and he’s also learning by mimicking me. Based on the comments I receive, I see that this has personalized my blog and my readers have embraced him.
I cherish the time I spend with him and the little things we do together. In a couple of years, when spending time with me becomes his least favorite activity, I know I will miss these special moments with him but I will always be able to look back at these pictures and reminisce.