Nobody’s perfect in this world. Angelina Jolie is not perfect. She had her boobs removed because she thinks they might make her sick. But we love her all the more not only because she was brave enough to tell the world that now her books are fake but also because she is a loving mom to several kids she adopted from around the world. Philippines have their own version of Angelina Jolie’s too. Maybe we can name Kris Aquino and Sharon Cuneta to name some of them, and we all know how their roller coaster lives make them two of the most beloved celebrities of the country of all times. Or maybe the most popular families gracing all magazine covers and tv commercials Team Kramer and Villaroel family. They all have their own flaws which may not be visible but we all know are there because they are all “human beings” like us.
Mommy bloggers including those who are being followed by thousands are not different. They are all but the same normal people like everyone of us who gets angry with petty things when they are moody. They also have these periods when they shout at their kids when the little ones get whiny. Some of them don’t have money because before you earn through blogging, you’ll need years to gain following and get sponsors. Mommy bloggers also get insecure most of the time over other mommy’s look, dress, events the other mommies get to attend, or the giveaways they don’t receive as compared to other bloggers. The list of normal issues which all mothers experience and feel, blogger or not, is endless.
We are not perfect and so are our lives. If we have made you think otherwise, we suggest that you pause or if you can, stop on those thoughts. If you know us close enough, if you are a friend or a relative, a neighbor, our child’s classmate’s parent, we tell you now that our lives may not be different from you or maybe worse. If you are a blog follower, a subscriber, a blog hopper, a co-blogger, we appreciate your support and thank you for being able to relate with us and maybe buy the products that we blog about.
One thing is for sure, for a popular mommy blogger or a newbie one, we don’t write our thoughts 24 hours a day. Nobody can do that. Writing for maybe two to four hours straight will be exhausting. That means we still have 15 to 20 hours or more living our normal lives which may be better, the same or far worse than yours. But when we write, we write responsibly because we are moms and what we share should build personalities, families and communities. We also have our own styles of writing. Most of us write with advertisements, some of us write for advocacy, while the rest write for entertainment and for family history. And we choose all of these. We edit with a purpose and as moms, these are mostly good purposes.
If you think you have enough of reading mommy bloggers’ blogs, then feel free to go on hiatus. Find your confidence and satisfaction. Talk to your hubby, a friend or your children. Make time for prayers and self-reflection. Maybe these are what you need to feel positive about mommies who live an almost-perfect life (which as we pointed out only occurs in your mind). And when you miss us, our blogs are still here or maybe a new mommy blog will make you interested. Or better yet, try blogging too. Who knows, in time, you are writing your own stories, your own experiences, your own mommy blog.