Wow! 1000 followers on Instagram! Right now, I am sitting in bed; a load of unfinished laundry on the floor, dishes in the sink with makeup under my eyes and another iced coffee near by. And I could not be happier!
I wish I could rest and take a siesta like my babes always do but the reality is that even if I wanted to, I couldn’t. My happy heart beats for my family and for all those who decided to follow in my journey of Motherhood. I am not the best writer, photographer or content curator but I absolutely whole-heartedly LOVE what I do. To even be able to do this is incredible. I am so very thankful to God for all the blessings he continues to show my growing family. I thought this would be a great time to re-introduce Mom Jeans & Mimosas. For a while I have wanted to share with you, why I chose the name and how it came to be.
My blogging history is not a good one.
I often ventured in to the territory only to fail again and again with website’s. First, I started off as “What Kris Wears” when I was pregnant with my son. It was a fun way to distract myself while collecting parental leave money from my job. I took a lot of siestas back then. #iwishicouldnapnow I rarely kept up on it and my iphone 4 took horrible quality photos. I didn’t have a professional camera back then.
Second time around, I got a bit more serious. Focusing mainly on styling my second bump and writing content about parenting. This all came to a crashing hault when I sourced a girl to help with my template ultimately ending author rights to my page. Yep, she pulled a fast one on me. That page was titled ClassiKriss.com.
Even after two failed attempts I tried once more. This time, with prayer, work and a lot of reading, I named my final page: Mom Jeans and Mimosas . com. The funny thing is that page still exists but I had to change it to . net later. When I started ClassiKriss, I had the idea of MJ&M but was skeptical. Once I purchased my domain it kept re-surfacing in my thoughts. I finally decided that my heart was telling me to take a leap of faith and use it. + my awesome husband got me my first professional camera for me! No more poor quality photos!
I am a very indecisive person.
I run everything by my best friend Romeo ((also, he happens to be my amazingly handsome husband)) before making any big decisions. He agreed that the idea of MJ&M was quite clever and very unique. I have received so many compliments on the name. It doesn’t mean “drink champagne every day” or “let yourself go Mom.” It’s a balance of being a Mom and not losing yourself. Like tackling that cardio and then going home to eat a bowl of cookie dough. Because. Balance. Some days we are good. And then someday’s we really need Rose and sweats. Ya feel me?
What have I learned along the way?
When it comes to blogging, this is what I have gathered:
-Ask for someone’s opinion on it. Someone close, who’s honest.
-Don’t use a free template. Chances are, someone else has that one too.
-Purchase a domain name. You want to stand out right?
-Go with your heart. Silly but true. Be brave!
-Never sign over you rights as Author/Admin unless you trust that person.
-Treat your blog like a job! After all, it can be a form of income.
-Grow relationships with others in your field organically. No “buying” friends.
-Kindness matters in all aspects of blogging. This includes yourself. Be kind to you!
From the bottom of my heart, Thank you! I know this is a tiny little victory in the aspect of bigger things but I am so full of happiness. Let me know what you would like to see on MJ&M. Please feel free to leave feedback also. I would love to know what to fix etc!