“Hi. I’m Kris. I’m a Mom blogger. Oh, it’s a um, a website. I mean a business… Yes, I take pictures. No, I’m not a photographer… Err, uh…”
This is a typical explanation of my job to people on the daily. I mean, is there really a title for it? Why can’t I define what it’s like to be a Mellennial Blogger slash stay at home (but never really home) Mom?
There’s a fine line between my day hustle and my 24-7 parental hustle.
Yes i struggle to make deadlines.. The blog kind and the “dinner before my husband gets home” kind. I work overtime all the time. I set high goals with MJ&M which pour over into higher Mom goals. I assemble tripods and doll houses. I read “how-to” Mom books while simultaneously youtubing “how-to add widget” vlogs. I’ve never been motivated and challenged like this before. Not ever. It’s not because I switched coffee. It’s because Motherhood in 2017 is the most selfless, profound duty and contribution to the human race. It begs to be shared.
…or Blogged, vlogged etc.
Now If the above sentence read:
Hi. I’m Kris. I’m a Mom. That notion would not even be explored. That’s because society’s definition of a Mom is “a female parent” or “ones Mother” not followed by caring, selfless, generous, noble, empowered and auspicious.
For a long time, I always felt weird telling people that I had a blog. I felt even weirder when people actually told me that they read my blog. And, sometimes horribly embarrassed when they thoroughly enjoyed it. I can’t sit here and tell you I’m confident in what I write but I am compelled to share it.
And I see you girl. I see you sharing your troubles, your accomplishments, your life. I want you to know that I see you Mama. I value you and your patriarchal daily tasks. I don’t judge you, I want to know you. You can share because you need to share. Sharing is empowering and its our right to Instagram. To project our best in tiny square form.
Do you have to tell people that motherhood is a job? Can’t you add that to your resume? You can see the hard work is paying off just by taking a look at the tiny souls you grew with your own body. So when someone asks you “what does that entail?” or “why do you do that?” You remind them that you’re a Mom. A millennial Mom. And that definition doesn’t define you. It’s simply a foundation ready for you to build upon however you see fit. Your blog//instagram//facebook doesn’t define you either. But it’s a pretty clear representation of what it takes to Mom this day and age.
I’m slowly gaining the courage needed to illustrate and integrate the two most challenging tasks I’ve been so blessed to call my own. My family and my passion in blogging. I’ve grown so much in the past two years and thankfully have been able to profit off what I love to do.
And it’s this collective community that continues to inspire me. So for whatever reason, know that I am here to support you! I am always open to meeting new faces and growing this incredible network of women. Thank YOU for sharing your best, worst and all the MOMent’s in between. You inspire me.
Until next time,
Stop drop and Mom.