I have some exciting news today! I am so honored and humbled to share that I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by my friend Shelby at Fit As a Mama Bear. (She has an awesome blog too, and I encourage you to check it out!). The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given from blogger to blogger to acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication that goes into creating an inspiring online space. I am truly honored to accept this award and share a little bit about my blogging experience.
How My Blog Started
My blog started out as an idea I had shortly after becoming a mom. As a new mom, I was completely in love with my precious baby girl, but I was overwhelmed by how much energy she required of me. I had spent years prior to getting pregnant diving deep into self development, and had learned a lot about using holistic methods such as yoga and meditation to manage my anxiety, and be a happy and healthy person.
I quickly realized that I would need to double up on these tools in order to survive and thrive in new motherhood, and knew that I couldn’t be the only mom out there that needed a little extra help. Mama Bird Well Nest became my way to create a community of new mothers interested in bettering ourselves and creating more balance in our lives, and learning to embrace the gifts of motherhood without losing ourselves.
My intention in creating this blog was to help other mothers know that they are not alone in whatever they are experiencing in their motherhood journey. Motherhood is complex, and the feelings it brings up in us can be an exercise in extremes, from the most profound joy, to the most difficult challenges. I want mothers who visit my blog to instantly feel seen, heard, and understood, and to know that they are strong and capable of rising above their challenges to be the loving and patient mamas they most want to be.
My Advice to New Bloggers
My advice for new bloggers is to choose something you are passionate about and start blogging, even if you don’t feel ready. There is so much to learn in the blogging world (I’m over a year in and I still feel like a newbie alot of the time!). If you wait until you have it all figured out, you may be waiting a long time, and there are people out there who could benefit from hearing what you have to share right now. So don’t wait, be brave, put yourself out there, and start sharing your story today! 🙂
My second piece of advice is to form connections with other bloggers. One of my favorite parts about blogging has been the friends I have made along the way. It’s so awesome to be able to connect with women all around the world who have similar interests. It reminds me that no matter our backgrounds or life circumstances, we are all more alike than we think.
On that note, I would love to nominate some fellow bloggers for the Blogger Recognition Award!
- Bernadette at Mom + Carrot
- Jennifer at Lil Posies
- Katie at Joyful Messes
- Dr. Terry at The Enchanted Blog
- Mish at Tiffin Drama
- Berklee at Faith-Filled Motherhood
- Tiffany at Happy Mom Brain
- Anne at One Determined Life
- Laura at Little Bit of Learning
- Jacinta at Snuggles And Kisses
- Kirby at None Plus 5
- Tracy at Raised Good
- Lexie at Mommy: Home Manager
- Sheila at In Search of Sheila
- Krista at Blog Beautifully
These ladies’ blogs are some of my favorite corners of the internet. They share their expertise on motherhood, blogging, mental health, faith, and everything in between! I highly encourage you to give them a browse. 🙂
Rules of the Blogger Recognition Award
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Write a post to show your award
- Give a brief story of how your blog started
- Give pieces of advice to new bloggers
- Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
Again, a big shout out to Shelby at Fit As a Mama Bear for nominating me for this award! It’s such an honor to be recognized for my blogging journey. 🙂
I want to thank a moment to thank YOU, my readers, for being part of this community. I love writing to you and sharing my musings each week, and truly hope that you find my content helpful and relevant.
I would love to hear from you! What is your biggest challenge in motherhood, or in life? What are you currently struggling with on your quest to peace and happiness? What would you like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll respond to you personally and use your suggestions for future blog topics!
Thank you so much for being here.
Have a beautiful week and start going for your dreams!