why i blog.

Sometimes I struggle with this whole “blogging thing”. I wake up and want to erase it all and throw my computer out my window on the freeway. Hormones, much? It’s just hard sometimes. Why do we act like high school girls on twitter and treat each other like junk? We I get our my feelings hurt way too often for not getting to sit at the “cool kids table”. That’s when I have to step back and remind myself why I do this.

There are two main reasons WHY I BLOG and I will continue to stick to my guns on these.

#1 – For relationships. I’ve seriously met some of the most amazing women on twitter and in the blogging world. I cannot wait until October and I will get to hug a BUNCH of these amazing ladies who make it all worth it. I’m so lucky to have gained some amazing local friends through the blogging community as well. I don’t allow myself out of the house much (hi, mommy guilt) but I’m thankful for these girls who encourage me to get out and have some fun! Wow look, I took a shower AND put on real clothes.

{allison @ feeding my temple, kylee @ sincerely kylee & melissa @ pineapple lily}

#2 – To encourage. I made it my goal with my mommy blog to be an encouragement to other moms. Being a mom to littles is TOUGH and being able to help other moms by showing the real side of parenting is a blast for me. I strive to share the joy that comes from these little blessings. Your emails and comments of how you appreciate me showing the real side of it, it’s so encouraging to ME!

For me it’s not about numbers and money. I have to keep my priorities straight or I start getting frustrated (and then start hitting delete buttons…) I so appreciate the people who want to advertise with me and help with my sweet tea, blogging and adoption addictions. It’s an honor to team up and help promote your business and blog. As a mom, I take another moms word above anything before I buy or try something. Therefore, I do reviews and advertise to promote things I care about! Yay!

Ok, I feel better now after I splattered my blogging heart out here. Thanks for listening, thanks for reading.


  1. sarah | joyfully gray says:

    oh, i loved this… thank you for posting. sometimes i lose sight of my priorities in blogging. i do not know why this has to be an ever-competitive world! why does it have to be that way? i refuse to get sucked into all of it. i just keep telling myself to do what i love because i love it, not so i can have huge numbers or a huge following or make a ton of money… i just love to write. and, i am happy for the friends that i have made and for the readers that i do have! xoxo

  2. sarah | joyfully gray says:

    oh and i think girls are mean! i also think the world of blogging can be full of clicks and cool girls. sometimes i have to take a step back and remind myself to just be who i am. …and haven’t we all had enough of high school already!?

  3. Kylee Turner says:

    I’m with Sarah. I loved that you put into words what I am feeling. You are just amazing! I think that it’s so easy to get caught up in stats/money/sponsorships/stupid stuff that we sometimes lose sight of WHY we blog. Just don’t forget yours! Love your blog!

  4. Comparison is the thief of joy. Do what you, be true to you, and all the rest really doesn’t matter. xoxo

  5. Melissa says:

    You’re not the only one with mommy guilt. So glad we got to hang out! Can’t wait for the next time. And look, we are flanking you with winoritas. hahaha

  6. Amanda M. says:

    Those are very similar reasons why I blog. The biggest being to encourage others and to be encouraged. Raising kids is tough, we mommies have to stick together. Keep going! It is so worth it!

    • Thanks for the encouragement sweet lady! It’s definitely tough but my mommy friends make it so much easier!

  7. Oh and you are so encouraging! I love seeing your Instagrams throughout the day. They’re always so full of FUN and LOVE! And I totally thought you were one of the cool kids! :)

  8. Jenna Grimes says:

    I just love seeing other people encouraged and their spirits uplifted. That is my majot reason for blogging. All I can tell you is that just understand who you are, what you like and avoid comparison. Be true to yourself and life will be way too easy.

    • Thanks Jenna!!! It’s amazing how after writing my heart of why I blog, I’ve really been blessed by it as I refocused! So fun!

      • Rachel Hall says:

        I really appreciate your honesty in the things you share. It’s nice to hear from other moms of little ones and being that we have been pregnant together for this time and the last. I would love to try my hand at blogging maybe you could give me a few pointers-when you have a moment or two, of course!!

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