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Hey You! Yes YOU :)

I debated whether I should write this post or not. I am not one for making a big fuss over life events that pertain to me. But I have been blogging for over a year now and most of you have been reading for over a year, so Happy Blog Anniversary to us! As clichéd as it sounds blogging is a journey and there is much that one discovers along the way. I for one have learned a lot about myself as a parent but more importantly I have also discovered a wonderful camaraderie with many amazing women.

I don’t care much for the title but for the sake of convenience I will say I am a mommy blogger. In this digital age being a mommy blogger is hard; much like being a parent is hard. In the online world anyone gets to be anonymous and almost everyone has a judgment to pass. It is tough to blog and tougher to put yourself out there. Why do it then, you ask?

The answer is simple really, because I felt the need to connect. Motherhood is many things, it is exhilarating, overwhelming and remarkable but it is also really daunting. Pre having the baby, there were many experiences that I heard about, but there were many more that I had absolutely no clue would happen. There were challenges like postpartum depression and latching and colic and there were the happy moments of first steps, and crawling and childish pranks. There were many events that I would much rather never recall but there are also memories that I never want to forget.

That is why I started the blog – To catalogue the happy things, to share the eventual challenges that come with motherhood and to someday look back and laugh at myself. But it has grown to be so much more than just any of these things. I find that as time goes on the experiences that motherhood offers change and so do the challenges that I face.

Like does it hurt when your child ignores you and only wants to deal with the other parent?

Is it hard to stop yourself when your kid gets roughed up in the sandbox?

Do things get better as the kids get older?

Do things get worse as the kids get older?

Apparently the answer to all of these questions is a resounding YES! And that is the great part about blogging, the great part about putting yourself out there – The fact that I am not alone, the idea that there are other moms who struggle with these admittedly trivial issues everyday as do I.

If my blog was my baby, at this juncture I would probably be driving myself crazy trying to get the first year party together. Planning it all from the catering to the party favors. But it’s not. This is much more intimate. This is just you and me sitting down with a cup of coffee or wine (depending on the time of day) and chatting about the year this has been for my little blog.

So I want you to know this, each time a blog post has made you smile, each time you have left me a line or two and each time you have called me up to say you “totally related to me!” You have made my day.

So if you were here from day one, if we met somewhere along the year or if you just got here, I guess what I am trying to say is: Parenthood is one crazy, exciting, wild ride. Thank you for sharing yours with me ?



15 Comments Post a comment
  1. We have loved reading your blig as much as you have enjoyed writting it….I have never loved my breakfasts more….a good read and a good laugh…all that is needed to kickstart my day….n of course…make notes too!

    October 29, 2013
    • Thank you so much for all the love and encouragement through this journey. And you do need to make and share notes now *wink wink*

      October 31, 2013
  2. Happy one year blogging!! I always feel that you bring up topics that mothers want to talk about, but don’t. Does that make sense? So in saying that it is great that you are sharing your experiences so other mothers can relate too..and think that ‘it’s ok, I’m not the only one!’

    October 29, 2013
    • It totally makes sense. and in doing so I have found so many amazing friends online and so many awesome blogs that I read now. Yours included :)

      October 31, 2013
  3. Rowena Rawte #

    Hey… Love you blog… Meaning to post something for months now… but with no parental experience didnt seem appropriate….

    But today… I can most certainly write to Congratualte you on your very special Annuversary…. Happy Year 1 to you…. May you have many such more lovely ones to come…

    PS: Will be referring again to all your blogs when the time comes….:-)

    October 29, 2013
    • Thank you so much for reading Rowena. It feels so nice to be connected this way.
      P.S: Am eagerly awaiting for you to join the club :)

      October 31, 2013
  4. Congrats Shefu

    October 30, 2013
    • Thanks Sim. Yours was one of the first comments on my blog, so glad you are still reading!

      October 31, 2013
  5. Happy one year bloggaversary daaaaahling!
    *birthday kisses* H

    October 30, 2013
  6. Congratulations and good luck for the coming years too. We will be happy to keep reading and smiling and letting you know :)

    October 30, 2013
    • Thank you Poornima. Hoping all of the above do happen.

      October 31, 2013
  7. Congratulations and so definitely worth fussing over! I love your blog and enjoy each post you write.
    Throughout my short motherhood I’ve come to realize much of what you write about here, that other moms are going through the same challenges and that reaching out and talking about it helps demystify some of it. Connecting with other moms has helped me in real life and now your blog is part of my virtual support system (if I may go that far! :) )
    and ofcourse, I love reading about Gia, she is a cutie!!!!!
    Wish you all a very Happy Diwali too..

    November 1, 2013
    • Thank you so much Archana. I am so glad that you have found a support system in my blog. I sometimes feel that the friends I have made here on my blog are really close to my heart. It is nice to know that I mean as much to you too.

      November 7, 2013
  8. Hope you had a GREAT blog anniversary! Take pride in what you accomplish each year and celebrate!!

    February 14, 2014

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