This is Why I love Mommy Bloggers

Saturdayย night wasn’t a good night for me. After spending 3 solid hours trying to get Lilly to go to sleep (which included 2 bedtime stories, 3 separate rocking sessions, 2.5 bottles of milk and multiple tantrums), I was about ready to burst into tears from frustration. My arms ached, my back ached, my head hurt, I was on the edge of tears and I was feeling just a wee bit sorry for myself.

After Lilly finally fell asleep around midnight, it was all I could do to crawl under the covers, fully dressed, and try to lull myself into unconsciousness.

As I lay there, exhausted but feeling too overwhelmed to fall asleep, I heard my phone buzz on the night stand. So I picked it up and turned to Twitter, hoping to tweet away my feelings of frustration, guilt and self loathing.

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I wasn’t really expecting a response, I don’t have thousands of followers after all, but I felt that writing it down and sending it off into the vast expanse of the internet would help me get if off my chest at least, and maybe I could finally fall asleep.

Not even a minute later though, I did get a response. A response that left me feeling overwhelmed for completely different reasons: overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude for the love, support and understanding fellow mothers sent my way, like a virtual hug when I most needed it. It reminded me why I blog, tweet and connect online, it reminded me why I love the virtual community of mothers and parents of which I am a part.






We all need others around us who can understand what we are going through and how we feel: others who are (or have been) in the exact same situation as us. I know that the online mommy community gets a lot of bad press what with buzzwords like ‘the mommy wars’ and all floating around, but I for one am very thankful for the love, support and understanding this community is capable of providing. So thank you ladies for the virtual hugs (both publicly and privately given), and thank you for sending them my way when I needed them the most. My sanity owes you one.

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31 thoughts on “This is Why I love Mommy Bloggers

  1. I think it’s all about who you surround yourselves with online and off. I’ve yet to have a problem with “mommy wars” or anything close to it. And like you have never been a part of anything less than love and support. It must be the great company we are keeping! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Definitely the best company ๐Ÿ˜‰
      And yes I agree, it’s about who you surround yourself with, but the bigger you get, the more diverse your followers/company gets which can lead to problems. I’m small fish in the blogging world but the bigger blogs get all sorts of comments/reactions. It’s the Internet after all: whatever you say, no matter how innocuous, there will be someone out there who will violently disagree ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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    1. Thank you and thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I think we are know in our hearts that we aren’t horrible mothers but sometimes we end up doubting ourselves. It’s at those times that we need someone else to tell us that we are not bad mothers :p

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  2. Not to sound cliche but you realize you have the most important and most times difficult job in the world, right? And no, I’m not talking about blogging! Any parent that hasn’t had a moment of frustration after a challenging sleep-deprived night is super human. Furthermore, being honest about your struggles is healthy for you and it helps the other moms in your community who may be struggling silently. I hope everyone in your house is finally caught up on their sleep! xo Whitney

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  3. Lovely! I have seen nothing but positivity and general ‘goodness’ from the mummy blogger community and iam so glad that when you were having a bad time, the community came to your aid. Sometimes all that’s needed is someone to say they feel what your going through ๐Ÿ™‚

    #MMWBH

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  4. Great post! I agree wholeheartedly — the best part of blogging is the sense of community and having other people all across the globe to reach out to! (And for the record — I think hanging in there until midnight makes you a wonderful mom!) Visiting from #momsterslink

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  5. We have all been there as mothers, those moments where you break down crying thinking you are the worst mother ever. I think it’s great to hear more moms sharing those stories to help moms realize they are not failing. I wish I had more support when I was a new mom it would have helped me so much. I love the blogging community everyone has been so supportive and as women we need to support each other and not judge. Thanks for sharing, #momsterslink

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  6. Aw what a lovely post, I too (reasonably new to this) am constantly amazed by how brilliant the mummy community is, I am so glad I have found it. I hope the lovely messages meant you managed to get some well deserved sleep xx #momsterslink

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  7. Bloggers are such an incredible bunch! I’ve found this true also. Sometimes those around us don’t see what we need, but reaching out to others across the world can bring you the bolstering you are craving! Good for you, and for those that replied to you in the middle of the deep, dark night! It gives you strength to go on, doesn’t it? And I’ve been in that same spot! Where sleep is elusive, or impossible to get, I wish I would have sent out a Tweet at the time!

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  8. How wonderful that you were able to get a sense of relief. Sometimes we do feel so alone in motherhood. I know I do from time to time. The blogging world took me by surprise as I realized that there were so many people that I could relate to. I don’t talk to my neighbors but I talk to people all over the world on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing with #momsterslink and huge virtual hugs from one mommy to another.

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