Last night, I was spending the evening with a bunch of ladies, when I heard one of them say, “I hate mom blogs.”
I thought, “Ha! Then she would not like my blog!”
And then I thought, “Wait, really? Do I actually have a mom blog? I hope not!!”
When I got home, I went to my blog and looked it over, pretending that I had never seen it before, trying to determine if it comes across as a “mom blog”.
See, I have this issue with “mom blogs”. Which is a little weird, considering the fact that I really enjoy reading some excellent mom blogs. (Here are a few of my favorites: the anderson crew , Emerging Mummy)
But for some reason, I have never wanted to have one.
The problem is that one of the keys to having a great blog is that you need a very clear angle, a defined purpose and theme to it.
Well, I’m a mom, I write about my kids, I share a ton of pictures of them, and yet I don’t want to be just a mom blog. Even though there’s nothing wrong with mom blogs.
But if you would say to me, “Kendra, your blog is the most mom-ish blog I’ve ever seen”, I would take that as an insult.
I’ve been asking myself what is up with that.
Here’s what I think I’ve figured out:
I love being a mom. I really do. I love our girls very much, and I love being able to stay home all day, every day, taking care of my family. But that is only one part of my life – one part of who I am. It is very important to me, but I never want it to consume me. I don’t want to forget about the passion I have for other things, or miss opportunities because I have “tunnel vision”, and only see myself as a mom.
I don’t want my blog or my life to revolve solely around our girls, because I want my life to revolve around Jesus, and I want very much for my blog to reflect that.
There is nothing wrong with having a mom blog that focuses only on the kids, and covers things like cloth diapering, homemade baby food, and how to make felt play food for your kids. It’s just that I want something different than that.
I want to be learning and growing every single day, and getting to know Jesus more in all that I do.
And right not, I’m a stay-at-home mom. So I’m finding Jesus as I am a mom.
Maybe my blog theme is “Finding Jesus in My Mom Blog”??
Wait. That still involves the term “mom blog”!
Do you see my problem?
Whatever. I share pieces of my life with you, in the hope that as I’m learning and experiencing things, the words that I try to share with honesty and transparency will possibly touch on something that you are experiencing in your own life – even if you’re not a mom!
And even if you don’t find my kids nearly as cute or funny as I do!!