Blog Post Ideas for Mommy Bloggers

Hello lovelies!

I know that this topic is a very used topic when it comes to blogging. I narrowed it down to a specific audience who are like me – mother, mum, momma, mommy, mama, nanay.

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Blogging is oftentimes a hobby, for others a career, but whether you’re writing out to express yourself or for extra income I am sure that there are moments that you don’t know what to write about. Writers block. Busy schedules. Household chores.Work.

I have hundreds of draft posts sitting with nothing but a title so I thought I would share some of them with you.  Here are some blog post ideas for mommy bloggers just in case you need some ideas on what to write about :)

About yourself – write about your experiences as a mother and wife.

  • Share your reaction when you learned that you’re going to be a mom.
  • How’s your pregnancy? What are you pregnancy tips for expecting mommas out there?
  • What makes you appreciate motherhood?
  • Share your tiny victories as a mother
  • Beauty Tips and Rituals
  • How the baby changed your relationship with your husband
  • What’s in a name? Write a story how you came up with your kids name.
  • Salon experience
  • How do you manage your day? Write about your favourite day in a week
  • Date night with your husband tips
  • Things you did not know until you became a mother
  • Mommy “me”time. Share how you spend this precious moment.
  • React to a news or post that makes you sad or cringe or touched etc.
  • What’s inside your bag? or pocket? :)
  • Things you learned from your husband
  • How you manage your finances

About your preferences – all about the stuff that you’re choosing for yourself and family

  • Review about your kids item – stroller , carrier, clothing etc.
  • Are you enrolling your kids to summer camps and classes?
  • List of what to consider when you’re choosing a nursery
  • Your kids theme party and what made you decide to go for it
  • Kid friendly vacation/staycation hotels or countries or airplane etc.
  • What’s inside your kid’s lunch box?
  • What can you say about (insert topic e.g. cloth diaper, organic stuff etc.)
  • How you organise your kids stuff
  • Vacation plans
  • What are you essentials?
  • What’s your father’s day gift?
  • What can you say about health fads?
  • What vitamins are you giving to your kids?
  • Say something about your pedia
  • Your home remedy for common cough and colds

Etc. Etc.  –  The list goes on. Everything is writable.Writing is my form of self-expression. I don’t blog for profit. I believe that through sharing our personal experiences we can inspire others too.You can also ask your readers about their personal thoughts – discuss motherhood or parenthood issues and topics and learn from other moms or parents as well.

What’s your favourite topic to write about? Share your thoughts.

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THIRTY TWO and high blood (plus other signs of ageing).

This is my thinking out loud moment :)

Ageing. Juskolord! Hindi ko ineexpect na sa edad ko na 32 meron na agad mga diagnosis na borderline hypertension! Nakakahigh-blood ang resulta ng check-up ko recently. Hanggang ngayon iniisip ko pa din kung tama ba un pagkakatingin ng doctor saakin. Hanggang ngayon iniisip ko saan ako nagkamali? habang sumasakit ang panga ko sa pagnguya ng mga sahog ng salad na kinakain ko! Yes. Gulay. Change lifestyle!  At hanggang ngayon iniisip ko pa din ganon ba talaga ko kalakas kumain?

Well… I am Thirty Two. Wala naman daw sa itsura. Thank you Lord sa genes na binigay mo saakin. I am so grateful. Hindi ko alam kung bakit sakto na naglalabasan ang lahat ng signs of ageing… kasabay ng pagkakawala ng age ko sa kalendaryo! Nung isang araw tinitigan ko ang sarili ko sa salamin at boom! nakakita ko ng linya sa noo ko. Isa. Malalim. Sabi ng mister ko kakakunot daw ng noo ko. Sa pagsusungit ko at pag irap. Stress mga bes. Napakamasayahin ko kaya. At eto pa – pa-share share pa ko ng mga cost-effective beauty tips tapos biglang may ganito. Wala na nga akong pilik mata meron pa kong wrinkles. Saan nanaman ako nagkamali?

Taon taon nagawa ako ng blog tungkol sa mga bagay bagay sa buhay ko – mga realizations, drama, saya,  in short mga ganap na parang artista. Hindi ako nakagawa last year (?) hindi ko na maalala (signs of ageing) dahil busy ako sa pagiging asawa at ina. Well madami naman kasing nababago pag mommy ka na – ung priorities mo. Yung mga bagay na nakakaubos ng oras mo, saka yung mga bagay na laman ng utak mo lahat yan nagiging family-oriented kahit nga ung mga simpleng bagay gaya ng pagbili mo ng mga kikay things maiiba yan eh – GATAS or kilay goals? Syempre… kilay goals si mister na bahala sa gatas?! char lang.

If there’s one lesson that I’ve learned before I reached the age of 32 – ingatan ang kalusugan. Health is wealth. Sa totoo lang nung lumabas ang results ng check-up sobrang nag alala ko. Hindi ito maari. Masyado pang baby si Ellie para maging sakitin ang mommy nya. Goal ko pa naman making COOL mom tapos highblood? cannot be.

Dapat maintain lang – ang ganda at health mga mars, wag natin iignore ang sarili natin dahil we’re running for BEST ASAWA at INA award. Manatiling maganda sa kabila ng lahat. Sabi nga nila madaming nagbabago saatin when we became mothers like humina na ang immune system natin (kinda) at sa mga di malaman na dahilan nagkakaroon ng diabetes or hypertension etc.

Promise magsusulat ako ng mas maayos kaysa dito. Sobrang busy lang.

Sorry.

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CASTOR OIL for hair and skin care.

Last week I posted about the benefits of using rosewater. I shared these with my mom and few of my friends and got a good review about this cost-effective beauty ingredient. Today I want to tell you about two oils that we are using at home – Castor and Almond oil.

Castor oil is extracted by pressing the seeds of the castor plant, also known as Ricinus communis. It is a vegetable oil, and the plant is largely native to Africa and India. But the oil has been made famous all over the world for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is used in various cosmetics, soaps, textiles, massage oils, and even medicines, owing to the fact that it has plenty of benefits for your skin, hair, and health.

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Because of thorough research on how I can make my eyelashes LONGER I discovered the many benefits of castor oil.Castor oil is very well know for being a laxative. The taste is not good and I am not kidding when I say not good but it really helps. Aside from being known to aid bowel movements this oil can also reduce the signs of skin ageing. Castor oil, when applied to the skin, penetrates deeply and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This, in turn, helps soften and hydrate the skin. It delays the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and makes the skin smoother, softer, and younger. The fine lines around the eye area can also be treated with its application. I read that since it stimulated production and collagen and elastin putting this in my tummy prevents stretch marks during my pregnancy :)

Castor oil also cures corn and calluses – the fatty acids in the oil will soften the corn and, over a period of about a week, remove the corn and moisturize the skin. Castor oil is often overlooked as a health and beauty treatment and is often only thought of as a remedy for constipation, but it has a long history of being used for many other healing and beauty enhancing treatments too.

Currently, I am using this to moisturize my skin and for the growth of my eyelashes. My husband also uses this for his haircare (combined with Almond Oil which I will post about soon). Take note that the oil contains omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, both of which are useful for encouraging healthy hair growth.

Achieving our beauty goals might take a lot of time specially if we are using natural oils, without chemicals and technological enhancements – but the advantage is that we are not harming our skin and we are doing it the proper way. Usually having our beauty regimen or routine will not require us to undergo procedures that can alter our look. Take note that the main goal is to take care of our skin :)

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Staycation and Realizations.

It was not planned like other staycations we had during the past months but this made me realized a lot of things as a mom, as a wife and and as a person. Tags work schedule will be different than the past 6 months and he will not have a weekend off for this month, so he wanted to make this weekend worthwhile.

We booked a hotel in Abu Dhabi – we opt for Sheraton but they are fully booked during our preferred dates after one whole day of searching we booked for Al Raha Beach Hotel. We booked here because based on the reviews they are kid friendly and got a kids club and a nice kiddie pool too. Ellie is with us so this is not a romantic getaway with Tags.

There are lots of things inside my head. Ever since I became a mother I always caught myself overthinking and over analyzing a lot of things. I want to share these with you, not for you to judge me, but for me to check if I am alone in these thoughts.

The days are long but the years are short. I realized that Ellie is no longer a baby. We were watching her a she splashed the pool water… when Tags whispered that there’ll be a day that she will get married and he will cry. True enough, the years are really short. It seems like yesterday we were waiting for her to come out of this world and now she is throwing tantrums!

I wonder what’s the right age to finally accept Ellie’s independence. I know she’s just turning two, but during the whole trip – she is trying to do things on her own. Small things – like drinking in a glass, wearing her shoes, dressing herself, walking alone, trying to swim alone etc. Seriously? She is almost two and I felt like I am not needed anymore. [Clingy mother alert!!!]

I always thought about these moments. Yes… it is true. It dawned upon me that this is what I want. Walking hand in hand with my husband, wondering what to eat, where to go and what to do next. Planning for the future and thinking about what is in store for us. Yes. Whatever we have now is what I wanted and what I kept on praying for. Thank you Lord for the gift of family.

My husband is a blessing – no matter what. Well… I get pissed off and annoyed and irritated. We have our moments. We shared the same negative emotions but we sort things out and we don’t let these bad vibes get the best of us. Tags has always been a great father to Ellie. The way he takes care of her, the way he looks at her with love and joy and the efforts he exerts to provide all of our needs and wants. He is a wonderful husband too, marrying a crazy girl like me is a challenge.I don’t have to explain this further. He is a blessing to me…to us… rain or shine.

Time spent with the people we love = life’s precious moments. I was looking at them from a distance and I realized that, that exact moment is what I am living for. Seeing both my daughter and husband happy and well and filled with love cannot be exchanged for anything. Moments with your love ones will never be replaced. The people that I have in my life now are gifts to me. Whatever I have now I wished and prayed for.

There are a lot more thoughts in between these and a number of subtopics too… but there’s one thing that I don’t have to think or question about…and that is I love being a wife to my husband and a mother to our daughter. I might overthink, overreact and overdo numerous things when it comes to our family but for sure… all mothers do.

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Great deals on pre-loved items.

We have four huge boxes of stuff in our house plus two old luggages filled with old clothes. I am checking where we can donate them when I came across the advertisement of  Dubai Flea Market.  I told Tags about it and he told me to register so that we can try our luck.

There are times that we keep on keeping our old stuff, shoes, clothes, household stuff etc. thinking that we can still use them in the future.Then one day we’ll just realize that THE future that we are waiting for never came and we have tons of items that are almost forgotten and we don’t have space anymore. I am so guilty of this. But hey, it’s not easy to let go of the memories and sentimental value.

But I’ve learned my lesson and learned it very well.

Instead of hoarding and keeping things every time, we can ask two questions:

  • Do I still need this?
  • Is this still useable?

If you answered YES in these two questions then you can keep it. If you answered YES to the first question and NO to the second question then, come on… dispose it. If you answered NO to the first question and YES to the second question then you can either donate it or sell it to second-hand stores or make use of flea markets or have a garage sale.

As a mother, we have to be thrifty and practical. That flea market experience gave me a whole new perspective in purchasing things. I’ve read articles that there are some items that we can buy second hand instead of brand new. Although there will always be pre-cautions when we opt for pre-loved items but it’s a matter of judgement.

Designer Bags and stuff : I am not a fan, but if you’re going to check these items are well taken care of. So instead of splurging moolah you can get it less than half of what they cost on the original rack

Baby Clothes and other baby things: We sold Ellie’s bouncer and pyjamas and rompers and her tiny cute shoes.Every new parent wants to dress their kids in the very best, but kids – particularly infants – grow out of their clothes at a the speed of light. Believe me some of her clothes she wore for 3x only.

Books: what do you do when you’re finished reading?Unless you’re planning to display a book on your coffee table or buying it as part of a collection that you intend to keep for years, you don’t need to pay more.

Furnitures and household items: Used doesn’t mean ugly or worn out. I’ve been amazed by how low people go on their price tags for beautiful items.

Old clothes and personal stuff: With linens and swimwear or underwear material, you don’t want to be the second owner. BUT there are some items that you can consider like jeans and or winter jackets. Buying pre-loved clothes is a matter of good judgement.

 There’s no shame in trying thrift shops or garage sale  for a good secondhand deal.Retail stores often charge us hundreds or even thousands to be the first to own an item.But with items that you use once and leave on a shelf, why pay a full price?Over the course of a year, you’ll save hundreds if not thousands, creating a budget surplus you can either use for your emergency fund or to reward yourself and your family by indulging in a worthwhile, valuable new purchase.

What pre-loved items have you bought and considered a great deal?

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