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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{Inspirational Tuesday} Just start.

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3c113dda42fcedf736e64a35ee338ee9Have you been in a situation that your life just stopped? Those moments where you’re in between crying and smiling? A time where you unsure of where to go and what to do? An instance when you feel like giving up but you know inside you that you cannot?

Taking a step, backward or forward, is still a start. You are still breathing while reading this so why not begin today and start doing what will make you happy, what you think is good for you and what will give your heart – peace.

Just start.

 

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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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love x couple habits x marriage

For almost four years of togetherness, Tags and I are still adjusting and amazingly still learning a lot of new things about each other. Through time we were able to discover tiny details about each other – sometimes we didn’t even know about it ourselves not until one of us notices (Johari’s window ?) and say something about it.  Like any other relationships we went through a lot of challenges and difficulties in the beginning of our journey together and we are surviving *high five*…

Through time we were able to have our own couple dynamics that until now we were able to practice. I am happy to share the same thoughts and goals with my husband. Although we are still far from the plans that we have, I can say that there’s progress year after year.

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Communication

We never lose communication. Calling each other during break time. Updating each other about our day, plans, meetings and whereabouts. We don’t have the opportunity to miss each other. For us having a good line of communication is the best way to work on our marriage. If we have problems and issues we say it. We know that keeping it will cause more damage so instead talk about it and come up with a solution. 

Don’t forget occasions.  

I am a self-confessed clingy, cheesy and sentimental person. Every occasion counts. Birthdays. Anniversary as bf/gf. Engagement. Anniversary as husband and wife and the list goes on. Like what I always say – we don’t have to splurge on lavish gifts and expensive dinner dates. Tags never missed a month – flowers and letters – as promised. Acknowledging life’s special moments is more than enough. You just have to show and tell your partner that you remembered. 

Family first.

Our family is our priority. We always see to it that we put our family first over anything else. Now that we have our kid – we want her to grow in an environment wherein family should always be on top. I often tell Tags that he can go out with his friends from time to time but he always choose to be with us. His reason is very simple – he is at work for long hours and his time with us is very limited so he’d rather stay with us than spend his free time with his friends. I am glad that he got this mind set and that I don’t have to remind him of his priorities because he already know. 

Managing Finances.

Money. Usually caused trouble in many families, either too much or lack of it. From the beginning of our relationship this was already cleared – what’s his is mine and what’s mine is mine… nope…just kidding. I told  him that I didn’t marry him for money… I can earn my own money… I just need his loyalty haha!  We already sort it out. All of our expenses – weekly, monthly and yearly are accounted for. I am his wife. I need to help him although he is the one providing for us. Major expenses are his responsibilities. Minor things I am handling. Usually the minor things are the wants. When it comes to managing the  finances I am responsible for it – savings included.

Take care of yourself.

Some might say that having a good heart is what matters. Yes..they are right!I believe in that too… BUT Physical attraction will always be a factor. No matter how hard they try to say that it does not matter – IT MATTERS. Taking care of yourself is a must… specially if you’re married. My mom told me, that now that I have my own family I have to improve myself more and see to it that the attraction is still there. This advice is not just for wives but for husbands too. Not because you’re already married you’re just going to let go of yourself. Our spouses even without saying a word will always be proud to be seen with someone presentable. So…

Care and Support

Don’t make the person you love feel alone specially when you’re there. Aside from taking care of yourself – you have to nurture your spouse and kids welfare too. I encourage Tags to join different extracurricular activities – chorale is one. I want him to still develop as an individual. Tags is very supportive of me too. When I told him that I want to try baking – he bought me – baking equipment, ingredients and things needed (and not needed) for baking – and whatever it is that I made for him… he eats it too. :) Every morning before going to work Tags prepares a sandwich for me and I really appreciate that gesture.There are tons of ways that we can give care and show support to our spouses. Little things matter.

To each his own. I just shared some details of the things we do for each other to nourish our relationship as husband and wife. Each couple have their own dynamics that works for them and  there’s no right or wrong way.

The main goal is to enrich our marriage and spread the love.

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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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