Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Why I Made A Blog
Someone asked me why I made a blog. I didn't really have an exact answer. I mean, doesn't everyone have a blog now? Facebook is almost the equivalent to a blog now. People certainly put every detail of their lives on there. And do NOT even accuse me of doing that. I have, unfortunately, seen toilet selfies. Please, for the love of God, do not take a toilet selfie.
So, I started thinking and I figured out why/what I wanted to accomplish with my blog. Here is it:
I want to bring awareness to rare genetic disorders and CHD. Ainsley has Sotos Syndrome which is a very rare genetic disorder. She has a mutation of her NSD1 gene. She also has 2 congenital heart defects. 1 in 100 children are born with some type of heart defect. I had no idea that so many children are born with these defects before Ainsley. Ainsley has a very small Atrial Septal Defect and a Patent Ductus Arteriosus that has been closed with a Duct Occluder Implant.
I also do product reviews on my blog. I can not count the number of times that I have wasted money on a product that turned out to be a bunch of crap. Or the number of times that I have stood in stores wondering if something was worth buying. Now I have the honor of being one of the reviewers that readers turn to when they are trying to decide if something is worth buying. No, I do not get paid to say that all products are amazing. I don't lie. If something sucks, I say it sucks. I'm not going to walk around with a reason to feel guilty about anything.
Since I found out that I was pregnant with Ainsley I have been a stay at home mom. With all of her health issues we have decided that it is best for her if I stay at home with her until she is older. Things are tight with only 1 income but we make it work. I have found several recipes and DIY projects that have saved us a nice amount of money each year. I wish I had found these sooner. Now that I have, I like to share them with my family, friends and anyone that in interested in saving money.
I need some grown up time. I started reading blogs. After that I started following blogs and of course the next logical step was to start writing blogs. Being a stay at home mom has its struggles, especially when everyone that you know works all day, every day. I have met some of the most amazing women through my blog that I am so happy to call my friends. I have reconnected with an old friend, and man is she old...much much older than me ha ha..but I love her :)
Blogging has introduced me to many new things and people. I have learned so much is just a short period of time. It has been a blast and I can't wait to see what happens next.