Bloggy Mom battling Postpartum Anxiety

For any parents considering blogging or social media networking, I can’t stress enough how great it has been for me.

Blogging has given me an outlet for battling postpartum anxiety. It’s a great distraction for me during nap times. This is when my anxiety can get the best of me. I would constantly worry that he needed me, even though he was sound asleep. I spent hours obsessing on things like “how much is the proper amount to feed my baby?”, “is my baby getting enough nutrients?”, “does he know how much I love him?”. It was driving me crazy! I turned to blogging to get those feelings out and distract myself from the obsession of being a “perfect mother”.

The blogging community has encouraged me to open up and taught me that there is no need to be perfect. Just like our babies are learning daily, so are we! I have to constantly remind myself to give myself more credit. Positive affirmations tend to help most.

By no means am I here to give medical advice, but having this as a form of expression has been extremely beneficial for me. Even blogging or journaling privately can help…exactly how this entry started. This is just a little rant on how much I love documenting Grayson’s growth through my blog and social platforms. Talking to a friend or therapist can also be beneficial.

On another note…Being a stay at home mom is amazing, but I often feel as if I don’t provide anything financially. Reviewing complimentary products of value has been such a blessing and has made me feel like I have something to contribute. That feeling is amazing!

There are so many opportunities to network and grow! If any other parents are considering doing this, I say go for it! It is so great to connect with other parents and document your little ones!

If you ever have any questions, feel free to connect with me on Instagram or contact me via email Theunfilteredmomma@gmail.com

You can also join a blogging community here!

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10 Comments

  1. I completely agree! I have only just started blogging recently, but I do feel like it has helped me as well. I have battled postpartum anxiety and depression after having both of my kids. Additionally, after leaving my job to stay home with my kids, I’ve always felt like a little piece of me was missing. I LOVE being home with my kids and would not change it for the world, but I do at times miss my professional and adult side. Blogging has given me a place to join both sides of myself (the professional and the mom) and that feels really amazing. Hope you are doing well! You are not alone 🙂

    Ashley | Look for Little Helpers

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  2. I can relate! Blogging is definitely like therapy for me. Being a stay-at-home parent, especially with a teeny baby, can be challenging. Glad that you’re finding a new purpose!

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  3. Girl, I totally feel you! I became a stay at home mom last year, and after years of supporting myself, it felt really odd not contributing to household finances. Blogging has not only been an outlet for me to share my opinion with the world (even when they do not want it :p), but I have also been able to contribute to the bills at random times. Keep doing what you love!

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