Am I still a mom blogger if I don’t talk a lot about my kids?

So I have these two beautiful boys and they just light me up. And usually, I can’t stop talking about something that I think is wonderful.

Except my boys.

Why is that?

I’m not sure I want what I have to say about them to follow them around later. They are fantastic. They are wonderful. They are frustrating and annoying and I just want to run away sometimes. But that’s just the way things are when you’re a mom. The good and the bad, all rolled up into one.

I’ve talked a few times about my oldest and speech problems. We have struggled with it a lot, and I think we’re finally coming out the other side. But how much of that do I put out there? Is it okay for me to do that?

Sometimes I just don’t know. I really want to write this stuff down so I have their stories for later. So I can share them with them. Not for embarrassment or heartache. But to leave a record of how wonderful they are and how much their mom (& dad) love them and think they are the most amazing thing ever – the best little people to share our lives with. We wouldn’t trade them for anything, even as we want to shut them in their room for just five minutes of peace.

Memory and time are so fleeting. I don’t want to forget anything since it all goes away so fast anyway.

So there it is.  Maybe I’ll share a few funny stories now & again. Maybe not. I just don’t know right now how much of their lives/ our lives I want to put out there. (Even as I post a kajillion times on Facebook. Yes, I know, it doesn’t make sense to me either. But it is what it is.)

Do you ever struggle with what the line is on what to write about your family? Do you have agreed-upon boundaries or is it fluid? Case by case? Tell me I’m not the only one going through this right now. I really feel like pulling back big time. Even as I love to write and share. What about you?

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4 Responses
  1. Beatrice (1 comments.) says:

    It is not necessary that you should always talk about your kids and your family if you are mom blogger. There are many things mom bloggers can talk about aside from raising up kids, how they grow and how to take care of your family, they can also deal with cooking, gardening and just about everything that moms love to do.

  2. Joann Woolley (4 comments.) says:

    My kids are a BIG part of who I am so I can’t imagine sheilding one part in my writing. I do completely understand the gray line and how it moves for each one of us and is hard to define. Certainly writing about your kids is not what makes you a mom blogger ; ) Each one needs to make the conscious decision for themselves what is comfortable. I learned something recently, living consciously is a big part of living a healthy happy life, it is not always about making the “right decision” but rather a thoughtful one.

  3. Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com (1 comments.) says:

    I started blogging 9 years ago (at a different blog than I’m writing now) and used to feature all sorts of stories about my son. Then at one point, it dawned on me that I felt like I was giving away some of our privacy, and somehow making those special memories a little less special to us. Instead of being there in the moment with him, I was always thinking about how to describe his antics when I sat down to blog next. And, honestly, sometimes when I look back at those older entries I’m not entirely convinced they were accurate recordings of what happened. Sometimes they got colored by the desire to entertain.

    Now I keep my memories of my son in a handwritten journal. He can read it someday. Until then, it’s just for me.

  4. Heather719 (1 comments.) says:

    So here I am, reading Mir’s heartbreaking post about her Chickadee and I’m scrolling through the comments and I recognize your picture. “Hmm…that looks like…could it be?!” And it is you! :) We miss you terribly here at work and I hope all is going well for you and your gorgeous boys.

    Now that my Scorch is 6 and going into 1st grade, I’m struggling with much of what you’re writing about. How much is too much? When does my story end and theirs start? It’s not an easy balance and I wish you luck figuring it out!