I used to hate that term.
Wasn’t a fan of it when I was asked to join “mommy groups” either. For some reason, it seemed to sound condescending and belittle what we do.
And so, when I started blogging and heard the term “mommy blogger,” I cringed. The term conjured up visions of posts that were nothing but a cute pic of my child and bragging about what we had done that day. And hey, there’s a place for those types of blogs: I even HAVE one like that for just my family’s eyes.
But, here, in this space, I do more. Sure, I talk about my kids, but I talk about bigger parenting issues than just what we did today. Motherhood, marriage, education, friendship, women’s issues…I’m not just a mommy blogger, I scoffed.
I’ve come to realize, though, that the title of Mommy Blogger is one to be worn with pride.
Because, if I were not a mommy… my blog would be much different. I might not even have a blog.
But, if I did… I’d still be blogging about marriage, but have no clue about the changes that happen in a marriage after you have children.
I’d still blog about education, but from the perspective of a teacher, not as a parent. Having experience with diverse students in the classroom is completely different from having children with diverse needs.
I’d still blog about friendships, but not anything about how complex they are after you have kids in the mix.
Women’s issues: absolutely. But, what is important to you changes after you become a mom.
Even if not every post I write screams I’M A MOMMY BLOGGER, each word I write is still seen through the lens of being a mommy. It changed my world.
And I think the title of Mommy Blogger helps remind me of what should come first. Yes, I’m a blogger. But, I’m MOMMY first.
So, I’ll wear the title of Mommy Blogger with pride.