I started my blog after working as a contributor on another blog. I started doing less writing for them and more work on their business development, and I felt something was missing. I have always loved writing and wanted to reconnect with that through my own stories. Although I am fairly new, I have found that I have so much to say from all different facets of my life. I am an only-child mom, an educator, a wife, and a displaced city girl. I have written about being a mom through those lenses and as I grow my blog, I look forward to seeing what else comes up! My goal is to run a blog entirely based on integrity. I’m not interested in pay-to-play blogging. I believe that my voice is my most powerful attribute, and I want it to be a voice of integrity and of character on my blog. I take that very seriously.
I am a mom of one and an “older” mom, which means I had my daughter at 39. I don’t fit the mold of full-time working or full-time SAHM, so I have always been straddling those two worlds. My husband and I met in Vegas (I know, crazy) and we married there a few years later.
Probably just having the guts to put myself out there. You never know how people are going to receive the words you are putting out there. I’m actually regretting that I didn’t start sooner!
Motherhood is inextricably connected to my business. Without it, my blog would not exist. I also make every decision around what’s best for my daughter, while trying to balance my passions and ideals. It’s like walking a tightrope most days.
Don’t wait! Even if you aren’t 100% confident, get yourself out there. I’m a firm believer in always learning; there are so many things you learn and get better at along the way
Follow your gut. Everyone is going to have advice for you (mostly unsolicited) and you have to trust yourself to know that you are making the best decisions and choices for your family. Block out the noise.
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Keira is a mom, wife and educator who runs the Bad as a Mother blog. She is passionate about education, health and reading. She is a native New Yorker trying to find her way in suburbia. Follow her on Instagram at BadAsAMother.
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