Its Friday again! Phew! I can’t believe it! It feels like just yesterday, I was preparing for our Durban trip. Boy, how time flies! I feel like I have had a very productive week and that makes me feel quite happy. So let me start from where I left off and why I left.
We went to Durban and spent time with our family. I love spending time with my family, but my daughter doesn’t like me enjoying it. My little madam, as cute and sweet as she is, stuck to me the entire time that I was in Durban. She cried whenever I was out of sight for too long (2 minutes is NOT too long I tell you!), she ensured that she was seated on my lap at all times, she removed anyone’s hand that mistakenly touched me, she even refused to go to her father! If I tell you Durban was great but hectic, you wouldn’t understand unless you have been through this yourself.
I don’t understand what it is about Durban that makes my kids go on a hunger strike! Did Ghandi come to Durban by any chance? Is his soul haunting Phoenix? Hmmm… I wonder! Now, if you read my previous posts, you would know that my daughter loves food, so you can just imagine the little monster that she turned into when she was hungry and clinging to me as if I was a fugitive on the run (which I had to be when I wanted to use the loo or shower).
By Saturday night, I was sick. Not ‘I can’t take the drama anymore sick’, I was really and truly sick to my stomach. To top it all, I still had to travel 2 hours to our home. I can’t explain to you my agony of sitting in a car for 2 hours, suffering, while trying to keep two very lively kids at bay. I’m pretty sure I looked like a wild animal tamer at that point.
I suffered for 3 days after that, only making a full recovery on Wednesday when I decided to come out from hiding and write a blog post! The idea of creating the Blogger Beginnings Series awoke the writer in me and as I nursed myself back to health, I burned the keys of my keyboard. Who says it’s only an apple that can keep the doctor away? It’s a Lenovo too!
I am extremely proud of my blogger beginnings series because I put a lot of hard work into it! But who knew that inspiration would strike twice in one week? While blogging and trying to find ways to improve my blog, I realised that I wanted to empower moms out there! You might think of empower as being a strong word – which I think it is, but it’s fitting for what I want to achieve.
After the inspiration bug had hit me, there was no stopping me from creating The Mom Corner! The first great thing I am doing with it, is starting a guest post/blog feature series focusing on all different types of mommy bloggers! I was reading somewhere about how great it is to guest post and be featured, I also read that it sometimes takes years of work and it’s mostly the popular blogs that get these great opportunities. I thought to myself that, that sucks and I’m going to do something about this. My focus is on Mom Bloggers because I am one myself. I know how it feels to wonder is this ALL that I am right now, when you feel like you could be pushing yourself more. I want to empower moms and encourage them to grow as an individual which has led me to call my campaign, The Mom Movement.
I have put out a post for mommy bloggers looking to work with me and I have received a tremendously great response. Friday is here again and I have to pack again soon as on Sunday, I have to head back to Durban. Looking back on this week, I am extremely proud of what I have accomplished on my blog. I hope my blogging journey always remains this blissful!
I have also finally made a small space for myself, with a desk even! Now I can sit by the window and type away! That was something that made me very happy. It set me into a productive mindset. In fact, I feel that overall, this week has been the most fruitful and fulfilling by far!
Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.