Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Abby Fereday

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Abby Fereday

From healthy recipes to affordable fashion finds and reflections on motherhood, Abby Fereday’s blog Forever Mom Moments┬áhas something for every mom. We caught up with Fereday to find out how she’s able to balance it all.

What made you want to start your own parenting blog?

I wanted to share my passion for natural living and parenting, and I also wanted to open an avenue for a more flexible lifestyle for my family.

What 3 words would you use to describe your blog?

Sharing motherhood, naturally.

What is your favorite blog post to date?

Probably my post about parenting a confident toddler. My daughter has personality for days, and I am really interested in researching the best parenting techniques and tactics for fostering her sense of independence and confidence while also helping her develop good “soft skills.”

What’s your go-to tip for balancing blogging with parenthood?

Set aside protected time for both. Trying to juggle them is impossible. I have chunks of time throughout the week that I dedicate solely to blogging tasks. And I have other chunks of the week I dedicate to family time. If I have “aha” ideas for my blog during my protected family time, I jot them down quickly in a notebook or in my phone and then return to my fam!

What is the best piece of parenting advice you’ve ever received?

Even if you feel like you’re doing everything wrong as a parent, loving your kiddo means you’ve got the most important thing right.

What’s a typical day like for you?

Wake up at 6am, usually about an hour before my daughter wakes up, and work on some blog/social media tasks. Get breakfast and ready for the day for my daughter and I between 7-8am. Drop my daughter with a sitter at 8:15am; commute to work. Work from 8:30am-4:30pm. My evenings usually consist of making dinner, or coaching soccer, or spending a little time with my fam (depends on the day) from 5-7:30pm. Put my daughter to bed at 8. If my husband is up, we hang out for a little while after I put my daughter to bed, but he works nights and sometimes naps in the evenings. So if I have an evening to myself, I work on my blog things!

What’s the best insight you can offer other parenting bloggers?

Go easy on yourself and have a go-to place to track all your notes and ideas. I wake up in the morning with so many things I want to do with my growing blog; I get so stressed if I don’t get my thoughts jotted down somewhere. I use Asana for this, and it has been so helpful! I’m significantly more at ease when I know I have all my ideas recorded somewhere and waiting for me when I have more time! Also, remind yourself why you started blogging, regularly. That is a huge help to me!
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