Mom and breast cancer survivor Jessica Shephard initially started her blog Rebel Soul Mom as a healing creative outlet. But what began as a means of documenting her experience and treatment soon turned into a platform for honest revelations about motherhood. Shephard shares more about her inspiring decision to share her journey.
I started blogging as a way to document my journey through breast cancer. I needed a break from talking about cancer, so I quit writing for almost two years. When the dust started to settle from my treatments, I felt like there was so much I needed and wanted to say about life as a Mom, especially after everything that I went through. Reading real and honest stories about parenting is what encourages me. I want to return the favor.
Real, imperfect, honest.
Plan out your week and have a daily list with at least 3 things you want to accomplish. A cute planner helps too!
Don’t get discouraged if the advice you receive may not work since every child is different.
I haven’t mastered the whole, “wake up an hour before the kids” so I start my day when the kids wake up. We have breakfast together and depending on the day I either take my little to toddler time at the library or grandma’s so I can get some work done. Then the rest of the day is a mix of cleaning, working, playing outside, crafts and cooking.
Don’t get consumed with being a perfect writer or worrying that you will be judged. I still consider myself a new blogger and this is something I still struggle with when sharing my stories.