4 Years Of Motherhood Through My Eyes 

In August 2013, I created this corner on the web. And I haven’t looked back.

After four years of working on this blog, I’ve learned the value of following your passion and not trying to “fit the mold”.

When I began Motherhood Through My Eyes, I was sitting at my desk in a small North Jersey office. I was writing during my day job as an assistant editor and coming up with online marketing goals and ways to execute them as a social media strategist for B2B companies. It was fun. I learned a lot from my colleagues and those who I met along the way, but it wasn’t my calling. 

How This Blog Changed Me
After dedicating time and money on my blog, I discovered there’s more to writing than most people would like to admit. 

Sure, it’s a gift — a wonderful one at that. But this gift isn’t for everyone to see. I’ve met people who don’t want to see you grow. Who offer negative feedback when you tell them about your hard work. And to those people, I’m brief. 

This corner on the web has allowed me the build confidence I needed to take myself and my writing seriously. 

I’ve gone through different obstacles over the years. From loving my blog to thinking about deleting it. Yet, somehow each time I think of the later, I’m reminded of why I need to keep going. I shared a post about the seven times I almost quit. You can click here to read it. 

A Moment That Lasts Forever
Finding the strength to get through the tough times is what makes you a better person. As a part-time blogger and full-time mom of two (four if you’re counting the pups), I never really have a set schedule. My email is always full of new client opportunities and requests from current ones. It can get exhausting, but most of my work involves the whole family. That’s a good thing since that’s who I have hanging around me most of the day. 

Through these client opportunities with my family, we’ve been able to make the most out of everyday things. We’ve added a family garden, explored different local museums, discovered services that would come in handy, and even helped welcome a new family member. 

It’s amazing how much life can lead you down the right path if you just trust in your next move. 

Creating Motherhood Through My Eyes has been a blessing. I’d be lying if I told you I never feel overwhelmed, but it’s a good feeling to do something that brings me joy and helps me document my journey through motherhood. 

So, here’s to another four years — or more! 

37 Comments

  1. miljance93mommysup

    August 7, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    You are really big! Never let anything stop your greatness.

    1. Fatima Torres

      August 7, 2017 at 3:43 PM

      Thank you. It has been quite the journey, but so worth it.

  2. Crystal

    August 7, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Glad you didn’t listen to the negative people. Blogging is something that I find very therapeutic, when you’re not listening and worrying about everyone else. Happy 4 years, that is a very big feat!

    1. Fatima Torres

      August 7, 2017 at 3:44 PM

      Thank you, Crystal. It’s been an adventure that’s for sure. And yes, it really is therapeutic. 🙂

  3. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty)

    August 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    It’s great you were able to see what was for you. Blogging really changes you indeed. It has brought me so much. It is much more than writing and taking pictures I agree. it can be hard sometimes but also great

    1. Fatima Torres

      August 7, 2017 at 3:45 PM

      YES! I wish more people understand what goes on behind every post.

  4. Nicole Caudle

    August 7, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    My very first blog was a parenting blog. I’ve always been able to connect with people through my writing. I’m glad you were able to build confidence for yourself.

  5. Sarah Bailey

    August 7, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    It is amazing how much a simple idea such as starting a blog can change your life, how it can lead your to new friends and new experiences.

  6. tara pittman

    August 7, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Blogging is a whole lot harder than it seems. We are doing many jobs like photographer, writer, promotion and so on

  7. jenny at dapperhouse

    August 7, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    That is very sweet that you found your career happiness and enjoy writing about being a parent.

  8. robin rue

    August 7, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    The tough stuff truly does make us stronger. Keep up the good work here on your blog 🙂

  9. Helene Cohen Bludman

    August 7, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    It’s great that you are finding fulfillment in sharing your voice. Congratulations and keep blogging!

  10. parentingpatch

    August 7, 2017 at 6:07 PM

    Being a parent has made me more independent. I can do so many things with just my kiddos that I would have been afraid to do without my spouse before.

  11. Amber

    August 7, 2017 at 9:06 PM

    Happy Four Years to you! Here’s to many more. I also love blogging. It can be such an adventure.

  12. jasminekeclipse

    August 7, 2017 at 9:51 PM

    This is beautiful. Motherhood IS a gift, and I can’t wait to be a part of it!

  13. Cassie Liz

    August 7, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    Blogging is definitely an eye opener, and you learn a lot about yourself in the process! So glad you’ve been able to build confidence in yourself through these experiences

  14. makeamomsmile

    August 7, 2017 at 10:35 PM

    I agree, sucks when people can be so negative when you speak about the blog. So much more goes into it than people think. Keep up the great work!

  15. Angela Milnes

    August 7, 2017 at 10:56 PM

    You are so inspiring. Keep up the amazing work. I love checking in.

  16. Ana De-Jesus

    August 8, 2017 at 6:03 AM

    Aw bless you. I too feel overwhelmed but I am very grateful for the opportunities my blog has given me. Your children must be thankful to have such a beautiful role model x

  17. Nay @ beautyaddictmama

    August 8, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    I totally agree, blogging is about so much more than the writing. It’s helping me develop all kinds of skills and confidence.

  18. Claudia Krusch

    August 8, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Happy 4 years of success. Blogging has helped me in so many ways. I have been able to develop a wonderful support group with my fellow bloggers.

  19. Akamatra

    August 8, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    Congrats on your fourth year of blogging and here’s to many many more years. Doing what you love shows!

  20. confettiandbliss

    August 8, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    I love that your motherhood blog is providing you with the creative outlet you need to explore your writing passion. It’s so wonderful to be inspired by life’s experiences and have a place to share them with others.

  21. kellyhutchinson37920

    August 8, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    My blog has offered similar opportunities to my family we would not have otherwise had. I love having the freedom to work from home and watch my kids grow!

  22. Kate | Highlights Along The Way

    August 8, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Congratulations! You’ve come this far! Blogging really needs hard work and passion. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story!

  23. Adaleta Avdić

    August 8, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    Blogging really is a challenge, good for you!

  24. Heather

    August 8, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    It’s not for the weak, that’s for sure. You’ve shown such grit and because of it have another year of great work to celebrate. Happy bloggiversary.

  25. Mrs. D

    August 8, 2017 at 11:39 PM

    Cheers and way to go. I’ve been enjoying blogging ever since I started way back in 2006. It’s been a great blogging journey. Best of luck!
    http://www.gregdemcydias.com

  26. Ophelia Tang

    August 8, 2017 at 11:52 PM

    It is amazing that you have been blogging for four years and congratulations. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us.

  27. Tiffany

    August 9, 2017 at 1:07 AM

    Loved this honest and thoughtful post. I also have the same love/hate relationship with my own blog and have definitely experienced “those” people who don’t want you to grow/succeed!

  28. planningthemagic

    August 9, 2017 at 6:06 PM

    Speaking of people who don’t want to see you grow. I’ve met people who are ok with me growing but are so negative about growth in general. Mainly because they’ve given up.

  29. Hey Sharonoox

    August 9, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    Congrats on your milestone and many more to come! Agree that bloging has to be with passion. Good job on getting so far.

  30. homemadeforelle

    August 10, 2017 at 12:16 AM

    I started my blog when my first was a toddler, and now she is 7! I totally understand how you feel!

  31. Anosa Malanga VA

    August 10, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Wow Congratulations! Cheers to blogging life! I can relate to what you have been to and I am sure we can overcome those negativities. Just continue your passion.

  32. fashionmommy

    August 10, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    It sounds like you made the right choice to blog and have had some amazing experiences through it too.

  33. TheMrsTee

    August 10, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this part of your blogging story. You are so right when you say it can be difficult but somehow -just like you- no matter how many times I may think of stopping I can’t see myself without it.

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