Aug 072017
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! 

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

Reader Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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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