Aug 022018
My Husband Is The Real MVP

When I started this parenting journey with my husband, I didn’t think it would be this much fun. Three kids later and you’d never believe we met at a car dealership. I shared about our story in a previous post. You can read about it here.

I’ve always known that I’m not the easiest person to deal with, yet my husband makes it look like it’s a pleasure.

I remember when we started dating and how simple it was for him and me to connect. Being in his arms felt like I was home. Everything just felt right.

It still feels the same now, but it’s for a different reason.

I’ve always felt a connection to him and when we started a family I took on a new role as a stay-at-home mom. He took on a lot of the financial aspect of our relationship. When we moved to South Florida, I knew I didn’t want to just be home. He knew that wasn’t part of my plan.

Starting A Business Together
Although I began Motherhood Through My Eyes prior to our move, it wasn’t until discussing some ideas with my husband that I decided to focus on my blog as a business. Every chance I could, I was coming up with ideas. My husband has always been a huge part of my blog even if I don’t mention him as often.

I remember one time I had to head to an event at night and I almost backed down because I didn’t want to leave him home with our firstborn on his day off from work. I wanted to spend time with him, but he told me to go.

That night I connected with a group of mom bloggers who’ve forever changed my mindset. I’ve learned to hustle a lot harder than ever and I’ve developed a close relationship with a handful of them.

Throughout the years, my husband has continued to be like a business partner. I consult ideas with him, we visit stores together and he’s even helped me create images and videos for clients. How cool is he?

Like most business partnerships, we had our downs. I remember when I began freelance work to earn extra cash and how it started to come in between our marriage. I was no longer spending nights with my husband. Instead, I was handing off our children to my husband as soon as he walked into the door and taking out my laptop.

I know, it sounds terrible. However, it was the only way to meet deadlines every night.

Know Your Worth
Bumping heads was just what we needed to realize how much we weren’t making time for each other. Looking back, it’s scary to think about how we were preoccupied with everything but each other.

One thing I wanted to change this year was to focus more on my family, regardless of the deadlines. I wanted to get back to what mattered and why I even started this blog — my family.

When I placed my focus on ways to balance the two, I noticed a sigh of relief on my husband’s face. Even the kids began to notice less tension between us.

It’s been a blessing to work from home, but I will admit that it’s no walk in the park. It takes patience to create something from the ground up, and lots of support from those you love.

You know what they say, behind every great man is a strong woman. I’d like to add that behind this strong woman is a very supportive husband.

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. aws isnt this the sweetest blog? i think this is what every couple should be supporting each other and it is not easy to balance but at the end of the day, we all know what is the right choice

  2. Totally agree that behind every strong woman there is supportive husband. Glad that you take time to focus more on your family. I guess it is priceless! Great Choice!

  3. You both have such a beautiful relationship and it is so incredible to see that kind of support. After three kids it’s even more magical. I agree with you behind a strong women there is a supportive loving husband/or partner.

  4. It’s always great to learn of others relationships that have turned out exactly as it should have. I have been following your blog for some time now and I can appreciate the time and effort you’ve put into it. I’m glad you can focus on it a little less. It’s always time consuming to get something successfully started.

  5. I love that you two can work together and be happy at the same time being each other’s help and true loves. As long as you remain patient with each other through it all, you will always have something that is beautiful and rare.

  6. It’s touching and beautiful to read how you and your husband work as a cohesive team. I could learn from this myself and I’m sure others could, too.

  7. Sometimes work pressure is so much that we neglect our families. But family is the most important thing and we can never be who we are without our family

  8. This is sweet! We all experience down moments but thank God for the solutions that worked out. I wish you and your family all the best!

  9. I can imagine that it can be tough to balance both the blogging/freelancing life and the mom life. I’m glad that you’ve found a balance between the two and have seen an improvement in your relationship with your husband!

  10. That’s beautiful. I love seeing marriages thrive. My husband has been my biggest support as well especially when I started blogging.
    Wish u all the best and more succes and love

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