I blog because I love to write and I have spent years writing advice, stories and articles on various online forums. I wanted a way to consolidate it all and maybe provide something useful to a reader or two.
I blog to capture memories, to write on subjects of my choosing, to network with other moms and bloggers, and to engage in discussions on parenting topics I have and have not yet experienced. And, I like to make people laugh.
It's a creative outlet for me. I enjoy writing, I wanted to share experiences with others, particularly other women going through similar things, have a writing outlet that was more creative than my academic side, & to stay sane.
I blog for several reasons. One is relieve stress. I learned that writing helps me deal with what is bothering me. I also blog to share my story, hopefully to encourage or inspire others with what I have gone through, where I am now, and where I am going.
I have always been a very very private person -- so private that I didn't even write things down in a diary... Then I started reading blogs and I realized that I had this bizarre need to talk about myself and my "almost daily" observations... Completely out of character for me, but now I'm completely addicted. http://designsigh.typepad.com/forthebirds/ -- Ry
The threats of internet have been well-documented over the years, and while you as parent may know how to avoid them, chances are your kids don’t. Things could get ugly real fast if you don’t ensure their safety. However, it is easier said than done, especially in the modern day because kids spend…