Blogging tips when you have kids at home


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A lot of people wonder how I maintain a blog with three energetic kids. My Instagram is only a fraction of what I do every day. There are days when it’s easy (especially when the kids are napping!) but there are days that are extremely challenging. My kids are not always keen on taking a nap every day. All mothers can relate that we “borrow” time for ourselves when the kids are busy with other stuff – which is how I survived blogging all this time.

I’m going to share a few tips on how I’m able to balance motherhood and blogging to avoid getting overwhelmed. I hope this inspires others to keep creating despite our busy schedules!

Set a time for blogging.

Set a time to be online and stick to it. Being a mom blogger/influence demands a lot of time with my phone. With the countless e-mails and comments, it can get quite difficult. As much as possible, I allot time for online activity so it doesn’t take over my whole day. I try (sometimes haha ) to wake up early before the kids and/or do stuff during their naptime and quiet time. No matter how busy it is, I always make sure I have time for my family.

Get organized.

Use a planner, traditional or otherwise, to organize your schedule. I like doing some stuff the old-fashioned way, so pen and paper is still my go to organizer. This year, I started having a separate planner for personal activities and another for my online blogging duties.

Take a break.

I used to feel pressured about blogging that I felt I have to post at least twice a week. There’s a myriad of website online and staying afloat requires a lot of effort. The pressure ruins the focus and sometimes, the content feels unnatural and insincere. I learned that taking a break allows me to recharge and gather better ideas as opposed to forcing myself to come up with one. Taking a breather from it all is key to a healthy mind and body.

Write about what you love. 

Choose a topic that connects with your lifestyle. This way, it’s more authentic. It’s always nice to read about something that really comes from the heart. As a mom blogger, I enjoy content related to motherhood. However, I try not to involve my kids on my campaign all the time to set boundaries. My kids enjoy our shoot when it’s about arts, crafts, or activities that involves sports and eating 🙂

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My workstation is one of my favorite spots at home. It’s a place where I can create and explore. I’m very much into arts so I like dabbling on a few ideas every now and then. This is where I do all the planning, researching, and organizing. My desk is from Ameriwood Home Furniture. It’s the perfect size desk for my computer ko and a few of my favorite trinkets. I like the design especially the metal hairpin style legs that make it sturdy. It has a bottom drawer where I keep all my files and other office supplies.

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I hope a few of my tips helped! Are there any organizing hacks you’re currently doing?

I received this Landon desk as a free sample in exchange for an honest review.

8 Responses to “Blogging tips when you have kids at home”

  1. Mary Leigh says:

    These are great tips, Em! I try to work during nap, too, but it can still feel overwhelming sometimes.

    I am working to create boundaries and set work routines for myself – and also just making sure I’m keeping up with the blog because it’s something that adds value.

    Your workspace is gorgeous! That desk is really beautiful. It looks very sturdy without being bulky! A great space to get focused!

  2. Nainggit ako sa work area mo! I blog at the dinner table… LOL! Thanks for the awesome tips.. I actually do all those except the workstation. That I have to do this year.

  3. Justine says:

    Oh my gosh, I so agree! And I really love that you mentioned to write about what you love! Sometimes when I’m feeling inspired I can write two or three posts while my kiddos are are gymnastics.

  4. Nicole Hood says:

    Lovw your work station! Good tips…I need to get better organized!

  5. Your office area is so cute!! I don’t have kids yet but I use some of these strategies to maintain a work life balance in general!

  6. Heather says:

    It’s definitely a challenge when you have kids. I try to lock myself in my office, but that doesn’t always help either.

  7. Ameriwood Home says:

    Great blog and the desk fits your space perfectly! 🙂

  8. Skye McLain says:

    These are really good tips! And I love that desk!

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