I’ve been writing online for half of my life. Literally: I started my first blog when I was 15 and am now 30 years old. It started as an anonymous diary of a teenager trying to deal with her emotions. Then I started my lifestyle blog back in 2011. In the last 7 years, it had many names – they all seemed like they were missing something and none felt quite right. My life started a new chapter when my son Benjamin was born. And on the 1st of July, I open a new blogging chapter: The Cheeky Mom
A NEW BLOG?
As soon as I started telling people I was pregnant, people started reaching out to me. Some of them with (unwanted) advice, but a lot of them with questions. People who have been following me on social media for a while, also pregnant or new moms. People who felt overwhelmed with all of the (also mostly unwanted) advice they felt they were getting, regardless where they turned. And so I decided it was time to take a new step.
I had been feeling somewhat “stuck” on my previous blog. Lifestyle alone just didn’t cut it, it seemed too…hollow. Starting a new blog is a risk, especially when you’ve been writing on the same platform for as long as I have. I have readers who come back to my blog, Instagram followers who like my account. Starting from the beginning again is scary. But it feels right!
WHY THE NAME “THE CHEEKY MOM”
I was in kindergarten when someone called me “cheeky” for the first time. Even as a child I managed to always have a witty and, often unexpected, comeback. People always said it was “adorable”, which I didn’t think was. It’s the one thing I have always known about me: no matter where I go, which language I am speaking or where I am in my life.
This blog will be my new platform, where I hope to inspire new (expecting) moms and take some of their fear away. Heck, I hope you all also have fun when reading my posts! Everyone is different and that also applies to babies and children and parenting. That’s the message I want to convey to you. Along with a lot of sarcasm, probably embarrassing stories and most definitely a lot of coffee!
I hope you will follow me through my new adventure!