Nurturing is Universal.
Being a mother is the best job I have ever had and ever will have.
That being said, I believe that you don’t stop being a mother until the day you leave this earth. The job is 24 hours a day and you don’t get holidays off. It’s working through illness and stumbling through the graveyard shift. Don’t forget, the early bird gets the worm too, right?
It’s a tough job but is something that is irreplaceable.
So throughout the journey, against trials and tribulations, through hit and miss, we learn valuable lessons on parenting and arrive at a conclusion on what we view is the most optimal choices for our families and children.
No matter what language, race, creed or color a woman is, there is one thing that is universal. We have a universal yearning to be nurturers. The need to be protectors and we all authentically and genuinely want only the BEST for our kids.
Before I became a mother, I learned that knowledge is power. That didn’t change when I made the conscious decision to be a mom. I sought out any material on what I thought would be best for my baby. Down to breastfeeding, Vitamin D supplementation, organic foods, making my own baby food and greener options towards living a greener life.
Magazine articles, books, classes. There are many choices.
But, who better to trust than another mom who is taking the same path or who has traveled on it not once, but many times?
As much as we love our brands and trust them, we trust mothers with their opinions a little more because we know they don’t just want to sell, they generally want to inform people of the benefits or dangers of products.
We moms stick together.
There have been plenty of times that I have changed my mind about a product because of the passionate and informative opinions of other moms. The marketing and corporate sector have taken heed of the immense effect the word of mouth (that of mommy bloggers) have on mothers and caregivers.
With good reason.
Their opinions matter.
Google is a great tool for veterans, beginners and the curious. From how to take care of a teething baby, a fever– right down to diapering options, beauty tips or support for any health-related issue.
Information is power.
From being a constant gatherer of knowledge, I have the passion to contribute and share with other moms who are looking to be informed on green options, breastfeeding and basically any parenting experience that I have learned along my journey. (Always reminding to seek professional advice if they are unsure.)
Mom bloggers have taken a responsibility, to be honest, maintain the integrity and provide precise information for other mothers to reap the benefit for their families.
This is how and why mommy bloggers have made and will continue to make a positive and reinforcing impact on the opinions of what products other Canadians will choose for the emotional and physical health of their families.
Note: This article was inspired and published as an entry for the Ddrops Company Blissdom Contest. You can find me on Twitter at @WhispersInspire and on Facebook at Whispered Inspirations. You can also find me over at the Canadian Moms Online Community where I am a moderator for this wonderful community.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist and editor of lifestyle blog Whispered Inspirations. A social media junkie, a travel-lover with insatiable wanderlust and an aficionado for fun gadgets, good eats, and entertainment. You can find her on Instagram and everywhere else under @WhispersInspire.