Balancing Motherhood + Blogging | #TheMomBlogCollective Week 4

Hey Lovelies! Welcome to the fourth installment of The Mom Blog Collective: How to Balance Motherhood and Blogging!

If you're new here, here's the scoop. Once a month, our group of amazing and inspiring mamas will answer the same set of questions to do with blogging, Instagram, photography, collaborations, sponsored posts, balancing it all with motherhood, and more. We each have different perspectives and different opinions, so this is a fun way to learn from one another. We hope you'll join along! Check out the hashtag #themomblogcollective to see everyone on Instagram, and I will also link you to all of the amazing blog posts here at the bottom of my post!

1. How often do you post to your blog or Instagram?

As much as I would love to post to my blog 3 times a week I mostly post about 1 time a week. I'm hoping to get back into posting 3 times a week because I love creating content and sharing with all of you but life has been very full lately. On Instagram, I usually post once a day because its a lot easier and less time-consuming. 

2. When do you spend your time blogging or Instagramming?

Usually during nap time or after bedtime. Sometimes I am behind on a deadline and have to write up a post while my kiddos are awake and that's when the magic of screen time comes into play. I think as Olive gets older I would love to incorporate her more into the writing part of this blog and ask her some questions and see what she says. That way it's not just always me on my computer or phone and she can feel like she is more part of it since she is always in photos.

3. How do you manage your time and "do it all"?

I wrote about this last night on Instagram... HERE... but the truth is I don't do it all! Sometimes it may look that way to others but I try my best to do my best and often times I fall short. I'm so thankful that the grace of God covers us! On the rare occasion that I manage to blog, play with my girls, cook dinner and have the house clean I feel like superwomen... but sometimes I feel like superwomen just for getting out of bed!

There are plenty of nights where Austin & I eat dinner at 9pm and both have work to do on our computers. We try our best not to make this a habit but we also try and have lots of grace and remember that this is just a season of our lives. We are certainly still trying to find balance and I think we will always have to adjust and make corrections to our schedule. Right now I try my best to make sure I play with Olive with no distractions every day because I know how easy it is for me to be on my phone working... while she plays by her self. Austin & I try my best to be intentional about our time and our lives and sometimes we fail but as long as we keep trying I think we will find balance!

4. How many collaborations do you take on a month or week and how does that number work with your schedule as a mom?

I've never really counted them but I try to only post one paid collaboration a week. I don't want to overwhelm my feed with #ads and my main goal on social media is to connect and share my heart. I wrote about why there's a negative stipulation on #ads on this post here.... so I don't have a problem with posting more than one but I try to keep it to one so I don't overwhelm my workload and keep my peace of mind.