Do What Makes You Happy

Why do I blog? Because it makes me happy!

Blogging has been the most addicting and freeing moves I have made.  A Thrifty Diva Surviving Mommy Hood will be three years strong in August.

Michelle A Thrifty Diva Surviving Mommy Hood Lifestyle Blogger

My entire life, I have owned diaries and journals.  I wrote a lot, almost daily and nothing was left unwritten.  I know it wasn’t all pretty and I wrote some things that would make me cringe looking back (note to self, teenagers should never pour their roller coaster of emotions out on paper).  In a nut shell I have always journal-ed my life.  When I had a miscarriage in  2007, I found solace in a blogger who had gone through the same things I was facing.  I longed to have her strength and bravery to share my own struggles publicly. When I became pregnant a few months later, I started my own blog  and  slowly I had readers who weren’t my “in real life” friends.  The addiction to post everyday, became an obsession.  I loved sharing little tidbits into my life.  I found myself joining blogger communities and learning the ins and outs of the business side of blogging. I turned my  hobby of sharing my finds into a business and connecting my readers with brands in creative ways.

I have my cosmetology license and my Real Estate License.  All of these career moves have led me to being a stay at home mom, homeschooling my boys and writing a lifestyle blog.  I get to make my own rules each day, get creative with brands and pour my heart out whenever I want (the biggest stress reliever ever).

This is why I do what I do!

Disclosure: I wrote this post for  BlogaliciousFIVE courtesy of Latina Bloggers Connect.  All thoughts on why I blog are my own.


  1. Columba Lisa Smith says

    Right on! I’ve journaled my whole life, too. It’s very therapeutic. Blogging has been a great thing for me, too.

  2. says

    I loved my diary! I still have it and it’s a riot to read through it. I mostly talked about … boys? lol. I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. I can relate to that pain. =) Thanks for sharing.

  3. FaVe Mom says

    I still keep a journal to this day or diary. No longer have the little rinky dink lock and key on it. HAHA Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. says

    Three years! That’s a great accomplishment. Congratulations, Michelle.

    I started blogging to capture my journey though motherhood but blogging has brought me so much more, including friends I never would have had without it. I’m a blogger forever! 😉

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