My deepest apologies to adding another blog site dedicated to inspiring others to go forth on their personal journey to becoming healthy and happier. The internet is positively riddled with them.
I didn’t intend to do this.
I never thought I would be one to voice my opinions, trials and tribulations behind the animosity of the internet super highway.
For the most part, I have been making my personal journey on my own and as such, have kept it pretty personal. But for the past few years, I have run into various wayward souls that seem to have similar issues that really only needed some encouragement from another to feel empowered enough to change their lifestyle into what they wanted and possibly needed. From that, I thought about starting a personal lifestyle blog but decided against it, since upon doing some googling, realized it’s been done to death.
But then I fulfilled my new healthy lifestyle goal of becoming pregnant and my personal journey transformed into a group activity that I have decided to call family. Even with all the books, personal theories and ideas I had on pregnancy, birth and raising a tiny human, I still took to the internet with issues, possible future issues and random wonderings. Now that a helpless human life-form depends on me to make the correct and best decisions for his health and safety, I couldn’t just completely rely on my gut and intuition anymore. I felt I needed some facts and testimony from others to back it up. So many opinions and everyone is RIGHT(eous). I find it hard to find a lot of positive information and encouragement for families living a lifestyle like mine. I ask myself how this could be? Most of the mothers and families I see day to day live very similarly.
And I realized it’s not likely for a family trying to live healthy as they feel fit; possibly co-sleeping, exclusively breastfeeding, avoiding doctors offices, etc. to be posting on the internet that has trolls ready to tear you down with every turn. Tending to avoid situations where their morals and beliefs would be questioned and ripped apart (we get that enough from day to day life).
Alas, when I was struggling the most and questioning myself completely, I took solace from people putting themselves out there and talking about what really happens behind closed nursery doors. It made me feel confident in moments of complete and utter despair, and it is my hope and intention to contribute to the white noise and possibly give some other new mother at the end of her ropes a feeling of ‘I got this, I am a Mother damn it’.
Because everyone has an opinion on what you should do, how you should raise your child, what diet craze is healthiest. And from this frustration, I googled “how to start a blog” and began my journey into opening up in social media. As long as you do the research and use common sense, what ever choice you make, is the right one for you and your family. We in the Happy Hippie Household are here to give ideas, do some of the leg work for people going through similar situations and overall, send out support via our own experiences when you feel like you are alone battling the nay sayers.
Happy Hippie Housewife