Over a month in the making, it’s finally out!!!🙏🏻
Headline news, front page snippet and a full page story on Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Blogging and sharing on social media is a choice and a lifestyle. It’s NOT for everyone!
“Over-sharenting” to some can be deemed as “depriving your child” to others. Who really knows? Why even bother trying to over analyze and judge how another parent chooses to raise their child???
But since people love to scrutinze other people’s lives… and that’s not just people on social media, I just have to put my thoughts about social media out there:
I feel that it’s important to be on the digital map. I think that by creating a digital footprint early on, it prepares one for the future. FYI, we did an Ivy League school tour over the summer with my eldest child and one consistent component that they’re looking for in their applicants is not just grades and leaderships abilities… BUT those who are actively “engaged” in life, social media is one of them. If you play your cards right, it puts you on a competitive advantage. Let’s not fool ourselves and each other.. we all want our children to enjoy their childhood BUT we also want them to go to a good school, have a thriving career and live a purpose driven life, right?
In case you haven’t noticed, that “future” is NOW. We are in the DIGITAL AGE and it’s on full swing.
Social media has opened many doors for me and my kids. The opportunities are endless and the connections/friendships/biz deals we’ve made with people all over the world, priceless.
My Advice: Being a mom is tough. Blogging is a challenge. But being a “Mommy Blogger” is not for the weak in heart. Use it wisely, post responsibly and be prepared to protect your children at all costs because there will always haters. Some are ruthless and even take a swing at kids!
Read my experience here: How Mommy Bloggers are Exploiting and Extorting their Kids
Did I scare you? Haha, don’t be. Living life in this day and age is a freak show in itself. At the end of the day, it’s all about being resilient, trying to be more vigilant, editing the people around you and YOU MUST have a very strong foundation.
My solution: educate your child, teach them the pros/cons & responsibility of being on social media and prepare them for the worst (and that includes people). From there… it’s easy to appreciate the fruits of your labor and be happy. Haha!
But most importantly, shower your child with alot of love, time and attention. Just keep them grounded and don’t let anyone every crush their spirit!!! I’m hopeful that they’ll turn out fine…
Trust me, once you get past that: IT’S ALL WORTH IT!!!
Til my next post… read the full PDI feature here: How Blogging Shapes the World of Cat and Asher
Another good PDI read: Mommy Blogging now a big thing -has rules!
At the end of the day, we want what is best for OUR kids. Don’t let anyone tell you how to raise your child or make you feel less of a good parent because you do things differently!
Special thanks to Tita Thelma Sioson San Juan and Ms. Marge Enriquez for letting us share our story. I now have peace of mind, a light heart and continue to prepare my kids for their future, today!
- Cat Arambulo-Antonio