5. Has your blog helped you relieve some of the stress that has come with raising 4 kids? If so how?
Casey: Gerwer Quads
Yes but not in the way you would think. I love having a blog, though I will admit, I haven’t been very on top of it lately. I love the fact that some days I will look at the calendar and think, what was I going through 2 years ago today and I can see and it makes me smile. But the part that has helped me relieve stress is that it leads me to my best friends on the planet, fellow quad moms. The sisterhood that we share was instant and when I am having the most stressful days, I can turn to them and vent and they completely get it. In the hardest parenting times, I turn to them. I would have never met them if I didn’t have a blog. I owe my blog a lot!
Gen: McNulty Quads
Absolutely! I’ve made lifelong friends through our blog. I’ve vented my frustrations, fears, happy times, and everything in between. Most recently I poured my heart out about what having quads has done to my body, nearly 5 years later. The blog has been wonderful.
Absolutely! It’s one of the main things that motivates me to keep it up! Our readers are more like extended family who have encouraged us, prayed for us, and supported us through and through. It helps knowing there are moms all over the world struggling with the same things day in and day out, perhaps not on the multiple level, but regardless MOTHERHOOD IS TOUGH! I have made some very close friendships through our blog. It’s so comforting to know we have each other!
Suzanne: Steece’s Pieces
Absolutely! My blog has always been my online personal journal. I write for myself and for my family—so we will have something to look back on one day. It also helps me to be able to laugh about the ridiculous situations (Sav cutting her and her brothers’ hair; locking my kids in the car; flat tires with crawling quads, etc). I love it when others can laugh right along with me. Also, if i have a question about something, i can ask my amazing bloggie buddies and will have tons of advice within hours. It is amazing. We have met some of our life long best friends (and quad parents) through blogging- which is truly a blessing from God. They are a main source of stress relief to me on a daily basis.
Quadathon Q&A 2011
Question 1: Toughest Year
Question 2: Pieces of Advice
Question 3: Financial Advice
Question 4: How To Calm the Storm Down
Question 8& 9: More Kids?
Question 10 & 11: Advice About Marriage