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How blogging helps me overcome negative feelings

laptop-with-blank-screen-on-a-wooden-table-and-a-cup-of-coffee_1232-1220For a stay-at-home mom like me who is caring for a special needs child, a large amount of time is spent at home. Yes, I am housebound. We only go out when we go to our Christian meetings and doctors’ appointments. Other than those, we’re basically just home most of the week.

It’s not because I’m too lazy to bring him outside. I just don’t want him to get sick because it’s cold and rainy. Also, I’ve observed that there are a lot of people sick at this time of the year. When Miguel gets sick, he tends to have seizures and oftentimes, those bring him to the hospital. So, I’d rather spend our days at home and keep him healthy.

Staying at home the whole day can be challenging. I practically don’t have any other adult to talk to during the day and it can be lonely. I started feeling depressed especially when Miguel was having so many medical issues and we were in and out of the hospital.

I’m glad I started to blog. Blogging provides me the opportunity to express myself and to connect with other moms who are also caring for special needs children like mine. I have the chance to share lessons I learn from my own experiences. I also get to share my faith with others. And it’s very encouraging when others comment how my blog post helped them in one way or the other.

Through my blog site, I also get to know people who share with me their own experiences. Most are generous enough to give me advice and encouraging words.

Now I know why most full time moms are bloggers and I’m glad I became one, too.





I am a full-time mom to four beautiful kids -- three girls and a boy. My youngest child, Miguel, has microcephaly. He was diagnosed when he was two months old. Since then, other symptoms surface such as seizures, global developmental delay, low muscle tone and neurological disorders. His doctors have not really determined the disorder causing his symptoms so it's been my quest to do my own research and help his doctors come to a final diagnosis. I started this blog to share with others lessons I've learned along the way.

7 thoughts on “How blogging helps me overcome negative feelings

  1. Thanks for sharing your feelings. I am a stay at home mom and blogger too, and even though my little girl is healthy and don’t have special needs, I’m having the hardest time to go outside with her. Just to get her dressed is exhausting me (and I hate winter), so I can’t even imagine having the stress of your kid’s health on top of that! We do our best, and that’s all we can do, right? You are doing awesome! 🙂

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  2. I am a stay at home dad as well, and blogging is definitely my outlet. The only problem with my blog is that it has grown large and now I get a random strangers who sometimes aren’t very nice.

    Social isolation is tough. I hope you can find other parents to hang out with during the day


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