I Finally Did It. Because Mommy Needs To Grow Too.

When I started my first pregnancy/parenting blog five years ago, TiredOfBeingPregnant.com, it was so I could vent about my pregnancy woes and fears. For some reason, I wasn't always comfortable talking about hemorrhoids and stretch marks with my husband, but when I came to strangers, I was all about sharing.

When I delivered my son, a few of the readers from TOBP reached out and said please don't stop writing! That's how this blog, First Time Mom and Dad, was born. I honestly had no idea that mommy bloggers existed when I started the blog. So imagine my surprise when I realized there were nine million mom bloggers! Or, 9 million mom blogs had been registered by the time I registered mine. So pretty much, I was 9,000,001. Hence the name First Time Mom and Dad, I didn't know I was supposed to come up with a funny name. I just went with what were were, first timers!

Still I love blogging. I also love love love my community and the wonderful friends I've made. Even though I knew I was a very, very small fish in a very, very, very large pond, it didn't matter, I had an awesome community that encouraged me to keep writing.

Now that I've been a mommy blogger for nearly four years, I'm ready for change. I'm ready to be more me and less mommy.  You know, go from 90% mommy and 10% me to closer to a 80/20 split. (I like to start with small goals). I'm ready to grow, learn and push myself.  I'm ready switch gears from all-day-every-day mommy, to mommy, me and more!

Long story short, I want to write about lifestyle things, not just mommy things.

I want to write about life in general, current events and non-mommy issues important to me and of course, my DIY masterpieces and fails too! I want to share my favorite make-up, serums and trends. I want to share family recipes and gardening tips. All of which, I sometimes hesitate to share  on my FTM&D because I'm not sure that it will be well received by the readers who come looking for parenting tips, products and crazy mom-moments.

So, I started a new blog.

Or should I say, Website! 

I am SO excited to present, LoveLifeDIY.com my website for everything else...

Don't worry, First Time Mom & Dad is here to stay. I'll still be regularly writing about my parenting challenges, the great products that I come across and offer super giveaways. Both blogs have a tab that will direct you to the other blog, so switching between will be easy. Eventually, I will combine the two, but not yet. I want to make sure I'm doing the right thing.

LoveLifeDIY.com is my new baby. I'm free to write about whatever I want! There are no walls, niches or limits to the new website. I can piss on about the holidays, family dysfunction, and the latest and greatest chocolate wine combos I come up with. I will be able to share the great recipes and DIY projects I both triumph and fail at. I can explore the seasons latest trends in clothing, accessories and beauty products...


Over the last two months, I've been hard at work designing and populating the new website with all kinds of great information about Life, Humor, Holidays, DIY, Beauty, Fitness. I LOVE IT!

I sincerely hope you will join me on this journey. Especially if Life Hacks, DIY, recipes, beauty trends and fitness fads are your thing too! I can't thank you enough for reading my words these past four years. I hope and pray that you'll still be with me four years from now. I hope you'll Love the new website as much as I already do! Check out LoveLifeDIY.com Here

April is an award-winning writer and blogger. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com