Welcome to the second installment in my five-part mini-series. The series features five different South African Mommy Bloggers each week so we can get to know what else they do, other than ‘just being a mommy blogger’. Last week we featured Jeanne-Riëtte from Mamma Chef of Jozi, and this week we are delighted to be featuring Kim from Muller Kids!
Kim is a full-time working mum but is currently on maternity leave, taking care of her latest precious gift her beautiful four-week old baby girl, and of course taking care of herself too.
So Kim, tell us a bit more about you?
If you don’t know me yet, my name is Kim and I blog over at Muller Kids. I have two boys, Matthew who is six years old, and Ethan who is three, and I recently gave birth to a little girl Harper who is just four weeks old. I am married to my best friend and voice of reason for almost eight years. I love Star Wars and Harry Potter and if I could, I would spend most of my time baking delicious treats for everyone.
I work in the finance department at MWEB. My job is not the most exciting there is but it’s a means of income for our family of five. I have a passion for events coordinating and I hope to get into that field in the near future.
How did your blog start?
I started my blog when I was pregnant with Matthew. At the time it was to document my pregnancy for future reference, as I always knew I was going to have more than one child. I loved reading others people’s blogs about their pregnancy experiences and figured I should start my own.
As usually happens, my blog has evolved to not only document all three pregnancies but I also chat about marriage, life’s ups and downs, and what life is like with my kids.
Even though I love blogging, it’s not the only thing I do. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend, a colleague. I’m also a baker, creator, party planner and gamer. Although there is never enough time to do all the things I love, especially now with a newborn baby in the house, I do try to spend as much time with my family as possible.
As a full-time working mom, it’s hard finding the time to spend meaningful moments with my boys, let alone to do the things I love. I leave home at 6am and get home after 6pm. Then it’s a rush to get dinner started, get the boys bathed and fed and into bed by 8pm. It’s not easy to find the time to do all that and spend some quality moments with your spouse. And I know it’s going to be even harder when I go back to work after my maternity leave.
At the moment blogging is not as easy as before – why is it so hard to write and finish a blog post with a newborn baby in the house? All they do is sleep right? Unless they just want to sleep while being cuddled by you. Do you know how hard it is to type with one hand? Or the fact that the second you put baby down in her cot, she startles awake and you have to start all over. Then there’s the saying ‘sleep when baby sleeps’ hahahahaha how even? This scene is too familiar for most moms. Whether it is writing a blog post or having a warm cup of tea.
Blogging is an outlet for me that doesn’t take too much time out of my day. It’s something to do to get the thoughts out of my head and into cyberspace before those thoughts drive me crazy.
Why do I love Muller Kids?
Kim writes from her heart. She doesn’t shy away from writing about the reality of life, much like myself. I know it’s great to read about how well everyone is doing etc, but sometimes we need blogs like Kim’s where she shares the good and the not so great. It’s not about ‘misery loves company’, it’s about a sense of this is ‘real life’, and about a good healthy dose of reality! I love this. I love honesty. Kim’s blog is real. One of my favourite posts from Kim is one called ‘Juggling The Balls’ – don’t we as moms always feel like we’re juggling constantly.
Please go check out Muller Kids – it’s a great blog. Recently, as a south african mommy blogger Kim has written a lot about her pregnancy as well as products for babies and moms with some great tips and advice!
Thanks so much for taking part Kim! Enjoy the time at home with your beautiful family.
You can follow Kim on the her social media profiles by clicking on the links below:
If you want to read the first introductory post I did explaining more about my thoughts behind this mommy blogger series, please check out the post I did called I Am More Than “Just A Mommy Blogger”!
Have a blessed week everyone.