Parenting Blog From The Trenches: Mama Bub

Megan, otherwise known as Mama Bub writes an entertaining parenting blog about motherhood, marriage, and more! Read on to learn about why she chose blogging and how she manages is all!

I love that you call your kids Bub and Bubette, where did these endearing nicknames that ultimately inspired the title of your blog come from?

Bub was just one of the million nicknames we threw around when he was a brand new squishy baby, and one of the few that stuck. Bubette was a natural extension of that for use on the blog once our girl was born, (and actually suggested by a reader,) but it’s not a name we use at home. I’ve tossed around the idea of renaming them for the blog, using real names, but not THEIR real names, and just haven’t been able to make the switch.

If you were forced to choose a niche to focus on with your blog, what niche would you choose and why?

I would probably choose to focus on parenting. Ultimately, my children occupy the majority of my time, thoughts and energy, so it would stand to reason that I have the most to say about my life as a mom. It’s what I do, and it’s what I’m best at, although I secretly wish I was a crafting genius.

Why do you blog?

Parenting can be isolating, which is hard to reconcile with my nature as a talker. I have things to say and no one to listen! (At least not anyone who doesn’t interrupt every other minute with snack requests.) As someone who blogs about my kids, it’s also nice to have this digital scrapbook of our lives. (Confession: I started a scrapbook for Bub when he was a a baby and made it through all of the major holidays up until his first birthday before I lost all motivation. Sorry, dude!)

You recently traveled to Hawaii with your family! Such a brave trip with little ones! What advice can you give parents who are looking to travel with their kids like that?

It was Hawaii, so it was great, but it was not anything like a vacation in the true sense of the word. My kids had a great time, and we’ve got that first family vacation under our belt, so it feels like a giant check on our life list. That said, we’re in absolutely no hurry to ever do that again. For us, it worked best to let go of any sort of schedule and just work with the kids’ cues, which meant a lot of downtime. We didn’t get a seat for Bubette on the plane, and on the flight home she and I were both in tears. If it’s at all manageable to pay for the seat, then by all means DO IT. Worth every penny, and you’ll save a fortune on in-flight cocktails!

What has been the most rewarding part about blogging for you?

The connections! Having an entire network of people, even when I can’t get out of the house for days on end, has been invaluable. I feel like with so many voices out there, someone is always managing to put into words what I’ve been thinking, and that can be very validating. As easy as it is to create a false persona for public viewing when writing online, I also think it’s just as easy to be our true selves in this space. It feels safer, which is absolutely crazy, because it’s out there for all of the world to read!

Other popular posts from Mama Bub:

Then and Now: “I had expectations and my first born shot them all out of the water. I knew nothing.”
A Glimpse Into My Marriage: “Wherein the husband redeems himself.”
Confessions, Or, Tuesdays Are The New Monday
: “We’re not nap flexible around here and I get a bit panicky when it appears that there will be no nap.”

About Kat

Member of the SITS Leadership Team. Hilariously funny. And tall. YouTube's next big superstar. Where you can find Mama Kat: Mama's Losin' It | Twitter | Facebook
On Writing, Art, Design & Entertainment: The 818.com
A Craft Blog and Memory Maker: The Handy Hooker

 

Comments

  1. says

    Oh you are so right! Motherhood was so isolating for me at first. I wish I blogged when my son was a baby and I never left the house.

    Keep doing that you’re doing! Your blog is great!

  2. says

    Congrats on your SITS day! I can’t imagine the flight two/from Hawaii with two little ones! You’re a trooper. :)

  3. says

    Wow a trip to Hawaii! That had to have been quite the trip with 2 little ones. Congrats on finding the blog to be able to share with others. My boys are a little older now and I sure wish I would have had a some connections back then. Can’t wait to look at your blog!

  4. says

    Congratulations on being a SITS Featured Blogger. I love Mama Bub and your kids names. I wouldn’t change a thing!

    Will take a look at your blog now!

  5. says

    Congratulations on being a SITS Featured Blogger. I love Mama Bub and your kids names. I wouldn’t change a thing!

    Will take a look at your blog now!

  6. keiko says

    I love your blog’s design- so clean and simple, and I love the gray and yellow together!

  7. says

    I love how your posts with your husband truly relate your real feelings. I love a real look at how bloggers relate to their husbands.

    And yes, I totally agree with you. I thought I knew what to do when my son was born, but I found out I know nothing. Now, I just go with the flow.

  8. says

    Wow!
    I loved reading about Megan! :) Bub and Bubette sound sooo cute! She has such a good site! Keep up the good work Megan!
    Loads of love!
    Alia

  9. says

    yes, blogging is great if you are somewhat isolated as a SAHM. I go out doing a lot of errands some volunteering, and sometimes get together with other SAHMs, but there are days I feel isolated, too. I can “talk” to hundreds of other people via my blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc! :-)

  10. says

    My dream vacation to Hawaii definitely does not include my daughter… Mama Bub is a brave soul!

    Off to check out her blog.

  11. says

    I always thought we’d go back to Hawaii for our 10-year anniversary and bring the kids. I’m looking forward to reading more about your trip to see if that’s feasible or even worth it. Maybe we’ll save it for our 15 year anniversary, sans kiddos. 😉

  12. says

    I have recently moved from Maryland to Texas with a 7 and 9 year old. I could only imagine any kind of long distance trip or relocation with babies that young. Love the blog!!

  13. says

    Fun blog! I can’t even imagine the move with a 1 and 4 year old – we’ve only moved without kids. Although the recent remodel and recarpet was kind of like moving out with no other house to go to :-)

    Be sure to check out my cookbook giveaway – The Fearless Baker by Emily Luchetti – a great book to kick off your summer baking, especially to get the kids cooking with you too!

    Happy Wednesday!

  14. Susan Walker says

    hey, i love your blog! i’m a first time mom and parenting pretty much consumes me so it’s awesome to read about your experiences. “bub” is near and dear to me – that’s what we call my nephew. can’t wait to read more!

  15. says

    What adorable nicknames!!! Such precious looking kids too!!

    Hey ladies, just wanted to let you know that I am hosting a nail polish swap! What a great way to celebrate summer!

  16. says

    I honestly call my son everything under the sun. Pop, Poppa, Dude, Doux Doux, Tunkins….it goes on and on. I love Bub though! Maybe I’ll try it. Happy SITS Day!

  17. says

    Can’t wait to go start reading! I called both my kids bubba (I’m an Okie I can’t help it) until they got older.

  18. says

    What adorable kids! Blogging has been a great outlet for me as well…it can be tough going all day without adult interaction. As cute as I think my baby is, he’s not the best conversationalist!

  19. says

    I agree – the connections are absolutely amazing! You make so many wonderful e-friends that you feel you’ve known forever! Off to check her blog out now.

  20. says

    I can’t fathom the stress that would accompany a plain trip (let alone to Hawaii!) with my children. You’re a braver woman than I!