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  • Bloggers to Follow During 2017!

    It’s Monday, that one day of the week that everyone knows is coming but we always try to forget that it exists. Monday’s aren’t always bad though, especially when you have things to keep your brain occupied! One of my FAVORITE things to do on Mondays is to check out some of my favorite blogs and catch up on all the exciting content that I missed throughout the week! Not only does it get me out of the Monday Funk, it also inspires me!

    Here is a list of bloggers that I absolutely adore…. the Fantastic Four that I like to read!

    Sequins&SeamsView More: http://findingedenphoto.pass.us/122

    “I’m Bailey Hawkins-owner of the beauty and style blog Sequins&Seams! You can find great deals and the best tips and tricks for fashion and beauty there! I love using my blog as a platform to share Jesus and all that I’ve come to know about the world of all things girly! I’d love to see you over on IG or find me at my blog site, www.sequinsandseams.com!” -Bailey

    I absolutely ADORE Bailey! Being a stay at home mom, I practically live under a rock so I find all of my fashion ideas and tips online through bloggers like Bailey. For fashion addicts her blog is a MUST, as well as following her on Instagram! Her photos on Instagram are so beautiful and they definitely showcase her sweet personality! Another great thing about Sequins&Seams is if you see a look that you like you can shop her feed thanks to LIKEtoKNOW.it!!

    Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/sequinsandseams/ (@sequinsandseams)

    The Mama Journey

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  • Goals For 2017!

    2016 is behind us and 2017 is here! A new year to achieve new things and let the old things go! Last year I started The Brock Blog with no clue how many people it would reach, this year I want to reach more. One way to set yourself up for success is to set goals, so here are my main goals for 2017!!

    1.Become more CONSISTENT at everything.
    One of my greatest struggles is being consistent. For 2016 it was my goal to post on my blog at least once a month, but for 2017 I am wanting to post more on scheduled days so my readers know when to click my way!

    2.Be more ORGANIZED
    This goal kind of goes hand in hand with goal #1 but I am determined to be more organized. I have tried making memos in my phone and Post-it notes but for 2017 I have decided  to try a planner! STARTplanner has helped me so much already keep track of special occasions and different due dates! Being organized means I will be on a strict schedule and in the end become more consistent!

    3.Hit 1k (1,000) followers on Instagram!
    Instagram is my favorite social media app out there! It’s easy to keep up with my favorite blogger and some of my best friends! When I started my blogging journey at the beginning of 2016 I had maybe 100 followers but now I am up to almost 500, it is my goal for 2017 to organically double that and post great content for my followers!

    4.Learn to balance PARENTHOOD, MARRIAGE, and WORK!
    Blogging is my job. Even though I work at home balancing the three things mentioned above is hard. My husband work 40+ hours, I am trying to become better at my job, and my son will be one in March. It would be so easy for me to neglect my blog so that I could spend time with my son and my husband but seeing other blogger’s success shows that there is such thing as a healthy balance and it is my goal to learn how to do it!

    5.By the end of 2017 I want to have my own Domain
    This is honestly my biggest goal for 2017. There are so many things that I want to be able to support my blog and have my own domain! I feel like with that comes so many more opportunities to branch out as well as bring in some income for my family as well as be found easier on sites like google and yahoo.

    6.Be a better mom
    This is a goal that I will have every day of every year. Momming is hard and some times I break easier than I should. For 2017 I want to be the best I can be for my son. I want to yell less, zone out less, and go numb less. He deserves me at my best and that is what I will do my best to be!

    What are some of your goals to reach for 2017? Let me know in the comments below what you wish to achieve!

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  • Farewell 2016, A Look into the Past Year of My Life

    2016 was a wild year. Things kept coming out of nowhere. I went into the year an 18 year old, pregnant bible school student and ended it a 19 year old, blogging mom. This past year was definitely not what I was expecting one bit. Within the first few weeks my life changed drastically. I had to drop out of school, move back to where I met my husband, and prepare for a our son’s arrival.

    This whole momming thing is not easy but it is worth it. Looking back 2016 kept me on my toes. I never thought in a million years I would be where I am today. After my son was born I was extremely depressed, even suicidal. Everyone kept telling me, “You’ll be fine, it’ll pass, it’s just the Baby Blues!” when in fact it was something that wouldn’t pass easily. I had severe postpartum depression. I had my good days but for every good day it seemed I would have twice as many bad, so I started writing.

    In 2016 my love for writing began to bloom again. It became the therapy I needed to get better and in the long run will help others know they are not alone! 10 months after it hit, Postpartum Mental Illness is still an ongoing battle, but I see the light of day more.

    My writing went from just my mom reading it to being read not only all over the United States, but people from over 36 different countries have clicked my way. I am so thankful for all the support that I have received over this past year! I really could not have done this without any of my lovely readers or the help of other bloggers that I have grown to admire through social media.

    I have little to no idea what the future holds for The Brock Blog, or even my family, but what I do know is whatever happens it will keep me on my toes. 2017 here I come!!!!!

    How did 2016 treat you? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Keeping It Clean! (with SoCozy & Target)

    DISCLAIMER: This post is Sponsored by SoCozy written by me! ALL opinions are mine and mine alone. This post HAS NOT been edited by the sponsor!

    FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

    The holidays are upon us. Those with young children know that means big messes and more baths!
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