I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award!

Blogger Recognition Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi friends!

I have some exciting news today! I am so honored and humbled to share that I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by my friend Shelby at Fit As a Mama Bear. (She has an awesome blog too, and I encourage you to check it out!). The Blogger Recognition Award is an award given from blogger to blogger to acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication that goes into creating an inspiring online space. I am truly honored to accept this award and share a little bit about my blogging experience.

How My Blog Started

My blog started out as an idea I had shortly after becoming a mom. As a new mom, I was completely in love with my precious baby girl, but I was overwhelmed by how much energy she required of me. I had spent years prior to getting pregnant diving deep into self development, and had learned a lot about using holistic methods such as yoga and meditation to manage my anxiety, and be a happy and healthy person.

I quickly realized that I would need to double up on these tools in order to survive and thrive in new motherhood, and knew that I couldn’t be the only mom out there that needed a little extra help. Mama Bird Well Nest became my way to create a community of new mothers interested in bettering ourselves and creating more balance in our lives, and learning to embrace the gifts of motherhood without losing ourselves.

My intention in creating this blog was to help other mothers know that they are not alone in whatever they are experiencing in their motherhood journey. Motherhood is complex, and the feelings it brings up in us can be an exercise in extremes, from the most profound joy, to the most difficult challenges. I want mothers who visit my blog to instantly feel seen, heard, and understood, and to know that they are strong and capable of rising above their challenges to be the loving and patient mamas they most want to be.

My Advice to New Bloggers

My advice for new bloggers is to choose something you are passionate about and start blogging, even if you don’t feel ready. There is so much to learn in the blogging world (I’m over a year in and I still feel like a newbie alot of the time!). If you wait until you have it all figured out, you may be waiting a long time, and there are people out there who could benefit from hearing what you have to share right now. So don’t wait, be brave, put yourself out there, and start sharing your story today! 🙂

My second piece of advice is to form connections with other bloggers. One of my favorite parts about blogging has been the friends I have made along the way. It’s so awesome to be able to connect with women all around the world who have similar interests. It reminds me that no matter our backgrounds or life circumstances, we are all more alike than we think.

On that note, I would love to nominate some fellow bloggers for the Blogger Recognition Award!

Nominations

  1. Bernadette at Mom + Carrot
  2. Jennifer at Lil Posies
  3. Katie at Joyful Messes
  4. Dr. Terry at The Enchanted Blog
  5. Mish at Tiffin Drama
  6. Berklee at Faith-Filled Motherhood
  7. Tiffany at Happy Mom Brain
  8. Anne at One Determined Life
  9. Laura at Little Bit of Learning
  10. Jacinta at Snuggles And Kisses
  11. Kirby at None Plus 5
  12. Tracy at Raised Good
  13. Lexie at Mommy: Home Manager
  14. Sheila at In Search of Sheila
  15. Krista at Blog Beautifully

These ladies’ blogs are some of my favorite corners of the internet. They share their expertise on motherhood, blogging, mental health, faith, and everything in between! I highly encourage you to give them a browse. 🙂

Rules of the Blogger Recognition Award

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Again, a big shout out to Shelby at Fit As a Mama Bear for nominating me for this award! It’s such an honor to be recognized for my blogging journey. 🙂

I want to thank a moment to thank YOU, my readers, for being part of this community. I love writing to you and sharing my musings each week, and truly hope that you find my content helpful and relevant.

I would love to hear from you! What is your biggest challenge in motherhood, or in life? What are you currently struggling with on your quest to peace and happiness? What would you like to learn more about? Let me know in the comments below or send an email to mamabirdwellnest@gmail.com. I’ll respond to you personally and use your suggestions for future blog topics!

Thank you so much for being here.

Have a beautiful week and start going for your dreams!

Be well,
Ambar

I’m a Wild Dreamer. Are You?

Wild Dreamer

Wild Dreamer

I have a confession to make.

I’m a wild dreamer.

Let me explain…

Earlier this year, I had a wild dream.

I dreamed of a life of fun and freedom.

I dreamed of more time with my daughter.

I dreamed of working for myself and being my own boss.

I decided that the way to pursue these wild dreams, was to leave the stability of my full time job.

This may not sound all that wild to you.

But for me, it was.

You see, my paycheck gave me validation.

My daily routine gave me structure.

My career gave me safety.

But, I’m a wild dreamer.

So I left the familiar in search of the unknown.

And it hasn’t been as easy as I thought it would be. In fact, at times it’s been really freaking hard.

When I left my job, I lost the identity that I associated myself with and defined myself by.

Having a full time job was comfortable. It gave me something to do everyday. It filled my life with meaning. It made me feel like I was contributing to society, and to my household.

Without this outside source of validation, I’ve had to find a new sense of self worth; one that comes from within. And that has been tricky.

There is nothing in this life that I love more than being a mother. But being home with my toddler 24/7 can be intense.

I’ve been bringing my daughter to daycare 2 days a week. I tell myself that she needs and thrives on the socialization… but if I’m honest with myself, the truth is that I also need that break.

Not having my own steady stream of income coming in has also been an adjustment. I’ve always been financially independent, and now I feel like I need to ask my husband for money. This too, has been challenging.

Without a job to define myself by, I’ve had to find my new identity. This part may be the most difficult of all.

I am home with my daughter most of the time, but I’m hesitant to say I’m a stay at home mom.

I work on my blog religiously, but I don’t always think of myself as a blogger.

I coach clients through my private and group coaching programs, but I don’t always think of myself as a life coach.

I write a weekly newsletter, but I don’t always call myself a writer.

Basically, I’ve been playing small.

I’ve been scared to label myself.

I’ve been feeling lost as I figure out this new life stage.

But, I’m a wild dreamer.

And I know that I’m meant to live life on my own terms.

And that means setting an example for my daughter…

By fully living out my life’s purpose.

I know with every ounce of my being that I am here to help and encourage other mothers to find their purpose, and live out their own wild dreams…

So that they can set an example for their own sons and daughters.

We need to show our children that their own wild dreams are theirs for the taking…

And this starts by having the courage to go after our own dreams, hopes, and desires.

The first step to actualizing our dreams is to declare them out loud.

So today, I’m declaring that I’m a wild dreamer, yes, but also…

I am a blogger, I am a life coach. I am a writer.

I am a wild dreamer.

I dream of a life that is more play than work.

I dream of family adventures.

I dream of a marriage based on love, devotion, and romance.

I dream of being the type of mother that my daughter wants to be around.

I dream of time and location freedom.

I dream of playing outside everyday.

I dream of fully inhabiting and enjoying my one wild and precious life.

I dream of stepping out into the world as the blogger, life coach, writer, wife, mother, and woman that I am here to be.

And I’m ready now.

Want to join me?

We are all wild dreamers.

We are the dream weavers, and it’s time to make our dreams a reality.

Your wild dreams may not look like mine.

In fact, they probably don’t.

But I know you have them.

What wild dreams do you dream of?

What do you think about, dream about, yearn for?

What have you been wishing for, perhaps not even admitting to yourself?

What desires are whispering to you, trying to be heard?

Remember, the first step to creating your dreams, is to declare them out loud.

What are your wild dreams?

Please share in the comments below! Let’s support one another in rising up and making our dreams a reality.

Dream big and have a beautiful week.

Be well,
Ambar