Hello…Is This Thing On?

So here I am. My first blog post ever !

Feels good so far and it is definitely a whole new journey for me.

I have been contemplating on starting a blog for a really long time. I did have a casual blog in the past but I didn’t really put too much effort into it, I have to admit. I am still proud of it, however, because it has gotten me some opportunities to write for other blogs which gave me some practice and inspiration. Which is what finally brought me here.

I have always had a love and passion for writing, and as I got older, I realized that the creative side of me was not coming out enough. I missed writing and it’s a great time for cultivating that creative outlet into a blog.

Here is where I will journal about this new thing to me called motherhood. Such a learning curve. I am learning everyday. I am also trying to balance this new role of mine with my career, and my identity as a person who loves life in general.  One year and some months into it and I am still trying to do it all.

They say it’s not that you give up your identity when you become a mother, sure, some things have to be put in the back burner. It’s just another dimension of yourself instead. The latter sounds better. But there is that expectation to bring up a human being to be an upstanding citizen. If not all fingers will point to:


No pressure there.

Many bloggers have inspired me to start a blog. My current situation has motivated me to start a blog. My longing for  reading and writing again as I once enjoyed as a kid has pushed me to start a blog. I have so much to say and share.

However, this have inspired me to start a blog the most:

Couldn't get this girl away from watermelon this summer. I think this pic gives off such a "village girl vibe". The ethnic rug backdrop was pure coincidence.

Channeling her inner “village girl”. The ethnic rug backdrop was pure coincidence.


Something so tiny that can inspire someone to do great, amazing things is amazing in itself. Especially with all the influencers around the world.


And I hope I will be her inspiration one day.


This blog is dedicated to you, kid.





  1. Hey there! Saw your post on facebook! Welcome to the world of blogging! 🙂 I am going to add you on my bloglovin’ so I can follow along. -Andrea http://www.handandtheheart.com

    • Chi City Mom says:

      Thanks so much Andrea! Glad to be part of the blogging community! That is on my to do list, is to get on bloglovin’, so I’ll be sure to add you as well!

  2. Welcome, Deanna! I am visiting from SITS Sharefest. Love the look of your space! I use the same WordPress theme and love its simplicity. We are Chicagoans, living in California for a few years for a job but returning to our beloved city in about 18 months. I look forward to reading the stories about your urban life and your adorable daughter!
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    • Chi City Mom says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I was going nuts what theme I should use and I read on the SITS forum that this one is a pretty good one.
      That is great that you will be returning to Chicago, I am sure California surpasses us with the weather but they have nothing else on us 🙂