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Is TMI Really Such a Bad Thing?

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Is TMI Really Such a Bad Thing?

Besides being the love of my life, my hubby is my best friend.   I always like to run things by him.  He's honest and supportive in all of my endeavors.  He's also quick to tell me if I'm wrong about something, and gives me props when I'm right.  When I told him about an idea for a blog post, he immediately shut it down.  I was completely shocked at the thought that he didn't agree with me.

"It's too much information.  You can't have your business in the street," he said.
"It's too late for that.  I don't share my business just for fun.  I'm sure there are people who can understand and relate to my situation," I replied.
"But you're a role model.  You can't have negative things like this on your blog.  What would everyone think?"  he said.

For the record, I blog because it's a great way for friends and family to see keep up with Princess.  It's so hard to constantly email pics to everyone.  It's so much easier for my peeps to log on and check out latest photos, and see what my little girl's been up to.  That way no one's ever left out.  Hopefully this blog will serve as a history lesson for Princess as well.  She'll be able to read about herself and her family.  She'll also learn about things her mommy, both good and bad.  Princess will know that while her mommy is a good person, she's not perfect.  Hey, I may have a job in television, but it doesn't mean that I'm without fault.

I also make my blog available to the public.  Some people, including my hubby, may feel that certain things are a bit too much to share.  There was a time when I would agree.  However since becoming a mom, my feelings have changed.  I find solace reading other blogs, when I feel discouraged.  I also find them informative and entertaining.  Maybe you feel the same about mine.

I write about beauty tips.  I also share my breastfeeding stories.  It feels great when someone tells me that they find a post helpful.  I find comfort when someone says, "I went through the same thing!"  "I have that same problem!"  Sometimes we feel like we have everything down pat.  But, there are times we also feel discouraged.  We don't always have all the answers.

Sharing a negative experience shouldn't mean that I should be judged in a negative way.  It just means that I'm human, and have learned a valuable lesson.  Maybe others will too, including my baby girl.  So, I have a to disagree with my hubby on this one.  Sorry honey.

Weather Anchor Mama


At December 19, 2011 at 6:16 AM , Blogger Deadfred821 said...

I think you summed it up in closing with "Sharing a negative experience shouldn't mean that I should be judged in a negative way." While I agree with the hubby in the sense that some things are too private, I would think you'd be the judge to determine if you want to share the information or not. Still, if it's also hubby's business that's being put out there, (in the absence of permission) discretion may be advantageous.

At December 19, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may not blog but I do post tons of pictures of my son and comments about about my experience as a first time mommy. Sometimes my comments may not always be up beat but life isn't perfect. We all have bad days and won't it be nice to know that someone out there is experiencing the same thing? Being a first time mom is hard. I know I do the best I can but there are days you feel alone, lost or scared and won't it be nice to know you are not the only one that feels that way? There maybe someone out there that might be feeling like they are failing as a mother but your blog may be reassuring that things happen to all of us and we just do the best we can. I like todays blog because it just reminds me that not only do we have important roles
as moms but we also have to be a wife and friend. Being a mom, wife, friend and career woman is hard work... You are a good role model and if you are not perfect that's okay. I think negative things happen to us all, the important thing is how we deal with them. People should judge you negatively... If they do shame on them. Let's see them juggle all those roles perfectly.

Not sure how much sense my comment is making since I'm typing and chasing a crawling (extremely hyper) 7 month old this early in the morning. LOL I just had to say something because it hit too close to home for me.


At December 19, 2011 at 10:13 PM , Blogger Pegster said...

I totally understand what your hubby is coming from but at the same time I agree with you if that makes any sense.

The internet has made things so much more accessible these days and anything that you can thing about is available. When I was looking at hair stuff I found the best blogs talking about hair and it definitely helped me tremendously.

Basically, keep sharing :). I never felt that your videos or topic of discussion were too TMI. To the contrary, I thought they were tasteful and well said even when they were somewhat a private topic like your breastfeeding diary.

Keep blogging, we love it :)

At December 20, 2011 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

Totally agree Deadfred! If it has to do with hubby, I usually check with him first. But, the subject matter we discussed didn't pertain to him. My hubby is just really protective of me which is why I love him. Thanks so much for the advice.

Thanks so much LC! You hit the nail right on the head!! I feel exactly the same way! I love seeing pics of your baby boy. He's so adorable. I got so excite when you started posting pics. I guess it's the mommy in me. I love kids!

Thanks Pegster! Don't forget to share your hair tips too. Mine is a work in progress and I'm always looking to make it better. Thanks again!

At December 20, 2011 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Vanessa said...

My husband feels the same way about some of the things I share. I blogged about my entire ectopic pregnancy and even wrote an open letter to the baby that I lossed. My husband supported me in doing so, but also felt it was extremely personal to share. In the end, it has helped me heal tremedously with the loss and I hope it may help someone else going through it.

At December 21, 2011 at 1:14 AM , Blogger Weather Anchor Mama said...

I'm so sorry about your ectopic pregnancy. Thanks so much for sharing. There are a lot of moms who go through that. You are so brave to share your experiences. I'm sure it will help someone else. I also want to write about personal stories to get it out. It's a release and it feels so good. Thanks so much for commenting Vanessa.


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