So.. Why Am I Doing This?

By “this”, I mean, writing a blog. So.. Why?

My husband is the famous “Daddy Blogger” and I am his wife. Some would think I should have a blog too. My husband has been encouraging me to have one for quite some time. Although I’ve done one guest blog post on his blog, I never really thought of blogging regularly for myself. Ironically, before Ricky created his blog, I was the one who wanted one for a long time. I bought a domain name back in 2011. I was pregnant with our daughter Rianne at that time and was so hopeful about blogging. However, I kept waiting for the perfect time, the perfect strategy, the perfect plan, etc, and it never came until everything just turned into fear and what ifs. There it was.. no blog, nothing ever happened.

Last Friday morning, I was woken up early by my lil one Ryan and after I finished some mommy duties, I headed to the computer.. (yes! that’s free time baby! Yeah!) and did some research on things I wanted to do and I was so pumped! So excited! And then I thought.. shoot! I only have about 6 or 7 months before my maternity leave is over.. yikes! What to do, what to do.. Once I go back to work, I literally won’t have any time to do any of these things.

So that’s why I’m writing. I want to document these things, I need accountability. Other than my husband (of course), I was inspired by the movie Julie and Julia that I just recently watched while tending to my kids. She wanted a life, some energy and more. I really just want to make the most out of the time I have. And I personally believe that it is very mportant for our children to see that their parents are living what they’re passionate about. Rianne and Ryan – this is for you.. I want you to see how mom lived her life while I took care of you both and I want you to know that you two inspire me to be the best person I can be.. I hope you can get something out of this.. if you are able to live an authentically happy life, perhaps I’ve done my job. I love you both so much!

So to everyone.. welcome to my current journey.. a mom’s journey while on maternity leave. It’ll be fun! A roller coaster type of fun!

What did you do while you were on maternity leave? Any “Aha” moments? Any life changing decisions you made?

I would love to hear your journey as well.

With love,



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  1.' Reena says:

    Hi Anne, finally you are officially a blogger. I always wondered why you have not blogged yet.

    Love what you have written. Wonderful sharing. Love your honesty, your sentiments, & your intense love for your family.

    Please do not stop blogging even after your leave is over. Way to go Mrs. Daddy Blogger!!

    1.' anneshetty says:

      Thanks for the encouragement, Reena! Ricky’s passion is just contagious! 🙂 You are one of my inspirations!

  2.' Verna Segui says:

    Hi Anne goodluck to your journeys as wife, blogger, most specially as a mommy of two beautiful children.
    You inspired me and will be with you along the way reading your blog regularly and sharing some of my thoughts.
    Excellent job Anne!

    1.' anneshetty says:

      Thanks, Verna! I am glad I was able to inspire you. That’s one of my goals. I kept waiting for so long and I am just glad I did it! Its doesn’t look too fancy but what is important to me is that I can start to write and share. I can’t wait to meet up with you and showcase your art!

  3. Hi Anne, I met Ricky through an interview I did and we just love his blog. I’m so glad you are taking YOU time. That was my biggest pitfall while on maternity. I took no Me time to just write down what I thought and felt. I wish I had because as I’m older now I have forgotten little things that could have been shared with my boys. I think this is great what you are doing for yourself and your kids. Congrats!!! 🙂

    1. anneshetty says:

      Thanks for the encouragement Jodi! It’s never too late! I remember that google hang out you and Ricky did. YOU are inspirational! Keep it up 🙂

  4. INSPIRING! Thank you for being so courageous and sharing with us! Love it!

    1. anneshetty says:

      Thank you.. I am humbled.. I am glad that I have inspired you 🙂

  5. INSPIRING! Thank you for being so courageous and sharing with us! Love it!!!

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