PODCAST: Ariel Stein Shares How Blogging Helped Her Conquer Loneliness as a New Mom

Ariel Stein, Brooklyn-based lifestyle blogger; Photo courtesy of Ariel Stein

Ariel Stein, Brooklyn-based lifestyle blogger; Photo courtesy of Ariel Stein

A quick scroll through Ariel Stein’s Instagram feed might make you think this Brooklyn-based lifestyle blogger has a picture perfect life. But unlike many other mommy bloggers, Ariel doesn’t shy away from sharing it how it is.

“It was the birth of my daughter and being a new mom and finding my new identity as a parent that motivated me and inspired me to even share more of my journey with others.”

Photo courtesy of Ariel Stein

Photo courtesy of Ariel Stein

Her blog, Ariel Loves, began two years ago when her first child was about six months old. Ariel said that when she entered the world of parenting, without too many friends in similar situations, she sometimes felt isolated.

“When you’re in those newborn trenches and having these middle of the night feedings, it’s just you and your baby, and it definitely can get lonely,” she expressed.

Photo courtesy of Ariel Stein

Photo courtesy of Ariel Stein

Though she enjoys writing about her passions and checking in with her community regularly, Ariel explained a challenge she faces with social media: the sometimes self-imposed pressure of “always being on.”

“For me, the most important thing is to continue having fun...When it stops being fun, it’s time to take a breather, and then regroup, recharge, and come back.”

Photo courtesy of Ariel Stein

Photo courtesy of Ariel Stein

Check out our second podcast episode below!

Follow Ariel Loves on Instagram and check out her website!

Ariel spoke about people she’s connected with on Instagram, and some whom she’s become friends with in person. Here are the accounts she mentioned:

@rachelulman

@thenewyorkstylist

@laurenfortsch

@momwithinreach


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