PODCAST: Ariel Stein Shares How Blogging Helped Her Conquer Loneliness as a New Mom
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.”
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.
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.”
Check out our second podcast episode below!