Becoming a parent is not an easy task. You need guidance from experienced people. But what would happen if the people around you are all busy? What would you do? Who would you rely on?

When I got pregnant, I had no one else beside me except for my husband who was also new to parenthood. Though we had reliable friends around us, we didn’t depend much on them for we know that they also have a lot of things to do.

Since I have an access to the Internet at work, I grabbed the chance. I googled. I browsed. I surfed. And one of the reliable websites that I’ve depended on was the A Parent’s Blog. Though I maintained a pregnancy journal of my own, I felt that it wasn’t enough as most of the members registered there were first timers. I’ve wanted a site that would help me find tips and advice for parents from real experienced parents. That’s why I was really glad that I chanced upon this site. Through the parents behind this very helpful and informative blog network, I was able to prepare myself to whatever I had to do even before becoming one – like them.

It was almost 2 years ago since I become a parent for the first time. I, too, had learned a lot from my own mother who was beside me at that time. We’ve shared so many thoughts about parenthood. But that didn’t stop me from visiting the site that helped me prepare myself. I am proud to say that I managed and still managing through their help. I’m learning, still learning, will never stop learning. Learning does not end when you graduate from school, after all. Though I strongly believe that no one prepares us to be a parent, a little help from other people won’t hurt. Instead it’ll make parents-to-be and new parents become more aware on what to do.

My advice? If you’re clueless on what to do and where to start, just click and you’ll find bountiful help on the internet.


Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.