Some days my baby cries… And the dishes are dirty and my boys are fighting. Sometimes I feel like a failure and looking at all the prefect squares on Instagram only add fuel to my emotional pity party. I think we can wake up, roll over, grab our phones and scroll at all the other stories of all the other people and be inspired or feel less then.
I think it’s easy to paint an image or a picture of a life on social media that maybe seems better then reality. I think it’s also easy to critique people for the way they parent or dress or live and it has made us all jaded in someway.
I want to seek out the good in social media. I want to learn the healthy recipe, or the cool place to travel, because it inspires me. I like to feel connected to friends that live far away, and so I can see their kids growing up through their posts. I love seeing a fashionistas outfit and knowing where she bought it with a few clicks. All that is good. But it comes at a cost and I have to be on guard to make a balance of it all.
I don’t want my kids to ask me to put down my phone and play with them. I want to be playing with them! I don’t want to be distracted by other people’s lives that I forget to live my own. Social media is great, and there is good here. We just need to always be reminded that our own lives are amazing! Everyday there is a sunset. There is adventure to be had and God to encounter. I don’t want to miss that because I am scrolling, looking down on my phone at what everyone else is doing.
Krystal Webb says
This is so perfect and so true.
Claire P says
This was a really thoughtful post. Thank you! As a new mama of a 4-month-old, I find myself constantly comparing myself to others. Social media can definitely lift you up or drag you down. Let’s remind each other every day that we are enough!
Love you, sis. I think it’s so brave how you’ve opened your heart and life to the public, and I wish I could protect you from the crazy judgement that sometimes comes with that. But it’s so helpful for all of us in the mom trenches to tell it like it is and support each other through these trying, beautiful times. Thanks for sharing yourself.
I love this, I’ve been reflecting on all if these things lately after adding a 3rd baby to my family! I felt like I wasnt doing a good enough job on house chores and playing with my babies! I know now that I’m not crazy!
You touched my heart with this post, thank you for sharing.