I was thinking the other day about motherhood and how it is perceived by others. A lot of times it probably looks pretty fantastic from the outside looking in and don’t get me wrong – I definitely wouldn’t trade it for anything – but a lot of what you don’t see is much less glamorous (for examples see here, here, and here).
Of course, this is a blog and you don’t want to read about all the downer parts of motherhood all the time – that wouldn’t make for a very good read – but, I still love bringing a little “real” into the realm of motherhood.
So with that, I’m suggesting we all have a little “mom confessional.”
I thought of this the other day when I was posting this lead photo above to Instagram – a self-portrait of a seemingly fancy pants hair do I tried from Pinterest – along with the following confession:
“The only time I’m ever inspired to try out my Pinterest hair ideas is when my hair is so dirty that my only other option is to wash it. #momconfessions “
I’m sure we all have some dirty, little secrets worth confessing, so go ahead…confess away via social media! Tag your mom confessionals throughout this week (12/10 – 12/16) with the hashtag #momconfessions on Twitter and Instagram (Twitter: @LaurensLoDown, Instagram: @thelittlethingswedo) and then we can all read them and enjoy the solidarity that comes with knowing we’ve all got a few dirty little secrets. If there are enough submissions, I’ll share them here on Babble!
The confessional is now open!
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.
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