Seeing all the idyllic photos your friends post of their day-to-day lives with their little ones (early evening family strolls, afternoon gelato dates and well thought-out sensory table play…) can be enough to make any parent feel like a failure. You may wonder, “Why do all these other parents have it together, while I feel like I’m ready to snap?”
Well, the answer is: your friends don’t have it all together. They go on Facebook and feel like totally crappy parents sometimes too. They’re only posting the photos of little Emerson smiling sweetly on a picnic blanket in the park, but what you’re not seeing are the photos of little Emerson having a diaper explosion all over that same picnic blanket 20 minutes later.
Social media has given us a distorted view of what parenting really looks like. We are only seeing the good parts of people’s lives, not the low moments.
We’ve built up this sort of parenting fantasy in our minds, but today I wanted to give you a dose of the reality behind those sweet photos your seeing in your Instagram feed from my own Instagram photos…
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