Thanks for the very nice comments. You make me feel really good!
Lately I've been thinking a lot about becoming a mom...obviously.
I've also been thinking about social media and how we all now have "online personas," separate from our real selves.
I was reading OC Family magazine after school one day, and came across an article that really resonated with me. It's called "The Myth of the Supermom." Here's a few snippets:
“We tend to get fooled by social media – seeing other moms’ highlight reels online,” says Ciaran Blumenfeld of Momfluential Media. “But that’s the edited version."
"Trying to live up to supermom status is like trying to achieve Barbie’s body type. It’s an unattainable, plastic fantasy.”
It's so fun and meaningful for me to keep a record of our lives and share it with people I love. I'm thankful for the technology. It's crazy - so many more people know about my life from what they see online than what they see in person. Even my family!
I'll be the first to admit, when I post things online for all the world to see, I choose carefully. I'm in total control of what is on my Facebook and blog. My blog is exactly what Blumenfeld says - a "highlight reel." It doesn't show the days I go all day with no make up, stretchy pants, and then make frozen pizza for dinner. It doesn't show my grumpy moments or the weekends we just run errands and go to bed early.
I don't want to pretend like my life is perfect or that I look good all the time. I'm not and I don't.
Those who know me in real life know that's the truth!
So here's to putting our best online foot forward, while remembering that everyone else is doing the same.
The acticle has a happy ending:
“At the end of the day, the only ones who decide whether we are supermoms are our own kids,” says Blumenfeld. “To them, family is not a competition where the shiniest mom with the best party favors wins.”
Here's a link to the full article. It's a good one.