It's a good day when Ariana Huffington share's an article you are included in. Hell, it's a good week when that happens. 😂Building community is something that is really important to me, and Dreamers//Doers is a community that I'm proud to be part of. Through them, I was able to contribute to this piece about real life versus online life versus what you see on social media.
Yes, our feeds are full of beautiful pictures of your kids in our clothes. But, here's the big thing about being in the parenting community, in particular, on social media: life is HARD. Parenting is HARD. AND, it is full of joy and beautiful moments. That's why I believe in sharing the imperfections of life. It does no one any good to feel like their life somehow isn't measuring up to the #instaperfect lives they see on social media. That's why we talk about the hard stuff. We strive to #helpatiredparentout and to be #raisingchangemakers together. We are not in this alone. When we share the truth, we lift one-another up. And isn't that what these silly platforms were about to begin with?
How do you engage on social media? Do you filter out all the not-so-pretty moments? Or do you share what you can to #keepitreal?
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