We have all heard time and time again how the overuse of photoshop is ruining our definition of beauty-- warping it to something unattainable. Just like the way photoshop skews our perception of beauty, I believe social media is skewing our perception of motherhood. We are all led to believe that our houses should be spotless, gourmet meals cooking, while making intricate crafts with our children. All the time.
This is supported by countless photos on social media of freshly baked bread, clean kitchens with happy kids making crafts in them, and other life-is-perfect images.
But what we see is not always what is real. We aren't seeing what went into making the photo. We don't see the mess that is just out of frame.
After all, it's what is just out of the frame where reality rests.
For example... I took a few photos with my iphone. The photo I would have posted to social media, and the reality behind it.
Let's take back the streets... web... whatever. :)
Show your reality using #momreality on instagram, twitter, and facebook. Once I month, I will post a handful of my favorite social media posts using the hashtag (with permission) on the blog, so come check out honest, authentic motherhood! Let's celebrate our reality, not hide it shamefully while showcasing a world of false perfection. It's the imperfect moments that add flavor to life, anyway.