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Tag: social media

Why Staying Off My Phone Has Made Me a Better (and...

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I have had seasons of being on social media more than others but now that I have two little ones, I rarely have the time. It’s not that I don’t have the time to scroll, but I don’t have the time to coax myself out of the anxious spiral that I so quickly get wound up in after glancing at a few Facebook or Instagram posts.

Adoptees: Protect Their Stories

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I understand family and friends are curious, and of course sharing some things is great. But we violate our kids’ privacy if we blast the entire process on social media without filter.

What I Need to Hear This Holiday Season

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If going on social media triggers you to feel shame or like you’re not doing enough for your family, don’t get on it. Unfollow or mute the “supermoms” who make you feel bad about yourself. I’d contend that social media is the no. 1 destroyer of joy and it will be no different this holiday season. 

That Time I Quit Facebook

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I needed space. Maybe I wanted to see other social media. I never said we were exclusive, and Facebook was always making me feel bad about my existence and humanity as a whole. I needed to find myself. It’s not you, Mark. It’s me.

18 Things Every Family But Mine Is Doing this December

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As a reformed perfectionist, I still find my Type A roots bristling when I think about all the things I SHOULD BE DOING to truly provide a memorable season for my family. The expectations I set for myself seem impossible to meet -- let alone exceed -- and I find myself knee-deep in guilt for not being able to pull it all off. Surely I can't be the only mama out there daydreaming about a Pinterest-worthy season while pulling off and Amazon Prime reality.

The Social Media Monster (and Your Kid)

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I know many parents who have decided not to allow any social media at all for their kids until high school, or even until they've graduated. I also know parents who put few restrictions on their children's social media lives. So, while I'm not here to tell you what's right for your family, I'll give you a glimpse into what's working for us.

Living a Life Based on “Likes”

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The dangers for mothers and growing children to base self worth by living a life based on "likes" from social media.