Tag: social media
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.
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.
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.
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.
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