Motherhood is a strange beast. Motherhood mixed with social media is even more strange. Sometimes mom life is great. Sometimes there are struggles. Add in social media and the awful comparison trap we often find ourselves in and then you’ll slowly start seeing negatives instead of positives.
You’ll start noticing that you haven’t put the changing table sheet back on since the last mess and that there are things that need to be put away. All while you’re sitting there rocking a sweet baby who doesn’t care one bit about the sheet being off the changing pad.
Now being on social media isn’t totally a bad thing. No way, Jose. I mean, I love me some Instagram convos with mom friends just as much as the next person. I just fall victim to the comparison game and I know that other moms do as well.
But just because I know I do it doesn’t mean that it’s any easier to battle? Am I right?
I fail as a mom daily. I fall short of the standard I set for myself and I certainly fall short of the standards I see other moms share online. But the reality is, what I see online isn’t always reality. And even more importantly, the biggest reality of all is that I have grace as a mom and grace as a human being.
That grace keeps me going even when it feels rough. Even when it feels like there’s way too much to do and nowhere near enough time to do it.
Good news is, you’ve got that grace too, momma.
Keep your eyes focused on the good and you’ll slowly drift back to those good thoughts.