If you are on Instagram you likely follow some accounts with amazing photos. If you are a mom than you know of those accounts of moms who make life and their kids look AMAZING! Don't get me wrong, I definitely think it's OK to post positive and beautiful aspects of your life. I enjoy following those accounts, and I'm guilty of it as well. However, lately I've been sucked in to the thought of only posting pics of my kids that are "Instagram Worthy". You know what I mean...kids dressed in boutique baby moccasins and outfits that cost more than anything I would wear. 95% of my kid's outfits are generic clothes from Carter's that aren't special in any way. My advice to anyone struggling with this as well as myself, don't worry about keeping up with the Joneses. Be yourself on Instagram, and show the true side of your life whether that be ugly or pretty. My favorite IG accounts are those of people who share their REAL stories. I feel connected to them because I can relate.
I've enjoyed sharing my story and getting advice from other moms on Instagram. I've been desperate for any tips that can help with getting my babies to sleep, get through gas pains, colic and more! With my first child I would google my questions and these days I just ask the amazing women online. During the days and nights that I find myself at my wit's end, I find so much strength through women encouraging me even if I've never met them.
What are some of your favorite Instagram accounts? I love following these amazing moms Kelsey, Jen, Indiana, Lindsay, Alexis and many more!