Do you share your parenting experiences on social media? There’s a word for that, it’s called “sharenting”. I use sharenting to keep friends and family across the country and even the world updated on my daughter’s growth and milestones. Sharenting helped me keep sane when I needed advice or needed to vent as I was transitioning into motherhood.
My daughter Maya will be turning the big o-n-e next month and the pressure is mounting to plan her birthday party. I’m finding myself getting caught up in the details because I want the day to go perfectly. But let's be honest for a second, first birthday parties are really for the adults!
To judge other parents and how they raise their children is unfair, but often second nature. It’s oh so simple to say how you would have handled something when you are an outsider looking in. Well, I’m here to apologize to every parent i’ve silently judged or thrown an all-knowing glance in their direction.
Not too long ago, I was one of those people who silently judged parents who posted often about their kids on social media. Then I had my own and I immediately became “that parent”.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and instead of getting down about the polar vortex that has enveloped much of the country, let's get excited about family, food and fun!
My daughter turned six months old today and even though we are only halfway to twelve months, I already understand the meaning of the phrase, "the days are long, but the years are short.” I feel fortunate to be a work-at-home mom who is able to spend every day with my child, because even being so new to motherhood, I can confirm that it goes by extremely fast.
If you're a Millennial that's, say, 18 or 19, then selfies have been a part of your life experience since forever. But where did they come from? Well, we can thank the (got to click on the post to find out!) for giving us the word, and - in fact - the first appearance of the word surfaced in one of the country's online news channels around 2002.