Hard + beautiful = this life. This is the equation that's been kicking around in my mind this week. Sometimes people project only the beautiful... especially in our shine-it-up, every-share social media world. And sometimes they feel quietly consumed with hard.
I thought about this as I read I Don't Want to Know, a post addressed to "moms of the internet" on the new mothering collaborative, Kindred Mom. (If you haven't seen it yet, go check it out- a site full of real, relevant articles by thoughtful moms.)
"I don’t want to know how awesome your life is," writes Noelle Rhodes. "I want to know that your two-year-old had a tantrum after you told her she couldn’t eat the cookie batter. I want to know that your children read for about 5 minutes before one of them jumped on the other one’s head and tried to blame the whole scandal on the dog. I want to know that your living room only looks that lovely when you are taking a picture for your Instagram."
Man, does that resonate. I'm glad she said it. The curated images we see of each other's lives are gorgeous, and we can often feel a scrappy shambles by comparison. S c r a p p y.Read More