ONE little MOMMA: Oh Social Media

Oh Social Media

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maroon scarf, orange sweater, hunter green nails

Maroon scarf, orange sweater, ankle boots and cuffed denim

Nickel and Suede Metallic Gold Earrings

Maroon scarf, orange sweater

Maroon scarf, orange sweater

On my mind recently has been the gap between real life and what I (and everyone else) share with you here on the blog or social media. I need to do a Day-In-The-Life post so that I can really show what my daily life looks like because it's mostly pretty messy. I love looking at pretty blogs and reading uplifting things as much as the next gal does - it's natural. And I actually wouldn't really want to see a shift to an Instagram feed full of messy houses or parenting fails. I think the reason we read and follow people are because we want to be inspired in a way that we can connect with. But unfortunately when you spend too much time in that media world - like I do - you start to feel like you are the only one who fights with their husband or leaves dirty dishes on the table for a full 24 hours.

If I showed you three day's worth of my life, you could see one day with a clean house, one day where orders were all caught up, and one day where I took my kids somewhere fun. I try really hard to keep our life balanced, but that usually means everything gets balanced out for the week. I can't get all things done in a day, but in a week I can have several days where I go to bed with the house picked up, several different days where I blogged and shipped orders, and other days where I took my kids to the park or to a friend's house. I usually have to pick one theme for my day, and the rest of life kind of falls apart until the next day. If we were less busy, I think life would be a little tidier, but I love what we do.

I do share outfit photos where I'm in full makeup and well coordinated because I want to give outfit ideas and share my personal style. I Instagram cute snacks we make for preschool or days when we make play dough because it's important to me to do those things as a mom. My husband and I go on a date every so often and because it is so rare, it's worth sharing on social. But none of those things happen everyday. Or even every week. So in case you think our life ever looks perfect or unattainable, I'm dispelling the myth. I hope I do an okay job at keeping it real and that most of you are reading this thinking, "I know she's normal. She definitely doesn't look too perfect!" And if that is the case, mission accomplished.

Do you ever get frustrated by social media? How do you deal with it?

PS - You can find the winner of the Fall Favorites giveaway here. The winner of the N&S Graphic Sweatshirt can be found here. Sorry I'm terrible at announcing these giveaway winners! I usually email the winner and forget to do a big announcement.

PPS - I don't drink coffee - it's Pero in the mug.



// Outfit Details //
Sweater- Target
Scarf- Forever 21
Jeans- Levis
Shoes- Duo
Earrings- Nickel & Suede


9 comments:

  1. I love the sweater. What is the nail polish?

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  2. i love this. all of it! I actually wrote a post very similar to this last week because I've been feeling a lot of similar feelings lately. it's easy to share the "pretty stuff" and much more difficult to share the "messy" stuff.

    on a separate note, you look adorable and so cozy in this outfit!!

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  3. I wrote a similar post earlier in the week about how easy it is to forget that "life" on blogs and social media is often the "staged" portion as opposed to the entire picture. I'm a relatively new follower of your blog, but I have to say one of the reasons I opted to follow in the first place was that you seemed to have a "keep it real" vibe to you. I think its perfectly normal to want to share the pretty parts of our lives -- the good hair days, the date nights. But I think it is also important to share, on occasion, reminders that no one lives a perfect blogworthy life. This post did just that, and I'm thankful you shared it.

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  4. I love how open, honest and candid you are with your family life. I've been following for a while and I think that's what makes you so enjoyable to read is that you are so REAL with who you are. I appreciate the style tips and LOVE your products (Pretty sure I'm close to having 1 of each!).

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  5. Would you mind saying what size sweater you are wearing? I wasn't sure whether to size up or not since it was a Junior. Thanks!

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  6. i love how honest you are and how real you keep things, keep up the good work! i also LOVE your outfit, something i would totally wear..also wondering what nail polish you are wearing??? Thanks!!

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  7. Thank you for this post! I'm guilty of trying to cram everything into one day, and I often go to bed feeling both exhausted and somewhat defeated. I love your concept of trying to balance out the week!

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  8. You are adorable! I wish I could get my bob to look that good!

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  9. Thank you for posting this! I love looking at blogs and seeing honest posts like this! It's easy to think someone has it all together based on just a few pictures each day, but it's nice to be reminded everyone is human and this is just a quick little snapshot of just a moment in someones day!

    www.mylittlenest.org

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