Social media has become a way of life. Posting perfect pictures of food, clothes, vacations and life in general has become the new normal. However, looking at everyone’s “perfect” lives sets others up for failure. The oh so sweet Alexie has launched the #BehindTheFeed campaign to combat just that.
Do you know how many times I’ve pushed a mess aside to take a picture? Or bribed my children so they would stand together in matching outfits?
As a mom of 2 & 4 year old girls, at times our house is on estrogen overload! There are tears and tantrums about who gets to turn off the TV first, whose princess crown got broken, who can sing a song on the radio, and the list goes on.
On June 8th, the challenge is to post pictures on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook to inspire and be inspired. We challenge you to post a picture that doesn’t seem to fit your feed. Show something that makes you VULNERABLE. We want to show women that imperfections are beautiful! Be sure to use the hashtag: #BehindTheFeed.
Just last week, I spent a few days at my parent’s house. We went for a swim at the neighborhood pool and my four year old was not listening, so she had a time out in the kiddie pool. Instead of enjoying time in the kiddie pool, she sat off the side and pouted. I guess she thought she was hurting me.
Her pout is motherhood at its finest.
Believe me, life with two toddlers is a constant #BehindTheFeed. I love this initiative because motherhood is tough. I love when I see another mom with a crying baby in the store and I can lean over and say, I know exactly how you feel. It gets better.
As a blogger, I love having a mom tribe of women who can relate. Regardless of whether we are working outside the home, stay at home or somewhere in between.
Follow these lovely ladies on Instagram who are joining in #BehindTheFeed!
and yours truly, @arethoseyourkids
What do you think about the #behindthefeed movement? Tell me your thoughts below!