Have You Got a “Mom Crush”?

By Hannah Schenker

Do you get the blues, mama? Scrolling through Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest, and seeing all these other mothers being so perfect and amazing and cool and put together…while you are just trying to scrape the squashed fruit out of the carpet? Their photos of clean, smiling children, loving husbands, healthy Paleo meals…It’s enough to make you feel inadequate!

It’s natural to compare ourselves to others, especially in these days of social sharing – we have access at our fingertips to bazillions of complete strangers around the world, all parenting better than we are. Or so we think.

But we also know, on some level, that they are sharing only the best bits of their lives – their feed is carefully curated. It’s not always like that. Probably. Nobody is perfect. Right?

You should get a kick out of this funny song, Mom Crush by Selah, because you know it’s silly to compare and you know you should appreciate yourself a bit more, don’t you mama?

Selah says herself, “As a mom, I am constantly looking at social media and feeling inadequate when I compare myself to other moms. It’s totally wrong, and I totally do it all the time. I was allowing other mom’s successes to make me feel like a failure; not by anything they did to me, but because of my own insecurities. We all want to be perfect and we’re all doing the best we can, and I hope this video shows a little of that. We are all in this together. And we need each other, because momming is HARD!”

 

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