No More Perfect Moms

I am reading a book called No More Perfect Moms which has really opened my eyes to a lot of things. We and society put pressures on ourselves to put on a facade that everything is great. Checking Facebook or Pinterest all you see are beautiful people, wonderful vacations, and crazy expensive parties decked out in theme. Of which I am guilty of all points (minus the being beautiful part- I'm not that egotistical). I would love for people to be more real and find that I always connect with people who make sure their "realness" sneaks out. It's called being in touch with reality. Nobody has the perfect kid, perfect husband, perfect wife, perfect life. In fact life as we know it would be all too boring if perfect really was possible. It would also be really depressing if everyone was always in a negative state and had a can't do attitude, so where is the happy medium? Although as I type this I'm thinking about how adorable all the kids are on Hipster Baby but I really do try to keep the real kid look as much as possible. You can see that via the snacks and toys we let the kids play with during our photo shoots along with the sad or grumpy faces we capture from certain little guys. I also think that little ones in general are just beautiful and adorable no matter what their state is. 

 

So lets all try not to get caught up in the unimportant- reach out to others when you are going through a tough time, share a secret with a friend, try and be more open to those important in your life. Nobody will think less of you for doing so and realness in fact can be very freeing. Nobody has the perfect home, perfect body, perfect child, or perfect family. I urge you to post something via social media that is "real" and see what happens. 


Mary Bowen
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