Pulling Back the Curtain on My Less Than Glamorous Reality
Social media can be such a blessing and a curse. Very rarely is what you see, actually what you get. I’ve already shared with you the bribes it takes for me to get that perfect family bluebonnet photo. And I’ve shared lots and lots of tips to help you capture your kids being active, in dark settings, and getting that perfect family photo. But what about just keeping it real?
Trust me friends, if you ever see a spotless photo of my house on social media it’s because my bimonthly cleaners just had a visit, or more than likely, that I shoved the clutter out of the frame. I don’t mind you guys seeing my clutter from time to time but sometimes I feel this strange pressure to impress you guys. I mean what’s the deal?
That’s why I’m excited to partner with Minute Maid in support of their new campaign, “this is GOOD.” According to a recent Minute Maid Survey More than one-third (36%) of parents who post pictures or videos of their family on social media admit to staging or posing most or nearly all of them. *
If you’ve been around here awhile you’ve probably seen me at some of my worst moments. I photograph a lot of the good ones. I photograph some of the bad too, and a lot of the ordinary. But sometimes that beautiful blissful ordinary is the stuff that gets left on the cutting room floor.
You’ve seen plenty of photos of me laughing and enjoying my little boy like this:
But far less when I don’t have my hair done or any makeup on, and we’re just laying on the floor like this:
I love sharing the moments I get my kids to kinda cooperate for a cute mommy and me photo:
But I keep these photos of us totally goofing off tucked away.
There’s no hesitation to show myself running around and getting dirty with my kids on the playground…
But I’m less likely to tell you the actual predicament I find myself in lately… 7 months pregnant and watching my kid play from the car, while I take a breather.
Or show you the evidence of my trying to get my son to listen to me when I tell him to get off the car.
And carrying him away in hopes that he won’t try again.
Minute Maid has launched a new campaign: this is GOOD to encourage parents to share more of their real life moments on social media. The campaign is to help remind parents that messy moments should still have us saying this is GOOD!
Do you have a silly photo that’s been sitting on your camera roll but didn’t feel worthy of sharing on social media? I encourage you to join in on this campaign’s mission to embrace life’s real moments and share that picture. Or if you didn’t grab your camera to capture those moments, do it that this week! Life isn’t perfect. It’s messy. So let’s cherish and share a bit of that imperfect too.
Use the hashtag #thisisGOOD and tag @MinuteMaid on Facebook or @MinuteMaid_US on Instagram. Excited to see what you share!
*These statistics are a part of a survey from Minute Maid that uncovers how parents are using social media to share their family online.
Tags: Minute Maid, parenting, partner, photography, reality
Great post! This resonates so well. Thanks for promoting and sharing the realities of dynamic motherhood.
-Leora, Founder at CozyRack.com
Love this, so real and refreshing!
This is what we need to promote on social media, not perfection but reality! 🙂 Love this post.