Momaha Blog: Don’t let social media fool you: Parenting is not picture perfect

By Ashley Strehle Hartman
Published on the Omaha World-Herald’s on March 18, 2021

People don’t post the unflattering pictures on social media. They don’t say the bad, hard stuff in their posts.

They share the good stuff, but more importantly, they share the stuff that makes them look good.

Social media has created a society where we edit. We omit. We, well, we lie basically. We lie so we look like we have it all together. We lie so we look our best.

People like to show the best versions of themselves. That’s only natural and it’s OK.

What is not OK is believing that this is the whole story — and judging yourself and your family based on that.

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