I'd love to introduce to you, Christine. I fell in love with her at Just Bella awhile ago and she is such an inspiration to me. She is a beautiful lady inside and out and I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.
When Lauren asked me to guest post about "how I do it all" I was a little unsure about what to write. You see, quite frankly, I don't do it all, life is busy, especially with a little two year old running around. So while I often struggle to find balance, I do try my best to focus on the positive. I think it's important to remember those everyday moments and to really focus on the things that make you happy.
Instagram has been one of the tools I use to capture these everyday moments and to document them for our family. I always have my phone nearby and it's so handy to freeze a moment in an otherwise hectic day.
Instagram has become a bit of a digital photo book for us so I decided to actually print some photos and corral all those memories into a book. Blurb has an awesome program that links to your instagram account making it super easy to create. I've already got two and need to make more for 2013 (check out all the details here). Alice and I love to flip through these together and look at those fleeting moments (seriously these kids grow like weeds!).
Social media can be a blessing and a curse, it has connected me with some truly amazing people but I know it can create feelings of inadequacy as well. I truly see instagram as somewhat of a "highlight reel" so I think it's important to remember this. No one's life is perfect and "comparison is the thief of joy". Keep doing your best and focus on those everyday moments that make you smile, your everyday moments because, let's face it, we've all got a little dirty laundry hiding behind those sweet smiles ;)
Come say hello on instagram and keep up the good work, mamas!
Labels: DIY, instagram, rockstar mom