If you follow me on Facebook, you probably know a lot about my kids. Not in a "potential kidnappers now have directions to our house" kind of way, but in a "look at how awesome, silly, frustrating, and creepy kids can be" way. And, because I believe in being real about parenthood, you definitely get an unfiltered glimpse of my family's beautiful, imperfect life, occasionally with a messy house in the background. There are a ton of reasons why I refuse to apologize for constantly posting about my kid on social media, and being able to portray motherhood accurately is definitely one of them.
Plus, it's my family and my Facebook page. So, honestly, if you don't want to hear about and see pictures of my amazing kids, you should probably unfollow me. After all, my kids are a major part of my life and I want to document our family's story. The people who want to read about our antics live all over the world, and there's no way my tired AF mommy brain is going to remember every cute or creative thing they do and say every single time I have the opportunity to talk to those people. The struggle is real.
Besides, through sharing stories about my kids online, I've developed quite the village of parent friends who actually help me be a better mom. Through groups on social media I both learn and share ideas about how to manage challenging situations, from infant feeding and baby sleep, toddler tantrums and potty training, to homework and puberty (guys, I was so not ready for puberty). For that reason, and so many others, posting about my kids on social media has made our lives better, and I refuse to apologize about it.