I've come to terms with the few parts of me that veer towards "basic." And yes, I know being labeled basic isn't necessarily a compliment. The slang term means you're not unique in your choices and, if anything, says there's a million other people just like you. Still, I am OK with it. I mean, I can't help help what I like, or that millions of other people like those things, too. In fact, there are more than a few signs you're a basic Instagram mom, too, in case you want to join the club. We don't have t-shirts, but we do have excellent filters.
Now, being a mom and on Instagram isn't basic, in and of itself. In fact, I would say they're not mutually exclusive. You can be basic without Instagram, and you can have Instagram and be anything but basic. But what makes up your feed can definitely reveal how basic you really are. For example, I've gone through all of my photos and noticed a handful (maybe more) of things that would put me in the basic box, because the things I like that, apparently, aren't special or unique in any way. Actually, they're things that a lot of other basic moms like and do and post. Whoops?
I mean, again, I can't help what I'm into, but now that I'm aware of how basic I actually am via social media, I may re-think that next coffee cup or fall leaves picture. Here's some signs you're a basic Instagram mom, like me. And no worries, my friends. There's no shame in this basic mom game.