Instamothers are they real?

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  1. I understand where you are coming from and I am guilty of only using my ‘best’ shots on IG. There is nothing Real or indeed Instant about IG. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

  2. David Lee says:

    Hahaha those are greatness! I have four kids and real life is DEFINITELY like that.

  3. Ellen says:

    I am with you, I can’t even aspire to those amazing insta feeds – I wouldn’t know where to start and none of our furniture or furnishings are white And really the last thing I worried about when pregnant or with a young baby is having good muscles or being fit! I like showing cute photos of my kid and the things we’ve been up to but they certainly aren’t perfect! #ablogginggoodtime

  4. I totally agree Instagram is just a snapshot of what people want everyone else to see but is noway real life! I do love a filter to make me look less zombie mummy and more half way acceptable mummy! #ThatFridayLinky

  5. Rose says:

    Great post. I wonder how many people think the same way. I do agree with you. I am a mom blogger and most of my pictures are far from perfect. I turn my craft so you possibly see the good side. Sometimes my dinner shots do not have the best light. They are definitely not all the same pretty match color or all one specific thing. I’m a mom and post a little bit of everything. A makeup shot when I think I’m hot (which isn’t often), I can squeeze painted nails in maybe monthly! I would like to think all my nature shots are awesome, lol but that’s not what my focus is. I think we real mom’s need to keep it going and just be ourselves! Posting away good bad and ugly. Random shots. Let’s start a challenge or duo of what’s your biggest mess right now!

  6. Nicole says:

    When I first started my account it was real life. Then as I started to blog more it became more “polished” but that took so much of the fun out of Instagram (and I really enjoy that platform…at least I use to). I’m now starting to get back to posting what I want without feeling like I, my house, kids, etc. have to be perfect/in place. Yeah, there are still a few posts that are “staged”, if you will, but they’re making less and less of an appearance.

    Also, I’m 4 months postpartum and still have a ways to go before I lost all of this “baby weight”. I ate well and gained 42 lbs with this pregnancy (44 with my last). I lost the weight with my first and feel confident that I’ll have no problem losing it this go round. But just like with my first it will take time. It took me 9 months to gain all that weight, after all…so I need at least that much time or more to lose it. At least that’s how I’m thinking about it

  7. This is hilarious! I definitely agree!

  8. Ha…. definitely agree. The people on IG looks too perfect. Great article

  9. This is sooo true. Who the HAELLLL jogs in a bikini pushing a stroller?

  10. Amber Myers says:

    Haha, this is true. I prefer people who include the not so glamorous photos, personally. I have a mixture! Life isn’t perfect after all.

  11. Sasha says:

    I absolutely LOVE how honest and true this is. I think every mom has had this issue – where we are so consumed with InstaMoms that we forget that we are normal! Great piece!

  12. Nellwyn says:

    What we see on social media is definitely pretty far from reality a lot of the time! I try and remember that for every perfect photo I see on Instagram, that person probably has tons and tons of rejected photos they didn’t think were “good enough” to post.

  13. This is so true! I actually really like the Instagram Stories because as perfect as the photos might be, the stories tend to show more about the person behind the account.

  14. Nige says:

    I think we are all a bit guilty of posting only the best pictures great post Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  15. Yosh says:

    haha so true.
    I sometimes feel peer pressure of taking a pefrct photo of my children FOR Instagram as well… how silly. But sometimes a picture that looks pretty makes me feel better about some stress in life too… so it just needs balance 😉
    Thanks foe sharing an interesting post 🙂
    #thatfridaylinky

  16. Ruxandra says:

    I think that if you show your true self and real life situations, you will definitely have a growing audience of mom who feel just like you 😀

  17. Sheree says:

    Sigh, this is how I feel about other lifestyle bloggers and their photos haha.

  18. Emily says:

    Instagram is great for ‘nosing’ into the lives of others, but most of what I see is staged or taken seconds before or after a tantrum! Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinky

  19. Laure says:

    Instagram is not real, or at least that’s how it has become. That’s true for moms, but also for fashion, beauty, home decor, etc… The images are artfully staged and edited to look very appealing, but that’s just not how real life looks like. Most of the popular instagram feeds look like magazines, not like they belong to real people.

  20. I actually don’t like IG account that look “too perfect.” As a social media specialist, I already how many are staged pr how much work can go into just one photo. I like to see a bit of personality on people’s feeds. Sure a perfect looking feed is aesthetically pleasing but candid shots convey so much more!

  21. Agnes says:

    Totally agree about instagram, It makes people appear to have perfect lives but I have learnt to just do me and not compare myself to others.

  22. Great post and great points!

  23. I’ve noticed that too and not just from the mom’s standpoint but in general. I’ll try to be the mom who exercises once or twice a week or get my steps in for the day. Though I know it’s easier said than done.

  24. true. I also had the same question. I investigated a bit and I found out that almost 100% of the time it’s a charade. These moms are mostly professional fitness trainers, models or stylists. For them looking good or atleast looking good in the photos is a part of their job or shall I say, it’s their job. They sell their image, products, clothes, make up and courses by showing their glam side. They have a team or they spend money to ensure they look good.

  25. Lizzy says:

    So true!! I hate how the “perfection” of these photos has become the standard. I try to only follow the genuine, REAL people!

  26. Janine Good says:

    I wonder sometimes about how recent some pictures are on IG. I don’t tend to post photos of myself and prefer landscapes and landmarks.

  27. Sassy says:

    Great read, love this!

  28. andrea says:

    LMAO so freaking true. even with the filters,I look like a hot mess. Thanks for levity very much needed these days.

  29. Heather says:

    I rarely ever take pics of myself, but definitely do of my kids. I usually don’t have time for more than one try though, they move too fast!

  30. Joyce says:

    I’m a mom of 4 and at this point, don’t give a rat’s ass about looking perfectly manicured. Never have really. Of course I’m clean, with clean clothes. But I don’t have time to do my nails, make-up or look like I just stepped out of a salon. Heck, I can’t take a shit without one of my kids interrupting. Lol. I don’t do selfies cause I’m naturally camera shy. In the end, to each his own. Everyone does something to make themselves feel good. Kudos to the moms who have the time to look like they belong on the cover of a magazine.

  31. Shane says:

    Loved this! So raw and real… Even for me not as a mommy, some of my travel pics aren’t as glamorous as they appear behind the scenes

  32. I think I upset the people who travel with me because I take so many pictures of the same thing. I am looking to get the perfect shot. My thinking is that if I don’t then no one will like them and I am a failure at my job as a social media expert.

  33. Gryselle Mae says:

    I have followed a couple of instagrammers who looks so perfect, and I was surprised to find out that most of them are in fact mothers! I was told that women gains weight after pregnancy, but their photos doesn’t show even an ouncec of fats in them!

  34. michenn says:

    Interesting read, will definitely keep to read again when I’m a mother!

  35. cheryl says:

    Instagram is the new Pinterest. I’m surprised we haven’t seen more Instagram fails yet 🙂

  36. Michael says:

    It’s so true though! So many people pose for things that are not real…

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