Your child is finally asleep and you are ready for your second shift: work, chores, you name it. But there’s one thing that will stop your productivity: fatigue.
If you’re a highly-intelligent, driven, ambitious woman, who has things she wants to accomplish in life, but feels like she’s fighting a losing battle with time…if you love your kids more than life itself and would cut anyone who suggested you spend more time away from them, yet sob with relief when you get to shower alone in silence…you’re not alone, and we should be friends.
One of the scariest parts about the transition into motherhood (whether you birth, adopt, abduct…whatever) is when you realize you don’t exist anymore. I’m not talking metaphorically. I mean the person that is “you” doesn’t exist anymore. You’re at the park one day and instead of yelling your name someone yells “Natalie’s mom!” and you instinctively turn around. You are no longer just a person, you’re someone’s mother now.
We all want to share our lives with the world. Don’t we all want everyone to love and adore our kids? But, what are the dangers of posting images (and real names) of your children on your blog or social media (also referred to as “sharenting”)? There is a huge community of mom bloggers out there that can creates a sense of safety (everyone is doing it, right?), but that is not always the case.