I keep seeing articles saying, “I’m not a Pinterest Mom, but I’m still enough…” Or articles bashing the ‘Pinterest Mom’ in general. I feel a little hurt every time I read these kinds of things. I know they’re saying it in solidarity- like, “hey, we don’t have to be perfect and that’s okay!”
But, sometimes I am a Pinterest Mom, and that’s okay too.
I find joy in planning themed parties and making the fun decorations. I always say feeding people is my second love language. I love being the hostess!
But, that doesn’t make me think I am better than you.
I am still a Mom that feels insecure about so many other things. So, sometimes I am hurt when people roll their eyes because I may have spent hours planning my son’s themed party (I’ve planned some mega-laid back ones as well) or went a little crazy on the snacks for book club. That’s just who I am.
One of my best friends is great at playing messy games with her kids and letting them get their hands dirty. The thought of being so carefree makes me feel super anxious. So, we leave the messy games up to her. She hosts the BEST playdates!
I have another friend who is great at pouring into kids- she’s so patient and understanding. And another Mom who is so very artistic it blows my mind the things she comes up with.
We are ALL given special talents as Mothers. The best thing we can do is to surround ourselves with other Mothers with different talents. Then we can have this tribe raising our children together- sharing all of our wonderful gifts.
If you’re a sometimes Pinterest Mom like me, that’s great! If that is so not your thing, that’s great too.
I will never think less of you, if that’s not who you are.
Let’s just all stop being judgmental and embrace each other’s unique skills. As Moms, raising kids is the hardest job we’ll ever have.So let’s give each other a hand instead of rolling our eyes behind each other’s backs.