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It’s been an interesting week. All I can say, is never underestimate the power of pinterest.
I really have a love/hate relationship with it. It is an incredible source of inspiration for me. & I use it as just that. But it has also become a place plagued by copying, negativity & judgment. I’ve had a few posts of mine go viral & the most recent one came with a hefty dose of criticism towards me. So much criticism that I chose to close the comments section of that article because I was getting comment after comment that began to affect me negatively. My heart sank every time I opened one of these comments. My intention behind the article was good. My goal was to encourage. But some people didn’t feel that way. I can only control what I put out there, not how it was/is received & I will stand behind that article because I have received an abundance of positive feedback–women actually improving their health as a result of reading. & that was the goal. Nothing more. I am not special. I don’t have it easier than anyone else. I make choices every day that aren’t easy choices to make–even if I make it look easy.
& if there is any link that you follow today, let it be this one: YOUR CHILDREN WANT YOU! The best article I’ve read on the destructiveness of pinterest & a reminder of what is really important. It was so well written that it made me cry. :)
Now. Back to my chatty kiddos. There are a lot of voices around here. BOTH are talking incessantly these days. I love it. :)
& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about
& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):
Adventures in Mommyhood • Aubrey My Love • Blossoms & Vintage • Bugs & Boo-Boos • Candice Craves • Caynay Photography • Christina’s Project 52 • Chronicles of KT • The Crain’s Nest • Dana Moran Photography • The Daulton Dabbler • Englexas • Everything Eatherton • Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs • Finding Joy • Firecracker Mama • Freckled Pink • From Stanwood to Seoul • Gin & Juice Boxes • Heather Marie Portraits • Ici & La • It’s a Graham Life • It’s a Strange & Lovely Ride • Kate L Photography • Keeping up with the Carters • Kim Percival Photography • Living for Love • Lizzi Photography • Mahina & Lucas • Mama Bethany • McLain Padilla Photography • Mist Moments • Memories by Mere • Moments & Impressions • The Mommyhood Memos • Moo with Me • Moxie Made • My Tot Travels • Navigating the Mothership • Nicole Dina Photography • Oh the Places We’ll Go • Our Baby Behr • Our Splendid Little Life • Phreckle Face Photography • Quiet Footsteps •Rachel Gray Photography • The Robersons • Shades of Bliss • Shutter Mama Blog • Side of the Table • Simply Us • Snaps of Our Life • Squamish Baby • The Todd’s • We Aren’t Scared of Sugar • We’re Better Together • Wicked Kate • Wokabout • Z as in Zebra