Welcome to The Filter Free Mom. I’m stepping out in faith to share my writings with you in hopes that my stories and words would be an encouragement in your life, fellow mom.
Today, so many moms find themselves spending precious time on Facebook, Pinterest and other sources of social media. In many cases, these platforms have become necessary tools for everyday life in the fast-moving trend to schedule and plan our lives online. I believe these sites can be used for good but I also feel we are finding fewer reasons to connect in person. We would rather share a snapshot taken in the cleanest corner of our living room than invite a friend into our less than perfect non-Pinterest homes.
I think in many ways, social media has created a mom culture that can be isolating and overly scripted. Things we see online can leave us feeling inadequate and wanting more.
Honestly, motherhood is hard enough without the added pressure of Instagram filters and cropped Facebook photos.
My mission is to encourage moms to be REAL. To stop trying to measure up to other moms on their friend list and instead, joyfully be the mom God made you to be. Come as you are. Because YOU ARE ENOUGH.
The Bible says in Psalm 139:13-14:
You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
When we show one another our true authentic selves and discuss the things that are hard and raw and real, we give one another a true gift of connection and community. Doesn’t that sound better than snapshots of a perceived perfect life?
I believe our stories are bridges that can connect us to one another, helping us to realize we actually have more commonalities than differences. So won’t you join me? I’m ready to put the filters away and get real.