How to stay ‘present’ as an #InstaMama

Written exclusively for Growing Kind… While social media mums (in particular, ‘Instamamas’) have gained momentum in the last few years there has also been a growing wave of parents who are pushing back against the ‘Sharenting’ trend, claiming that it takes away valuable time engaging with you children, normalises the often unrealistic world of Instagram…

“Only” one child?

Almost immediately after Everly was born, it began. As soon as she popped out; after the obligatory “Oh, she’s so cute,” (she was.) “Who do you think she looks like?” (me) and “Are you OKAY?!” (not really!) the inevitable question loomed large. I cringed in anticipation (and pain from you know, a caesarian, hospital food…

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