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Why I Don’t Feel Inferior to “Pinterest Moms”

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I hear a lot of talk about “Pinterest Moms.” You know, the ones who throw big birthday parties, only cook the cutest and healthiest foods, and do Pinterest-inspired crafts all day long.

Can I be honest? I am not a Pinterest mom. While I absolutely love Pinterest, and I use it a lot to come up with ideas for dinner, my blog, and social media, I am just not one to go crazy for crafts or huge parties.

Does this mean that I think moms who love doing these things are bad? Of course not, some of these moms are my friends! And you know what? I admire their talents and expertise in areas that I am not good at. I don’t see it as something to compete with, I see it as something my friends are good at that I am not. And that’s okay!

Pinterest Moms
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3 Reasons Why You Should Not Feel Inferior to “Pinterest Moms”

1. Everyone Has Their Talents
Maybe you aren’t good at crafts (I know I’m not) and maybe you aren’t the best cook, but your kids love you for YOU. Your kids don’t expect lavish parties or perfect food, they just want you to spend time with them. Some moms are good at cooking throwing parties, and crafts, and some moms aren’t.

What’s YOUR talent? Maybe you can sing your child to sleep, or maybe you are good at organizing. Maybe you have a knack for cleaning or maybe your talent is sewing that hole in your child’s favorite stuffed bear. Whatever it is, it’s YOURS and that’s what makes you amazing!

2. You Don’t See Behind the Scenes
What you see on Pinterest is just a little bit of someone else’s life through pictures. You don’t see the behind-the-scenes stress and mess. You don’t see the whining kids, the exhausted moms, or the days where doing something fun is just too much. Everyone has those days. Don’t compare your life with someone else’s Pinterest photos.

3. It’s Just for Fun, It’s Not a Competition
While I know there are a few moms out there that may have more of a “competitive side,” the majority of moms don’t think that way. The majority of moms out there want to have fun with their kids. They love making crafts and throwing their kids big parties, not because they want to be the best mom on the block, but because they love their kids and want the best for them. Here is just one example of that from the Study at Home Mama: In Defense of the Pinterest Parent.

Whether you are a “Pinterest Mom” or just “mom”, you are amazing! Don’t feel inferior to anyone or anything because you are wonderfully made! Your are loved for exactly for who you are.

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” – Psalm 139:14 (NKJV)

Have you ever felt inferior to a “Pinterest Mom?” What do you do to remember that you are amazing just the way you are?

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  1. I love this! Esp. #2. I love pinterest, too but mainly use it for bday parties and Girl Scout events/meetings. I thrive on the opportunity to throw a fun party or meeting because entertaining in our home is near impossible…my husband likes to say “our house is so small you have to go outside to change your mind.” 😉 Happy to have found your blog through SITS. I also have 2 kiddos – one with high functioning autism/learning disabilities. Have a wonderful day!

    1. I love Pinterest too. I’m glad you get the opportunity outside the home, and hopefully someday you can get a chance inside a bigger home too! 😉 Also, always nice to meet another autism mommy, nice to meet you!

  2. Yes, yes, yes! I’m so glad its not just me, I say all the time that I am craft and cooking impaired. Like you said the moms that do it are great, its nothing wrong with it, its just not all moms operate the same, and we can always learn from each other. Wonderful!

  3. Thank you for sharing this! I’ve tried so many things from Pinterest and they never seem to turn out how other people have them turn out. It’s such a bummer but it’s so good to hear I’m not alone!

    I love using it for ideas and will continue to do so, knowing what I make and do from the site’s ideas doesn’t have to be perfect.

    Thanks for sharing!

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