Oh how sad it is that summer is coming to an end so soon! I have been so behind on posting, but today finally had time to sit down during Addi’s nap to share this cute mama/daughter post wearing Rikshaw Design! How cute is the pineapple romper?? Rikshaw Design can now also be found on the Anthropologie website in the kids section! Be sure to check them out.
Today I decided to open up about something that has been on my mind in recent months – and especially lately. Mamas bullying other mamas online. I honestly never thought I would see this happen on social media as much as I recently have, and it truly makes me sad. I have seen some beautiful, wonderful, amazing mamas being attacked for no good reason. Rude comments, anonymous accounts being created to send hateful messages, the list goes on. Today someone decided to publicly try to embarrass me – and when I looked at their account, it was a mom of two. It breaks my heart for those kiddies who have a mom who would be that malicious and rude intentionally and who could possibly raise them to think it’s okay to hurt others (especially people they don’t even know). My question is why? Why does this social media world have to be something people spin to be such a negative place? I have always tried to keep my space a happy one, filled with photos of my daily life and journey of motherhood with a side of a few of my passions being fashion and home decor. I have stayed true to myself. Those who follow me know I am just an Anthropologie obsessed mama, who posts probably way too many photos of my kid and now baby bump… I haven’t changed. In the almost two years that I started my blog. To be accused of some untrue things, and have my character as a person shot down is hard – I don’t think I deserve it in the least, no one does.
I typically have loved sharing parts of my life and following along with so many other mamas experiencing the same things as I am! It is comforting knowing we are all not alone in this, and that we ALL have hard days. I have felt more able to share the not so great moments lately and I have become close with so many supportive mamas in this Instagram community. It just puts such a bad taste in my mouth when people try to attack others and bring them down. For what? I am just so sick of seeing it and I hope even just sharing that I have now unfortunately experienced this on multiple occasions, and am now just finally saying something will open peoples eyes to the behaviour that is going on and make those mean girls think twice. Especially to the MOMS who are raising littles, like is this the kind of person you would be proud to say you raised or would you be happy if your little one was bullying another child at school, or being bullied themselves? Just ask yourself the next time you try to attack, belittle, hurt and use social media as a way to be mean to others.
Anyways, rant over. I just had to say something because I just don’t get why it is so common these days and why it is rarely talked about. I know people say to have tough skin when you’re putting your life out there on social media, but it does not give any justification for bored moms who are at home and apparently have nothing better to do than to bash other moms, judge, and compare others. As mothers we should be united. We should be supportive of one another and be inspired by the strength we know we all have by doing one of the hardest jobs in the world. You would think that would bring us all together – so let’s try to do that instead and change rude, hateful, mean messages, to kind, loving supportive ones. Imagine if we all did that?