Parenting is an incredibly messy job. It takes strength, courage, and determination to surmount some of the challenges that parents face on a day-to-day basis. Add to it the behemoth undertaking of doing it during a pandemic, and you’ve got a recipe for some seriously burnt-out parents. Though it’s not all doom and gloom, I think there is something many parents can agree on: It’s a tough gig. So why are we constantly being bombarded by images on social media that make parenting, specifically motherhood, look glamorous at all times? It’s anything but. Do you enjoy puke on your shirt? Ok, sure, then parenting is the gig for you! I, for one, am done with this ‘perfect Instagram mom’ stuff.
Instagram Moms: Are We Doing More Damage Than Good?
Colleen was named editor for Relationship Development & Transformation in 2017. Her passion is the written word, and she enjoys the process of working with other writers. When she is not editing, you can find Colleen working on her own writing. Colleen also does work alongside her husband at AR&AR Jewelry in New York City. Previously, she worked as a middle school language arts teacher and special educator. For her undergraduate studies, Colleen attended Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey. She then earned her master’s degree from Montclair State University in 2012.