Open Letter to the Moms of Instagram

December 1, 2014 7:44 PM

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You make me want to be a better person. I know, I know, that's a brash way to start a letter to you. Cliché but true. When I browse your offerings of rosy cheeked children, bathed in light, I wonder why I don't have white washed floors to photograph my kids cuddled with their 10 year old English Bulldog. When I say good night to your photos, I lay in bed, staring at my boring cream ceiling and wonder where I went wrong and why I don't have a mural painted up there. I am like all of you, in so far as I also have children. Which moms am I addressing? You know who you are. You are, at this moment, browsing Pinterest and instagram for the latest toddler trends.

The mothers whose children are always snappily dressed, splayed on a white leather Minimalist couch with adorable brass buttons across the top, which of course, alternately makes me want to either cry or vomit. Those moms who have disconnected their children from technology and processed foods are a...

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