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Parents Over-Share Online Because They’re Lonely

We’re always hardest on people who give into our own worst impulses, and I see my own shadow in those parents. I’m an over-sharer too.

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image credit: Sholom Ber Solomon via Instagram

This Dad And His Baby Have Won Our Hearts

Parents this awesome just remind me how I don't even have a baby book for 4 out of 5 of my children.

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Baby Joey as Barb! (all photos: Instagram @lauraiz)

This Baby Will Make You Forget About All The Yuck In The World (At Least For A Little While) 

Each and every day this month, I have been looking for brief escapes from the hell that is

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Social media notoriously gives its users the opportunity to present their lives as perfect and conflict-free. Image: Thinkstock.

My Friend's Instagram Post About Her Miscarriage Changed How I See Social Media

I scrolled through my Instagram feed to catch a photo of a friend’s first tattoo. It was an abstract design that paid homage to her wedding venue, a distinctive historic site in her home state. The tattoo seemed sweet at first, but then I read the photo caption. My friend had gotten inked to honor the child she lost in miscarriage.

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Instagram: IT’S NATIONAL DONUT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Image: Joni Edelman.

An Imagined Conversation With Instagram

Instagram: Don’t eat it though, just hold it. With a stiff, outstretched arm in front of a whimsical mural on a decaying brick wall.

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Not impressed. Image: Pixabay.

Why I'm Not Impressed By Your Perfect Instagram Feed

[CN: mention of suicide] It’s not all real. We don’t live curated lives that are built around purposeful omissions of reality...

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Bonded in blood and hashtags.

The Dark Side Of Instagram: Bonded In Blood And Hashtags

There are thousands of photos, on Instagram alone, of bleeding wrists, razor blades, scars, and quotes about death. The captions read: “beautiful,” “the blade’s my best friend,” and “please don’t report me, I am such a failure.”

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