Reflections


I read an article on scarymommy.com about a mom who was writing about her children without filter until her father told her that she should consider their privacy. So I took some time off of writing and started thinking…

How would I feel if my mother told the world about my life?

What if she shared photos of me without permission? Shared my imperfections, my mistakes. Did a tell-all on my embarrassing moments or vented about my bad days? 

I think I would be angry. I don’t have the right to do that to my children nor do I want them to be upset with me later on in life.

 I need to keep my babies safe, and to myself. It’s easy to overshare without thinking twice. but that doesn’t make it right, so I have to figure out how to figure out mommyhood without invading my children’s privacy. It will be a challenge, but I can manage. 

I’ve had the best intentions and writing is a way for me to do something for myself and also keep memories of my children. Talk about multitasking. But that woman’s father is right. Our children need to be respected.

I don’t have a problem with that. I’m glad I saw that opinion sooner than later. I love my children with all my heart and I want to do right by them.

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6 thoughts on “Reflections

  1. I read that article as well! There are some good points for sure, but I think it depends mostly on the family. My Little loves looking at old pictures and listening to stories about what she did when she was younger. We sit down as a family every once and a while and go through all of our old family albums too. Someday when she’s old enough I’ll show her my blog so she can read through it.

    I don’t necessarily agree that recording our kids childhood is a violation of their privacy. It can be dangerous in today’s world for sure, but keeping track of their milestones and important moments is kind of our job as parents. It’s part of raising them and our own identity. As long as it’s not specifically endangering, belittling, or otherwise harming them, it certainly might embarrass them as they grow older, but I don’t think it’s really an issue of respect. That’s just my two cents from the other side of the aisle anyway. 🙂

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