Saturday, August 25, 2012
Sensationalism in that post title? Not really.
The internet did save my mental life. Since logging on four years ago, I have found friends, become happier, skip instead of walk, and wear a lot more red than I used to. I've donated half the black blazers in my closet to Goodwill and replaced them with Smiley-Face T-shirts.
All because I've found my place in this world through the internet.
Care.com sent me a very welcome request to be interviewed for their Being A Social Media Mom series: 5 Moms Speak on How Social Media Has Changed The Face of Parenting. Once I made sure that this meant they weren't looking for technologically literate social media moms, I excitedly said yes.
This interview series is an interesting look at the pros and cons of social media and whether it affects our lives as parents. My take is this: I wish for anyone who feels out of place, unheard, lonely, lost, wishing for a sense of belonging and connection, to take that jump on the internet and follow some blogs, or start their own.
I'd love it if you'd click over and read my story at Care.com, as well as what the other women interviewed for this series have to say about Social Media and their role as mother.
I can't say it enough times and in enough places: I love you guys.