Saturday, August 25, 2012

Social Media Saves Woman's Life!



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.

Thank you.


xo

23 comments:

  1. --Thank God,
    Because YOU freaking ROCKkk. X

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    1. Sweet Inner Chick: blogging has helped me as much as it's helped you.

      We have a community now, a sense of belonging to a collective, a place to go with our words.

      blogging is great. I really wish it for everyone.

      Right???

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    1. Oh, my Andrea. THANK YOU. Care.com did a very nice feature, 5 blogging moms and their takes.

      I was honored to be among the ones they asked. Blogging has been so very, very good to me. I can't believe it. Ever.

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  3. I can't imagine social media when I was raising my kids. Computers weren't commonplace and we had never heard of anything like that. Honestly, I don't think I would have ever gotten anything done.

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  4. Wise words in your interview! I recently did a little temp check for myself b/c I felt like I was glued to my phone and laptop. Since I enjoy blogging and connect with people on Instagram WAAAAY more than I do with people I went to HS with and never talk to, I decided to take a hiatus from FB. Just that one thing has given me some balance, or at least a sense of balance :)

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    1. I don't FB. THERE are just TOO MANY people on there, you'd never catch up.

      NEVER.

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    1. You are one funny woman.

      Seriously talented.

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  6. It looks like the week that everyone is blogging about blogging! I can't say that I have any smiley face t-shirts in my closet, but strangely, I've been way more into color since blogging too. Never thought about that until you mention it. Thanks for stopping by Rock The Kasbah.

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  7. I just wish I'd have found the blogging world sooner! It is keeping me sane and giving me an outlet for what's going on inside my head and inside my life. I'm glad I stumbled across your blog or I probably would have quit by now! I agree..you freakin' ROCK!!

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    1. Sweet, sweet comment.

      Thank you so much.

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  8. I love you too.
    And I'm not just saying that.

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    1. Thank you so much, pretty lady. Have to find my way over tomorrow and catch up.

      Thank you.

      xo

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  9. Congrats! Can't wait to read it. I logged on just this past year and have been happier as well. Really enjoy your contributions to the www!

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    1. Thank you, Molly. I'll have to work my way over and get to know you.

      Thank you.

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  10. Looks cool! Going to have to read it!

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  11. That's excellent - congratulations! I feel like you do - happier because I've found my place and my tribe and I've only been at this for six months. Where has this blogging thing been all my life? Glad I finally got onboard!

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    1. Right? It's like this door that opened, and we stepped through the portal: A whole nother world.

      How did I exist before??

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    1. Sherri!!! So good to see you.How have you been? The boy? How is the boy doing? xo

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  13. I don't think anyone could accuse you of being short on gratitude for your readers...

    You are one of the most generous, grateful bloggers I know.

    Which, considering the whole life-saving thing, makes sense.

    XO

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  14. You're a wonderful, loved blogger! Off to click... xo

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