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Social media and motherhood: ‘Depending on the internet rabbit hole, I am not earth mother enough, not city-cool-mother enough. Not mama enough. Not enough.’


by Mairead Heffron
12th Nov 2021

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Comparison is the thief of joy, particularly when it comes to the momfluencers that splash across our feeds. But despite knowing how performative they are, why do we continue to punish ourselves?

I’m in bed at 11pm, wide awake, immersed in the Insta-life of a former ballerina-turned- rancher who pirouettes, smiling, through her life as a mom to six children on their farm in Utah. I was sucked in by a reel of Hannah and her stetson-wearing husband dancing in the middle of a country road against a mountainous backdrop and now I’m wondering why I’m not as happy as they appear to be with the rustic...

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