Today I am honored to be guest posting for Alana Satterly of I have a Future and a Hope! Alana is a fellow homeschool mom who writes about homeschooling, parenting, marriage, healthy living, and faith.
When my husband was interviewing for the Media Director position at our church, our family stayed in a hotel about 10 minutes away. During those four days another family, a man with three women and several children, were staying there also.
I am ashamed to admit this now, but we made the wrongful assumption that this was a sister wives situation. It turns out this man was traveling with his wife, her (real) sisters, and their children to visit the women’s elderly father in the hospital.
As moms, we too have the tendency to jump to the wrong conclusions about how another family might be living based on what we see. We make a judgment because of what something appears to be, without knowing the facts. In today’s culture where there are so many different social media platforms, you can basically live your life in front of anyone who will follow you, and it is very easy to play the comparison game.
You can view photos of another mother’s perfectly posed children in her spotless, uncluttered home, read about the latest healthy recipe she whipped up from scratch, and learn all about how she led her children through a creative, educational craft that tied their recent homeschool learning experience together.
We think that she must have a cleaner house, more obedient children, less insecurities, a better wardrobe, a more fun and structured homeschool, the list goes on and on.
But what if she (gasp!) is really just like you?
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