Sometimes it helps to feel normal, you know what I mean?
Maybe all of your 20-something friends are posting vacation selfies and late-night party photos, and — as much as you hate to admit it — you occasionally feel pangs of insecurity while scrolling through Instagram. ("Is that the life I'm supposed to be living? Should I be wild and free?")
Maybe you don't know any moms who look like you — not in the glossy magazines, not in movies, and certainly not in your play group.
Maybe you feel a bit isolated.
But, you guys, there are SO MANY stylish, beautiful, happy young women navigating motherhood in their 20s — women who make young motherhood look good. Normal.
So every week I'll feature a favorite "Early Mama" in a #FollowFriday Instagram series to help fill your feed with moms who are more like you. Inspiring, cool, stylish mamas who just might shift your perspective of a "real mom."
Play along! Do you have a favorite Early Mama to share with the class? Do you have an Instagram feed yourself? Tag photos with #earlymama so I can find you, and don't forget to follow me over at @earlymama.
Pssst. Want to connect with more Early Mamas in a private, intimate setting? Request to join our Early Mama Facebook group, where young moms (past and present) are sharing their stories, spreading encouragement, and forming relationships that aren't possible in blog comment sections or Twitter feeds. We'd love to have you.