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"The truth about my 'perfect' family photo you see on social media."

A “perfect” Instagram worthy family picture.

What you don’t see is the giant spew that’s seeping into mama’s jumper, staining her like sour yogurt.

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What you don't see is that Mama and Papa had an argument about something small and petty an hour before. They refused to talk to each other in the car. But then made up because they know they both were wrong, even though she knows she's always right.

What you don't see is that mama is super self conscious & never thinks she's good enough. Even though she's working super hard at learning self-love and learning to accept her flaws.

Deep down she knows she's enough but it's still a roller coaster of a self-learning journey.

What you don't see is giant Papa hates how tall he is and wishes he didn't have super giant feet. If only toe reducing surgery was a thing then he could totally buy regular shoes off the shelf.

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What you don't see is Mama struggles on the daily to juggle work life and Mama life; perfecting that healthy balance is a real bitch. What you can't see is Papa hates working away, but also loves how much time he gets to spend with his girls on his time off each month. He's also been awake over 36 hours coming off night shift, that's the smile of a good looking zombie.

What you can't see is Mama getting frustrated at Papa cos he can't seem to get the photo right, even though he knows if he gets it right the first time she won't keep nagging at him.

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What you don't see is these are both new parents, learning each day to be awesome, enduring parent fails, sifting through the endless opinions swarming at them like bees, you can't see them smiling at the good & laughing at the bloopers.

They are absorbing as much of their kid as possible before she grows up in the blink of an eye.

What you can't see is how much mama and papa love each other, how their lives have changed incredibly, for the better, since becoming parents. You can't see how much they adore their mini-me, how much she adores them ten fold back.

There is no such thing as a perfect family, only the perception of a perfect photo.

Don't judge a "perfect" photo from what you CAN see. Don't compare to others, just take each image for exactly what it is; a brief snap of a single moment in a long day, possibly styled, showing you something in a creative way. Social media shows you what we CHOOSE to show you.

Love from the spew covered mama and the giant footed papa xxx

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