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INSTAGRAM CHOICE vs. MY CAMERA ROLL
    So much sharing your life through a filter. Oh Instagram! Don’t get me wrong. I do it too. I love slapping some Valencia on a picture while I’m waiting at the doctor’s office. I was pregnant for two yeas, So ALL I did was sit at the doctor’s. It’s fun to post some cute pics of my creature and share with friends and family! You know let everyone know, “Hey it’s Britt! I know I haven’t made it out of my house past dark in like 3 months, but I’m here and alive. OH and check out how cute my kid is! I know!!”
   Yet some days I miss the good old times of the disposable camera. The only way to crop a picture was to cut it with scissors before you glue it into your scrapbook. You know when you went on that 8th grade trip for school and your Mom gave your 4 disposable cameras so that you could end up with five good pictures?? They are blurry, they are silly, but they are real.
           Sometimes I even hear people talk about how social media can sometimes make them feel bad about themselves. Because other peoples lives seem so glorious. I find that to be ridiculous. You are a level headed human being! You know that everyone has good and bad times. This is officially the age of PROFESSIONAL PICTURES OF EVERYTHING! Don’t get me wrong. I love it, but everyone needs to stop taking what they see on the internet so seriously.  I love looking at beautiful pictures of people I love. Just because I don’t share that I’m having a bad day on my Facebook status, doesn’t mean I don’t have plenty of bad days.
    Considering all the awesome feedback I got from the Scary Mommy community from posting my What honest, unfiltered mom selfies look like. I figured I would come clean and share some of my Instagram pics vs what type of pictures are actually on my camera roll of my phone to illustrate my point. The first picture shows the picture I posted on Instagram and the second picture would be a picture that you would find next to it on my camera roll when you scroll. Haha. Life is funny. Enjoy!
Instagram vs. Your Camera roll
 My bachelorette in New Orleans
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Traveling with my family
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Hanging out with my dog.
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Dad moments before your wedding.
 
Instagram vs.Your camera roll
The night you got married.
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Before your sister gets married.

Instagram vs. Your camera roll
Start of the third trimester of your first pregnancy. On your Instagram: Cute in a dress for the selfie. Next, in your bathing suit on your deck, so you can text this picture to your friends and say “Oh man I just had a big lunch.”
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Snuggling with Dumbledore while pregnant
 
Instagram vs. Your camera roll
My due date- July 4th!
Instagram vs. Your camera roll
The day you became a Mom.
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The day we brought babe #1 home. I retained so much fluid my face was hard. Ahhh Ya I think we shall just post a picture of the baby for this occasion!
Instagram vs Your camera roll
What being a new Mom looks like 
 Instagram vs. Your camera roll
The first picture as a family of four!
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1st Birthday Cake.
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Learning to be around your little brother!
Don’t worry no babies were harmed by toddler kicks in this photo. But we have about 100 close calls everyday. Mom is quick like a cat. Giving older brothers the Heisman. 
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Newborn farting.
Instagram vs Your camera roll
A Dad being there for his son, no matter what. 
Instagram vs Your camera roll
Christmas card photo attempts.

Instagram vs Your camera roll
Such angry crustaceans. Too funny not to share! Sometimes I do share the blatant truth.
HAHA. Sorry boys!
           Just because I don’t share some pictures on my Facebook or Instagram at the times doesn’t mean I am pretending my life is perfect.  Sometimes we aren’t in the mood to post a picture of our double chin and I think that is our right as free Americans.
   All I know is I love a good classic beautiful family picture and I love the realness of a candid blooper of a photo. So share whatever if right for you and your family. Don’t think too much about what you see on social media. Laugh at the funny, cheer for the marathon runners, be thankful you can see pictures of family members far away. Repeat after Amy Poehler, “Good for you, not for me.”
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