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Good Enough Mother TV Alert! Just Say No To Pinterest Parenting! (VIDEO)

I can see I’m going to have to split myself into several parts in order to be everywhere at one time. I am trying to relax a little bit this summer but what with the writing, new projects (and more in the works) and TV tapings, it’s not shaping up to be a restful time of year at all.

Since I do a lot of television, I’m never sure when the programs air. You know how I typically find out?  When people tell me via my Facebook page or on Twitter. No lie.

Recently a couple of people tweeted at me that they saw me featured in a segment parenting and social media, this idea that people were feeling bad about themselves because of what everyone else was sharing with the world.  I’ll call it, “Pinterest Parenting”.

Now, those of you who’ve been in the Good Enough Mother tent for a while now (and even those of you who have only peeked inside) have a good idea of how I’m going to respond to this, don’t you? Yes. Yes you do.

This piece ran on TV stations around the country but here it is from the station in Providence, Rhode Island. If, after you watch this and you’re still not convinced, take another read of Ten from GEM, followed by a deep, cleansing breath. You’re doing fine.

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1 Comment

  1. Whitney Eiland

    July 11, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Rene, it’s so amazing that women still feel competitive and put so much stress on themselves. I am who I am, I’m transparent about myself when I blog, I’m tired, a bit impatient, knee jerk reactor (working on that one), but I love what I do now and enjoying my life. Whew, when will we stop the madness?

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