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Parents Over-Share Online Because They’re Lonely

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We’re always hardest on people who give into our own worst impulses, and I see my own shadow in those parents. I’m an over-sharer too.

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This Dad And His Baby Have Won Our Hearts

image credit: Sholom Ber Solomon via Instagram

Parents this awesome just remind me how I don't even have a baby book for 4 out of 5 of my children.

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This Baby Will Make You Forget About All The Yuck In The World (At Least For A Little While) 

Baby Joey as Barb! (all photos: Instagram @lauraiz)

Each and every day this month, I have been looking for brief escapes from the hell that is

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My Friend's Instagram Post About Her Miscarriage Changed How I See Social Media

Social media notoriously gives its users the opportunity to present their lives as perfect and conflict-free. Image: Thinkstock.

I scrolled through my Instagram feed to catch a photo of a friend’s first tattoo. It was an abstract design that paid homage to her wedding venue, a distinctive historic site in her home state. The tattoo seemed sweet at first, but then I read the photo caption. My friend had gotten inked to honor the child she lost in miscarriage.

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An Imagined Conversation With Instagram

Instagram: IT’S NATIONAL DONUT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Image: Joni Edelman.

Instagram: Don’t eat it though, just hold it. With a stiff, outstretched arm in front of a whimsical mural on a decaying brick wall.

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Why I'm Not Impressed By Your Perfect Instagram Feed

Not impressed. Image: Pixabay.

[CN: mention of suicide] It’s not all real. We don’t live curated lives that are built around purposeful omissions of reality...

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The Dark Side Of Instagram: Bonded In Blood And Hashtags

Bonded in blood and hashtags.

There are thousands of photos, on Instagram alone, of bleeding wrists, razor blades, scars, and quotes about death. The captions read: “beautiful,” “the blade’s my best friend,” and “please don’t report me, I am such a failure.”

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Happy Friday! Check Out This Awesome Feminist Instagram Account

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Everything About Postpartum Bodies Is Different (And That's OK)

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Spoiler alert: they look like bodies that have been recently been filled with a quart of amniotic fluid, two pounds of placenta plus a kid. This is not a bad thing.

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Inside The Strange Epidemic Of Instagram Identity Theft

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My daughter just had 75 of her Instagram yoga images pilfered. What is going on? And what can we do about it?

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