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Evidently ‘Pinterest Stress’ Is Now a Real Affliction

Evidently ‘Pinterest Stress’ Is Now a Real Affliction

According to a recent survey of more than 7,000 moms, almost half said they suffer from “Pinterest stress”, stemming from feelings of inadequacy about their own craftiness. The story from the Today Show has some pretty insightful quotes from moms, like Jenna Andersen (the woman behind the hilariously awesome blog Pinterest Fail): “Pinterest is largely a site of unrealized dreams.”

The survey found that 75 percent of moms say that the pressure they put on themselves—partly from browsing sites like Pinterest and comparing themselves to others—is actually worse than any judgment they get from peers. Parenting author and blogger Glennon Doyle Melton sums it up pretty well, “I don’t know of any study that ever said kids turn out better if they have rainbow colored birthday cakes. Why are we doing this to ourselves?” …

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