I’ve bagged on ‘Pinterest culture’ before, because it’s an easy target. Blah blah, image-obsessed moms, I’m not like those moms, you know the drill. Put other people down to make yourself feel better; make light of laughable symptoms of a larger problem because it’s easy. But I’ve been thinking about it, and here’s what I have to say.

(Is our generation really doing worse than our parents? I’m a lowly mook, not a sociologist, so I’ll let Google answer that one.)

So, yeah. I think it’s understandable to want to make things pretty because it makes you feel like you’re ‘making it’ as a parent, when probably things are really hard. And all the camps that spring up in the sharing of these ideas? Well, it’s easier to draw battle lines, because that means there’s a chance you might be on the winning side. And the fact that things are hard for so many parents is probably endemic of the larger, generational hardship many of us share.