One mom's Facebook post, objecting to the Pintrest era creating unnecessary mommy-guilt, has gone viral - shared more than 18 thousand times.
Sarah Besche who, according to her profile, is from Miami, doesn't mince words saying she's "afraid that the Pinterest era is turning us into wanna be Stepford freaks." She gives one example of a friend who, in the midst of launching a new business, "feels 'guilty' that she had to buy cookies at the store instead of hand making them for her son's school Christmas party."
The post goes on to say that "it's not the size or "pinterest-worthiness" of their first birthday cake. It's the amount of unconditional love and affection we give to our children..."
The mom starts her passionate comments with the disclaimer that she "may lose some friends over this post." Ironic, because at last count, the entry had garnered more than a quarter of a million "likes" on the social media site.
As the message for moms makes its way across the country, we met up with one mommy blogger to get her opinion on the post.
"It resonates with moms everywhere... I think we can all read that and go okay it's not just me that feels like they are so overwhelmed trying to make the perfect Christmas and the perfect family," said Kelly Stamps.
Stamps is a wife, mother of two and an avid blogger.
"I just get on there and think okay, I am not that great of a mother.
She knows time spent online can leave moms feeling stressed over trying to create a "Pinterest-perfect" life.
"Use it as a tool that will help you, but not steal your joy and make you feel bad... I think you just have to draw boundaries of I'm a good mother, and this is what works for our family, and maybe I do send lunchables for lunch but my kids are happy and they're healthy.
So next time you are feeling overwhelmed on the world wide web, remember, an imperfect life can be perfect.
"Facebook, blogs, all of that, it's not just Pinterest, everything can start to make you compare and I think that's not what you should do. You should just do what you are best at, and what you are good at and what makes your family happy."