Writer, author, and mom of three Sara Peterson has been down all the instagram wormholes and has lived to tell about it. On this episode, your host Alexis , and Sara have a super candid conversation on the ways in which performative motherhood and momfluencers are wearing us all down. Sara shares with us what it means to be a "hot mom", why prescriptive parenting doesn't work, the new mom haircut, and we also discuss . . . haunted Mormons (IYKYK). Sara's book, MOMFLUENCED, will be out this spring. We go deep into momfluencer culture in this episode, so here are a few articles to provide "supplemental reading":
Articles by Sara:
Momfluencer Culture Enrages Me: Why Can't I Look Away?Why I want to quit social mediaApparently makeup for children is just as much a thing as skincare for childrenWhy I’m struggling to explain my beauty routine to my 4-year-old daughterAlso discussed in the episode:
Mormon influencer exposes ‘soft swinging’ secrets on TikTok: ‘Everyone hooked up’Subscribe to Sara's Substack, "In Pursuit of Clean Countertops", here.
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