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Lauren Conrad on Mommy-Shaming and Why She Doesn’t Instagram Her Son

(Last Updated On: December 14, 2017)

At 31 years outdated, Lauren Conrad doesn’t think about herself a millennial. “I feel like I’m right at the breaking point,” she says. It’s an age the place she has an Instagram, however doesn’t use it religiously.

Conrad, greatest identified for her time on MTV’s actuality exhibits, “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills,” has a conflicted relationship with social media. After spending almost 9 years on actuality tv, the place each breakup, make-up, and teary mascara combat was broadcast to the world (whether or not she wished to or not), Conrad lastly looks like she’s within the driver’s seat.

Lauren Conrad

Photo: Sara Jaye Weiss/Kellogg’s

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“I’ve spent so many years on reality television where I had to share as much of my life as they wanted, so now, I feel like I’m able to keep things more private,” she says on the grand opening of Kellogg’s cereal café at New York City’s Union Square. (Her favourite cereal rising up was Rice Krispies.)

I’ve spent so a few years on actuality tv, so now, I really feel like I’m in a position to hold issues extra personal.

Conrad’s previous is probably going why she’s cautious with what she shares on-line and curates her social media to solely issues she’s “comfortable with.”

To be capable to get pleasure from moments with myself and not have to broadcast them is so particular to me,” Conrad says. “I do share little things, but I’m definitely not an over-sharer. I only share what I’m comfortable with. I feel like you don’t need to put everything out there.”

It’s a disgrace that girls aren’t extra supportive of one another.

Conrad’s warning towards social media can also be possible why you’ll be hard-pressed to search out many footage of her 5-month-old son, Liam, whom she shares along with her husband, William Tell, on her Instagram. After seeing different well-known mothers mommy-shamed on social media, Conrad “purposefully” saved images of her son off Instagram to keep away from being scrutinized.

“I haven’t [experienced mommy-shaming], but I have purposefully not posted a lot about my child,” she says. “Only because, especially as a first-time mom, there’s already so much pressure on you. I don’t feel like putting any more. It’s hard. It’s one of the hardest times in your life and it’s a shame that women aren’t more supportive of each other.”

Lauren Conrad

Photo: Sara Jaye Weiss/ Kellogg’s

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Though Conrad admits she hasn’t “really thought about” whether or not she would endorse actuality tv for her son’s future, she has put some thought into if she would permit him to look at her on “The Hills.” “I don’t think I would necessarily sit him down and show him clips,” she says. “But I think you can’t control what your kids want to watch alone.”

As a first-time mother, there’s already a lot stress on you. I don’t really feel like placing any extra.

But first, Conrad assures, there are a number of steps earlier than she must cross that bridge. “Right now, we’re just really focused on him being tiny and cute and learning how to smile,” she says. “We haven’t gotten that far.”

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