Survey Shows Many Moms Suffer From “Pinterest Stress”

By: Laura Meyers

A new survey polled bored moms, and it shows that 42 percent of them suffer from “Pinterest stress,” the inability to successfully recreate the strawberry shortcake greek yogurt popsicles and homemade quilted Christmas ornaments that were pinned to their “Crafty as Hell” Pinterest boards.

Symptoms of the terrifying neuroses include “staying up until 3 a.m. clicking through photos of exquisite hand-made birthday party favors even though you’ll end up buying yours at the dollar store, or sobbing quietly into a burnt mess of expensive ingredients that were supposed to be adorable bunny cookies for the school bake sale,” according to NBC News TODAY.

One butthurt mama weighed in on the issue.

“It tricks you into thinking that everyone is baking their own bread,” said Jenna Andersen, a 28-year-old Californian mom of two, photographer and blogger behind the site Pinterest Fail, which chronicles Pinterest-inspired crafts and recipes gone terribly wrong.

“Pinterest is largely a site of unrealized dreams. We have a hard time enjoying our own experiences because we feel it’s not worthy of this invisible judge,” Andersen said. “It’s so easy to get depressed. You start to feel like your entire life has to be like a magazine all the time.”

Pinterest makes you depressed? Now that’s something to be depressed about.

So what if you’ve got a fake life and dreams filling your Pinterest boards? Goals are good. Unless you can’t bake basic chocolate chip cookies, then you should probably take a walk out of the kitchen and get an office job… failure.

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