A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Are your kids on Instagram?

Hiya! I’m In The Powder Room today sharing the six REALLY BIG reasons why my ten-year-old daughter doesn’t have an Instagram account. It’s a PSA with humor and heart. My gift to you.

Instagram is no place for kids by The Bearded Iris In The Powder Room


Listen, y’all, I lurve Instagram. It’s one of my favorite ways to connect with friends. If you are on Instagram, let’s hang! I post pictures of everything from my prized Hosta collection to the sparkling inside rim of my freshly scrubbed toilet seats. Yes, I’m THAT fascinating.

But I’ve been using this app long enough to have found some pretty skeevy things about it that all parents really should consider before allowing their children to Amaro their American Girl Dolls or Hefe their hopscotch games. Which is exactly what kids this age should be doing instead of gazing at naked men or horrifyingly violent comments.

Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.

With care and concern, and a big vat of eye bleach,


  1. hollow tree ventures

    I must not spend enough time on Instagram, because apparently I wasn’t following you yet (?!?) and because OHMYGAWD I had no idea that stuff was on there – thank you (and also no thank you) for the eye opener!

    • The Bearded Iris

      Well I’m glad you’re following me now, Robyn! And I’ll follow you right back. Stick around, I know where all the good smut is.

  2. L. Hewitt

    You’re gonna need to do an instagram tutorial. Yep.

    • The Bearded Iris

      Oooh, that’s a great idea Lisa! Thanks!

  3. WahmCat

    You are hilarious! I’m so glad I found you! lol

© 2022 The Bearded Iris

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑