“Though a photo might appear simpler to create than a long narrative blog post, complex preparations go into packaging a kid’s life for Instagram. … ‘With the rise of the influencer industry en masse, instead of the stories of children going through the process of trying out the products with their moms, they have been reduced to props.'” The Atlantic: How Parents of Child Influencers Package Their Kids’ Lives for Instagram. (I’ve packaged them and packaged them, but my kids still seem more suited for Twitter.)

+ The Atlantic: It Isn’t the Kids. It’s the Cost of Raising Them. (Counterpoint: It’s the kids.)