As I have worked to cut back, down size, minimize in all areas of my life, there’s still been this thing nagging me with Facebook.

I like Facebook…I like how I can keep in touch with friends and family at a distance. I love seeing the pictures and quick status updates of their life and it is fun for them to see what we are up to, too.

And for a long time I wished that I could somehow go back in time and contain it to just our close friends and family…as much as I love my old college roommates, high school friends and random acquaintances from a few years ago, there are things that I don’t feel a need to share with them…in fact, most things I don’t feel a need to share with them anymore.

(I know you can create circles on Facebook, but that is time-consuming– and you still have the clutter of ads, promoted posts and personal messages.)

And then we found Path.

This. is. so. cool! (and free!)

Path is Facebook less every feature we middle-ish aged moms never use anyway. It is a simple way to follow those closest to you.

(This isn't sponsored! I LOVE how Path has allowed me to keep in touch with my family, without all of the ads, games, and extra friends on Facebook! :)

No ads. No games. No events. No status updates from people you only kind of know.

But, it still has the things we like about Facebook: Timeline, profile pic and cover photo, you can share pictures, status updates, videos (and a few more that I don’t use).

Plus, you can like people’s posts and pics with a smile face, laughing face, frown face or heart…that is way better than just a standard “like” on Facebook:

(This isn't sponsored! I LOVE how Path has allowed me to keep in touch with my family, without all of the ads, games, and extra friends on Facebook! :)

See the hearts and smiley face under the picture of my sister-in-law’s new kitchen?

And, like I mentioned, you still have a “profile page” with your profile picture, cover photo and all of your posts:

(This isn't sponsored! I LOVE how Path has allowed me to keep in touch with my family, without all of the ads, games, and extra friends on Facebook! :)

But BY FAR, my favorite feature is that you can limit it to your closest friends and family. I have nine people that I am friends with. Nine.

That’s it! I follow my husband’s family, his three sisters and spouses and dad because they live at a distance and it is the perfect way for us to keep in touch.

(This isn't sponsored! I LOVE how Path has allowed me to keep in touch with my family, without all of the ads, games, and extra friends on Facebook! :)

And unlike Facebook, I love that we see every post that each other posts. We can comment freely knowing that is staying between family and we can share things (like struggles and prayer requests) that we wouldn’t share on Facebook.

And, it has cut down the amount of time I spend on Facebook, which I like :)

Plus, it is only available on your phone or iPad, so it is more about sharing moments as opposed to albums and albums of photos…but again, I like that!

And I just realized that this may sound like a sponsored post, but it’s not, I really appreciate Path and how it has helped our family keep in touch at a distance and wanted to share about it :)

Have you heard of Path before? Have you used it? Intrigued? Let us know below!

 

Dawn

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And if you are on Pinterest, here is a graphic for that:

(This isn't sponsored! I LOVE how Path has allowed me to keep in touch with my family, without all of the ads, games, and extra friends on Facebook! :)

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