Post # 1
Could someone tell me if, as a mom. you’ve left social media or taken a break because you were frustrated with other posts?
Do you ever feel the pressure to be a perfect mom on FB or Instagram? Do you feel that other moms overdo it?
ANy good stories?
Post # 2
No I don’t feel pressure to be perfect or phony on social media. I do think others might but it doesn’t bother me. Whatever helps someone get through the day I guess. I really only use it to easily share pics and baby updates to my close family and friends who live far away. if someone repeatedly annoys me on fb I just block their posts or unfriend them.
Post # 3
No not at all, I am who I am and social media/pinterest doesn’t bother me at all. I really don’t give a flying fig what others think of me or how I am as a parent. (I am also of an older age to) so that comes into play also.
Post # 4
Doesn’t annoy me at all. Working fulltime, pregnant with #2 and with DD almost 2, Im not really a big poster anymore because I just don’t have the time. And i honestly dont have much time to compare myself. But i love getting advice from othet moms! And i always remember that those “perfect” moms only ever post what they want us to see.
Post # 5
MrsOnorato2b: I’m only on Instagram and I never really need a break. I love love love seeing the babies of friends and family and I follow a lot of mom’s from the What To Expect board that I belong to. In terms of making me feel like I have to be a perfect mom? Not at all. I pressure myself enough and my son is so happy, no one can tell me different. The only thing that I think is inappropriate about social media and parenting are those videos of children on the potty that so obviously don’t want to be filmed! Those always hurt me a little bit because I feel like they truly feel violated and I don’t find the humor in it.
Post # 6
MrsOnorato2b: my friend and I have a saying called “peeling back the layers of the Facebook onion.” So many people use social media to project what they want people to see about their lives, but in reality it’s not all sunshine and roses. I am “over” certain things about social media but I don’t let it get to me, because I know everyone else has bad days, problems, etc.
Post # 7
I’m over social media in general. When My Space and Face Book were first becoming popular, it seemed like a fun thing that was a good way to keep in touch with people. Now, it seems like it has snow balled into this monster that brings out the worst in people. It is just so fake. It has become the edited, idealized version of life. Not to mention how companies try get free advertising from users. So annoying! I see more people bitching about how social media has complicated their lives as opposed to enriching them.
Post # 8
As a new mom I love Facebook. I belong to three private mom groups and they are so helpful! Even if I’m just having a rough day and need someone to tell me I’m doing a great job.
I leaned to a long time ago not to compare my kiddo to my friends- I know how much tougher she is. And I barely ever post on my own page .
Post # 9
I’m not a mom yet… Lol… But I do plan once I have a baby, I don’t plan on being on social media too much. Only because its a distraction (to me) & I want to be able to spend real QT with my baby instead of posting so many pics.
Post # 10
MissTatas: This is good to know. I would rather be on “private” mode and be able to post and share ideas with other moms, instead of posting to the world about the babe. Social media seems to be a place of oversharing of very personal/private information. I try not to be too judgemental but there are certain things I have seen posted that I know I will never post. I think a private group would be more honest (not too much sugar coating) about what it is really like to be a new mom and it would be more helpful.
Post # 11
its actually a lot easier for me. Just because you are on fb doesn’t mean you have to have anyone who friend requests you on your page. I keep my page very private and only have my close family and friends. By doing this I can share photos of my kids and updates and the family wont continuously ask how they are doing, how school was etc. I’m an introvert, I like privacy and I like not being continuously asked the same thing so when the baby has a checkup, fb status “LO is –lbs, — inches, on track and the doctors put her on a veggie diet”
vam, everyone knows and wont ask me every time I see them. Its really annoying being asked the same questions over and over
Post # 12
Over it? I am not even on it. No facebook, no twitter, none, nada, zilch.