Topic: Facebook

STFU Parents: When Moms Lose Their Identity On Facebook

STFU Parents: When Moms Lose Their Identity On Facebook

While these posts are funny, they often seem to translate to, “I’m a MOM now, so don’t ask me to “go out for drinks” unless they come in a sippy cup! And no, I won’t attend events that require attire other than yoga pants, and I won’t apologize for not caring about your meaningless life when I’ve got my awesome kid on my mind, because guess what? He’s more interesting than your marathon training or political views or whatever it is you want to chat about.” More »

Social Media Continues to Stress Out Kids And Destroy Childhoods

Social Media Continues to Stress Out Kids And Destroy Childhoods

Hey, here’s a new concern about kids and technology that I’ve never thought about before but should have! Turns out there is a real relationship between self-esteem and the Like button. I’ve been so worried about my kids not hooking up with pedophiles that I haven’t even thought about what social media will mean to their feelings about themselves. The number of “Likes” they get or “Friends” they have is a numerical, measurable way to assess their popularity and worth. Huzzah, the internet!
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Facebook And Apple Will Now Pay For You To Freeze Your Eggs, Score One For Our Ovaries

Facebook And Apple Will Now Pay For You To Freeze Your Eggs, Score One For Our Ovaries

For women with demanding careers, deciding when to have children can be complicated. Like it or not, when women have children it nearly always means taking time (sometimes a significant amount of time) away from their careers. For young women who are devoted to their jobs, it can feel like they are making a choice between having children and having a career, instead of having children in addition to their career. But with some new health benefits, Facebook and Apple are buying their employees some time and getting a strong high-five from me. More »

Stop Trying To Romanticize Breastfeeding

Stop Trying To Romanticize Breastfeeding

Pictures of mothers breastfeeding infants are considered distasteful by some. Photos of older children being breastfed cause even more controversy. But before photographers and moms get their nursing bras in a twist over backlash, maybe they should consider that it’s the message behind the image that’s the problem, not the depiction itself. More »

Teacher Exposes Facebook Dangers By Being A Creepy Troll And Showing Student’s Bikini Pic At Assembly

Teacher Exposes Facebook Dangers By Being A Creepy Troll And Showing Student's Bikini Pic At Assembly

Teachers at an English school gave an assembly on the dangers of social media, which I’m sure everyone would agree is a great idea. What is not a great idea, is taking a picture of a 15-year-old student in a bikini from her private Facebook page and posting it as an example of the dangers of social media and sharing in front of all of her peers. What were these teachers thinking? More »

STFU Parents: Mommyjacking With Too Much Unnecessary Information

STFU Parents: Mommyjacking With Too Much Unnecessary Information

It occurred to me the other day that I haven’t posted a single mommyjacking column this entire year, which is downright shameful. While we’ve previously seen our fair share of parental hijacking in columns about know-it-alls, milestones, one-uppers, non-sequiturs, birthdays, holidays, people who are childfree, and, of course, the difficulties of work when you’re a mom, there are always new mommyjacking themes emerging in my files. More »