Are You an Online Oversharing Mom?

mom taking a selfie with her and her two kids

As a mom, there are things that I sometimes think people need to know about to get through their day. They just couldn’t survive without knowing how little my daughters sleep, their eating habits, their milestones, etc., right? Hmmm…

When it comes to kids, you can’t forget the down and dirty details about their poop, nose picking, and all those other extremely attractive things that some people may find gross. I am happy to admit, I don’t share those, as tempting or hilarious I may think they are at times. But there are a lot of parents who do ramble on about these types of stories. That has at least one woman out there, saying TMI, among other things.

She has made a business out of highlighting the details of parenthood she thinks the world really doesn’t need to know. She’s not only poking fun at them, but is also telling us parents to “STFU.”  She’s stirring up a lot of buzz, and some criticism as well, mainly because she doesn’t have kids. Her hugely successful blog and now book, though, are clearly striking a chord.

STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare

I think you can be guilty of online oversharing whether or not you have kids. I know a lot of people out there who like to share awkward and embarrassing stories of breakups and other moments that should really remain personal. So, I don’t think it’s fair to come down just on parents. Truthfully, there are times I’d rather read about a gross booger eating story!

With that said, I do think that social media has given us a license to let people know every little detail about our lives. I’m sure there are some people out there who really want to know what you eat for dinner every night and what songs you’re listening to while you’re supposed to be working. For the rest of us, we always have to option to keep on scrolling!