5 Things a Parent Should Never Post on Facebook

Your toddler pooped on the potty? TMI!
Your toddler pooped on the potty? TMI!

I mostly use Facebook as a way to reconnect with old friends and keep in touch with new ones. But, as a mom, I occasionally post status updates about my kids. I've shared photos of my daughters on vacation and on their first day of school. In general, though, I refrain from hogging the newsfeed with updates about my kids. While I enjoy seeing pictures of my friends' kids and hearing what they're up to, I don't need to hear what they're doing every single minute of the day. In fact, I can't stand when moms only post updates about their kids and tell us way more information than we need to know. Here are 5 things a parents should never post on Facebook.



Laundry Updates
Laundry Updates

1. Laundry Updates
Hearing about your spin cycle is about as interesting as Farmville alerting us that you've planted 10 new crops of tomatoes. If you've spent all day during laundry, we're impressed (and sympathetic!), but we don't want to read about it. (Except for the day you accidentally turn all your clothes pink or fill the basement with soap suds - now THAT'S a story we want to hear.)



Diaper Blow-Outs
Diaper Blow-Outs

2. Diaper Blow-Outs They're explosive and stinky - and nobody likes dealing with them. You can understand that we don't want to read about them, can't you? And we definitely don't want to see photos of them - although this is one case where we're glad Facebook isn't equipped with a Scratch 'n Sniff option.







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Snotty Noses
Snotty Noses

3. Snotty Noses You wouldn't save your kids' dirty tissues (uh, right?), so why post them on Facebook? It's okay to let us know that your kids are sick (of course, we care!), but don't feel the need to tell us the gruesome snotty, barfy details. Please keep those to yourself ... or at least call us on the phone!











Potty Training
Potty Training

4. Potty Training Hooray! I'm so excited for you that little Johnny is finally learning to poop on the potty. But please, don't tell us every time he goes #1 or #2.












Related: Why my one-year-old has a Facebook account


What You're Eating (Or Not)
What You're Eating (Or Not)

5. What You're Eating (Or Not) You're on a new diet. You're off your new diet. You're snacking on Doritos. Whether you're a mom or not, nobody needs to know your caloric intake or how much you exercised this morning. (Plus, it's making snacking on these Girl Scout cookies that much harder!)





- By Paula Bernstein
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