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While it may be easier to hide—or even delete—that annoying Facebook friend who overshares every milestone in life, a group of Australian women went full "Mean Girls" recently when they wrote an anonymous letter to a new mom telling her to stop posting so much about her bundle of joy, as reported in Daily Mail.
Jade Ruthven, 33, from Perth, received an angry, anonymous letter about her oversharing habits on Facebook.
"I was actually excited when I checked the mail and saw a handwritten envelope, thinking it was an invite," Ruthven told Daily Mail Australia. "Never in my wildest dreams did I expect what was in it!"
The letter contained a litany of insults about Ruthven's penchant for letting her Facebook friends know the everyday details of life with her new baby girl, Addison.
"At first I was in shock and thought this letter must be a joke. I read it and re-read it about four times," Ruthven said. "I was shaking with anger and shock to think a so-called friend of mine could be so heartless and gutless to not even sign their name."
So what did the letter say? Here are a few choice excerpts:
- "She crawls off the mat — we DON'T care!!!!! She's 6 months old — BIG DEAL!!!" - "Stop and think — if every mother posted all that crap about their kid, I'm sure you'd get over it pretty quickly." - "We can't wait for you to get back to work — maybe you won't have time to be on Facebook quite so much."
While everyone has that Facebook pal who loves to document even the tiniest minutiae of life, few would take the time to actually mail a letter letting someone know that they've had enough of his or her social-media sharing. But Ruthven is stumped as to who sent the mean note. Yet she remains absolute in her determination to keep on Facebooking.
"No way did I feel self-conscious or consider changing my online activity," Ruthven said. "That's how I think this person/people can't be that close to me ... If they were they would know I would never take this lying down, start crying in the corner and then take myself off Facebook."
Do you have friends who overshare on Facebook? Would you ever tell them? Let us know in the comments.