From community forums to your local Facebook moms group, sometimes what goes on online is, well...
5 Thoughts We've Had While Reading Parenting Message Boards
1. Where's spell check when you need it?
“Why can’t anybody spell on any of these things? It seems like nobody can spell to save their lives.” – Ayn-Monique Klahre
2. Hello, judginess.
“When I read parenting message boards, I tend to think two things: People sound really judge-y, or really sure of what they’re talking about. And I don’t know that I ever feel that sure.” – Erika Janes
“I wonder if these people are as judgmental in real life or if this is just an online thing?” – Julia Edelstein
3. And...there's the one-upmanship.
“It’s funny to me that some people post all the time and some people just post the really big news. You see a ballet class picture and somebody is like, yeah my daughter just got accepted to American Ballet Theatre. Like, where have you been on Facebook all this time?” – Jessica Hartshorn
4. Step away from the computer. Step sloowwly away from the computer.
“I ran into a local mom in the neighborhood and because I’m pregnant, I’m trying to make mom friends and I said to her, well I’ll see you on the local Facebook group, right? And she was like *shakes head* mmm. She was like, I already got rid of that one. You wanna run away from that facebook group. So I'm prepared for some interesting characters on those Facebook groups.” – Julia Dennison
5. These people are scaring me.
“People were saying, 'Oh it's time to start drinking wine, 4 o’clock...' This dependence on this glass of wine at 4 o'clock to get through and I'm not a huge drinker, so I thought, how bad is this gonna be?” – Liz Krieger