Motherhood is a very important part of me and it is something I am very proud of. I love being a mom. I love taking care of my little boy and sometimes, I am overeager to share his milestones with people, especially on Social media where my distant family members who regularly don't get to see him can read funny stories and see family photos.
An article popped up on my Facebook newsfeed today that made me re-think about what I post online, especially with blog posts. You see, a mother wrote a pretty controversial blog post about her son hitting puberty and later regretted it. This got me thinking. How would my own kid feel about the numerous blog posts I have written about him? Granted, I would never go so far as to write about personal, intimate details about him but how would he feel if he saw his pictures online and didn't want them there? How would he feel about the posts I wrote about him? Would he be happy that I wrote about his personal experiences?
This is not the first article where people have mentioned the oversharing on social media. In fact, there is an entire site dedicated towards parents over sharing details about their kids. It is quite entertaining. http://www.stfuparentsblog.com
While I like to think I do not go to extremes as most people do, I think I am going to seriously reconsider what I am going to share online from now on.
What are your thoughts regarding this?