You log into Facebook just to check what friends and family are up to and if they’ve posted any new photos. It doesn’t take long before an hour or more has passed where you are clicking on photos and articles, liking posts, and commenting. How many times in a day or week do you find yourself scrolling through other people’s posts and checking pages of people you don’t even … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons To Spend Less Time On Facebook
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As a child, I remember hearing the ominous male voice on the TV commercial asking parents: It's 10 PM. Do you know where your children are? These days, it’s a little easier to track our kids whereabouts with the help of smart phones and GPS. What we parents don’t always know, however, is where our kids our “hanging out” online. I’ll be the first to admit that I can’t keep … [Read more...] about Forget Facebook: The Sexting Apps Parents Need To Know
So you're a new mom, and of course you want to share every adorable baby photo and every precious anecdote about your little bundle of joy with all of your friends. But wait! Before you hit Facebook, there are a few simple rules that every parent should follow. Seriously, it will make the virtual world a much better place for the rest of us. Here are five common new mom … [Read more...] about 5 New Mom Facebook Fails
I recently deactivated my Facebook account, and I already feel my inner spirits rising anew, unencumbered by the “pokes” and “likes” of my 600+ social media “friends.” I created my Facebook page a few years back for professional reasons. As a business tool, it worked well. It helped create an online community for people to discuss the subject of my book, TORN: motherhood and … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Making You Depressed?
There seems to be a Facebook group for everyone about everything. I belong to several local mom Facebook groups, a school moms group and a few others based on my interests. For the most part, these groups are a fabulous resource - somewhere to go to get information from like-minded people, share stories and even get support.Recently, there have been a few incidents in my … [Read more...] about When Facebook “Support” Groups Do The Opposite…