Do You Overshare About Your Pregnancy/ Children on Facebook?

The New York Post has a story up today about parents (OK, moms) who overshare on Facebook. It contains such amusing terms as Facebook Craziness Disorder and Facebook Mommy Mania.

Among the offenders:

–posting photos of your just just-born baby (AKA, not yet cleaned up)

–using your baby’s photo as your own Facebook photo, and

–“mommy jacking,” a term coined by a 28-year-old freelance writer who runs the admittedly funny blog STFU, Parents (I’m guessing you can figure out what that means).

So what is “mommy jacking”? It’s when a parent hijacks a post totally unrelated to parenting and … talks about parenting. So, say somebody posts something about Japan, the next comment might bring the situation back to the chaos in her own child-centered home, according to the STFU blogger.

I have to admit, I post a fair amount of (obviously cute) photos of my son on Facebook, and I occasionally link to funny videos (like this one of my son vacuuming–it’s his new obsession), but I have drawn the line at Facebook photo. Before I had a kid I resolved to ever have my own face up there … mostly because I find it odd when a person posts something obviously not child-friendly “Can’t believe I’m still hungover from last night,” for instance, next to the Facebook photo of their child smiling with jelly smeared all over his face.

What about you? Where do you draw the line on Facebook or other social networking sites?

Photo via Life 123.

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