Friday, October 24, 2014

Millennial Moms And Social Media Accounts For Their Infants

OK~ Did you see the news story that shared 40% of millennial moms open social media accounts before their child's first birthday? Would someone enlighten me as to what the purpose of something like this is for? I'm all ears on this one.

Here's what I think that these moms think:

  • Facebook will always exists
  • Facebook photos will always be accessible
  • Their baby will not be abducted, as that happens to other people.

Seriously, why would someone do this? Facebook is a great social media tool, but it seriously needs to be used the proper way.

Stacey Honowitz, a supervisor in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit of the Florida State Attorney's Office and recently shared some great information in regards to photos and your kids. Before any picture is posted of a child, some thought needs to go into the photo. 

I love social media and I love sharing photos, but it is true that it is easy to share too often. I think the challenge is finding that fine line between sharing the fun and life experiences. All parents have the cutest kids on the planet, and that's just a fact of life! 

I know that actual baby books have evolved since 1991 and 1995, but there are some great online tools for baby books. Yes, our boys have actual books!

This is not a paid post and I am not working with Shutterfly, but I can tell you that Shutterfly does offer some great baby books. 

It is healthy to step away from social media now and then. The opportunity to create a baby book is the perfect opportunity for new moms to explore their creativity. So, if you are a millennial mom, does your child have a Facebook page? I'm still shaking my head on this one and probably will continue too. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. I think it is stupid. There I said it.
    If we of the age above the age of 20 think back, (and mst Moms are above 20) there was no facebook , and by the time their child gets to an age to use it or appreciate it goodness knows what facebook will be replaced by.
    As for the sharing......... I will say this- some folks need to get a grip and start priniting some pics out and share them the old fashioned way to people they actually know and trust. I aam seeing naked baby pics which is fine for a middle aged woman to see, but honest to goodness people dont know which freak is going to right click and save that picture to distribut it wherever they want,
    It isnt just happening on facebook but on twitter and now of course instagram. I am even going to go further and say to ll the bloggers oout there wanting follows / comments- be aware of what youre posting. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out likely where youre at, what your kids look like, their age and lets put it all together and the internet would make it easy to figure ut what school your kid likely attends.
    Lets get off this follow you wagon for the sake of numbers and take a step back please. I am ranting on this one, because while making a comment on an instagram account I saw a couple of pictures that were shall we say iffy- and they (blogs) are asking for followers blindly.
    Some of us are who you would expect- normal everyday folks you wouldnt bat an eye at if we saiid hello to your child, but not everyone is like this and some out there following you have 2,3,4 IDs and you dont know who they are from a whole in the ground.
    Sorry to vent on your post, but yeah this whole thing is silly and frankly it scares me.

    1. Go ahead and vent! I agree with you and it will be interesting to see where it all goes. I'm still struggling with this share everything and anything through social media, especially when it comes to our kids.

  2. and pardon my typing the page is somewhatt hard to see and my typing is horrid !


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