. Be an (ac­ci­den­tal) over­sharer?

Your mate’s baby is cute, but do we need to see 10,000 photos ev­ery day?

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one In­sta­gram live, five snapchats and 30 photos later, it’s of­fi­cial: your friend – who al­ways vowed never to be­come ‘one of those par­ents’ – has suc­cumbed to shar­ent­ing, the (some­times full-on) ten­dency of mod­ern-day par­ents to share ev­ery­thing from tears to tantrums. You know her baby’s rou­tine in­side out; how many times she wakes in the night and the fact she’s cur­rently teething. You were even there – be­hind your screen, that is – when she took her first steps. ‘I share all par­ent­ing ex­pe­ri­ences – the good, bad and re­ally ugly,’ says anna White­house, blog­ger and founder of @moth­er_pukka. But while it’s some­times an­noy­ing when a mate ‘over­shares’ on so­cial, should we judge? af­ter all, as Face­book re­minds us ev­ery sin­gle day, more and more of our mil­len­nial school­friends are get­ting preg­nant – isn’t it a given that our tech-ob­sessed selves will spill into how we par­ent? If we’re bragging on­line about pro­mo­tions, the out­fit we ‘knocked up’ and the three­course din­ner we pre­pared, chances are we’re gonna post about that hu­man we cre­ated. We’re on the fence with this one. Plus, @moth­er_ pukka’s daugh­ter is to­tal style in­spo.


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