. Be an (accidental) oversharer?
Your mate’s baby is cute, but do we need to see 10,000 photos every day?
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.