OMG! None of the Other Moms are on Facebook!


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Teens always think their moms are uncool. It's one of the laws of nature as children grow up and get their own lives. My teen daughter thought I was the best mom ever until she hit 13. Overnight, I became a really bad mother.

My latest bad mom moment (#842) is because of Facebook.

My teen daughter is mortified because I am the only mom on earth using according to my teen and her friends. My teen quit using Facebook because:

Like, it was so awful having my mom on Facebook. None of the OTHER moms are on Facebook. You know?

I only wish I could show you Grace's eye-rolling as she informs me about my Facebook is priceless!  I do sympathize with my daughter, I really do. I realize I'm not exactly the June Cleaver or Carol Brady type of mother! My personal blog and my book are about parenting humor. I keep my girls privacy and their lives in mind in all the writing I do.

As if things couldn't get any worse, my daughter's friends are afraid I might actually friend them on Facebook! As geeky as I am, I know that a mom friend-ing a teen would be the kiss of death!

However, I do remind the girls that all information and pictures they put into a Facebook profile is a public record, forever and ever. My motherly nagging to my daughter's friends only adds more fuel to the bad mother fire!

I know even Heidi Klum and Seal will be lame to their kids someday.  But try telling that to a teen.

Am I the only mother on Earth using Facebook? Please tell me that my daughter and her friends are wrong. Have you had a bad mom moment because of Facebook or another online community?

Any and all advice is welcomed by me, the worst mother in the world.

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Janae... JanaeKrell

I am on Facebook, my kids are too young for now.  The 9 year old desperately wants it as my niece is 14 and has one.  My sister is on Facebook as well and has her daughter on her friends list as well as her daughters friends and their parents.  Seems to work out well for them.

Lumin... LuminousMom

LOL I am in my 20's and my mom is SHHH (almost) 50, and she has a facebook.. and a myspace. The ONLY reason she has them? She stalks us!! lol.

Reada... ReadableFeast

My babysitter is on Facebook as is her younger since. Since I'm friends with their mom, I always message them to go clean their rooms or do homework if I see that they're on line.

Facebook - just another way to nag your kids.

Cafe... Cafe MichelleL

OMG! That's awesome! Stalking and Nagging! I do both of those so well.

Cafe... Cafe Sheri

Love the Facebook, but my boys are too young still. So I got there first. Last one in is a rotten egg!

choconip choconip

i've heard that teen girls are OFF THE HOOK.. this would break my heart. i hope that you regain "cool" status w/  her so she can stop the eye rollin'.. :(

momma... mommalady

I have a facebook page and you bet if my kids were old enough to have one I'd be one of their friends too. Here's one more mom that you can add to the list when you tell her there are other moms on there.

jolly... jollygreenelf

YOu rock as a mother. I have a facebook page. There are alot of mothers that have facebook pages. Of course my kids areen't teenagers yet...

Tanne... Tannershotmom

my mil has facebook and it's really annoying because she asked me questions about the things i say to my friends!!!

heydo... heydooney

I just joined yesterday. I friended my MIL :)

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