Saturday, January 22, 2011

I'm addicted to...

facebook... seriously I think it is the best thing to ever happen to moms, people that live far from friends and loved ones, grandparents... My husband has a problem with my facebook addiction... or at least my addiction to being on the computer and 90% of that time is on facebook. Where else can you post a question about dry baby skin and within minutes (sometimes seconds) have 10 answers of what lotion to use (7 of which were all the same... how come 7 of my friends knew to use Eucerin and I didn't?)... Just over a week ago I posed a question about pants with pull tabs for my skinny minnie. She has a 12 mo. waist but is growing out of her 18 mo. length jeans. By the end of the night I had 20 comments. Many suggested OshKosh at Target. I went last week (in between the flu and strep throat) and found them on clearance for 3.24 a pair! Jeans for 3.24!!! I bought 2 of her current size and one of every other size up through 5T! For 3.24 a pair I couldn't pass it up! Even though the pull tabs didn't start until 2T, the 18 mon. ones fit perfectly! Even in the waist!!! Score!!! If it hadn't been for Facebook I wouldn't have even thought to try there! Where else but facebook can you put out a request for prayers and end up with people all over the country praying for you, a friend, or a family member? It really is amazing.
I am able to watch my friends children grow up across the country... I am able to share Bear's newest accomplishments with family in Florida... See a friends new baby's pictures within minutes of being born (ok that was me posting pictures 10 min. after delivery).
Another nice development has been with people I was never close to but accepted or extended a friend request from/to just because we went to high school together. Some of these ladies have become some of my best "mom" friends... They pray for me, they give me advice on everything from rashes to potty training, they encourage me to meet my goals, and reassure me when I feel like a bad mom. I am so grateful for a second chance to be friends with these people that I passed in the halls so many years ago!
I can't imagine what being a mom before facebook was like. What would I have done all those sleepless nights I was on bedrest? What would I have done without the wonderful advice about formulas, diaper rash creams, recipes, skinny jeans, hair bow making instructions, etc...? Thank you all my friends... facebook or not... that make being a mom a little bit easier...


  1. EVERYTHING you just said. :) I'm so glad it's allowed us to keep in contact between our phone calls!

  2. I'm with you Ann. Recently I've been trying to break my addiction, but you are so right about having FB as a tool in motherhood. I always wonder how differently my experience with Sarah would have been if I had been able to connect with other Moms. I also love keeping up with family that are scattered all around. I was never close to my Dad's side of the family and now b/c of FB I feel like we are a part of each other's lives.

    Love ya and hope you and your sweet girl are feeling better!