The 15 moms you find on Facebook

April 11, 2018

We all know, and maybe we even are them… and here are 10 typical moms you might find on Facebook. Disclaimer: this is not a judgement call, and being any of these moms is totally fine!

Which can you identify with, and what have I left out?

The mom who doesn’t mind that her child might read her posts one day

This mom posts pics of her baby’s leaked nappy, or her toddler having a tantrum, and isn’t worried about what people think, or that her child might see one day.


The proud mom

This mom shares her child’s fantastic report, sports achievements, and all the medals


The mom who turns to her Facebook friends before a doctor or Google

How does one start potty training? When should one start solids? What does a rash on a baby’s face mean? This mom prefers to ask her friends all the questions. Granted, they probably have experience in these things, but like with everything, she’s bound to get 15 different opinions. (If she knows what’s good for her, she won’t ask if she should have a natural or caesar birth, or vaccinate or not).


The motivational mom

This mom is your online cheerleader. She high-fives all your happy posts and achievements, and is always sharing feel-good quotes and videos.


The mom who isn’t afraid to be honest

She’s truthful about her marriage and motherhood, and tells it like it is. You’re a little shocked someone can lay it out like this, but you’re also a little relieved that someone is doing it, and not trying to paint the perfect picture.


The mom who shares all the Facebook memories of their kids

Those Facebook memories of your kids when they were babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers? This mom shares them all, usually with the words: “I miss this stage so much” or “I can’t believe she was this little”.


The crafty mom

This mom loves DIY projects and baker’s day, and is a natural at both. She shares her pictures, and you watch in awe while you buy your baker’s day treats from Woolies, or just dunk a Marie biscuit in icing.


The mom who can laugh at herself

Flopped a cake? Sent their kid to school in the wrong uniform? Went to work with baby mess on her black T-shirt? Instead of questioning her sanity or mothering, she laughs at herself, realising that these things happen. And it’s totally okay.


The alarmist mom

She posts hoaxes from three years ago, warns people not to drink directly from the colddrink can. She also posts videos of the latest crime syndicates.

The one who shares pictures of everything

Her child’s first day of school. Her new book. Her holiday. Her dog sleeping. Her coffee. This moms loves sharing pictures.



The mom who loves sharing links

The video of the snakes and the iguana? The hilarious video from Truth Bomb Mom? The link to that worthwhile GoFundMe campaign? This mom shares all of it.


The perfect mom

Great school lunches. Amazing holidays. She never complains. In fact, it seems she has nothing to complain about. Aside from not finding enough kale for her child’s smoothie.


The lurker

She’s there, she knows what’s going on in your life, but she’ll never comment or post anything. And she’s not ashamed to be looking, and not saying.


The mom who replies to everything

Every time someone asks a question, or posts something, this mom answers. She’s like the Google/Siri/friend for every post.


The mom who doesn’t like Facebook, but still goes on

She says Facebook is a waste of time, and that most people have no filters on Facebook, but she’s still there anyway – posting and commenting.


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  • Siyabonga Nonoise

    This is so funny and true LOL

    April 11, 2018 at 8:09 am Reply
  • Denise Kemp

    Haha Just loved this. Wonder if I should put names to the list?

    April 11, 2018 at 8:42 am Reply
    • Tanya

      Yes yes! I must say, I don’t think you fit into any of these categories…you’re just a great Facebook mom. Supportive, and posting interesting pieces (and cricket players!!!)

      April 11, 2018 at 7:27 pm Reply
  • Janel Sunderlall

    This is so trueπŸ‘

    April 11, 2018 at 9:06 am Reply
  • MeeA

    I’ve been all of these at one time or another, sometimes more than one at a time. πŸ˜›

    April 11, 2018 at 9:30 am Reply
    • Tanya

      Nothing wrong with that!

      April 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • Nooraan

    The mom who reposts all The news24 and iol links so we know She’s ‘woke’

    April 11, 2018 at 11:51 am Reply
    • Tanya

      Good description: “woke” πŸ™‚ Love it

      April 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm Reply
      • Nooraan

        Lol mum’s have to know

        April 11, 2018 at 8:08 pm Reply
  • Lee-Ann

    hhhhmmmm I think i am a bit of each of them. lol

    April 11, 2018 at 2:02 pm Reply
    • Tanya

      Lol, it’s good to be mix! πŸ™‚

      April 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm Reply
  • Khadija Fakir

    I also think i have a little bit of a few of them

    April 12, 2018 at 12:44 am Reply
  • Zulu

    What I love most is your GIF…. Lol… quite Hilarious and well written article.

    April 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm Reply
    • Tanya

      Lol, thanks!

      April 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm Reply
  • MrsFF

    Lol…. and this would be so true for most social media outlets. Think Instagram and twitter. Clearly I don’t do any of these on Facebook I think but I was nodding away πŸ™‚ πŸ˜†

    April 29, 2018 at 11:01 am Reply
    • Tanya

      Same here! Maybe that should be my next posts… πŸ™‚

      April 30, 2018 at 5:43 am Reply

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