Should I POST this?

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 Be mindful of what you post by learning the right  ”netiquettes”, or social media habits that you should live by.

and here’s how;

Just follow/ask this simple questions to yourself and answer it with yes or no ’til you reach the last one to know if you should post it?

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Is it my photo or someone else’s?

MINE OR SOMEONE I KNOW?

Is it a good photo?

YES or NO

if NO – Be proud of the photos that you share with others! Show people the best of the best!

if YES – Could it get someone in trouble?

if YES – Don’t post anything that might come back to haunt you or your friends. You never know who will see them!

and if NO..

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Is it going to cause drama?

if YES – Then it’s not worth posting.

Don’t lose any friendships or relationships just because of a post!

if NO – Am I aware that anyone can share it?

if NO – Well, it’s true. Anything you post can be saved, copied or shared with a large audience. So you better think twice!

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if YES – Would I be okay with my family/relatives seeing it?

if NO – If you think it will make your family or relatives disappointed, then there’s a good chance somebody else will find it inappropriate  as well.

if Yes – A year from now, will I feel good about making this public?

if NO – Hold it off! You’re having doubts. Your future self will thank you for that!

And if YES…

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Congratulations! You clearly reflect before you reveal yourself online! Go ahead, share and enjoy! 🙂

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”What is a Single Mom or a Single Parent”

What’s the first thing that ever come to your mind when you hear the word Single mom/parent?

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Basically or normally, people usually think ”widowed”, ”divorced”, ”unmarried”,  ”she got pregnant with the young age and the man doesn’t want the baby ”, or even ”she’s a prostitute” (worst right?). Some are true but most of them come from a judgemental minds of a human.

But for real…

single mom or parent is a parent that parents alone without the other parent’s support, meaning this particular parent is the only parent to the child, responsible for all financial, material, and emotional needs.

It means there is an absence of the other parent as opposed to a co-parent, meaning that the parent is not the only parent regardless of whether or not they are a couple. Of course, this definition is loosely true. There is no true definition of what “single parent” means and is more based on opinions. Sometimes, one finds themselves in a single-parent family structure that has arisen due to death of the partner, intentional artificial insemination, or unplanned pregnancy.

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Historically, the death of a partner was a major cause of single parenting. Single parenting can also result from the breakup or divorce of coupled parents who leave and choose to not co-parent, thus leaving one parent to raise and support the child on their own.

Most people confuse single parenting with co-parenting. It is not to be confused that if you co-parent, both parents are playing a role of supporting and raising the child. Co-parenting is not single parenting. Recent years have seen the increasing incidence and visibility of uncoupled women who choose to be single parents.

When single women seek to get pregnant intentionally in order to become single mothers by choice (or “choice moms”), they often seek an anonymous or known sperm donor. Single-parent adoption or fostering is also sometimes an option for single adults who want to raise a family.

The demographics of single parenting show a general increase worldwide in children living in single parent homes. Single parenting has become a norm in the United States and is a trend found in many other countries.

The morality and advisability of single motherhood has long been debated in the US. Single American mothers live in poverty 5 times more often than married parents. (National Women’s Law Center, Poverty & Income Among Women & Families, 2000-2013) The topic is less contentious in Western European countries where all families enjoy more robust state-sponsored social benefits.

”Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress and twice the tears. But also twice the hugs, twice the love and twice the pride.”