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Here is a hilarious, tongue in cheek post with some tips on being the ultimate stage mum when it comes to social media….

Social media is a BIG thing! So youse want to get it right. The ultimate goal here is to get more followers than everyone else and make your kid instafamous.

Here’s some tips:

1. Make sure you have a profile on all the popular social media sites.

One just isn’t enough. Youse want to have Facey, twitter, insti and snapchat for sure. And for Gawds sake make sure you link them all and use the same name on them all too.

2. The name is totes important.

Your kid is gonna be a star remember, so start the branding right away. We like to add the word ‘official’ after our kid’s names cos it makes them sound roooooly important.

3. Pick a lovely photo for the display shot, full makeup is a must and an amazing costume.

You could also have a photo of them holding some of their trophies and medals, that’s always impressive.

4. Social media, when youse do it right is a big money maker.

When your fan base grows people will throw products, clothes and money your way. So start tagging right from the get go. Tag every article of clothing, accessory, makeup product, venue, dance school, theatre, teacher, director, film, venue, food and drink in the photo. Youse can never have too many tags.

5. OMG, we can’t stress enough the importance of hashtags.

Here’s a few suggestions: #cute #talented #supertalented #triplethreat #quadruplethreat #stagemum #mykidsastar #bestagentever #sparkle #superstar #momager #famous. Then you can throw in some others that are bound to bring people to your photo like #Kardashian #Justinbeiber #cat #cutepuppy

6. Buy some followers.

Yes, everyone does it. They will tell you they don’t but they are just big fibbers. Think of it as advertising and investing in your kid’s future.

7. Make up some business cards for your kid.

Add touches of sparkle on them to rooooly make them stand out. Leave them lying around at eisteddfods, competitions, audition rooms, change rooms and workshops. Someone important is bound to pick one up.

8. Get an agent for your kid.

Youse are never going to find out about auditions and get them into film and TV without one. Be prepared to invest in joining fees, admin fees, workshop fees, headshot fees, online profile fees and general agency fees.

9. Tag your agent in every post on facebook so it shows up on their profile.

You can never overdo it. It makes it look like your kid is working all the time.

10. Post about every audition, competition, eisteddfod, performance, photoshoot, commercial and film your kid does.

It’s ok to exaggerate and make things sound more important than they really are. Taking photos at home is still a photoshoot. Performing at Grandma’s birthday party is still a concert! A photo with last year’s trophy is still something your kid won.

GOOD LUCK! Hopefully these social media tips will help hurtle your kid towards stardom and make you the successful Stage Mum you know you are.

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  • Thanks so much to all you wonderful ladies for reading and commenting on my article. I have developed some of the ideas into some “How To” videos. Have a giggle here :) https://youtu.be/fFNmfGfQW8k

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  • Was pretty funny. No state mum here though. My kids never had aspirations in that area

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  • Thank you for the amusing article. Cheers.

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  • Thank God I’m not one of these Mums!


    • Hehehehehe. Yes they are a scary breed, but great for a giggle ;)

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  • Do people actually do this? Lol


    • Yep, they sure do! I love observing and making fun of the industry. I am a part of it, and you have to see the funny side of it :)

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  • A very funny article – my kids are all grown up now, but I could see where you were coming from.


    • Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. :)

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  • Not a fan of the humour in this article.

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  • it was funny, but sadly. something very common :/

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  • HaHa – love your humour and the funny tips. :)


    • Thanks. After being in the industry for years, you have to see the funny side of it. Check out my webseries as well, it might give you a giggle http://www.stagemums.com



      • Love a good laugh and good humour – thanks to you! :)

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  • Very funny article,bit of a laugh!


    • Thanks. Glad i could put a giggle in your day :)

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  • This is so funny. I have seen examples of this


    • Yes me too. It’s all based on experience. I think that’s why everyone can relate to it and see the funny side of things.

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  • This is Australia, not USA. Shouldn’t we let our children live a “normal” life in their early years?. We want natural “image” children not with big egos and selfish attitudes. Are the Mums doing it for the children or themselves? I suspect the latter. The Mums get abusive and spiteful when their child is beaten by another one at a competition.


    • Parents are the same the world over. We all want our kids to be happy and successful but some parents take it too far. I like to poke fun at it with my web series Stage Mums. It gives people a laugh, but also makes them stop and think.

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  • This article is funny, but the subject matter is not. Fame-hungry parents are scary.


    • Yes they are!! I’m glad you saw the humour in it :)



      • I’m with you on that one ! Why would we even want followers ? I’ve no desire to be worshiped or put my kids in that position, lol !

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