I’m bleary eyed, it’s four in the morning
The nights are long and the day is dawning
Little twin boys are up as they’re crook
The only thing keeping me sane is Facebook.

As they gulp on their milk, I have a quick read
Living vicariously through my newsfeed
Friends out partying, new babies expected
I try really hard not to feel dejected.

With our family of six, we are so blessed,
Two more perfect boys, who would have guessed?
That drunken girl sinking shots was once me
In the midst of the party, taking a selfie.

I’m not missing out, I say out loud
Of all I’ve accomplished I should be proud.
But the grass seems greener on the other side
They’re all having fun, I must confide.

If it wasn’t for Facebook keeping me connected,
I’d be paranoid I was being rejected.
And now since I’ve discovered Instagram
My new accessory, more valuable than the pram.

So to all of those who’ve been annoyed by my posts,
The many baby pictures and the gratuitous boasts.
From the corny quotes, to the over sharing,
You did seem like you were genuinely caring.

I ask you to please understand my situation
That through gestation, lactation and even ovulation
It was your posts and pics that got me through,
In the past, what on earth did new mothers do?

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  • Early morning TV was my saviour. The TV stations sure do put a lot of crap on in the early hours of a morning, they also put some golden oldies and forgotten treasures


  • Haha what a funny read


  • looking exellent


  • Oh my! So true! I just think how bored must those mums must have been, but then I think harder and I was one of those mums before the wave of social media, I SURVIVED! :D


  • Nice poem! I simply can not keep up with social media. I’ve never really embraced it though.


  • thanks so much for the good read


  • Beautiful poem, but how on earth do you manage to keep up with facebook with 4 kids? I only have one at the moment and feel so sleep deprived


  • Loved reading this! SO many relateable things haha


  • you are very talented, well said


  • Social Media is great for things like this! I wonder how we survived before it! Oh i think I use to read books… LOL


  • This is great, all us mums can relate to i am sure, well done.


  • This is GOLD. I think every mum can definitely relate. I have no idea what mothers would do in the middle of the night before smart phones!


  • haha that is a good one. social media can be helpful sometimes

    • Thanks, just a bit of fun but the message rings true :)

      • cheers Olivia for this post. look forward to more :)


  • Brilliant! there is a time and pace for social media, it can be such a useful tool if used correctly


  • That’s just fabulous. I love it.
    New mothers in my day went to Mother’s group.
    It was our small group that got me through my crazy days. It was how we compared.


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