The Mindless Facebook Generation

So I write this post this morning because one of my Faceboook friends “liked” a picture of my snot tissue

Like, just “liked’ it for the likeness of it

My mom commented, in typical “mom” fashion and told me go see a doctor maar die vriendin #facepalm

Just liked my snot tissue picture

Why?

Are we just scrolling through Facebook in the hopes that we will come across something we like, love or can laugh at so that we can press hold and provide our very short sigted opinion?

Instagram; it makes sense because Instagram was created for the sole purpose of photo sharing

Facebook; is like the personal version of a LinkedIn account – where you are supposed to share and interact with your “friends”, right?

The reason why I am posting this is because I just can’t seem to fathom why you would just blindly “like” a picture of my snot tissues?

It’s not a picture of anything particurlary interesting – it’s snot, literal snot on tissues; at the time of posting it was not even dry

This brings me to the incident that happened on 15 September……over the course of that weekend, I found out that the robbers were still using my phone and simcard; remembering that ALL my accounts were logged in on that phone, I proceeded to type up a Facebook post where I explicitly asked within the first 5 words that “friends” don’t “like” or “comment” because the robbers have my phone etc.

Guess what? Fucktards decided to go and “like” it

Why?

Why is it that we cannot follow a simple instruction?

Is it because we are so numb and dof that it makes “sense” to just hit like as you scroll?

You know, while you’re doing anything else; you might aswell

Don’t want me committing suicide because of a damn like

I just cannot fathom this generation and I am not talking about the YGeneration or Millenials but those that spend endless mindless hours scrolling through Facebook, looking for the latest “news” so that they can share their ever important “opinion”

As if a “like” was a 20c; something we’d so willingly let roll onto the dirty floor, without a second thought

Come on people! Think about what you like, who you like and what you share

Share when it is something of importance, if not to you then atleast something that might intrigue your “friend” but for the love of Pete!, read before you just throw your “likes” around like a stripper @ a strip club

Thanking you kindly,
Your Facebook Friend

Mommy Behind The Blog | Charlotte Lesli Coetzee Nortje

What is your name?

Hi my name is Charlotte Lesli Coetzee Nortje. I have 2 surnames because my one daughter is Coetzee and my husband and other daughter is Nortje. I felt I needed to keep my old one when I got married so that my daughter and I still share a name, also she asked me not to change it.

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How do you identify yourself?

I wear many hats as most moms do, so when it comes to identifying myself I use the following terms: Christian, wife, mother, dietitian, nurse, chef, event planner, financial manager, musician, reader, writer, personal assistant, home educator, blogger, personal shopper, PTA mom, dog lover, coffee addict and so much more.

How many kids do you have? Ages? Girl? Boy?

I often tell people that I have 4 children. My husband, my daughters and dog. My first born is Amandalynn who just turned 9 in June, she is well mannered little lady most of the days but lately she has been stepping into the tween stage of life and her attitude and having an answer for everything is driving us crazy. My second child Lorelai was 5 in January and she is the wild child in the family. Constantly injuring one of her eyes by running into funny things and costing me money. My last child is a fur baby called Kayla she is about 5 months old and spoilt rotten.

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Are you married/single?

I am married to an amazing man who loves his children more than he loves me most days.

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Stay at home mom or fulltime employed?

I am a little bit if both. I work half day as a personal assistant and I tend to say that my real job starts when I get home at 14:00 in the afternoons. I get to drive kids to and from extra-murals, attend school and church meetings while still trying to get dinner on the table by 18:30.

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging when I came back from maternity leave in 2010.

Why did you start blogging?

I scrapbooked every minute of her life, but at that stage I was still working fulltime, Hannes was working 2 jobs and the only time I had to capture their memories was at work. I started my first blogged and back in those days I was called Scaredmom. After a couple of years I started a new blog called The Stilettomum because I was no longer scared of being a mom and because I love stilettos.

Do you do any sponsored post?

I often do sponsored posts. Press releases has a separate page so the will never end up in the inbox of my readers, but with sponsored post I try and make it personal or at least give my honest opinion.

Competitions?

I haven’t had a competition on my blog in ages. But it is the best feeling in the world to be able to share with your followers.

What is your blog about?

My blog is about my life and everything my family gets up to and things that affect my life and my children’s lives. In a nutshell, it is Parenting, lifestyle with a bit of crazy and maintenance.

What do you love about being a mommy blogger?

Everything!!! The friends I have made IRL and online. My day is not complete if I did not read about someone’s family.

As a mother, what is in your bag, like RIGHT NOW?

Do you really want the answer to this? Here goes: Old train tickets, ID, Siggies, Tissues, random slips, My mother’s new phone, Sweets, sweet wrappers, hat, scarf, water, jersey, various medications, Nicknaks open and closed, tampons, hard drive, water, pens, keys, hair bands, etc.. It is a big mess.

What are the struggles you face with being a mommy blogger?

Not to get caught up with what the other moms are doing. Being my own “blogger” and not trying to compete or compare myself to other mommy bloggers.

Three things you can’t live without?

Coffee

Chocolate

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What’s a normal day like for you?

A normal day for me is long.

06:05          I drop Hannes at the station and then I go back home.

06:10          Kids have porridge and we all get dressed for school. I clean up if Kayla decided waiting till morning to go pee would not work for her, make coffee and lunches, put the dog out and make sure she has food and water for the day.

06:50          (most days only by 07:20) We leave the house. I drop Amandalynn and Lorelai at school and then head to the station to catch my train.

08:00          My working day starts and I manage 3 Advocates days and lives.

13:08          Catch a train back home.

14:00          Collect Amandalynn from my Gran and drop her at school for Hockey practise.

14:10          Pick up Lorelai and go to the shop for anything I think we might need.

14:40          Get home, let the dog in, and clean up whatever doggy mess I might have missed in the morning. Have a cup of coffee and cigarette. Have the dog jump all over and on top of me. Unpack shopping, realise I do not have half of what we actually needed and make a mental list.

15:15          Collect Amandalynn at Hockey practise, go to the shop again and forget half the stuff we actually need. Make a mental note to make and actual note tomorrow.

16:00          Home again. Have another cup of coffee, check and help Amandalynn with homework while carrying my dog like a baby because she wants to be picked up (it’s like having another baby). Talk about their day and just sort of take time to relax with them.

17:00          Start with dinner and cleaning up around the house, do washing.

17:30          Collect either Tara or Liesel’ kids from cherche.

17:35          Feed the children I just picked up and then continue with dinner and cleaning while trying to keep kids outside.

17:45          Go back to school to collect the friends kids who I did not collect earlier. (this happens about once a week).

17:50          Get back home feed kids who were just collected and continue with previous task until their parents collect them, then I pause cleaning to have coffee with said parents.

18:30          Collect Hannes from station.

19:00          Eat dinner as a family.

19:20          While kids bath, I have more coffee (yes I am addicted) and sort out washing that I washed the afternoon or only start with washing. Get kids sorted for the next day and maybe do more cleaning.

20:30          Try and get kids into bed.

20:45          Have a shower, watch a movie and chill until sleep time.

Alone time? Do you even know what that is?

I am lucky because I have loads of alone time. My husband and I both have this. My kids are older so it is much easier to have this now. We get to sleep in on a weekends, lounge outside while reading a book or having a braai with friends. My children are very independent so tell will not come and ask me stupid questions and about 2 years ago they stopped following me into the toilet.

Words of wisdom?

Add salt to everything… or rather more correctly take everything with a pinch or bucket of salt. Decide on what kind of parent you want to be and then try it. If it works for you great if it doesn’t, change it. I have changed the way I parent a couple of times over the last 9 years and now I think I have a way that works for me and my family.

Goals for 2016?

Move; Move; Have a baby; Move; Move; Buy another car.

What’s your favourite activity to do with your child/children?

Baking. We bake a lot in our house and the kids love it. I do not mind the mess, so when they are having fun and messing all over that it the time I enjoy the most.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up 10 metres away from where I live now. 4 years ago my parents built me a house on their property so I never had to move far.

How did you come up with your blog name?

Actually I did not come up with a name on my own, Coral-Leigh the Cupcakemummy helped me with it. I have a shoe addiction, I love platforms and in all colours and styles. I was and sometimes can be seen at kids parties or on farms in 6inch heals.

Tell us something that NO ONE else knows about you?

I have a very open blog so there is not much or if anything that NO ONE else knows about me. I can promise you whatever I list here at least 3 of my friends will text me to let me know they knew this already. So what I think NO ONE knows about the fact that I am drawing a blank.

And lastly, tell us how becoming a mother has changed you……..

It has changed my life completely. I love being a mother and I will never ever want to change a thing. If I could I would stop my children from ageing so that I can be a mom to little ones just a while longer.

And because I know you want to stalk the beautiful Charlotte, below are her social media links 🙂

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Fun Fact Friday: Facebook

If anyone knows me, or better yet has me as a virtual Facebook friend then you’ll know that I am a tagger and a link sharer. I am on Facebook on two occasions. At work, like the whole damn day and then at home for like an hour a day. Mostly at night. I share links at home so that when I go to work I have an opportunity to go through them. I share things that interest me, things that pique my interest. At work I just open up the link and save as Bookmark, I probably have over 400 Bookmarks saved 😯:?
Sometimes I get flak for what I share and I know that a few people get annoyed that I am CONSTANTLY sharing recipes #nowonderimsofat and I am an avid Buzzfeed sharer. I love their Facebook page and I adore their videos. The latest? Americans try South African food for the first time. Hilarious!, and yes I shared and even tagged a few family members. On a whole other note, I am trying to figure out how to add video and voice to my posts. Or something like that. All this typing and reading (for you) is getting kinda lame.

Oh, this is how I do it………:?

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Anyhoo……..let me know if you like the new changes to the blog and also feel free to follow me on Instagram superbusymom143 or add me on Facebook Athena Mechay Japhta or better yet, just go ahead and like the Facebook page for SUPERbusyMOM 2.0

Fun Fact Friday: Part Two

Hey! Two Fun Fact Fridays in one day – whoop! whoop!

I just realised something about myself…..I know I knew this all along but I hardly acknowledge it. Just something else that gets swept under the rug I guess.

People
Faces

I never really look at people’s faces. I look around them. Make sense?

If you know me,then you’ll know that my eyesight is pretty bad. From a certain distance I can’t even see facial features. My specs are for seeing far,so I’m short sighted right? Other than that, right in front of me I can see. I can perfectly see what I’m typing right now. But that board a few feet away? Can’t make out a damn thing.

Now, I don’t like it when people look at me in general and I hate it when they stare….it’s because I’m “pretty”

Which brings me back to what this post is actually about – I don’t look at people,like dead in the face. It’s almost like I glance over your features. Like I probably wouldn’t be able to accurately say what someone looks like without having seen a picture of them first. I think it’s because I don’t like being looked at, so I just don’t look at people. Especially first timers. Like people that I’ve known for more than a second,I know what they look like. I could easily explain what you look like,but first timers? Nope. I really do hope you’re one of the lucky ones….forever etched into my memory #creepalert . Anyway, here’s a pic of me, incase you forgot what I look like AND because I am just on par 🙂 #lookingphotoshopped #nophotoshop

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                 HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!!!!!

Fun Fact Friday : The Decision

So you’re well aware that I will only be posting the instalments as per SUPERbusyMOM blog.
This Fun Fact Friday is about my week since I started this “no social media” thing (note it has only been 3 days)

Fun Facts Galore:
The decision was made on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at aprroximately 2:30. It was decided,that at 3pm I would no longer be a social media whore
If you’re my friend on Facebook,you’ll know that there is no real part of my life that is hidden – ek deel alles
I DID NOT do this for Lent, it just happens to coincide. I’ve done it because it just felt right. No long drawn out thought process involved
I cut my tongue……on a sweet? with a sweet? I really don’t know how people deal with the pain of piercing their tongues
I have an interview – not overly excited but I know that change is needed. Super apprehensive
I still sit on my phone – to type my blog,listen to music and play games…..sometimes I go through my pics out of boredom
I accidently logged into Facebook,more than once. It’s such a normal part of my life that it just kinda instinctively happens
I wish I could update my status or post a question to the mommy group that I’m a part of
This is what I’m dealing with…..not many messages but you see that there is temptation and so far I’ve been strong. And I have a Facebook message aswell 😐

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I don’t know how long this is going to last but whether it’s a day or a month I really don’t mind. I know I’ll get whatever I need out of this…..whatever that might be

Fun Fact Friday: The ‘me’ edition

Hello Ladies and Gents,
I do hope your week has been going well. For this weeks instalment I thought I would let ALL of you in on some of my most intimate thoughts and what nots…….

This is a ‘me’ addition,so I’ll be revealing some things……like what pisses me off or what makes me happy #food #duh

No judgement okay?

I hate being late…..and I’m not talking ‘period I might be preggers late’ – I mean like just late, to a party. If I’m done then I need to leave
I DO NOT approve of cuddling,and yes this is in reference to the sex – are u done? then get away from me- dankie😆
I LOVE eating – anyone who knows me knows this. I eat like a fuckin prisoner who has been inside for years – like a whole gatsby coloured
I am a bitch……simple as that
I am also a nice person…..depends if I like you #goodbooks
I can get SUPER comfortable with you……if I trust you enough and trust me I am comfortable with only a select few #thesecretstheycouldtellyou
I am moody……can everyone please stop agreeing?
I like having pretty nails #justgirlythings
I am not a dress wearing kinda girl – it’s just too much damn effort
I once went a whole month without shaving my legs – although it could’ve been more than a month. It was Winter ok!!!!
It’s been 3 years……that’s it. No more info on that one
I’m weird, like genuinely weird
I abbreviate the most random of words……like you would have to know me very well to know what I’m even saying half of the time
I TALK FAST when I’m nervous/shy/excited
I can also mumble
I DO NOT like confrontation
I do not approve of conflict
I am a protector – I will cut a bitch if I need to
I am jealous…..insanely
I can be VERY coloured when I want to or when I have to be
I don’t get along with everyone
I am overly sexual – like EVERYTHING is a sexual innuendo
I prefer to be alone
I am scared….of failing…insanely scared
I am a perfectionist
I am a chatterbox
I do not like being the centre of attention…..guess I’m not getting married
I do not like it when people look at me
I like planning things
I like being incharge
I do not like being helped
I am oblivious to flirting……like right in my face and I wouldn’t even know it

I really cannot think of anything else but I know my friends could add a few things to this list 💓