Please Stop Posting About Politics on Your Parenting Page

By Joanna McClanahan of Ramblin’ Mama

First things first, this IS a parenting page, right? I come here to LAUGH (and for the wine and yoga pants memes, obvi), not to be subjected to political posts.

This site should be about RAISING CHILDREN, not about the well-being of the country or the future they will inherit. I’m totally serious; for some reason, I cannot see the correlation between those things.

I’ve had enough politics on Facebook. I’m only here for the completely free entertainment, which, for some reason, I expect to fully cater to my personal beliefs.

It has nothing to do with the fact that your politics are different than mine. Although, I don’t remember people complaining about the end of the world when Obama came into office or parading around in vagina costumes. Just saying. I mean, c’mon, we survived EIGHT years of moderately liberal policy, so I really think people should give our new president a chance, don’t you?

I’m just so BURNT OUT on politics in general. And like I said, that definitely has nothing to do with my personal guilt over having voted for a man who, as it turns out, might be a legitimate crazy person.

I know this is “your” page and you’re free to post what “you” want. But I feel compelled to let you know that A LOT of people feel this way. I just want to help you understand your audience.

Sure, I could just keep scrolling if I saw a post I didn’t support or agree with, but instead, I will continue to leave comments like these. I find comfort in the fact that there are others out there who believe what I do: in living a knowledge-free lifestyle.

So please don’t make me unfollow you. Because I totally will. Right after I stick around to see how many people “like” and reply to this comment.


About the Author

Joanna McClanahan is an Editor at MockMom. She’s also a Contributor at Sammiches & Psych Meds and has been published on Scary Mommy. You can find more from her on, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.