Mom receives angry letter from friends fed up with constant Facebook posts about her baby

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An Australian mother claims she received an angry letter from a group of friends who apparently asked her to stop with the constant updates and "baby spamming" on social media about her 6-month-old baby.

Jade Ruthven sent the letter to Australian writer Em Rusciano, who shared it on Facebook on Tuesday.

"I have got together with a few of the girls and we are all SO OVER your running commentary of your life and every single thing Addy does."

The letter continues.

"We can't wait for you to get back to work - maybe you won't have time to be on Facebook quite so much."

The friends didn't take out their anger on Addy, though.

"Addy is gorgeous and we all love her, but our kids are great too."

The group of "friends" felt they were speaking for everyone.

"Not everyone is as interested as you are about what Addy does so gives us all a break. We're doing this to let you know what people really think."

While some believe the letter was faked, it brings up an interesting debate about how much is too much on social media. The majority of people responding to the letter on Facebook defend the mother.

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  • Tandi Noggle

    Here’s a BIG HINT! These are not friends. Eat dirt ladies. There are bigger things in life to complain about and an UNfollow button. Nothing worse than a cluster of stupid people feeding off of one anothers complete ignorance.

  • Julie

    Yup, NOT friends, time to hit that delete button, seriously! People take and post pictures of their dinners and selfies of every darn thing….. if you don’t like looking at it keep scrolling or hit that “hide” function. NO need to be mean to a new mom you are “supposed” to be friends with.

  • Kelsey

    It’s the mothers Facebook she is allowed to post what she wants. If they have a big problem with it thwn there’s an unfriend button for a reason. If she’s a first time parent then of course she’s gonna post everything that her daughter does. People are so rude these days. The mother should continue doing what she wants.

  • StupidpeoplethesedaysISWEAR!

    Who cares what people think. It’s her kid let her do what she does. She’s proud of her Daughter. Idk what mother doesn’t sit there and do stuff like that about their own kid. It just seems to me like this woman is Jealous and so are the “other women” she spoke with. The woman needs to worry about her owb life and get shit together instead of complaining too and worrying about that woman posting stuff about her own daughter!!!

  • Samantha

    Get a life b******! She can post whatever she wants on her facebook page!! Unfollow her if you don’t like it. Personally I’d rather see people post pictures of their kids then pictures of themselves at the bar every weekend!

  • Jay

    I’m sorry it’s the mothers facebook, she can post whatever she wants! Not like it’s hurting anyone. Those twats sound stupid, they should know if they are tired of seeing the posts they can “hide” them or better yet unfriend her!

  • Deanna

    I have seen this before where some will tell all these details of there every day life. OK, but sometimes it seems like, who cares what you did all day, what your cooking, what the kids did at bedtime, and what they are saying or doing. It gets to ridiculous to me, but that may be because I am private and do not advertise everything I do in my life. I like it that way.

  • Mara

    I’m not bothered by pics with cute babies, I’m 27 and love children, most of my Facebook friends are married and have newborn or small kids, so I see many of the kind on my Home page. But there is a certain category of people whom I wouldn’t want to unfriend, but they really don’t have a limit. And I don’t mean only posts about their baby. They add like 35 photos that look almost identical and just flood my feed, once every 5 minutes. But there are also those moms who share so much useless crap like the color of their kid’s poo, asking if it’s normal, how many times a day they vomited…etc. Why on earth would I want to read that on my feed? Not to mention there are some babies who are, well, not so pretty, to say it nicely. And they add their photos asking: isn’t he/she the most beautiful baby? :| I mean come on… I know every baby is beautiful for its mom, but even so. I just click the X button on Fb and say enough internet for today. True, nobody forces me to see them, but everyone needs to know a limit. It doesn’t mean these ladies here were jealous of the mom and baby, I am sincerely believeing they were just fed up. Ok, maybe some were jealous. I would totally keep my baby more private, I wouldn’t like exposing him like that on the web.

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