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02/24/2016 01:16 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

If Facebook 'Mommy Groups' Existed in the '90s

For those of you who are not familiar with the concept, the Facebook "mommy group" is the place where modern moms turn to ask their most pressing questions (is it normal that my kid hasn't poo'd in 6 days??), to share funny memes (usually about either coffee or wine or both), to bitch about their husbands (could he BE any more useless?), to get dinner inspiration (what do I feed my gluten intolerant, vegan, vegetable-hating 1-year-old?), and often, to judge the shit out of each other.

These groups, with all their quirks and flaws, have managed to become an essential pillar of 21st century parenting -- because really, what woman WOULDN'T want a group of hundreds (or even thousands) of fellow mamas to help set her mind at ease and assure her that she's not totally screwing up this whole parenting gig?

So the other day I got to thinking -- I wonder what kinds of things would have popped up in a Facebook mom group if they existed in the '90s? So I decided to let my already fairly ridiculous imagination run wild, and well, here's what I came up with:

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While the women who raised their kids pre-Internet were definitely lucky that they never had to deal with information overload, opinions galore and a constant stream of Pinterest-worthy birthday party photos (ENOUGH with that shit, already), I'm sure they would have been all over the FB mommy group. And perhaps if they had access to one, some smartass, judgey, hippie mama would have informed our moms that Sunny Delight is actually fucking terrible for kids...

But hey, we turned out alright, don't you think?

This post originally appeared on The Rebel Mama.