That’s right I did the unthinkable, I took away screen time during the week from my school aged kids.
It wasn’t a breaking point that made me snap irrationally and take away tech. It honestly wasn’t dramatic at all, I just looked around me and knew things needed to change.
My kids are not addicted to technology nor are they obsessed with any one thing. We have multiple gaming systems that get turned on MAYBE once a month. Each child has their own Kindle Fire and they do not have any games that they are super invested in.
So why did I do something so dramatic as take away all technology time during the week?
Live in the moment.
It goes by too fast.
Time waits for no one.
I know these things, I live these things every day. Every day I wonder how I got here. How my newborn baby girl is on the verge of middle school and how I don’t have a baby in the house. That’s who I am. The lady with all the kids. The one who is constantly having another baby, never without lots of little ones. And yet here I am without a baby. I clearly recall the days wondering if I will ever sleep through the night. Wondering if I will ever get a break from the constant need of little ones. And then here I am. I still don’t sleep but I see the days suddenly passing by so quickly.
I have never been a big New Year’s resolution person. Truth be told I have never been a big New Years Eve person, just not a holiday I really get into.
Instead I think you should make plans. Make plans to do the things you want, to change the things that need changed and to embrace the things that need embraced.
This post is written in conjunction with Pampers, all opinions are my own.
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I don’t send my kids to preschool for so very many reasons. Among those reasons is the fact that I stay home with my kids so I want to be with my kids. Part of being a single income family means we don’t have as much disposable income. Instead of spending money on preschool I spend my money on classes and experiences and I teach them the basics like ABC and 123. So far this method has worked out beautifully. I have successfully sent 3 kids to kindergarten and they have excelled in school. Over the years I have gotten to know the kindergarten teacher at our school and have asked her to tell me if/when my kindergarten preparation falls short. So far no issues so I continue along my preschool alternative route.