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  1. Rita

    Maybe this is something we should all try to
    Do most of the time, rather than just a day here and there! Social media is poison in anything other than very small doses

    • Annie

      I totally agree on trying to put the phone down more often. It is super hard as a working mom as I work off my phone and computer regularly and get sucked in to scrolling social media as well. But my son comes first and being present is something I am working on more and more.

    • Annie

      It is SO hard!! Pretty soon you’ll have your hands full and no time for a phone though 🙊

  2. I love this. I’ve recently cut back on some things I was working on for the same reason – I was feeling distracted / stressed when I was with my baby instead of just being present with him. These days when he’s so little are flying by and I want to be there fully for them. We had a great family day yesterday too! They are the very best 🙂

  3. Snow days!!! I remember those. A blank canvas. A free day. Because anything I had planned was now impossible to do. I loved cooking a big breakfast, hanging in front of the wood stove and listening to you and your sister alternate playing and arguing! We had fun on those days.

    I’m glad there was no social media when you were little. One less distraction. Work, money worriers, volunteering, family were all distracting enough.

    Great post

  4. christinepearandpennycandy

    TotoLly agree about instagram being the “loud child” in the room. I really have worked on culling the accounts I follow as it was starting to make me feel like I needed to do something all the time. Now, there are a few accounts that I love, that aren’t full of go go go, but are more focused on slowing down. It has helped me really appreciate enjoying all the little moments I have with my little girl and not constantly needing to be doing something big. Taking a moment to watch sun stream in through a window is just as important as knocking an item or two off the to-do list that will never end.

    • Annie

      That’s a great idea to find accounts like that to follow! Slowing down in life is so so important but hard to do when we’re trying to constantly keep up with others.

  5. One reason I love going on vacation— I leave my phone at home. IT IS THE BEST! Then again, it is also fun when I get home to see all my missed texts and social media alerts — kinda sad how much I look forward to that. But it really is super nice going a week or so without technology.
    A few weeks ago I was sitting on the couch watching TV with my boyfriend and I noticed we were both on our phones…basically ignoring each other and only half paying attention to our show. I told him we should start leaving our phones upstairs when we come home for the day so that we can be less attached to them. It really is ridiculous how easy it is to get sucked in to social media. We try to do other things like play board games and go for walks (when it is nice out, which I guess we are gonna have to wait a bit longer for now! 🙁 ), but we still spend way too much time on our devices. Hopefully I can work on this now so that when I have kids I won’t have to worry about it!

    • Annie

      Wow, you are STRONG leaving your phone behind for a full week! I should truly try that sometime. It sounds heavenly! And my husband and I are the exact same with phones and tv at night. We try to play board games and cards but we are totally addicted to our phones. I think making a rule to leave them upstairs is a great idea!

  6. I love this! Honestly, I feel this is why I am struggling with blogging lately. I forget to take pictures a lot and it’s hard to get the motivation to share everything after the fact!

    • Annie

      I totally hear you! It is far more work blogging then I ever knew. Taking pictures, sharing on social media, interacting on social media, it is never ending! I think you do a great job with your blog though 🙂

  7. My husband and I are both giving up social media until after Easter, and it’s been SO nice to not have to worry about FB and IG and all those things. I feel like I really don’t even miss it!

    • Annie

      Wow, good for you!! It must be nice to break that habit! I should try harder to go more then just one day and see how it feels!

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