Maybe you’ve seen the post, Dear Mom on the iPhone, that’s been passed around all over Facebook? It’s a nice reminder that we need to enjoy precious moments with our kids and not allow technology to suck us away from what matters most. But it also seems to have caused a lot more guilt than some moms really need to feel.
At Power of Moms, we recognize that not all technology use is created equal, and we all have very valid reasons to use our phones, laptops, e-readers, tablets, or what have you. And that’s why we loved In Defense of the iPhone Mom on the blog “Growing in a Shrinking Culture.” We love that the author rightly points out the many good reasons mothers have for being plugged in. Even more, we love her exhortation to stop looking for what other mothers are doing wrong, and start encouraging and supporting them in the things they’re doing right.
What do you think? What “policies” do you put in place when it comes to your own screen time? How and when do you give yourself permission to have a little screen time without the guilt?
Image from Dear Mom on the iPhone