I'm back! (Sort of)

Some observations from a week (mostly) free of unnecessary screens: While there was a bit of "cheating" early on, the experiment was quite successful as I managed to stay away from non-work uses of computer or any other screens - that means no FB, moms.com or other social media, mommy blogs or even (much) TV. And you know what? While there were a few moments I thought would have been cute to put on FB, I really didn't miss it much. And, as my friend once said very succinctly, my life felt a lot less fractured. And that was a nice feeling....Plus, I didn't feel at the mercy of anybody else - not waiting to see if a post got a "like", not checking if a favourite blogger put up a post, not waiting to see if the hunky firefighters of Chicago Fire were up to their usual shenanigans. It was good to "live life the real way" for a change. So, I'm going to try to keep at least some of it up...(though I am going to have to catch up on Chicago Fire!)

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4Rina
    05/12/14
    That's great! We implemented our No-Tech saturday for the first time this last saturday. I turned the internet off on my phone so it was just good for calling and texting. No TV and no computer. My husband wasn't completely on board (The NFL draft NEEDED to be accessible by his phone) but he did pretty well. The day went slower, we had more quality time, and I felt great by the end of the day :)
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      05/12/14
      4Rina
      You know, Kim, I didn't really have to come up with any big fun activities. Life just filled up the time on its own without me having to do anything. It helped that the weather was great over the weekend and that it was Mother's Day, so that certainly kept us busy!
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      I'm a working mom of 4. My husband, kids and I live in Toronto, Canada. I love to read pretty much anything I can get my hands on, am addicted to chocolate and kissing my kids' necks (they all still let me do it!) and am a bit of a political junkie.