Last summer I started what we called "no media day" with our family.
This meant one day a week we would turn off the computer and tv and leave them off all day. NO computer or tv at all! Thursday was the day that worked best for us.
What I found was that it was much harder than I expected it to be and I failed many times. But I also found that we spent more time as a family and enjoyed each other more. We went to more parks together, went for walks and bike rides, had more conversations. It was extremely eye opening.
So now I'm offering the challenge to you as well.
Pick one day of the week and make it your "Unplug It" day.
Figure out what is sucking your precious time and get rid of it for just one day a week. Is it your computer? Your cell phone? Texting? Tweeting?
Your kids may hate you for it at first, but I really think it will change your life like it did mine.
During the school year it's too crazy for us to attempt it, but we'll be starting again as soon as school lets out for summer. However, we're rolling into Spring, and some of you homeschool so I thought some of you may want to start earlier.
We start the week school lets out and will end when school starts again.
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