I’m always trying to figure out how to be a better mom. There’s no denying that we’re a generation of parents who are largely addicted to our smartphones. Between updating my Facebook status, scanning Twitter, and reading emails as they arrive in my inboxes, I realized that I was spending more face-time with my cell phone than I was with my children. I decided to conduct a little experiment on myself to see how I’d survive without my phone in hand all day. Turns out, putting down my smartphone made me a better mother.