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.
Years ago, for my job, I purchased a Blackberry phone and I never looked back. Gone were the days of looking at maps to get directions, I could check and reply to emails in an instant on the road, and when I was stuck waiting in line at the DMV, Facebook was always there to keep me company. I no longer own that phone (nor am I at that job) but I still enjoy the perks of my smartphone for my personal and professional needs.