• MARRIAGE :: 7 day social media challenge

    OKAYYYY MY PEOPLEEEEE … we are doing this! Starting next week, January 27th, I’ll be cohosting a no screen + social media challenge! Make this challenge what you want! For our home, we’ll be deleting social media apps and going dark for seven days! Super special thank you to Stephanie at 500 Seconds to Joy for being the ultimate brains behind these challenges! She’s so amazing! Click here to sign up for the Challenge Support Emails! You will not regret it! I’m so excited for what this will for our phone addictions (I hate to use that word but it’s 2020 and well… the truth). But not just that, I…

  • Screen Time Resources

    Upon much request, here are some resources, articles and research you can share with friends and family in terms of the effects of screen time on our youth! Current Screen Time Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics: For children under 18 months old, no screen time. For children 18 to 24 months old, parents should choose only high-quality media and watch it with their child. For children 2 to 5 years old, less than one hour per day of high-quality programming is recommended, with parents watching along. Articles, Research & Resources Screen Time and the Brain – Harvard Medical School Children and Media Tips – American Academy of Pediatrics Media…

  • PARENTING :: 10 Tips to Limit Screen Time

    Before I get into limiting screen time, I just want to preface. I get it. We all get it. Screen time is convenient. It’s an easy resource to reach for when parenting. And at times, it could potentially be a valuable learning tool. And I am in no way passing any judgement on those who use screen time (we aren’t completely screen free after all)! It’s such a hot button topic, that I’ve avoided this post for a long time. But it’s been requested. And requested some more. So I’m finally going there. We were avid users. Tablet time almost every day. Cartoons as soon as we woke up, buying…