{mommy unplugged…..literally}

It seemed almost ironic.

Two days prior I had finally picked up the book that I had been meaning to read for at least a month.  My excuse was that I was just “too busy” to sit and read.

The book was “The Unwired Mom” by Sarah Mae.

It speaks to moms about choosing to be present in our lives more and sucked into the internet a little bit less.

How many times did my three year old son ask me to play cars with him and mommy’s response was, “Not now” or “I’m busy” with an occasional “As soon as I finish this” mixed in.

How many times did my daughters look to me for guidance and wisdom….and I was too busy checking out the latest status update or deal matchup??

Too.  Many.  Times.

And this morning I woke up a little later than usual, having finally gotten a good night’s sleep.  And the first thing Husby says to me is “The internet is down”.

In the past I would have probably freaked out a little bit. I mean, how am I going to check in on the worlds of my facebook friends?  How was I going to check to see if my favorite bloggers had written anything profound or witty?  How would I check my email or bank account??  In the past I would have been smack dab in the middle of an early morning meltdown.

Today, however, I just shrugged.  It’ll resolve itself at some point today, I’m sure.  And if it doesn’t then it’ll resolve itself sometime after that.

See, I really believe that this was a reminder to me from God.  (Apologies to all of my neighbors who had to live without internet this morning while God sent me this very personal message!)   😉

A reminder that sometimes I just need to unplug from the outside world and live in my own little world.  My own little world depends on me and I can’t let them down.

If you’re a mom who suffers from a little too much time spent online posting, tweeting, and pinning I would like to encourage you to check out Sarah Mae’s book.  It’s not too terribly long and it’s a really easy book to read full of personal stories and real life examples.  For me personally, it encouraged me to take a look at myself and re-evaluate the amount of online time I allow myself every day.

I also really enjoyed reading about the 12-hour challenge that Mandy did over on Biblical Homemaking.  I’m considering doing this same thing once school starts again next month.  It will definitely be hard at first, but I’m more than sure my family would reap significant benefits.

What do you think?  Are you a mom who finds herself “escaping” into the virtual world because real life gets to be too boring or maybe sometimes too overwhelming?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.


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