Quick and Dirty: How much screen time can you eliminate?

I got SO SICK of seeing nothing but the back of Captain’s head this weekend.  90% of our family time is spent with him on the computer or his smart phone, while the kids watch a movie, and I read a book or putter around the house.

Being totally honest, during the week, that’s what my kids see of me.  

Oh. My. Goddess.  

What have I been doing?!  What am I teaching them?!

This week I will be turning the computer off at 8 a.m. (excepting today, since I got a late start after Cabin Boy #3 gave us a rough night; today I will turn this thing off as soon as this post is done).  It will not be turned back on until 7:30 p.m., when we have a post-bath pre-story dance party with the kids.  The t.v. will not come on until Cabin Girl gets home from school so I can have 30-60 minutes of dinner prep and homework help time with her.  The e-reader and smart phone will only be used for music or actual phone stuff.

I’m not sure what we’ll do come the weekend, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

Wish me luck!



It’s funny, it’s true, it’s sad.

How much screen time can you eliminate from your house?

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Hi, my name is Jessica. I am a stay at home momma wench who is addicted to all things Piratey, the internet and cookie dough. If you like any of those things, I think we'll get along just fine.

2 thoughts on “Quick and Dirty: How much screen time can you eliminate?

  1. I try to limit daily comp/TV time for the girlie to one hour a day…. but am only successful about half of the time! Guess I should work on cutting back my own time also!

    1. It was seriously a struggle. I kept finding myself drifting to the computer at random points throughout the day and giving in to watching a movie with Cabin Boy #1 while Cabin Boy #2 was napping. BUT, I was much more productive than usual. We’ll be continuing next week.

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