When my kids were little, and I was a stay at home mom, life was pretty lonely. I missed the social life of the office, and most of my friends were still working.
If there’d been Facebook at the time, I’m pretty sure I would have been addicted to it. As it was, I talked to friends every day on the phone, some days for hours at a time.
In the May issue of Chesapeake Family magazine we have a story on Facebook addiction and how it impacts the family. Apparently, it’s becoming more and more common for moms to develop an addiction to Facebook and other forms of social media. I can see how it could happen.
I remember days at the playground sitting on the bench while my kids ran around. If I’d had a smart phone at the time, I doubt I would have watched them as closely. I’d have been checking out Facebook or texting with a friend. Would that have been a bad thing? Maybe not, but I don’t think I would have been totally present for my kids. It could have also been an accident waiting to happen.
My kids are older now. They don’t need my undivided attention, but as I was editing the story on social media, I wondered if I might be an addict.
(Keep reading to see if I am addicted to Facebook)