- Posted May 13, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Living without Facebook?
Busy Young Mom's Life without Facebook
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
After the birth of my son in 2008, I quickly realized that Facebook had the potential to make me a disconnected (although socially connected) Mommy, obsessed with keeping a camera in his little face and constantly updating my hundreds of "friends" what my new baby was doing, eating, smiling at...etc. In a word I was distracted... From my son, from keeping my home, learning to play the guitar or reading a classic! My heart was full of aspirations as a new Mom, to be a great Mom and really maximize the time I have at home. Facebook was pulling me from that multiple times a day. So, I canceled my account. Now my son is 4, and I have a daughter who is 2-1/2. And although the world has not had seen millions of pictures of them, they have had the pleasure of a Mommy who isn't distracted by updating my Facebook throughout the day. My truest relationships are certainly not suffering, they are thriving! I never did learn to play the guitar, but I did teach my son to read and he can now read at a 6th grade level! I am very proud of my kids and am happy with my decision not to Facebook. Evelyn Bateman Sent from my iPhone