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    Posted May 13, 2012 by
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    Living without Facebook?

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    Busy Young Mom's Life without Facebook


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Evelyn says as a young mom she realized she was spending too much time in front of a computer screen so she decided to deactivate her account. After doing so, she says her life more fulfilling, spending her time with her children and bettering her home.with her childern and bettering her home.
    - 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

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