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July 23rd, 2010, 12:55 AM
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While your kids eat lunch, you’re checking your email. You let them watch TV so that you can chat on your favorite message boards. When everyone else goes to bed, you’re checking your Twitter account to see if you have any new followers. Does any of this sound familiar?
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July 23rd, 2010, 12:55 AM
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Internet offers a good knowledge for moms. But at the same time, working hours should not disturb family duties and responsibilities. So you need to organise yourself.
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July 25th, 2010, 12:52 AM
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pretty sad that i know i fit into that category and i hate it but its like smoking was for me... addicting and i know i should quit caz its bad for me but i dont want to... took me getting pregnant to quit smoking and i think it would take me getting a second child to quit this addiction which is just as sad...
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July 25th, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Wow. So true what this article points out. The Internet, Facebook, discussion forums are all great but we have to watch how much time we spend using them - and also what we end up taking time from.
I had a Facebook account but signed off a while ago because I realized I had spent more time checking on it than I should have. In the meantime, other important things - like writing an e-mail to a good friend or organizing the family photo album- got put off.
I do not regret my decision. Not for a moment.
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July 26th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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OMG...I'm addicted!
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July 27th, 2010, 05:12 AM
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This is a nice article, and I truly believe that I am too, addicted. I'm trying, slowly to stop, but when you are at home w/ 4 kids, it can be the only escape to the normal of it all. Sadly, some of my time could be spent playing w/ my boys, coloring, playdoh, anything else, I know I have to stop. My iPhone doesn't helps as it enables me to do exactly what I do on my desktop. For today's society, it makes it impossible NOT to be connected to the web. And if I am going to have an addiction to something, I'd rather it be the computer than drugs, alcohol or shopping (debt). Still, an addiction is an addiction. So I suppose I have to replace my "addiction" w/ something else more productive? Another addiction?

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August 4th, 2010, 11:50 PM
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This is so true...I should be sleeping, but what am I doing? Surfing the net and my favorite boards.

As a stay at home mom, I do feel lonely and isolated, esp since a lot of the time when my husband is home, after our son goes to bed he automatically turns on the xbox and spends the rest of the night there. Heck, half the time we don't even go to bed at the same time anymore.

Something's gotta give and this was a real eye opener.
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June 26th, 2011, 08:20 PM
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The internet really has a magical effect. I simply love it.

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August 21st, 2011, 06:38 AM
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Thanks for the article I think I may have an internet addiction lol
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July 5th, 2013, 03:53 AM
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We live in an age of digital addiction. From televisions and computers to cell phones and tablets, we're in front of a video screen for many of our waking lives. Child psychology Dr. Bruce Perry has suggested that the “digital nanny” epidemic has been one of the leading reasons for the drop in children's collective attention span. It doesn't have to be that way, however, and adults must set the best instance. Here are a few tips for breaking your electronic habit. Break your electronic addiction with some common-sense tactics. They aren't hard, and require no special drugs or resort therapy.
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September 10th, 2013, 04:18 AM
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i am not an internet addict,but because of the technology now a days,i don't wanna be behind.
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February 4th, 2015, 12:37 PM
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Ugh, totally have internet addiction, too! lol
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February 27th, 2015, 12:41 PM
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12 steps to be an awesome mom
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February 27th, 2015, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Trish0102 View Post
i am not an internet addict,but because of the technology now a days,i don't wanna be behind.
I am only 23, but technology is changing and advancing so quickly, that sometimes I wonder if I will be too far behind to survive before I am 30 or 40. I think there is a pressure in some areas of technology to stay on top of the changes because the things we use most now could be obsolete in the near future. It is a sad, but very real concern.

I work online, so I don't like to spend more time than I have to on the internet, but sometimes I feel like I need to spend more time researching the trends than actually working because they change so much more quickly than even five or ten years ago.

What do you think?
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