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Do you feel you use it too much/would you like to use it more?
I really feel lately that I spend too much time online when I should be over with my baby playing with her. Instead I put her in her jumperoo, grab a coffee, and surf the net. I talk to her the whole time and stuff, but I still feel guilty.
I really need to cut down on online time but I find it difficult. If anyone has some tips on that I would appreciate it!
I bop on and off all day long. I have an iPad that makes it easy to just leave the page up, refresh it when I wanna surf for 10 minutes and then bop back off. I more actively surf if the boys are both napping. But I am on when they are awake and busy too.
I feel like I have always spent "too much" time online. But my boys get plenty of attention (it might not be a popular opinion, but they do need to play on their own sometimes. Even the baby), my housework is generally caught up, and it is something I enjoy. So I try to keep the guilt to a minimum. I think mothers beat themselves up for ANY time we spend away from entertaining out children. But really, she needs unstructured time as well. And if she is happy for 30 minutes in her jumper without your 100% attention, that is great
I spend too much time online right now. Y'all probably notice you see me on here more than you used to. Mainly b/c I'm not feeling great still and the couch is where I spend most of my day. I have a laptop, so it's easy access.
Before being lazy 1st tri mom, I mainly just got online during his nap time. Our last house had zero insulation, so I couldn't do much cleaning while he was asleep because the noise traveled way too well and would wake him up. I also got on at night after DS was in bed while DH was still studying.
I usually pop on and off all day, my kids are good at short stretches of independent play and it's a nice way to socialize and unwind.
I do feel like I spend too much time on here by the end of the day, but I feel really isolated if I keep it off if I don't have something specific to do.
A lot of my online time is while working. I quickly toggle back and forth between work and being online when I'm waiting for a report to run, or in a meeting, etc. I really should use a lot more of that time to think about work, or even clean the house, but that's not as much fun.
I spend too much time on the computer, but like Mariah, I work from home on the computer, so I can't really get away from it completely. I always have a JM window and a news window open while I'm working, because sometimes work can be a little dull
I use it whenever I have the chance to when the kids are either sleeping or having 1 on 1 time with DH. Somedays I feel like I'm trapped to the computer all day doing paperwork, and other times I won't touch the computer for days.
Mama to G, L & twins F & M
Started off 2013 homebirthing suprise twins Fia Celesta & Maddalena Isabella
I feel guilty too sometimes when I am online. Sometimes I will make my coffee, Drake will be laying on the floor playing with his playmat and I surf the net too. But I keep telling myself its ok, he is playing. When I sit with him he will still play on his own sometimes and its not like he is screaming for attention, ya know? But I do understand since I am the same way.
Like right now, Drake is napping so I take this time to cruise JM.