More and more often these are becoming “bad” words when you talk about parenting. You see kids glued to screens and the memes about Fortnite. Pediatricians and teachers are encouraging less screen time and more play time. It’s easy to feel the parent guilt for the days when you just need that time when you can get things accomplished and the electronics come out. I am as guilty as the rest of them. (Working from home is hard!)
It's early September here in the mountains of Colorado and the cool air of Autumn has begun to creep in. The first kiss of fall is starting to show on the aspen trees and our chacos are slowly being replaced by rain boots and wool socks. As the earth begins its big descend into the colder months, it is easy to want to turn inward and prepare to hibernate yourself. Motivation for outdoor adventure can lag as warm, cozy blankets begin calling your name. This, coupled with the increase in gear it takes
We are an "outdoor family."
We spend more time outside than in (for the most part) and a lot of the time people ask me "how do you live tech-free?" And I have to fess up and say that we totally aren't. In fact, I am always impressed by people who are "tech-free."
But that is definitely not us. We own two t.v.s, two tablets (that for the most part I forget to charge) a computer, a smartwatch and both my husband and I have iphones. It's not that we are dependent on them or that we reject them.