Parent Wake Up Call in the First Two Lines

posted by Amy Paige - 

It only makes sense, that this BIG message would come through loud and clear on National Incredible Kid Day. My incredible kid picked up on something I'm incredibly guilty of and it hurts my heart - because she's right. 

The assignment was to create the "perfect playground." This "perfect" playground  would be fun for kids and grown ups because there would be a place for kids to play and a place for parents to look at their phones all day long.”

*OUCH* 

To see this in her little handwriting was a like a punch in the face..

 I didn't realize it had come to this point. Is it just me? 

Social media is definitely part of the problem, as much as I love browsing and catching up, it's also part of my job. We're required to stay socially connected. And, then there's email. I can't keep up with it. It comes in fast and furiously during the five hours I'm on air. Email from co-workers, listeners, sales opportunities, charity benefits and correspondence, Team BIG 98 for St Jude questions. media information that requires immediate response, email from my kid's teachers, extracurricular activities etc. 

Immediately after work (3:00/3:30), I jet to grab the kids from school. Sometimes we have soccer practice, doctor appointments etc. So, while they're being occupied and blissfully playing, I'm trying to play catch up in time for evening snuggles.

Any tips for this smart phone addicted, guilt ridden working Mom who is failing her children miserably? 

I have 5,034 unread emails and plenty that I've opened and still haven't replied to. What's one more? 


I’m doing something wrong. “My playground would be fun for kids and grown ups because there would be a place for kids to play and a place for parents to look at their phones all day long.” 😔 #FromTheMouthsOfBabes #ParentFail #putthephonedown #TheTimeIsNow #KidsComeFirst

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