Unplug For the Love of Your Family!

About a week ago, This video came across my Facebook feed.  As soon as I watched it and felt uncomfortably disturbed, I set my phone on the counter, upside down and ignored it for pretty much the rest of the day.  I had a mini wakeup call.

 Then, I received a pitch for a product that is being launched on Kickstarter called Ned the Phone Monster.  “Our brand is built around the belief that smartphones are awesome, but sometimes we are a little too addicted to them. And that we need to put down the phone more often so we can focus on our families.” Jenny Solar


This seems to be a growing trend.  Smart phones are pretty awesome and there is SO much they can do to make our lives convenient, but they do have the ability to suck  you in and take you away from face to face human interaction.  Something to think about and be aware of.

  • Do you have times when you unplug as a family?  
  • How do you handle the pushback from your kids?
  • What types of activities do you enjoy as a family?

 Family Activities

25 Activities to Enjoy as a Family

  1. Go on a bike ride
  2. Enjoy a nature walk
  3. Have a family game night
  4. Do volunteer work
  5. Go to church
  6. Plant a tree, flowers or veggies
  7. Bake a sweet treat
  8. Cook a meal
  9. Go shopping at the local Farmer’s Market
  10. Go camping
  11. Make up a cheer about your family
  12. Read as a family (Either take turns reading a book out loud together (great for little ones) or start a family book club)
  13. Have dinner outside
  14. Play a game of basketball
  15. Go to a baseball game
  16. Play hide and go seek
  17. Cook breakfast together
  18. Make a craft
  19. Pick up litter
  20. Check out a local museum
  21. Go to a park and have a picnic
  22. Have a garage sale
  23. Make your own pizza, pizza night
  24. Rent a movie, pop some popcorn and have an at home movie night
  25. Wake up early Saturday morning and go garage sale hopping

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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