Moms Addicted to the Internet

Moms Addicted to the Internet

Julia Cho
Apr 16, 2009

"I was scrolling through family photos on my computer, admiring my two beautiful babies, when I spotted a disturbing trend: My laptop was open in almost all of the pictures. There's my daughter, at 8 months, playing at my feet while I typed away on the couch. There's me and my son, a year later, with the laptop at my side as I held him in my arms," writes Rachel in a recent Babytalk article.

Well, we noticed the same thing recently in our own photos.

Apparently, new moms are especially susceptible to Internet addiction. The isolation of being a new mom leads many moms to look online for community, escape, and a way to express themselves and connect with others. It also helps them to rediscover the identity they may feel they've lost. With all the things you can do online, you can check things off your to-do list and feel productive when everything else in your life seems chaotic.

We are definitely recognizing some of our own patterns in here! When you do you think you're crossing the line? Find the complete article here.

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