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Tip of the Week: Social Media Vs. Family

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, which is your go to site? In our ever changing world of technology it seems as though there is always a new social media site to join. (As if we don’t belong to enough already.) When I was first introduced to social media it immediately became addicting. What a great idea to be able to see the details of our friend’s everyday lives on the web! You can read their posts, look at pictures, and even videos!

But what is so intriguing about other people’s lives? I have come to find that social media can be a devil in disguise; a way for us to constantly compare our lives with the lives of others.  In the midst of becoming a social media junkie it can become so easy to lose sight of what is right in front of us, our own family. Have you ever been searching these sites while your loved one is also demanding your attention? I know I am guilty of this very thing.

My focus going forward is not to reach for the screen but to reach for the person right in front of me. I’m going to start the dinner conversation tonight by asking my family, “Do you think Mom has been spending too much time on her phone and computer?”  This could be a tough conversation, but isn’t that what family meals are about?

Hannah Keith 2012

Hannah Keith, Marketing Assistant, wife and mom of 2

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