Why Silicon Valley 🇺🇸 parents 👫 raise their kids 👧🏼 👦🏼 tech-free 📵 It’s super interesting to see that a lot of Silicon Valley 🇺🇸 parents limit how much their kids use technology. Silicon Valley parents can see firsthand that technology is potentially harmful to kids. They want to raise their kids tech-free and don’t allow 🚫 them to use any mobile phones 📱 or social media. It’s quite an interesting challenge for parents to regulate the use of digital technology. On the one hand you don’t want your kids to get addicted to mobile phones, but on the other hand you want them to make best out of it. What do you think? Should kids be allowed to have a mobile phone 📱 when they are really young? Is it hypocritical for Silicon Valley 🇺🇸 people to create the products, but then won’t allow their kids to use them? Let me know in the comments below! 👇🏼 #siliconvalley #digital #digitaldetox #techfree #kids #education #childhood #children #kids #school #montessorischool #waldorfschool #apple #facebook #instagram
SISTARS! Day Retreat still has 5 spots I believe that can be booked & we would to have your Babe come play all day w/ us! We are basically a summer day camp so FUN is like #1! Haha we do have an amazing team of hilarious GIRLS! Young to Older ... you can book online all details are there! We have so many amazing people & co.’s participating in this retreat! And it’s almost here! JULY 2nd is our deadline to sign up. ( sorry babes but we have to get their delicious food ordered & our chefs need time. ) TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP AN EMAIL WILL BE GOING OUT THIS WEEK W/ a few questions about your child specifically so we can personalize some elements. 💛✨🌿☀️💦
Running old stomping grounds #noplacelikehome #manteo #healthcoach #healthcoaching #personaltrainer #running #triweek #nuunlife #obxcoach #srqcoach #nyccoach #techfree #sweatcleansthesoul #takethewheel #obxlife #trainwithapurpose #saucony #kevitadrinks #rhhendurance #marathoncoach #lessismore #ageisjustanumber
we are bringing back archery for our july 12-14 A-GAP... only this time it’s real arrows instead of nurf arrows!! 🏹 who is ready to harness their inner Katniss Everdeen? 🙋🏻♀️
Mobile technology has transformed the way we live but does our use of smartphones actually have the ability to change our physiology? Apparently, the answer is "yes". New research in biomechanics suggests the tiny machines in front of us are remoulding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviours we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit. Young people are developing horn-like spikes at the back of their skulls — bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing bone growth in the connecting tendons and ligaments. Researchers said their discovery marks the first documentation of a physiological or skeletal adaptation to the penetration of advanced technology into everyday life. Query... "Does this mean the pervasive use of devices could actually go so far as to spawn evolutionary change reshaping our musculoskeletal form?" For the full explanation of this amazing (and somewhat disturbing) discovery search: national post "horns are growing on young peoples skulls phones to blame" #kidsandtechnology #smartphones #techfree #parentingteens #healthrisks #gaming #techlifestyle #technologynews #huawei #samsungs10 #iphone
Be strong... I whispered to my WiFi signal 🤫😂 Haha this has low-key been me more often than I'd like to admit 😅 But have you ever stopped to think about whether surrounding yourself with tech all the time, whether it could be having an impact on your health? A convo I had with a friend a few weeks back triggered this thought for me, so I started diving into the research around WiFi, and this is what I found (to learn more about it, see the link to my blog post in my bio 😘☝️. In it I also share simple tips on how you can reduce your exposure to WiFi signals too). If you're interested, I've been having a tech-free day every week (usually on Sundays), it's been a recent thing and if you'd like to, you're more than welcome to join in with me! The more the merrier 🤗 I found it's a great way to reconnect with nature and those around you. If ya do decide to join, share what you'd do with your tech-free day below! 😘 Happy Monday y'all! 😄 #wifi
Are you tired of your phone? Do you want a party free of instagram stories and selfies? Do you like to meet new and interesting people? Do you want to reconnect with your pre-internet brain? Join us on the 13th of July at @victoriadalston for an amazing night full of fun and connection! Are you ready for the experience? #londonevents #dalston #dalstonnights #techfree #connection #myanalogparties #party #music
Just a part of my weekend... Ich war das Wochenende in der Natur unterwegs und habe das Smartphone zu Hause gelassen. Manchmal ganz gut, so ganz ohne Technik. Heute noch die Beine trainiert für die nächste Wanderung. Gönnt ihr euch auch Zeit ohne Technik? #techfree #weekend #smartphonefree #legday #workoutmotivation #fitness #fitnessmotivation #werbungdamarkennennung #underarmour #elementsfitness #elementsdonnersbergerbrücke #motivation💪
Watch out for raptors! 🦅🦉 I forgot my Apple Watch charger at home. I’ve had to check my phone for text messages, notifications, etc. 😱 On the positive side, I’ve been more focused on conversations, and engaged in experiences. Maybe it’s time to consider less tech on the weekends. . . . #Raptors #BirdsofPrey #audubon #birds #falcons #owls #baldeagles #nature #travel #parenting #lessonslearned #techfree #onthehunt #Orlando #notDisney #Maitland
I MIGHT have a book problem. This little corner of our home makes me so happy. The hodgepodge of shelves and decor may not be Pinterest perfection, but you see it houses all these books. Books that were mine as a child, books that belong to my children, the Bible Storybooks we gave each of our children their first Christmas, picture books, novels from college, and bedtime stories. As our children grow so does our home library (we recently added another shelf for current school books). My husband jokes that one day the shelves are going to cover all the walls. But no ones complaining here. .... You can convince me to minimalism most things Clothes ✔️Toys✔️ Kitchen Gadgets✔️ but y’all I’m keeping my books... .... ... .. . #bookstagram #365homeschool #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolmom #homeschoolroom #homelibrary #bookshelves #bookobsessed #bookcollector #hiphomeschoolmoms #literaturebasedlearning #raisingreaders #myhappyplace #reallifehomeschool #bookorganization #homeschoolorganization #classicaleducation #ecclectichomeschool #readingnook #readersofinstagram #thisishowwehomeschool #screenfreekids #techfree #farmhouse #lakehouse #ourhappyhome #makehomeyours
Vision board crafternoon. So calming to focus on something creative with no agenda, and no phone. Buzzing with zen vibes ✨
Piccole cose belle. Ve la ricordate Philippa la mia amica conosciuta nel Cammino del Nord? Ecco, oggi mi è arrivato il suo messaggio di risposta!! Banale, vero? È solo un messaggio! Questa ragazza, che è un medico ed una persona dalle infinite risorse, mi ha regalato una delle più grandi lezioni: La tecnologia serve, ma noi non dobbiamo servire la tecnologia. Lo dicevano anche ne "La vita è bella": guarda i girasoli, si inchinano al sole, ma se ne vedi uno inchinato un po' troppo, vuol dire che è morto". Philippa non ha mai avuto uno smartphone, non saprebbe come usarlo e non le interessa. Possiede un vecchio telefono da cui si possono solo mandare messaggi e fare chiamate. Se non sa qualcosa apre un libro o chiama qualcuno. Se non sa la strada, ci pensa e ci prova. È quasi impossibile che si dimentichi qualcosa. Ha imparato insieme a me, italiano e spagnolo, con un libro e tante chiacchiere. Se vuole dire qualcosa, lo dice direttamente a te. Come quel giorno a Cudillero che mi ha detto di essere grata di vivere quel momento con me, a mangiare un panino davanti al mare. Philippa spiega che non ha alcuna intenzione di lasciare che un oggetto possa rubarle il tempo. Lo spiega con la forza di chi crede in sé stesso e in ciò che dice. Quindi no, non è banale questo messaggio. Perché vuol dire che davvero ha considerato di poter spendere qualche minuto per rispondermi, mi ha regalato un po' del suo pensiero e del suo tempo. Perché vuol dire che al mondo, qualcuno che usa ancora tutta la testa senza farsi condizionare da questa società frenetica, esiste. Ed io mi sento fortunata ad aver conosciuto una come lei, che questo post non lo può nemmeno leggere, ma le avevo già accennato che avrei scritto di lei come di un grandissimo esempio per tutti. Grazie (le coordinate della gratitudine sapete dove trovarle?) #friendsincamino #friendships #friendship #caminodelnorte2019 #caminodesantiago #textpost #textme #message #spiritmessages #good #teachings #real #realpeople #realfeelings #gratefullness #begrateful #techfree #bestoftheday #powers #time #timefreedom #beconscious #beaware #befree🍃
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Happy international yoga day!🧘♀️Wij geven iedere dag yogales op onze volwassen en family camps 🤸♂️ Yoga en Surfen zijn namelijk een perfecte combi om je lichaam en geest de juist in- en ontspanning te bieden tijdens jouw vakantie! . . . . 📹@romyvierenhalm #yoga #beachyoga #internationalyogaday #recharge #disconnect #relax #holiday #techfree #seasoniscoming #surfseason #beachtime #ripstar #surf #surfcamp #lepinsec #ripstar #young #sharingthestoke #23plus #18plus #ripstar #surf_shots #surfer #surfboard #surfphotography #thesearch
Caffeine.⠀ Dopamine.⠀ To do lists.⠀ So frivolous.⠀ ⠀ Always on, in my mind.⠀ Don’t have time to unwind .⠀ ⠀ Over connected,⠀ Disconnected.⠀ What matters, passing me by⠀ The whole world’s got me tied.⠀ ⠀ Spread too thin⠀ To look within,⠀ To take a pause, to take a rest.⠀ Surely this isn’t my best.⠀ ⠀ Make the choice ⠀ To hear their voice.⠀ No 3-second delay⠀ And “what’d you say?"⠀ To break free ⠀ So I can see⠀ His smile when he looks at me.⠀ ⠀ Make the space.⠀ Leave the race.⠀ Change my pace.⠀ ⠀ I have an addiction to break;⠀ There’s too much at stake.⠀ ⠀ Cut the cord, day after day.⠀ Untethered is the only way.⠀ From now on, it’s just me⠀ I choose to be hands free. ♥︎ ⠀ ⠀ ......⠀ ⠀ I have to confess, I've never written a poem in my life. But after traveling for 10 weeks and becoming increasingly dependent on my phone to "stay on top of things," I was inspired last night, and these words just started to flow. ⠀ ⠀ I know I can't be alone in this—do any of you other mamas feel yourself walking this fine line? What is your advice for staying deeply connected to your children while consciously cultivating a career that you love?
So guys festival and camping seasons are here! I love getting outdoors and camping but I don't like mosquitoes nor their bites. But I have got a solution. Bring your USB moods2go Diffuser, a power bank plus your calm essential oil...a few diffusions of this in your tent should keep those pesky monsters at bay. Camp without that itch. #camping #glamping #outdoors #tent #greatoutdoors #camp #view #nature #wild #wildlide #marshmello #tech #techfree #aroma #lavender #essentialoils #diffuserblends #diffuser
Inspiring our children to take in Nature’s beauty. Jimmy takes a journal most places we go. It’s his way of capturing & interpreting nature. 😍 . . #nature #journaling #kidswhojournal #be #present #mindbodyspirit #connection #love #compassion #techfree #hike #trek #breathe #meditation
summer is here & we don't want to waste it staring at our screens! 📵 the average social media user spends 3 hours a day on social media alone. that's 45 days out of the year, not including sleeping 😳 imagine what we could do with all that extra time! 🤷♂️comment below with what you want to do this summer with the time you would have spend scrolling through social media 👇
Screen Free Ways to Keep Your Children Happy This Summer Every parent I know is talking about how to limit screen time. It’s a hot topic with many varying points of view. One thing most parents can agree on, though, is that children need more time to play! Be outside! And most importantly, entertain themselves without technology. . . . . . . #summer #kids #screenfree #techfree #play #diyideas #crafts #crafting #instacrafters #crafternoon #craftymom #handmade #momlife #momblog #motherhood #momsofinstagram #momentsofmine
📵 I have a daily reoccurring appointment on my calendar called “Focused Family.” It’s a block of time from dinner to bedtime where screens aren’t allowed. No digital distractions. No scrolling. No social media posts to try to prove to ourselves that we’re loving parents. We play together. Read together. Listen to music and dance together. Lots of eye contact, talking, and laughing. Then we do the hygiene routine, have family prayer time, and turn out the lights. We’ve navigated the challenges, rearranged our schedules, and relearned how to be ok away from our technology and with one another. We’re experiencing life at a new level. Highly recommend.
It takes a VILLAGE or just an amazing TEAM! This CAMP is going to be AWWWMazing ✨✨✨ It’s Tuesday today and I want to say THANK YOU to my amazing TEAM! You all make my heart so full w/ gratitude! ~ NAMASTE SISTARS #dayretreat #summercamp #allgirls #nature #techfree #utah @sageelliott @powered.by.pilates @nicoledodart @errinandrus @britcallister @socialsistar @_pier28_ @granogi @happyhouseeatery @utahpressedjuice @veyopool @blooming.in.the.desert
About 45 minutes from Marrakech here is an oasis for you : ♥️The White Camel Lodge and Tents is the only lodge located in the heart of the mountains with a view on the Agafay desert and the Atlas right in the heart of Morocco 🇲🇦 #honeymooners #techfree #escape #paradise #beachtobarbaby #agafey #agafeydesert #atlasmountains #marrakech #thewhitecamellodgeandtents @thewhitecamel
Blog Post - 5 Weekend Activities to keep your kids learning, engaged and having fun. Ditch electronic devices and have fun this weekend with these tech-free activities the whole family can enjoy. They'll help you bond with your kids while keeping them happy, engaged and learning. . Want to write a guest post? Let’s chat!!