Why you should go a day without technology


This post is the first in a series that will focus on children's and women's health, as part of a sponsored partnership with Aurora Health Care. Before I hurt technology's feelings, I'd like to give it some credit.

On countless occasions, technology has entertained and distracted my children while I made them a nutritious dinner, or had a real live conversation with my husband.

It has distracted them long enough to allow me to put makeup on my (very tired) face. Other times I've simply enjoyed the few quiet moments during which no one was asking me for anything!

Technology has also genuinely enriched our lives. One of our favorite YouTube channels has helped my son learn how to draw, Daniel the Tiger has taught my daughter about empathy, and my kids love hosting movie and Minecraft nights with their cousins.