Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Come Join Us

Child Unplugged is evolving. Since starting this blog, I have begun an inspirational children's book publishing company called Shine Your Light Books. We create books that reinforce positive qualities in kids like love, unity, compassion, optimism and kindness. I have decided to take the concept of Child Unplugged and integrate it into our newsletters for Shine Your Light Books, that way you can get great books, activities and ideas in one place. To make sure you receive all the great activities that you can use to connect with your child and reconnect with positive values, use the form below to subscribe to our mailing list. Make sure to visit us at www.ShineYourLightBooks.com and connect with our community on Facebook.

Shine On!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Stay Plugged In

I had to take a leave of absence from my blog. Not just because I started to suffocate under my pile of beautiful children, but because I needed to get right with things.  I write a blog encouraging people to connect with their kids by unplugging. I write children's books that encourage kindness, compassion, gratitude and optimism. And for the past 4 months I have been embodying none of these things that I promote. How could I possibly encourage you to put down the phone and write holiday cards with your kids if I was eating chips in the bathroom (don't judge me) while refreshing my Facebook page every two minutes?  Was I getting some valuable uplifting motivation from all those status updates and inspirational quotes? Actually, if I saw one more list of things I need to stop doing or start doing so I don't ruin my kid I felt like I was going to punch someone in the throat. Overwhelmed, much???

Today, I am here to tell you that whatever you are doing, it's ok. There is so much posted on the internet to make us feel like we are not enough or that we are doing it wrong. If you need to sneak a glass of wine into a closet and check your email every 10 seconds for an hour---that's ok. If you need to go to Target in the middle of the day and stare at every color of nail polish for 20 minutes and not buy any of them....that's ok. If you need to sit your kids in front of the tv for an hour (or two) until you feel like you can handle all that is on your plate today...that's ok. Whatever you are doing....you are doing it right. This blog is just here to give you some other things to do once you are ready to reconnect.

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