Tag Archives: Online

Digital / Screen time.

I know I have written a blog previously on ‘screen time’ and digital media for little ones.

I’m not saying never allow it. It can be very useful.
I certainly avoid my little ones using it where possible. My almost 4yo may get the iPad for about 2hrs per week and that’s with him using it for learning games etc.

I don’t allow him to ‘surf’ the web as I personally think he is too young and I’m worried for what he may find.

Call me over protective but sometimes even the most innocent, find ways or stumble upon not so pleasant things.

This is defiantly worth a read.

http://nypost.com/2016/08/27/its-digital-heroin-how-screens-turn-kids-into-psychotic-junkies/

Social media.

Social media.

I was recently chatting with a friend who said she is never on social media, that she has no time to get on and browse what everybody is up to, nor does it interest her to ‘stalk’ her friends.

Now I’m the first to admit I perhaps check Instagram a little too often and although I’m not a ‘stalker’ I enjoy seeing what my friends and family are up to. I no longer live within close proximity to them and enjoy seeing their children’s photos of them changing and growing up. It somehow makes me feel like I am still part of it.

I also post quite a bit, especially photos of my 2 little ones – the absolute loves of my life and I’m extremely proud of them and bring their mummy. You can call it baby spam if you like however as I just said, I no longer live close to family or a lot of my friends so by me posting photos, they too can see my little ones growing and changing and can catch up on what we have been up to.

Now I know to some this may seem weird, or an invasion of privacy or something, however I dont post ‘nude’ or inappropriate images. I always make sure my children are clothed, as with myself and also ensure that the photos are not offensive.

What I find amusing though, is those people who ‘claim’ to never be on social media or don’t have time yet still find the time to ‘like’ a photo or pass comment in a social gathering about something that the saw on social media.

Is this a form of stalking? Secretly checking but in denial?

Is it that they think they are ‘better’ than social media?

Perhaps they don’t know how to use it properly?

Or maybe they are the type of person who is secretly bored with their own life, won’t admit it, but need to see what everyone else is doing but keep it to themselves?

It makes me question though, why are you not admitting to being on social media?

If your using it what is there to hide? So many people are on social media. Should we be embarrassed about it or are these people just pretending that their lives are so busy and fulfilled without it?

Do you use social media?

If so why type of social media do you use?

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter
Snap chat
Linked in
What’s App
Messenger
Blogs – Do you read blogs?

And the list goes on!

These are all forms of social media. In today’s society I think almost everyone has some sort of social media account right?

The world and society have so much to do with social media and its growth is only expanding. Companies advertise with social media, people communicate with social media and it’s also a way of connecting with new and old friends. Corporates also use social media to put updates out there, keep in touch with their clientele and ‘tweet’ news and events.

Why is this so bad?

Advertising on billboards and on hard copy such as newspapers, magazines and flyers can also be quite expensive. I supposed this is why most people and companies are turning to online?

Remember online dating is also social media! So many people in society these days use apps like tinder and match maker.com. Not saying this is a bad thing but what happened to actually meeting someone spontaneous at a bar or park or the gym or somewhere ‘common’?

What is now classified ‘common’?

What is now classified ‘normal’?

How do people that don’t use social media communicate?

Yes there are still some people who chat and phone each other however there are also many who rely on social media to communicate.

What did we used to do prior to social media? Actually sit, chat and enjoy each other’s company?

I’ve seen school ages children actually sitting next to each other and sending ‘snap chat’ messages or text each other. I found it weird. Maybe it’s my age? Am I no longer ‘cool’ or ‘with it’?

Social media has vast become such a huge thing within this day and age.

Do you think it’s a good thing or a hinderance?

Online shopping!

Favourite online shopping?

Weather your a stay at him mummy, tied to your desk or just love the online shopping experience, below I have listed a few of my favourite affordable online shopping favourites.

Let’s face it, who does like receiving a little something in the post right?

These links have something for everyone. Various styles and something for every budget! From resort wear at ASOS to evening and causal wear at nex direct, basics from cotton on. There is something for everyone. You will even find a few home wares on these websites but for artwork – that special piece, try United Artworks or even get something commissioned by a wonderful Sydney artist who is exceptional at his work. Very talented artist Alessandro LJUBICIC.

I often buy my little ones shoes from next direct and my workout gear from cotton on body which is a brand under the cotton on banner.

I’ve purchased a few evening gowns from ASOS and also work wear from next direct. Whatever your shopping needs, I hope you find something that you like in my top fav online stores