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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I am so faarking sick of the mummy bashing in the media at the moment. FFS, I spend 24/7 with my kids. I make zero excuses for zoning out on my phone sometimes.

    And I see there's no mention of fathers who do the same thing. Jesus, a dad farts in the same room as his kid and he's praised for spending quality time with them.

    Gives me the absolute sh1+s.
    This was my point earlier. DH works all week and then gets on his phone when he gets home instead of doing reading with DD1 while I have some down time. Sh!ts me no end.

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    I would go absolutely insane without my phone to stay in touch with the world. I could ditch the phone but rocking in the corner of the playground is not a good look so Meh heh heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    I am so faarking sick of the mummy bashing in the media at the moment. FFS, I spend 24/7 with my kids. I make zero excuses for zoning out on my phone sometimes.

    And I see there's no mention of fathers who do the same thing. Jesus, a dad farts in the same room as his kid and he's praised for spending quality time with them.

    Gives me the absolute sh1+s.
    I said parents, not mothers. Actually, usually it is a male glued to the phone that I see!

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    DD knows the deal. She understands i can either be at home with her and do work on my computer and phone OR i can be off at work all day like her daddy is. We plan regular breaks together so she can have my undivided attention for a while, but she understands that cant be all day.

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    It is about balance for sure. I don't have an iphone. I know I would become addicted. I have also shut down my FB account. But yeah, the park is soooo boring. Sorry if I'm not basking in the glow of my children's monumental park achievements, but I like sassy am looking, but probably not really seeing. We all need a break, from the every day. Some people use iphones, some zone out. So what.

    People are so judgemental over the silliest things.

    I did see a mother the other day whose daughter was injured, she spend the entire time on her iphone whilst waiting to see a doctor, only stopping to tell her kids to shut up and threaten to smack them because they were being noisy (they weren't) it would have been hours, maybe 2 or three by that point. I think that is a bit full on myself.

    I also met a friend of a friend and she spent the entire time on facebook. I thought that was pretty rude, we were supposed to be having morning tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I said parents, not mothers. Actually, usually it is a male glued to the phone that I see!
    Yeah I know. But 99.99999999% of the time, it's the mothers being judged and criticised in the media. Even the comments at the end of the article from the public predominantly revolve around the mums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Oh blah. Kids are blardy boring. Mums who follow their kids around like the loser with no friends tagging on with the cool kids are just as bad, imo.
    Mothers have NEVER been present for their kids the whole time they're awake. Back in the day, mums were busy running a household and didn't have time for endless doting.
    I respond to my kids when they need me, and give them plenty of quality time. But the majority of the time they don't need or want my company, so I'm not going to sit around like an inactivated robot waiting for my next command.
    Love this!! Made me feel much better. And you are right!

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    I dont see a problem, as Long as its in moderation... I'm on my phone right now while DD is playing...
    She is very independent and is more than happy playing on her own... I normally feel rejected when I do sit down with her as she pushes me away and says no mum. But if she calls out or comes to show me something the phone goes straight down.... Hmm really should use this time to clean not to bh or fb lol :/

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    Well too much of anything is bad isn't it? On your phone too much... Not good. It's like everything in life. Even going to the gym obsessively isn't good. Everything in moderation.

    If you're on your phone at the park, you can still look up every 30 seconds and check your children. No probs, but if you're on it and your children are in front if you speaking to you and needing your attention constantly then yeah perhaps you need to get a grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    Yeah I know. But 99.99999999% of the time, it's the mothers being judged and criticised in the media. Even the comments at the end of the article from the public predominantly revolve around the mums.
    Just look at the heading for example, Bad Mums and the reason it piqued my interest in the first place was because it said 'Bad Mums' and straight away I thought, "What now, what do Mums have to feel guilty about this time".

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