I get asked A LOT how I balance everything and especially how I make time for my kids. Being a wife and a mother of two babies while managing two businesses (my blog and my clothing line) isn’t easy and to be honest, balance is my biggest challenge. It’s something I have to work at every single day because if I don’t have balance, I’ll pay for it later. I don’t have a typical 9-5 job and so much of it, especially when it comes to my blog, is my everyday life! It’s hard to shut off the work mode when we are on vacation or even just at our home because so much of my life is shared online with all of you. I’m constantly brainstorming and creating new content for my audience. It’s something I love and am truly passionate about so getting out of work mode is difficult sometimes, but the best part of my day is always the time spent with my babies.
It’s so important to me that when we are spending time together as a family we have limited distractions and are present in the moment. I’ve shared this before but I’ve started to either turn off my phone or just leave it in a different room when I’m with my family, that way I’m not distracted. My kids have my full attention and they deserve it!
A couple months ago my sister Emily introduced me to Circle by Disney! It’s the best way to mange my family’s relationship with technology. If you aren’t familiar with Circle basically it’s a little white box that pairs wirelessly with your internet allowing you to manage content and limit time online across every device in your home. Simply plug in your circle, download the app and follow the easy prompts to set it up! The app is so easy and has seriously been a game changer for us. I have very specific shows and apps that Isla Rose and Jackson can watch and spend time on, and now with Circle I can manage it! My biggest thing is time so the time limit feature is probably my favorite. After they’ve watched one show the internet for that device just shuts off and it’s not a battle. Drew and I even use the time limit feature on our phones so we can put our phones away and be more present. I love it!!
I am so glad I discovered this device while my kids are still young! But no matter the age of your kids you can easily tailor Circle to fit your family’s needs. If you don’t already have Circle, now is a great time to invest in one! Right now they are on sale at Amazon!! Click here to purchase!
Brought to you by Circle with Disney.