Screen free meal time at a restaurant.

Updated: Dec 17, 2019

Let me preface by saying that I'm all for a show, movie, iPad game, you name it in the sake of your own personal sanity. When I was pregnant with my second child, I lived for TV time so I that could rest and not have to entertain a 23 month old around the clock. No shame that my son wasn't over two years old like the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for screen time. No guilt that he was getting way more than the allotted 1 hour per day either. I never thought twice about it.

In fact, during my second pregnancy, I had terrible morning sickness, and pretty much had the TV on the majority of the time. The morning sickness was so bad that one day during a walk with my son, I vomited on the sidewalk in front of a neighbor and nearly fainted. She kindly walked my pregnant self and son back home in which I quickly switched on the TV. It was a life saver.