I have a house rule that they need to follow. No cartoons and gadgets on weekdays. But when the mom in me strikes, I give in. So yes, I am guilty your honor for medicating my kids with gadgets at times.


This happens a lot over breakfast. Just because we have this morning rush, I can’t think of anything to make them eat so I’d just give to what they like and that is watch their favorite YouTube files. Mostly are dressing up and latest song uploads.

So to keep everything balanced, and make myself feel lighter and out of guilt, I still make sure that in some other way or the other, they’d forget about their gadgets just like the day when I introduced Piko to them.

I’m positive that they’d soon get over it. If that does not happen, I’m sure they’d be responsible users. I just have to be on top of it to make it happen.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.