Moms Love

April 14th, 2009 by admin


I was scrolling through family photos on my computer, admiring my two beautiful babies, when I spotted a disturbing trend: My laptop was open in almost all of the pictures. There’s my daughter, at 8 months, playing at my feet while I typed away on the couch. There’s me and my son, a year later, with the laptop at my side as I held him in my arms.

I’d heard about Internet addiction before, but always assumed it was something limited to socially challenged guys who played too much World of Warcraft. Now it seemed my Internet “habit” was slowly but surely crossing the line. Sometimes I found myself up into the wee hours of the morning, surfing the Web while my family slept. I read the news, kept up with friends, and looked up answers to endless questions. I wrote my personal blog and read dozens of others, just for something to do.

It turns out I’m not the only mama who plugs in and zones out. Coleen Moore, coordinator of resource development at the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery in Peoria, says that she’s seeing more and more women coming in for Internet addiction. They’re young, they’re often new mothers, and they’re addicted to blogs, message boards, and Second Life, she says.

These moms are contributing to a growing global addiction.

4 Responses

  1. Daryl

    How pathetic!

  2. george69m


  3. Shelly Johnson

    I have to say that while I am not big to blogs (writing the em that is)…but I love to read what people have to say.
    About BTLS I am sooooooo addicted to that show I can’t stand myself! They are awesome!! And I say keep uo the good work!!

  4. Python

    Internet addiction is growing and I feel bad for them, ok I have to go I have 20 more sites to look at and have to get on myspace, twitter,tagged and facebook and update my blog…

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