#50: Mom Story: Why I Took a Break from Social Media with Priscilla Hall

by | Jan 31, 2023 | Parenting, Podcast

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#50: Mom Story: Why I Took a Break from Social Media with Priscilla Hall

Do you ever feel like you just need to take a break from social media? I sure do! I love seeing what people are doing, saying and teaching me. But I don’t love how much time I spend staring at my phone while I ignore the real world around me. 
As I talk with parents in Parent Coaching, I often hear them mention the “shoulds” of parenting little ones. And as I listen I can often identify to myself where they may have heard the message of  “if you don’t do this, your child will…”
The thing is, there are many approaches to parenting, home keeping, meal planning, behavior management and personal development. What’s right and good for you may be very different from what’s right and good for the person who’s post you’re reading. Finding your own path as a parent takes time, experience, learning and lots of self-reflection as you go along. Because guess what, with every child things change.
In this Mom Story, Priscilla shares her experience of taking a break from social media – what was challenging, how she felt and how it’s affected her daily life, especially around her mental health. She explains why she’s chosen to unplug and how she’s working to stay connected with friends and family outside social platforms. I think you’ll love her story!
About our guest:

Priscilla Hall is the mom of four children, ages eight, six, four and one. She’s married and works full time,  balancing a career she loves and busy family, including a couple of budding gymnasts who have lots of classes each week. In this episode, Priscilla shares her experience with post-partum depression and anxiety, and as a result, recently decided to take a break from social media to see how that might help. 

I think you’ll love her story, listen here.

Priscilla Hall


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In the 2023 season of Parenting in the First 3 Years, we’ll be bringing on parents just like you to share the story of their personal journey. Would you like to apply to be considered as a guest? Let’s talk about it! Simply email Ann McKitrick at ask@nurturednoggins.com.

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