Media fast


Our family is beginning a media fast that is intended to last through the end of March.  This means no movie nights, no iPad, no iPods.  Music in March is under negotiation, but the current thought is that we will listen only to hymns or make our own music.  Reading, too, is under negotiation; fiction might be limited to read-alouds, even if it means one teen/adult reading to another.

We are logging out of Facebook, and activity here will be limited to prescheduled posts, my weekly 4 Moms Q&A, and closing out Deanna’s henna giveaway.  I’ll be checking in occasionally to moderate comments but will not be posting any comments of my own.

I hope to be back with a full report in a few weeks.  In the meantime, we’ll miss you and hope you’ll miss us a little too.  But we also expect to enjoy each other’s company a lot more than we have in recent times – and possibly butt heads a little more, too, since we’ll be interacting more.

Ora pro nobis.


  1. This is a wonderful idea and I have followed suit–No music except what they play themselves. No fiction except the Deerslayer novels (in order) and any Henty that pertains to our studies–me approved. They may listen to Max McLean Bible readings in the morining while they wake up and make father’s lunch, morning coffee, breakfast etc.. No movies–except I will allow the French In Action DVD while they are learning french at this time and the EXCELLENT chemistry series from Netflix.
    I find that God uses you so many times in my life to structure my inclinations and thoughts. Thank you so much for your effort and the cost to your family of your time. It will continue to enrich our lives here in Oregon for as long as God gives you the peace to do so. I’m a tad older than you but who cares!?! God brought you and yours into our lives via me reading your blog and has used you mightily. You have done and said the very thing I wished to do and therefore given me the courage to proceed. It takes COURAGE-real courage-to train 5 children, let alone 11, in the way they should go.
    Orabo Deum pro vobis.

  2. Have you read “The Winter of our Disconnect” ? It’s non fiction.

  3. I hope you enjoy it! I have a love hate relationship with my computer, and Nook.

  4. Good for you!! I think everyone needs to do that once in awhile. Enjoy each other. 😉

  5. Lois Groat says:

    We will miss you, but I think you are doing a wonderful thing.

Don't just think it: say it!

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