I have vented many times about my love hate relationship with technology. There are so many good things about it and how it can bring us together but also so many negatives about it that actually can isolate us and tear us apart. If you are tired of all the online time and would like a break, there is actually something very simple you can do. Unplug the WiFi.

Brian Gary, TSM

Yes, you can really unplug it and go old school for awhile. I love this. If you turn off the WiFi and force the family to communicate and entertain themselves without technology it is truly very very fun. We kept the kids off of it the other day and just made them play with things that required no electricity or wireless hookups. They found a box and spent the entire day making a time machine for their stuffed animals. It was so cool to see them carry this box around and keep adding new innovations to it. Zander asked for a paper plate so he could make a control panel. I loved the creativity and could see their minds working.

Brian Gary, TSM

They had a blast all day with that box and the stuffed animals are all still sleeping in it now. It beat the heck out of hearing them playing video games and watching YouTube. They had a great day and we all seemed more together. Try it sometime. Unplug from the outlets and let reality be your power source.