S01E06 Screen Time for Moms


Screen time is not just for kids ! What starts off as a way to refresh, could end up making you feel drained out. In this episode of Millennial Maa, Puja & Shruthi talk about their love-hate relation with social media. It does connect us with our loved ones, but it could also trap us into a rabbit hole of comparison, FOMO and too much information. What is more, we don't even realise it is happening. Listen now about our struggles to be more conscious while using social media.

The conversation:

In this episode of the Millennial Maa, Pooja and Shruthi discuss the impact of social media on their parenting journey, especially for new moms. They share how social media can lead to feelings of comparison, FOMO, and mom guilt, and how it can suck up our time and energy. When we see other moms who seem to be doing it all perfectly, it can be easy to start feeling like we're not good enough.

It's easy to get sucked into the endless scroll, and before we know it, we've wasted hours of our day. This can be especially problematic for moms, who are already short on time.

What We Can Do About It

So, what can we do to break the cycle of social media addiction? Pooja and Shruthi share some tips that have worked for them.

  • Set limits. Decide how much time you want to spend on social media each day, and stick to it.
  • Unfollow accounts that make you feel bad. If you find yourself comparing yourself to other moms on social media, unfollow them. This will help you to focus on your own journey and avoid feeling inadequate.
  • Take breaks. When you start to feel overwhelmed by social media, take a break. Put your phone away and do something else that you enjoy.
  • Connect with real people. Social media can be a great way to connect with friends and family, but it's important to also connect with real people in the real world. Make time for face-to-face interactions, even if it's just for a few minutes each day.

A Win and a Fail

The moms also share a win and a fail from their own parenting journey. Shruthi shares how she recently used social media to teach her son about responsibility. She took him to the grocery store and told him that they would get a pet when he was 20 years old. This gave him a chance to think about what it would mean to take care of a pet, and it helped him to understand the responsibility involved.


Social media can be a powerful tool, but it's important to use it wisely. If we're not careful, it can have a negative impact on our mental health and our parenting journey. By following the tips shared in this blog post, we can use social media in a way that is positive and supportive.

Here are some additional tips for using social media in a healthy way:

  • Be intentional about the content you consume. Follow accounts that make you feel good about yourself and your parenting journey.
  • Take breaks from social media. Don't feel like you have to be constantly connected.
  • Use social media as a tool for connection. Use it to connect with friends and family, or to find support groups for new moms.
  • Remember that social media is not real life. What you see on social media is often not an accurate representation of reality.

By following these tips, we can use social media in a way that is positive and supportive of our mental health and our parenting journey.

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