"28 times my angels would have wondered if the World Wide Web was more important than them," Wood states. "28 times my boys would have not received the attention most adults are searching for. 28 times my loves would have questioned if they were alone emotionally. 28 times my kids would have been reassured that who you are online is what really matters." She then thought about how many depend on the number of online followers, likes, and favorites they receive for validation. Worrying about such virtual happenings can often replace the meaningful quality time we spend with our loved ones.
Once her Facebook post about the experiment went viral, Wood told The Huffington Post, "I think technology should be limited, a healthy balance. Technology is a double-edged sword. It helps and hinders. Everyone should find what works for them. Just being aware will help tremendously. I am guilty of being connected to my phone as well. This experience has completely humbled me to be more present."
All photos via Brandie Wood.