There are people who view the internet and Facebook as a time waster, but I have a different take on it. I am the homeschooling, stay-a-home mom of four beautiful children whom I adore completely, but that means that most of my time is spent in the house battling the never-ending job to try to stay at least a little on top of all the things I need to get done in the house, surrounded by little people that I am trying to educate, entertain and provide with all the experiences I want them to have. It also means I can go for days without seeing any other adults at all except for my Prince Charming.
My Facebook, blog and forum friends are a real connection for me. I care about them. Some are new friends, some of them are real life friends that I known all my life and some I have known since I was pregnant with Princess Belle 13 years ago. The internet gives me a place to share my life and to connect with other moms like me. On the days when I can't escape for a coffee with my real life friends, it is nice to grab a cup of coffee and visit with my online friends while my children play by my knees. It is a lifeline to the outside world when I begin to wonder if there is still life outside these walls and it is a reassurance that there are other people like me, going through similar things to what I am, people who understand.