My daughter was born two months early in the winter of 2004, and while there were many effects of her premature birth that made life as a new mom difficult, the most isolating were the middle of the night feedings. Because of complications, feeding Emma took as long as an hour per feeding. During the night, I turned to the television to stay awake and alert, but the options were limited, even with satellite. By the time my second child arrived, my husband and I had decided to subscribe to DVR so that I could program and record shows during the day to watch later at night. Being able to watch shows essentially on demand was incredible, but the days of the DVR being controlled by mom are long gone. Now the memory is filled with Nick Jr., PBS, and the Disney Channel.