Way before baby boy was born I banned electronic toys. I decided that we would live without the jingling sounds of digital pianos, singing key rings and speaking teddies. Family and friends were informed as politely as possible in an attempt to prevent any "inappropriate" gifts from entering the house. My close friends just laughed: "It's inevitable!" they said. "There's nothing you can do! Your house will be taken over by an army of plastic doo-dahs, gizmos and gadgets that beep and blink every time you bump into them at night. Count your blessings if they have an off switch!"...more
Every issue we come across or have to face today is at an extreme. There is no longer such a thing as being balanced, just a lot of bickering about who is right. And one of the most visible examples of this is when it comes to how we choose to dress — or not — such as in the case of Zunera Ishaq, a Pakistani immigrant who is appealing the ban on wearing a niqab to her Canadian citizenship ceremony.
So I have spent my life assuming that I’m pretty breezy. You know, not letting things get to me, get me down, or really even noticing most of what goes on. Because being oblivious and being breezy sometimes are interchangeable, I’m not sure if you knew that. Anyway. I pretty much thought this until a few years ago, when CB came into the picture on his actual breezy, patient horse, and started referring to me as Type A....more
This is literally the best thing I have ever seen. I have watched this video over and over and over again. And I laugh with tears rolling down my face every time. It's funny and it's real and it's actually a perfect explanation of the meaning of life. ...more
I don't think any of us start off with the goal of allowing electronic devices to rule our lives. None of us intended to be texting when our son or daughter hit a home run or shot the winning basket.
We all got here somehow. Now even the young kids are on board, too.
I see kids playing with their electronic devices everywhere I go. I see parents and caregivers playing/checking/reading too.
My house and my life were controlled by electronic devices for a while as well. It all started about six years ago on my first son’s seventh birthday....more
As mentioned in the past, I work for a great company with a great group of people. There are a lot of women on my team, and there are a lot of mothers. We understand what it means to be a working parent: We watch one another's backs and fill in when family emergencies arise....more
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