Debunking the "Terrible Teen" Myth: I Love Teenagers

If every parent of cherubic toddlers had a nickel for every time some well-meaning person chuckled and said, "Just wait until they're teenagers!," those parents would still be annoyed, but they'd also be filthy rich. For whatever reason, there is nothing more-seasoned parents love to do to new(ish) parents than warn them that someday, their beautiful babies will be teens -- and the implication is that this is a fate worse than death. ...more
My toddler daughter is a little spitfire and people keep saying she's going to give me hell when ... more

Hooked on Technology Like a Lab Rat

I realize this is the pot calling the kettle blog, but I’m worried that technology is sucking the life out of me. Can you relate? I feel chained, yet addicted, to electronic communications. Maybe it’s because I’m a stay-at-home mom, and those little pings from my phone remind me of a larger universe that I can’t quite see right now through the haze of Cheddar Bunnies, but my need for real-time updates is getting out of hand. ...more
Props to the BlogHer community...I am getting the best advice from the comments.  Thank you! more

Hooked on Technology Like a Lab Rat

I realize this is the pot calling the kettle blog, but I’m worried that technology is sucking the life out of me. Can you relate? I feel chained, yet addicted, to electronic communications. Maybe it’s because I’m a stay-at-home mom, and those little pings from my phone remind me of a larger universe that I can’t quite see right now through the haze of Cheddar Bunnies, but my need for real-time updates is getting out of hand. ...more
 @Rita Arens Those are great guidelines, thanks. more

Hooked on Technology Like a Lab Rat

I realize this is the pot calling the kettle blog, but I’m worried that technology is sucking the life out of me. Can you relate? I feel chained, yet addicted, to electronic communications. Maybe it’s because I’m a stay-at-home mom, and those little pings from my phone remind me of a larger universe that I can’t quite see right now through the haze of Cheddar Bunnies, but my need for real-time updates is getting out of hand. ...more
 @Virginia DeBolt I too have forgotten how to just "be" without looking at a screen, and I love ... more