We should not have to defend ourselves to each other. We are free (and encouraged!) to make our own decisions, to be inadequately, incorrectly, or even overly informed. … Read More Judgment freeze, if you please
Sorry, not sorry, I also love Sunday afternoons with my family and sometimes that time is spent at a beer garden.
Last year after my daughter’s third birthday party my grandmother told me, “You have a real kid’s house. You can tell they have a lot of fun here.” I know she meant this as a compliment so that’s how I took it. She meant that kids are welcomed here, that we are a happy house,… Read More A Kid’s Christmas
Social media. We can’t escape it. People with their nose in their phone, oblivious to the world around them are everywhere. Whether we like it or not, it’s a part of our lives. To what extent is up to you. Recently I’ve been reading a lot about the negative aspects of social media – cutting into… Read More How to Have a Healthy Love Affair with Facebook
If any of you have a Facebook account (and that’s probably most of you), you’ve probably received a holiday “card” of sorts – a post that shows up in your feed that replays the prior year’s top events in photos. The pictures, algorithmically customized for each user, are displayed under the tagline; “It’s Been A Great… Read More My Year: I’d Rather Not Review It, Facebook
Alright. I’m just going to put this out there at the risk of embarrassing myself. I’m not sure if you can relate, but I polled a few of my girlfriends and found that they could identify with me, at varying levels. I often feel obligated to check my phone. Does that sound weird? Let me… Read More Online Obligations
Baby girl is nearly 11 months old, so you know what that means – I am well on my way to planning a very special, grand first birthday party for her! HAHA just kidding. For my Pinterest-apathetic, moderately disorganized, majorly procrastinating self, it means means that I am now thinking a lot about the fact… Read More Do I Have To???
I admit it. I probably definitely spend more time on Facebook than I care to admit. But it’s so addictive. The pictures, who’s doing what, the town chatter, etc, etc. Yet, in using social media, there are tons of tiny lessons to be aware of. We’ve all been exposed to those who have no idea… Read More Facebook Lessons
Before having my daughter (who is now almost 3) I thought I wanted multiple kids. I have 3 siblings myself and love that I have so many treasured childhood memories. My husband thought he wanted 2 kids so I figured we’d at least have that many. Not so much. My pregnancy was more difficult than… Read More Your Facebook Photos Make Me Want Another Kid
This is a shout out to all you online Moms out there. You, answering a first time mom’s question about whether her toddler’s cough is normal or if it’s time to see the doctor. You, offering advice at midnight to an inquiring mom 1,000 miles away about how to soothe mastitis. And yes, you too,… Read More #VirtualMoms