A Boy and His Computer

Is it ridiculous that my boys (ages six and seven) have their *own* computer? That's right, they share a computer with Windows XP, internet access and a flat screen monitor. In our defense, the only reason they have this prized possession is because we upgraded our computer. It's a hand-me-down, but still. We now have … Continue reading A Boy and His Computer

High Tech U

I grew up with chalkboards and whiteboards, overhead projectors, filmstrips and VHS tapes. The first time I remember having a classroom computer was in high school. My teachers did not have e-mail. My report cards were printed and came in the mail or were sent home with a parent during conferences. And if you forgot … Continue reading High Tech U

Surrender the Mommy Wars

Recently, Dr. Phil aired a show titled "The Debate that Never Dies" about the constant dispute between stay-at-home moms (SAHM) and working moms. Really? Why is this still a debate? According to Dr. Phil's blog, one of his guests, a SAHM, said something like (paraphrased) 'If a woman can't stay home with her children, she … Continue reading Surrender the Mommy Wars

Climate Change :: Blog Action Day 2009

Today is Blog Action Day, a day when all bloggers write a post about the same subject. This year, the topic is climate change. You've probably heard about climate change. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), leading scientists believe that the warming of the earth (global warming) has something to do with the greenhouse … Continue reading Climate Change :: Blog Action Day 2009

A Day in the Life

Pictures have always been a part of our family. It was not unusual to have lighting equipment handy, and "just one more" were (and still are) famous last words. I thought every family took as many pictures as we did, but as I got older, I found out we were the exception. My friends' families … Continue reading A Day in the Life