I am overwhelmed by the current pace of media. Even though I create it.
As a non-digital native, I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I am inspired by it, yet frustrated with it.
I work as hard to keep up with it as I do to unplug from it.
I worry about the long-term effects it will have on me, my children, and my children’s children. (Will they know how to handwrite a letter? Or really talk to someone over a cup of tea?) And yet — I marvel at how connected we are globally — how we can effect change in parts of the world outside our physical reach — and how technology enhances our ability to think differently about everything.
However, I will say when I’m traveling for work and away from my girls (like I am right now) there is nothing I appreciate more than Face Time.
You know the sweat-inducing pressure of 25 kids impatiently clamoring for a piece of birthday cake? This is going to change your life.
Stick the forks directly into the sheet cake before slicing — one for each piece — and then cut the cake. Since the forks are already in the pieces of cake, you can just slide each onto a plate and distribute.
Harvey the Child Mime, by Loryn Brantz.
I discovered this book a few years back while editing the Kids edition of DailyCandy, and it remains one of my all-time favorite kids’ reads. It’s the story of a mime who teaches a spoiled princess that you have everything you need inside your mind. Presents, parties, and ponies have nothing on an active imagination.
Every time I read it to my girls, I get a little weepy.
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