|Donuts with Dad|
As I re-read this post, it feels so heavy and sad and serious. I suppose it is. But I feel hopeful! I do! (Also, I have no idea what happened to my formatting this week. Somehow all my text is in "caption" form. IDK.) Let's be inspired to raise this generation of kids who are empowered to go out and change the world. Let's show them that technology and social media can absolutely be some of the best tools, when used appropriately. And also, it's OK to just have fun sometimes and play Minecraft and post crazy stuff on Instagram and make music videos with friends, but all things in moderation.
Basically, my goal is to raise kids who become great adults (as opposed to raising great kids...thanks Andy Andrews!) who are prepared to leave my home when they become adults. And, I sure am thankful to be doing this with my husband...the greatest man on the earth.
To my kids..."You are so smart, and I believe in you! Now, go be awesome."
God, Family, Friends, Church
PBS "Generation Like"
YouTube "Look Up"
Wired and Tired from Psychology Today (electronics and sleep disturbance in children)
Steve Jobs was a Low-Tech Parent as seen in the NY Times
"Putting your house in order is the magic that creates a vibrant and happy home."
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo