With the tragic event that took place in Boston this week, a number of people have asked me why I didn’t blog, tweet, or post my reaction to Facebook.
While I understand it was a high priority news item - and remaining silent about it may have seemed odd - it was the right way for me to handle this situation.
There many of us who wait through an entire meal, to treat their taste bud with the yummy sweetness of the desserts. But, probably only a child enjoys the pleasure that one can achieve by devouring that part of the meal. If you question a group of kids which sort of food they enjoy the most, most of them will vote for the sweet stuffs like cakes, chocolates, apple pies, and ice cream sundaes. However, this is not an end to the list. Items like fried chicken, pizza, etc will also make the list.
A Parent’s Duty
The following is an article from Traveling Pat! Patricia is a regular contributor to The Inspirational Mom. She also happens to be my lovely Mother-in-law, and today you’ll get to see pictures of my beautiful sister-in-law too! Family love <3
Who has time to clean their house? (Crickets.) Does anyone clean their own home anymore? (Bigger and more obnoxiously-loud crickets now, at least with a lot of my busy friends.) Looks like I'm the only sucker.
The whole country has been transfixed by the events that happened in Boston. The tragedy has stirred up a lot of feelings in my family and provoked many questions from my younger children.
I believe that I can go up to any person and ask, “Do you know someone on the autism spectrum?” and that person will know SOMEONE.
That person will have a nephew, a co-worker’s son, or a hairdresser’s niece. This is just my belief but when I’ve actually gone out into the world and tested this theory, the results generally support it.
Dangene Enterprise, the founder of Dangene: The Institute of Skinovation realized her passion for skin transformation and re-imagination at a young age. Having suffered from severe acne, she made it her mission to invent the future of skin care.
I’ve generally been pretty good about monitoring the appropriateness of what my children watch. I always check with Common Sense Media before I take them to see a PG-13 movie, and when my daughter wants to watch shows like Glee or Modern Family, I screen them first to make sure there’s nothing she can’t handle.
Just thinking about all the childcare arrangements I’ve made for my three kids over the years makes me break out in an icy sweat even today. The list reads like a daycare c.v. of modern American motherhood, no less important to my career than a resume.