I spent the morning convincing Destroy that Darth Vader was not a superhero to be sported on superhero day at school. (The boysâ€™ preschool class isnâ€™t allowed to do Halloween costumes.)
So when evening rolled around, Search and Destroy were eager to take over the worldâ€™s candy supply as the costumed duo, Prince Charming and Darth Vader.
Level of tiredness: Arguing grammar and linguistics with a 4-year-old. Continue reading
I write a monthly column over atÂ AlliOSNews. Itâ€™s a techie site â€“ extolling all the goodies and gunpowder on the Apple OS. (SHINY TOY!) Iâ€™m TechMom. And these are my stories on how technology is really used. This is what you must deal with as I am a Silicon Valley nerd by day.
(Iâ€™m well aware itâ€™s Friday. Â If you want TechMom Tuesday on Tuesdays, head on over toÂ AlliOSNewsÂ for all things Apple. TechMom Tuesday is typically published the first Tuesday of every month. I reserve the right to rant more or less as the technical goings-on, wellâ€¦go on. This month it’s late because I was off celebrating Americaâ€™s Independence Day the first week, and then my editor was on vacation the next.) Continue reading
Time really is ethereal â€“ something simply in the eye of the beholder. When we began our journey, three months took a lifetime; it seems surreal that itâ€™s now been three years.
Three years ago doctors talked to me in hushed tones of couched optimism. I mourned the loss of what should have been instead of celebrating your arrival. But this year I looked forward to Memorial Day. Itâ€™s time to look forward to all of your milestones, instead of back on the ones we missed. Continue reading
Good news. My state is slightly less stupid. I read the report.
The nationâ€™s educational assessment report card came out today. Once again California received an Unacceptable. Overall, the Golden State held up the rear â€“ our futureâ€™s reading scores coming in above the intelligence found in our capital, Washington, D.C., and NO ONE ELSE. Mathematically, we beat out Mississippi and Alabama too. (Given our stateâ€™s current fiscal status, this does not surprise me.) Continue reading