Saturday, March 24, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Chantal tagged me for a music meme. Before I start, I suggest you all go over and read her "real Mom" post. It is so on the money. This post isn't nearly as fascinating as hers. You actually don't even have to bother coming back.
Oh... you're back? Okay then-
Instructions: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what they are. They must be songs you are presently enjoying. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.
So here are the tunes I've been enjoying lately:
- Buzz Buzz- Laurie Berkner (They said their names were Kay and Ray and Fay and they went buzz buzz buzz.)
- Not Ready to make Nice- Dixie Chicks
- The Future Soon- Jonathan Coulton
- I Will- the Beatles
- I Walk the Line- Johnny Cash
- Gallileo- the Indigo Girls
- Flowers on the Wall- the Statler Brothers
Sunday, March 18, 2007
My son, Aidan (7), has been researching dragons. He has a new post on his neglected blog, Information about Stuff. Leave him a comment, he goes nutty for them.
Kid blogging is fun. Aidan struggled with some of his spelling, but whenever he saw an underlined word, he knew to try again. He needed some help, but he figured out a lot of it himself.
Researching "stuff" is fun. It must be done together, to be sure he's finding appropriate sites. He's learning about not only the "stuff" he decides upon, but also about spelling, and creative commons licenses, and punctuation, and navigating the web, and using the computer. It inspires him to ask questions and to find answers. I love the deductive reasoning he closed this post with... if King Arthur battled Dragamont, and Dragamont was real, than dragons are real.
Does your kid blog? Do you know any kids that blog?
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Big Brothers Big Sisters:
The Arthritis Walk
Thank you, sincerely.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
The people in our neighborhood have been getting phone calls to notify them of a registered sex offender who lives about 1/4 mile from my house.
I knew there was an issue with his teenage step daughter, and I knew he went to jail and now I know that he's back... living with the poor kid's "biological mother." What I don't know is what to do with this information.
Being a parent is scary.
Family Watch Dog tells you where the sex offenders live and work in relation to your address.
GNMParents has a post up about keeping kids safe. Sometimes it seems impossible.