Using Google to Thank a Stranger

Gratitude is important.  Zenhabits did a cool post about Why Living a Life of Gratitude Can Make you Happy. So what does Google have to do with gratitude you may ask? I love Google.  It can help me find a good recipe, come up with ideas to keep my children entertained during this endless winter,…

Snow day!

Wow!  My kids let my husband and I stay in bed until 10am (thanks, Kung Fu Panda Christmas Special on Netflix!).   Woke up to a leisurely breakfast of bagel with cream cheese and salmon (with capers and red onion and tomato), and hot coffee, yes, fresh from the pot, and then off to shovel…

Libraries Benefit My Family

Even though National Library Week isn’t until April 13-19, I’ve decided to talk about the benefits our public libraries provide to my family. Since the Montgomery County Maryland County Executive Ike Leggett released the the county’s 2014 operating budget last March, I thought the timing appropriate for this post. And since the library is funded…

Technology and kids: tool vs. crutch?

I love Christmas.  I do, but not for the reasons you may think.  The time between black Friday and Christmas morning is my most favorite time of year.  The presents thing really bothers me (not that I’m against them, mind you, because I’m not), because once the presents are torn open its over.  Everyone is…