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Media inventory and critique: What is gained and lost if I use_______?

We write this blog committed to working out (the changing/adapting) media values that guide our quotidian practices: not too much browsing or tv, limited or no social media, anti-consumerist activities (not new , but  re-used), following all the sign posts to doing the right thing.  Like many others, we are trying to behave in responsible […]

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Smart appliances be gone: BUT we still lean on other tools & media

I don’t have any smart gadgets in my kitchen and discourage acquisition. I’m a competitive person and want to be the smart one—at least in my kitchen!  It is also true the list of available gadgets is not too compelling at this stage. Check this out as a gadget for those with time on their […]

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what’s up when you recognize privilege?

When we began writing a decade ago we were interested in joining a dialogue with mothers to share ideas instead of consulting the experts. Over the years, we had stopped blogging except to comment on our status as mothers of older children, to notice there was not much written from this parenting perspective. Coming back […]

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Thomas Wolfe said You Can’t Go Home Again–and created a character that took to travelling and built a new life. For us? The word is “go home and stay home”

Changing days and roles: what has struck me, as a mother of 2 adult daughters–learning from them and from my young adult students–is how much is changed: so much life is online, so many jobs dissolved. Recently ordered by authorities to “go home and stay home”, many had to define where/ what home might be. […]

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Starting Over

As the current social media climate that is given to concerns about Covid-19, anti-racism protests and police violence and reform rages around us, we are returning to our blog to think of how these matters influence families and their online presence and privacy. In the following months we plan to canvass the question of which  […]