Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Themisan Online: Google Fiber

School blog article by Jack...

Themisan Online: Google Fiber:        

Google has come out with a new product called Google Fiber. It is a fiber optic network that provides extremely fast high definition television and internet that is 100 times faster than cable. It allows for extra DVR space and control through your phone. Google has already brought Fiber to three cities. Provo, Utah, Austin, Texas, and Kansas City. These cities still have fiber being constructed. Portland and the surrounding cities (Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Lake Oswego) are a potential area for Google Fiber.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Bubble List: 31 Things My Sons Should Be Able to Do Before They Move Out | Emily Mendell

The Bubble List: 31 Things My Sons Should Be Able to Do Before They Move Out | Emily Mendell: "Darn. In helping him arrange his evening, I had missed a teachable moment.

The parental slip got me thinking about all of the lessons my boys have yet to learn before they leave the nest and frankly, the list I came up with in a minute's time left me a little panicked. So, in an effort to maintain some semblance of control of a situation over which I have none, I created 'the bubble list.'

Since we grownups have a bucket list of things we must do before we kick the bucket, our kids have a bubble list of things they must do before they leave the bubble of our home and our protection."

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Brigid Schulte’s Overwhelmed and our epidemic of busyness.

Brigid Schulte’s Overwhelmed and our epidemic of busyness.: "To be deep in the overwhelm requires not just doing too many things in one 24-hour period but doing so many different kinds of things that they all blend into each other and a day has no sense of distinct phases. Researchers call it “contaminated time,”"

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The Overprotected Kid - The Atlantic

The Overprotected Kid - The Atlantic: "A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution."

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Co-dependancy Links

I am not sure these are the latest and greatest, but they are useful for a quick overview of the concept.

Symptoms of Codependency | Psych Central: "The term codependency has been around for almost four decades. Although it originally applied to spouses of alcoholics, first called co-alcoholics, researchers revealed that the characteristics of codependents were much more prevalent in the general population than had been imagined. In fact, they found that if you were raised in a dysfunctional family or had an ill parent, you’re likely codependent."

New Patterns of Codependency: "These patterns and characteristics are offered as a tool to aid in self-evaluation. They may be particularly helpful to newcomers."

How to Tell if You Are Codependent: 12 Steps (with Pictures): "Although an understanding of Codependence is difficult to condense into a definition, a good working definition of it might be, "Underdeveloped self esteem (dysfuncational boundaries) combined with an inappropriate caring for others (invading a boundary), and an inappropriate reliance on another's response (having poor boundaries), in a negatively reinforcing loop". In Codependency for Dummies Darlene Lancer defines it as someone "who can't function from his or her innate self, and instead, organizes thinking and behavior around a substance, process, or other person(s)," thus all addicts are included. Codependents are caring people, and there is nothing wrong with nurturing; we are meant to be interdependent. Just a little self-examination, and redirection, may have you on a more fulfilling path."

Welcome: CoDA Home Page: "Welcome to Co-Dependents Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships."

Monday, March 10, 2014

A huge milestone!

Today is a pretty significant day in our lives here... For the first time since the second grade, the little one is back full time in a regular classroom! It's taken a lot of hard work and three years of healing to get to this point, though we still have a lot of work to do to get him caught up academically. He's doing great and we're all very proud of him!