Today's Facebook change to memorialized pages
Facebook has announced a change to the way memorialized pages operate, and while the usual outcry has ensued (as it always does when Facebook makes any change at all) I believe it’s a really positive move for Facebook, and for all of us with loved ones who have passed. When someone passes away, their Facebook... 
Jump in my car. Comb-over optional.
We’ve lived the extraordinarily lean start-up life since we arrived in the US five years ago (aka the kind of life no sane person is interested in). I took a cut in pay of 80% from my Australian income. We’d sold our cars in Oz, put almost everything we owned in storage – where it still is –... 
Tips on enjoying time with guests this holiday season
Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Hampton Hotel via Mom Trends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hampton or Mom Trends. Traveling immediately prior or after Christmas Day itself always seems to involve intricate travel plans wrapped around tight... 
Immigration is a women's issue.
Immigration is a women’s issue. In particular, it is an issue for mothers to be concerned with, and here’s why. My family is split between two countries. This was a decision we made six years ago. But as the kids are growing up, it’s getting to a point where we need to think about college. Watching... 
Help the whole family #DriveSafe with Sprint
Disclosure: JG Media and Sprint provided me with an OBD device to try out for a few weeks. I also received compensation for this post. As always, my views and this review remain independent and my own opinion. How often do you worry about your teenager when they’re driving? All the time, right? It’s normal to be... 

9/11 plus 12

// Sep 10th, 2013
9/11 plus 12
What were you doing on this day in 2001? Twelve long years ago, we lived in Sydney and my youngest teenager was then an infant. Tomorrow evening Jed and I were watching the West Wing, when it was interrupted by news reports of an explosion of some kind in New York. I had never been to America, let alone New York, but... 
Would you fake leaving a meeting?
This summer I spent 10 days in Palo Alto, having a kind of vacation where I do less work than usual, in a different location to usual, and the kids went off to summer camp. It was a pretty cool arrangement, and we’ve already decided to do the same next year. One morning Jed and I dropped the kids off and took... 
Milking the last days of summer
If you close your eyes you can live in a nice little land called denial. That’s a place where summer just keeps going, grills stay hot and the weather will never include snow. It’s a nice world. In an attempt to bring that land of denial into our real existence, some friends got together last weekend to... 
Review: One keyboard, no batteries, three devices. The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard.
This summer we did a stack of traveling around the US. After I was on the ground down in Colorado Springs throughout the Black Forest Fire evacuation period, we then took the family off to Mountain View, California for two weeks. Then I bounced from there to Chicago for BlogHer 2013, back to Denver and finally another... 
Take a Cake Boss class at Carlo's Bakery
When I was in New York this summer, I decided to indulge and take a class I’ve wanted to do for a while – a Carlo’s Bakery Cake Decorating class. I love the Cake Boss show and while I spend very little time actually baking and decorating myself, I have done a good number of Wilton classes at my local... 
I don't need a makeover and you definitely don't
When’s the last time you looked at old pictures? Recently I’ve run across some. I remember when those pictures were taken thinking I was really fat. I remember that as my body changed throughout high school that I was getting more and more gross. My breasts came in like a tsunami, all waves and ripples... 
My kid changed his first name - and it isn't a phase
What would you do? At the end of sixth grade, when we’d been living in (freaky, hippy) Boulder for just a year, Harrison came home and announced he was changing his name. This of course is not unusual. I remember desperately wanting to have something unusual about me at the same age. Could I please have been... 
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