Chen May Yee swapped life as a foreign correspondent in Asia for domesticity in Minneapolis, where she lives with preschooler Maya, kindergartener Zoe and husband Chris, a stay-at-home dad. She writes about healthcare at the Star Tribune and hankers after warmer climates.
Kay Krhin makes daily attempts to balance doing more with less and less with more at work and home, more or less. She is married to multi-faceted modern man Peter and is a slightly seasoned mother to preschooler Ben and toddler Vivian.
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We were driving home last night and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" by the Beatles came on the radio.
I turned it up and sang along. It is one of the few songs in a key that I can kind of sing in tune.
After I sang the chorus "HEY! You've got to hide your love awaaaay...." Ben piped up from the back seat. "Well, that doesn't make any sense."
"Why would you want to do that? I thought you are supposed to share your love not hide it "
Wisdom from the back seat.
I think I'll adopt that as one of my 2011 New Year's resolutions Share your love in 2011 don't hide it away...
(Sometimes it's hard with stoic Scandinavian roots and all...)
It's easy to share it with my kids, for sure.
More resolutions? Here are a few of mine:
Limit the screen-time: TV, videos for kids (and myself - with this computer here and my mobile phone) Life is good and time moves more slowly without constant glowing screens. Spend more time on the floor with the kids. Get lunch dates on the calendar with old friends I don' t see often enough.
Here are some other parenting New Year's resolutions from around the web:
Mom's and Dad's 2011 Parenting Resolutions from Parenting magazine
25 New Year's Resolutions every parent should make from babble.com
New Year's Resolutions for new parents: Huffington Post
Much happiness to you and yours in 2011 Cribsheeters - make it a great year of memorable moments!
Do you have any resolutions to add to the list?