Values and value

One of the ONLY benefits to being somewhat immobile over the past year is that Mr. Tucker needs to drive me to work every morning (his ongoing joke is that he commutes four times a day – to… Read More

Here we are now, entertain us

Because I am middle-aged now, I see entertainment in a whole new light. It’s definitely changed since I had kids, and has even changed since my kids were small. Today, in terms of line items in the budget,… Read More

Pizza and a movie night

Dog has the hardest life It was a hectic week. My colleague on our small team of two was away for two days leaving me with holding down the fort as best as possible. Naturally, by the end… Read More

Tablets, and e-readers, & TV…oh my!

As a follow up to my post Monday about us adults weaning ourselves off the internet, I thought it would be good post about our kid device philosophy. For a really long time I will admit Mr. Tucker… Read More

Own your attention, take back your time

This was literally my teens and early 20s How does one who works in social media step away from social media? With great difficulty, actually. This morning I was thinking about the internet of aulde: back in the… Read More

A tale of three Halloween choices

This is Halloween, this is Halloween! One interesting thing about living in the social media age is you get a window into other people’s choices. I am always particularly fascinated to see the way people entertain themselves because… Read More

Happy Halloween, here comes the dark

The eldest’s vampire pumpkin in action So yesterday was Halloween. As parents, Mr. Tucker and I put a LOT of effort into making holidays special for the kids. Since we also don’t want to spend a lot of… Read More

Cheap junk is still expensive

The napkin pile was 100% necessary Earlier this summer we took the kids out for an ice cream as a special treat. I remember my own trips out for ice cream as a child and they are special… Read More

Your kids don’t need novelty and neither do you

Hey look everyone, it’s the free in-ground pool! A couple of years ago a friend from primary school posted to facebook that she was off work for a week but didn’t know how to fill the time with… Read More