After I Friend My Daughter on Facebook I’m Going to be My Son’s Prom Date

Jane’s big Hanukkah gift this year was Facebook. She’s allowed to be on the social network so long as she uses it appropriately. There are two big rules on Facebook: Everything you write is always public (even if it’s a private message, even if you’ve blocked someone, even if, even if….) You cannot be friends with any adults. (not even Mom and Dad) There was a great article today at Mamapedia about a mom unfriending a nine year old child. The article showed great wisdom in hindsight. A little foresight …

Paritally Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils Are Scarier Than Strangers

My ten year old Jane has a new favorite activity. She likes to walk to the sandwich shop three blocks away, eat there, and then window shop either at the pet accessory store or at the Comic Book Store. It’s quite a lovely way to pass some time, until you find out that she’s doing all of this without neither an adult nor a cell phone. Then people look at me funny. When my daughter is gone I sit home and worry more about her food choices than about her …