Seriously. How is it already the end of the March? Remember when we were kids and summer break felt like it lasted forever? Nowadays, you blink your eyes and it’s suddenly five years later! The good news is that you don’t have to go on this journey of life on your own. You’re not alone. You’ve got plenty of awesome blog content to read.
Starting things off for this month’s speedlink, John Bardinelli explains the origin of the genie in the lamp. It’s an old tale that could show you the world. Shining. Shimmering. Splendid. And you don’t even need to be a princess.
Reading is fundamental. I’ve been reading to my daughter since even before she was born. Bonnie Way has some recommendations for books about sewing, particularly about teaching the little ones how to sew. Maybe I should read a few of these myself!
But there’s no time to read, right? Camilla Kragius argues that we should start putting together a shorter to-do list rather than feeling down for not being able to do it all. After all, as Chase Jarvis told us, busyness is not a sign of success. Do less, but better!
Is your vehicle just a means of getting from point A to point B? Or is it something more than that? Samantha Sito thinks your car can and should reflect your personality, based on her recent experience with the new Ford Escape. Is it fun? Efficient? Accommodating? Practical? Are you?
Even though we grew up in different parts of the country in different kinds of communities, I found myself nodding along to everything that Ingus Wan had to say. He recently wrote about what it’s like raising a second-generation Canadian. Like him, I wanted to be more “Canadian” as a kid, but now that I’m older and have a child of my own, I feel compelled to respect my Chinese heritage more and more.
Speaking of children, parenthood is rife with perplexing conundrums. Like The Rookie Dad points out, how do you deal with social media in the modern age? This is both in terms of how much you share about your kids on your own social accounts, as well as what you can teach them about sharing on their profiles if they’re a little older.
Of course, the challenges don’t end there. Louise Chapman chimes in with some of her thoughts on how to deal with screen time. The commonly accepted best practice is to avoid any screen time whatsoever before age 2 and significantly restrict it after that, but is that actually reasonable and practical in this day and age? How do you pry the Netflix and Minecraft away from their tiny little hands?
And finally, I want to congratulate my good friend Zac Johnson for achieving a rather impressive milestone in his professional career. He’s celebrating ten years of blogging on his own website and, in his own words, it was “definitely one of the best business and life decisions I’ve ever met.” Read the story of his unique journey and feel inspired.