The mission

The purpose of this blog is to report on my experiences with various parenting-related issues. Reviews of advice, crafts, and whatever else comes my way. (Originally this was meant to be a Glass Explorer project, but I was unable to procure funding... in case you're wondering about the title. Pending retail release..................)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

For posterity

I almost forgot to post this for posterity. :)
The purchase post from +Project Glass.

And what topics will be on the list?

So, I have been doing a lot more brainstorming on topics for this project. Here are the ideas on my list so far:
Step by step planning, creating, and conducting children's programming.

A "hands-on" examination of social etiquette regarding the use of Glass when on an outing with children, and if it will differ from cellphone etiquette.

Video reviews of popular online craft ideas and homemade recipes for children's crafts and activities.

Recorded "unboxing" of children's toys by children with product reviews.

Incidents of teaching and learning with a natural appearance, instead of a staged reenactment. 
For example, video showing techniques to help teach children to clean up their toys.

Feedback regarding Google Glass features, both for Google and for prospective buyers.

If anyone else has any suggestions, please leave a comment! :)
There are only a few days left to meet the funding goal, please consider a contribution of any size. And please, please, please... do not hesitate to spread the word! Thank you!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

An Idea!

It was on June 18th, 2013 that I received my Project Glass invite.

I hemmed and I hawed. Is a $1500 beta product worth it? What could I possibly use it for? How can I contribute the the Glass community?

I got some great advice on G+, and I decided to follow through with it. If I can raise the needed money in the next 5 days I will pick up my Glass and use it to create a parenting blog.


Because parenting is definitely a job that requires two hands at all times! It's also a task with many questionable crafts and toys marketed for it. Just the other day, I made a "washable" home made paint recipe I had seen all over the Internet. I wouldn't say it was a complete disaster, but, being able to have seen beforehand the quality of the paint would have been a huge plus. And I regret not being able to share that kind of thing when I'm elbow (and pants, and shirt) deep in it.

I realized there is a bit of a need here. It would be so easy to document basic tips and activities with Glass, which I just can't do with a camera. My son notices and loves cameras, and I also can't press buttons with grimy hands.

Before I had my own child, I had been a children's librarian with NO experience with children. Being able to simply watch daily activities of discipline, crafts, and skill learning would have been invaluable to me.

Please help me make this a reality for you and others. Click on the IndieGoGo link below, and donate or spread the word! Thank you so much!