We're talking about motherhood (and parenthood in general). MotherPie talks here about the $tuff of Motherhood and Moms. OK, so it's a shameless link back to a post that links to my last post about the menu for the week. But it's also really great stuff. She talks about the shifting sands of priorities and how and what we are teaching our children. What was easier and more expected 20 years ago from Moms is different than it is now. That's not news to anyone, but is important to acknowledge that the adaptations we have had to make are actually valuable and in some ways an improvement over the past.
We need to not only teach our kids about their past, but we need to think about what will be important for them to know for their futures. Technology is changing the face of everything we do (even cooking for and with our families) and I, for one get excited when I learn to use a new tool, or find a new source of information to share with my family. We are growing more connected, and less connected at the same time and finding a way to balance that is a challenge. On one hand I love that I can IM my kid from work at 3:30 in the afternoon on his Sidekick to ask him how his day was, on the other hand I sometimes get irritated that he holding 5 different IM conversations while we are headed to the mall together.
MotherPie states: "$mart moms are those who can make $ense in connecting children to the past and future." and I couldn't agree more.