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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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The Gift of Google Home
Uploaded: Dec 31, 2016
One of the gifts our family received for Christmas this year was a Google Home
. When we opened it, I first thought of a commercial
I had seen about a dad using Google Home while reading to his daughter. I was excited to see how our kids would like the product.
We haven't used Google Home to answer questions while reading a book yet. Instead, our son enjoys just asking Google Home questions that pop into his head. I was surprised that Google Home can understand and answer many his questions. Of course some aren't answered, but it's been fun to see our son learn what he can ask Google Home and how to ask his questions.
I was excited to check out Google Home's ability to translate, as we are spending time with a relative who speaks very little English. However, I didn't end up using that feature. I quickly realized that I usually need an entire conversation translated rather than just a key phrase or one word.
I'm curious how our family will interact with Google Home in a few months. Right now our kids think of many questions to ask Google Home while we are away from home (at a play date, in the car, at the grocery store). But, maybe they will use it more once baby is born and we are spending a bit more time at home and I am a bit more unavailable.
What is it worth to you?
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