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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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Getting ready for the time change
Uploaded: Oct 31, 2017
When I was younger I enjoyed the fall daylight saving time change. Some years I remember specifically planning something to fill that extra hour - a run, a book, a craft, etc.
This year, I think it will feel like our family is losing an hour rather than gaining one. We've been spending many afternoons/early evenings outside. Our kids enjoy playing soccer, riding their bikes, jumping rope, etc as the sun goes down. And they love when dad comes home from work early enough to join.
It's going to take a bit of time for our family to figure out what indoor activities to do in the evenings instead as the sun sets earlier and earlier.
Our cousin suggested buying headlamps for the kids so we can more easily play outdoors after the sun sets. Maybe if we can't find an acceptable indoor substitute, we'll give headlamps a try. I'm sure our kids would love the novelty of playing soccer with their headlamps in the dark.
What is it worth to you?
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