The technology today allows us, moms, to stay at home and earn while caring for our family. The Internet has given me this opportunity which was not available to my mom when we were growing up. Because of the Internet too, I can easily help my daughter with her homework. There are terms which I don’t remember now but with just some clicks, I learn and teach her in return.
Another wonderful thing that is afforded to us by the Internet is the ability to widen our network or touch base with old colleagues and classmates. For medical doctors like Ross Tanner DO, both can be achieved through the help of Doximity. It is a network where physicians can easily connect with each other and exchange vital information within an exclusive and private network. And since doctors are people on the go, Doximity is available for free not only the Web but on iPhone and Android too.
Last week, I came across an article entitled 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters written by Michael Mitchell and I like all the points he presented in it. For me, some rules apply for both parents and for sons too!
Some rules that struck a chord:
1. Love her mom. Treat her mother with respect, honor, and a big heaping spoonful of public displays of affection. When she grows up, the odds are good she’ll fall in love with and marry someone who treats her much like you treated her mother. Good or bad, that’s just the way it is. I’d prefer good.
5. Pray for her. Regularly. Passionately. Continually.
7. She will fight with her mother. Choose sides wisely.
30. Never miss her birthday. In ten years she won’t remember the present you gave her. She will remember if you weren’t there.
41. Take it easy on the presents for her birthday and Christmas. Instead, give her the gift of experiences you can share together.
If you wish to read the complete list, go to 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters.
One of my endeavors this year is to do the Project 52. Basically, it’s just recording the happenings of our family’s weekends for the entire year. I find this relevant since the husband works in the metro during the week and weekends are the only time that the three of us are complete. Recording those precious weekends is my way of preserving the memories. It does not matter where we spend those days or how mundane the activities that we do. What’s important is that we are together. And I get to record the moments in words and photos.