Queenie and Bluebird both wanted to know more about how we're raising the kids with an equal voice in the family and while I am actually working on a serious post about emotional ahimsa and family equality, I also want to state that when it boils down to it, despite all the touchy-feely ideology, the way our family runs is putting them to work.
Those tiny fingers are perfect for cleaning all the nooks and crannies of our cars. I took a break Sunday morning from writing to peek out the window and saw Josh teaching them how to wash our cars. It started with towels. It ended with a full-body experience. It was camera-worthy--I ran outside in my pyjamas to capture it.
Since my post about family politics isn't that long, I'm open to answering other questions you may have about me from how much coffee I drink per day to whether I wear white in winter. You can email me your questions and I'll choose a few for the post.
See what others noticed for Perfect Moment Monday.
You may have noticed that the blogroll has undergone a huge change. It was simply too large to be usable anymore and updating it took a long time because I was constantly scrolling through 1800+ blogs in order to find where to place a new blog. Therefore, the post you know and love and link to has become the table of contents and I've created nine smaller posts that contain a few sections of the larger blogroll.
So think of it like a house with the table of contents the foyer and then there are now nine rooms.
Underneath each of the nine red, hyperlinked room titles are the smaller categories that appear within that room. For example:
CBAVD and CAVD
Clotting and Immunology
Translocation and Chromosomal Issues
So you click on the red "Diagnostics Room" and it will take you to blogs that are in any of those categories below it. At the top of each room is a link to the main menu so you can always go back and enter a different room. Please link only to the main menu and not the individual rooms to enable people search for blogs to find the whole list.
It was hard to keep it to a few rooms, so everything may not be placed perfectly. And if you prefer to be able to search the entire blogroll at once, you can still do so by clicking here to access all of the blogroll rooms on the screen at one time. That's also the way you can search the entire blogroll to see which room you're in or check that you're on (the old program sometimes dropped blogs if it couldn't find the feed for a few hours so check that you're on there now because I stopped using that program and it shouldn't happen again).
So now, I will only update the table of contents when a new category is created. But I will update the rooms every week as I add new blogs. It may take a bit to get used to it, but I think it will help keep things organized and usable well into the future. That list of 1800+ blogs simply took too long to load and people didn't know all the categories.
I'm sad that everyone is not on the same post anymore--that we're not one long list--but the house analogy hopefully keeps us together. Your opinion on the change? Feedback? Good/bad?