It is Mother’s Day! We’d like to give a big shout out to all the moms out there, the moms that took over for other moms, the substitute moms, the moms away from home, and the dads that do great parenting or are single dads. Hats off to you! We wouldn’t be the great people we are without you. In honor of Mother’s Day, we wanted to send a couple ideas your way about things to do to celebrate your moms year round.
Do you have a piece of wood furniture, say a table or a chair, that looks dull or has been sitting in storage so long it has lost its luster? If you’re a big fan of wood in your office area or even your living room while you code your new blog or go on a video game binge but have no interest in taking shop class, this how to can help you!
April is Organ Donation Month! Even though the month itself is almost over, we at ThePinkC cherish the idea of organ donation. Ellie was an organ donor and helped save the lives of several other people through her gifts. Organ donation isn’t something most people jump out of bed thinking about and it revolves around a topic most of us don’t want to think about. But organ donation doesn’t have to be morbid and it can be straightforward to make happen. Every day someone is in need of an organ and there isn’t one available. If you’re confused, scared, worried, or even over the moon about organ donation, there are a few things we think you should do.
The National Day of Service in the United States was January 19 this year. The celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday was the 21st. Even though these are two very recognized days to spend a day on not a day off helping your fellow man (animal, nature, etc). This doesn’t mean these are the only two days that you should give service. As Marian Wright Edelman said “Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.”. We all have different reasons for serving. For some, there is the intrinsic happiness we get from having served. For others, there is the happiness that comes from extrinsic motivators like recognition and honor. Either way, you need to find some service!
Considering the circumstances, I assume if you still follow this blog you had a personal connection to Ellie. I did also. The ultimate geek girl was my little sister. My other sister asked several of us if we might be able to contribute to this blog. Initially, figured I was the least likely person to have something to add. And maybe I am. That said, here we are.
It’s January 1. I bet you’ve already heard about a million New Year’s Resolutions. What’s different between goals and New Year’s resolutions? I bet you’ll accomplish more of your ordinary goals. You’re under pressure to complete any goal, but often what we do is make the toughest ones resolutions and then tell everybody. That quadruples the pressure. So let’s just stick to some goals and leave the pressure behind? With me?
2012 was a great year. We’d like to thank you, our readership, for your support as we keep this great project of Ellie’s going. If you’ve got feedback, please send it our way. We’re aiming (as always) to be more consistent with posts in 2013 and really hoping to have some right on time tech posts to wow you in addition to our other content. We’ve definitely got to get more Android posts coming down the pipeline. But most of all, we’re aiming to keep you fans of our awesomeness. So bake some cupcakes or brownies and get ready for fun. Because that’s what it’s all about, right?
In the US, today is the first day of Daylight Savings Time. This change to and from Daylight Savings Time is great for remembering that you should not only change your clocks, but check your emergency kit and check your fire alarm/carbon monoxide detector batteries. While I’m a public health geek through and through, my emergency kit isn’t only food and flashlights. I have tech supplies too! Below I’ll cover both, but think about setting these up more as a marathon not a sprint. Trying to acquire even just the home emergency kit can cost quite a bit of money so for many of us it involves some saving and some bit by bit shopping.