Swing Syndrome

I’m swinging.  I’m up in the air with apathy and laziness then back down and over to hyper-activity.  I’m vacillating between the two extremes.  I believe we can have simple living without either of these.  Porch-swing parenting is not just lazy parenting, it’s purposeful and productive.  In order to feel productive, we need to have well . . . → Read More: Swing Syndrome

I need help controlling the electronics…

Besides two plasma TV’s, we have a desktop computer, two printers, three laptops, a portable DVD player, a video camera, two digital cameras, a flip, two ipads and two iphones.  Ughh, is all this really necessary?  How do I simplify in the age of technology? What do I do with old equipment? How much is too . . . → Read More: I need help controlling the electronics…

A Blank Square

In a nutshell, the Porch-Swing Mom values down time.  Our society values activity, achievement and a fast-paced lifestyle.  When you say that you value down-time, rest, peace and quiet, it is really going against the grain.  It’s not that I don’t believe in scheduled activities, sports and extra-curricular activities, I do.  It is just that I . . . → Read More: A Blank Square