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pbs parents how important is handwriting these days

D+D on PBS: How Important is Handwriting These Days?

pbs parents how important is handwriting these days

Think about the last time you wrote something. Did it involve pencil and paper? Or fingertips and a phone screen?

In today’s digital world, we adults seem to be doing less old-school writing than ever before. But what would happen if we let our kids follow our lead, do all their writing on a device, and never develop good handwriting skills?

In a word, yikes. (Or in an emoji, 😬.)

If you’re wondering how pretty penmanship can possibly matter that much…

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baby monitor buttons ranked

Ranking the buttons on our baby monitor, from worst to first

baby monitor buttons ranked
Our baby monitor, after an unnecessarily thorough analysis.

When you’re having a baby these days, there are lots of must-have items every parent puts on their shopping list. Cribs, car seats, strollers, clothes, parenting books, poopy diaper receptacles, and of course, baby monitors.

For our first baby, we had a simple, straight-out-of-the-Stone-Age audio monitor, which only let us hear what our baby was doing, without actually seeing anything that was going on…How primitive, right?

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