Today I’m feeling grateful for something very simple: the group think on Facebook. I love that whenever I have a problem or need suggestions about how to handle something with my kids or new ideas for what to cook for dinner or a list of good books to load up on my Kindle, all I have to do is post something on Facebook and within hours (and often minutes), I have a load of thoughts to sift through. As only one example, I’ve been cloth diapering Jackson since he was about 6 weeks old (and to be totally honest, I’m probably doing cloth only about 70% of the time—I rarely take an extra cloth diaper along when we’re out and about and we never take them when we are traveling and sometimes I just can’t get them washed in time to use at home and sometimes I’m just too darn lazy) and throughout the process I have gotten so many good ideas from other friends who are cloth diaper folks, too. From the simplest things like a good recipe for sugar cookies up to complex ones like how to get a kid to stop biting, Facebook has been an ever-useful DIY manual for just about everything. And when I can’t do it myself, it’s also a great resource for finding someone who can do it for me.
It’s such a little thing, but it can make my life easier in a big way, and some days I need as easy as I can get.