In .02 seconds, my mind returned this result: the Internet!
It's true. Take my Snugli, take my Bumbo, take my light-up, sing-out toys (yes, please do take those!)...but please, please don't take the Internet away -- and especially Google! I love having so much information at my fingertips, and when you're constantly treading into new phases of toddlerdom and babyhood, it's nice to know that you can find out what's normal and even find support from other parents who have been there.
Now of course, I use the Internet for non-parenting stuff like email and such, but I honestly do use it a lot as a mom. Take for example some of my recent Google searches:
- infant, fever
- robeez crib shoes
- 2-year-old, napping [This is a blog in itself, Dear Reader.]
- average formula feeding, 9-month-old
- Nuby sippy cup replacement spouts
- digital scrapbooking [Laney is baby book-less...poor thing!]
- family bowling, middle tennessee
So that made me wonder, if AOL can flub up and release personal search information, what might my Google searches say about me if they were ever to reach the light of day? I think I would be easy to track down based on my frequent use of Google. So what would your Google searches say about you?
P.S. As a side note, I worked for about a year with the author of this article. It was weird to see his name pop up in...you guessed it, Google. :-)