Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I laugh at you cold..I shall prevail!


Today I need a bit of extra motivation. Mable has been home for a full week and can't seem to shake her cold. I'm just happy that its not the flu. We already caught one of the three flu that has been circulating in Stockholm. In fact, the hospitals have been slammed! Being pregnant doesn't help but I have been sick three times since Christmas but I keep on moving! I had a meeting this morning that I had to cancel because I am also sick..which is usually how it works..Mable gets sick at school and then BOOM- I get it too. Oh well, such is life but I have classes all afternoon AND I MUST GO (mantra)- so I gained a few hours to rest and conserve my energy for my 45 minute subway trip to campus followed by a two hour lecture and test prep! Sometimes you have to suck it up!


So.....let this be an inspiration to you all who are facing a tough day or week and can't see how you will make it through. No matter what, stay motivated and committed! Wake up and BE AWESOME!

Hugs,

KyanainSweden

Sunday, March 10, 2013

What goes around comes around

Whatever it was that Mable had has hit me like a semi-truck! In bed drinking lots of water today. Daniel and Mable are going to the Schlagerfest at Vällingby City to see Sean Banan.. She loves him! #sick #bored — at Råcksta.

Video Games and Gender Harassment

Ok, so I have been playing video games since PacMan was on Atari and I love them even today. In fact, video games are a passion that my daughter and I both share. She has become obsessed with video games. Her favorites are Minecraft and Pokemon..she will even watch Minecraft videos on Youtube to get inspiration. What I have never thought about is gender harassment in online gaming sites. I am sure that soon we will advance into the world of HALO 3 and League of Legends but for now we are happy to play our Wii games- My personal favorite is still Star Wars Lego.

After watching this video I realize that this is an important issue for everyone so I wanted to share it with you here.

About the video:

Excuse Me Princess - Gender in Video Game Culture: Stirling Little at TEDxUNC.


In case you didn't know TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

I hope you enjoy the video



Have a great Sunday!

Hugs,

KyanainSweden

Friday, March 8, 2013

OMG- It's a Girl!!



I am so excited about having another baby. I haven't been contributing very much to my blog but we do know that we are expecting another beautiful daughter. If I compared pregnancies so far, and yes, I am aware that you are not suppose to compare, but this second one is much more "fun" because we don't have the same financial stresses on us or the stress of the unknown about whether or not we will be good parents.


 Mable has grown to be a wonderful little girl- well on her way to either running a happy household, company or country....whatever she decides to do she knows that her Mommy and Daddy love her very much but now...our family has another baby on the way and sometimes I am so full of love that I think I will burst!

The baby's due date is set for early July but I don't know...Mable came two weeks early but who knows- this one might be relaxed and take things as they come. After getting to know Mable- who is very punctual, it does not surprise me that she is arrived early.

I am so curious about this new addition to the family- there will be a new personality in the household and everything will change....of course change is good ...change is wonderful and I am so excited!!

How will I make it until July??

Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs,

KyanainSweden