The Evolution of Geek Parents

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1352 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • Yes you are one cool mom, Nao. I wouldn’t mind you having for a mom.

    Thanks for a glimpse of the evolution of computers in a family household in the Philippines. I remember my first encounter with computers is way back in 1995. The floppy disks back then are sized 5.5 (I think). Only a few people have hard disks on their computers. I am delighted to play with good old pacman then also through an MSDOS program. And the (I think) the earliest version of Prince of Persia game (gamers now this title). I did also learn BASIC on my first year in highschool. Those where the days. But the MSDOS know how comes in handy once in a while especially when our Windows crashed. It helped us repair the problem on our own. Its really cool to be geek.

  • @tofubaby- I loved the DOS. I could easily fix stuff using DOS .

  • 1970s? Grabe, wala pa ako nun.. hahaha! Hmm..how about Geek Code?

    My geek code’s on my old blog. Try it! 🙂

  • You, Noems, are a geek! I think for you it comes naturally. See, you are in the IT business and is in the local blogging who’s who.

    As for me, Noems, I am just very happy I have caught the bus of IT … just in the nick of time. I think you were still in the ISSI when the office began to computerize and there was this training program for the staff … very selected because the (first generation) PCs we had were very few. I wasn’t supposed to be in the first batch of trainees .. but I insisted (I thought if I didn’t learn then I couldnt learn later) so I brought my own pc borrowed from a sister just so I could join.

    Not a geek — cannot be one if I bled trying — but at least IT literatre enough to wordprocess, desktop publish, email, pla online scrabble and blog. How happy! LOL

  • @nightfox- how leet. I will try that geek code soon as I figure it ou

    @annamanila- I blush when you say “in the local blogging who’s who” Trust me when I say that you will soon be there.

    It’s good thing you grabbed that opportunity to be trained. I think I left (got terminated) the office when that happened. That was the perfect moment for you. You are going places.

  • sheesh… geek parents hehe
    I often imagine my son answering the question “What does your parents do for a living?”
    In my mind he’d say his dad is a nurse & his mum finds “bugs” for a living. Weird ko ‘no?