In order to distract myself from the surgery these past couple of nights after Zoe went to bed, I did a bit of clean up on the blog as well as around my house (nervous energy anyone?). A couple of changes then:
- Books for kids – I’ve linked to worldcat.org, it’s kind of a meta-library catalog that should let you look up any book and see what the nearest library is that carries it. It works in the U.S. for sure, I don’t know how well it works for other countries, it depends on whether your libraries participate. The link will also show you a cover image, give you a few more details on the book and link to its page on Amazon.
- Resources for Parents / Communities, Listservs & Forums – I’ve added a new section for listservs, communities and forums about kids and vision problems and glasses. The first one listed is Little Four Eyes on facebook. Because I’m trendy like that. If you’re on facebook, please join the group, we can share pictures and stories and all a bit more informally. I know there are a lot of other communities and groups out there. Send me a note or comment and let me know what to add. I haven’t had a chance to research this as much as I’m like.
- Resources for Parents / Blogs – I’ve added a couple of blogs that are specifically focused or write often about children’s vision. Again, let me know what others I should add. I’m also considering adding a section with blogs of parents who have kids with glasses, even though the blogs don’t specifically focus on kids with glasses. I know that quite a few of the authors and commenters have their own blogs. Would anyone be interested in a list like that? If so, let me know if you have a blog you want added, I don’t want to add people’s personal blogs unless I’m given an ok.
- Call for posts & post topics (pleas?) I am working on a post-surgery post that just gives a run-through of what the whole experience was for us (basically, what I would have wanted to read before going in to this), but I don’t want this to turn into the Zoe has eye surgery blog, but on the other hand, I’m currently having trouble coming focusing on much else right now. So, please if you have any stories to share or ideas for post topics or anything else, let me know, leave a comment, you know what to do!
(Things looked good at Zoe’s post-surgery follow-up today, our next appointment is in a couple of weeks. She still hates the ointment, but it’s a little better.).