Beauty (and A Quick Word About Pets)

You are a beautiful baby. You may become a beautiful adult. It’s not fair, but there are certain perks that come with being attractive. You may deserve these perks, but remember you did not earn them. No one owes you anything just because you’re pretty.

A bit harsh, maybe. So here’s a bonus tip for you.

Never name a new pet until you’ve spent a few days with it. We should have stuck with “Pickle” instead of “Zack.” “Zane” quickly (and rightfully) became “Naughty Bird.”

Distance

When Grandma takes you upstairs, I usually tell you that Mommy’s not going to be far. I say the same thing when I have to leave you to get a bottle. Or to use the bathroom. Or to pick your big brothers up from school.

But here’s the thing…. Mommy’s never going far. Ever.

In the metaphorical sense at least.

Beauty and a Quick Word About Pets

You are a beautiful baby. You may become a beautiful adult. It’s not fair, but there are certain perks that come with being attractive. You may deserve these perks, but remember you did not earn them. No one owes you anything just because you’re pretty.

A bit harsh, maybe. So here’s a bonus tip for you.

Never name a new pet until you’ve spent a few days with it. We should have stuck with “Pickle” instead of “Zack.” “Zane” quickly (and rightfully) became “Naughty Bird.”

Best Site to Learn to Code… EVER!

FreeCodeCamp

I really can’t say enough about FreeCodeCamp.  The surprisingly thorough curriculum covers HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and beyond. LinkedIn even recognizes FreeCodeCamp as a university. And it’s FREE!

After about 800 hours of training, students put their skills to the test by creating web pages for nonprofit organizations. When those projects are complete, you have quite a portfolio. Students don’t get certificates of completion. They get jobs.

It’s not easy, but there is a thriving community that has helped me out whenever I needed it.

Learn to code with JavaScript. Build a portfolio. Help nonprofits.

I should mention that FreeCodeCamp is based on JavaScript. If you’d rather learn Ruby on Rails, check out The Odin Project.