Rants, Raves and Reviews (iOS 7 and more)

All right, I’ve done this once before and I find it therapeutic to get some things off my chest. So here goes:

Recently I was skimming through the September issue of Good Housekeeping. I was disturbed by a page that I saw- it was all about earning the Good Housekeeping ‘seal.’ Cool, right? Well, Kerri Russell was highlighted for getting her six year-old to brush his teeth twice a day. Seriously. But, it gets worse- underneath her, someone else was highlighted. Her name is Denene Yates and she runs a safe house for victims of sex trafficking and prostitution. It’s called the Safe House of Hope. She opened a new location in Baltimore for an area that is known for this heinous act. It’s ran by her and about 50 volunteers, and they helped over 1,000 women last year alone. Amazing, right??
Now my question is what person is more deserving of 2/3 of a page? And a HUGE picture? Exactly. Apparently, GH doesn’t feel that way. I give them credit for highlighting Denene at all, but come on.
Is this proportionate??
Moving on, what does everyone think of the new iOS 7? I’m sort of ambivalent. It has some cool features I suppose. To be honest, I probably haven’t even explored all of them yet. It was something I knew very little about but one of my students suggest I do it. In fact, he got up in the middle of class and grabbed my phone and started the download himself! It’s totally fine but things look very different, no? I gotta say that I think we’re just more opposed to change than the actual change. 
To my surprise, I find that it looks a lot like a Microsoft product. It’s very colorful, has a lot of geometric shapes… I’m just sayin’. Could Apple finally be trying to emulate (gulp) someone else???
Photo courtesy of BGR.com
Also, I just LOVE fall. And it has certainly arrived. I went out and bought a couple of cans of pumpkin to start playing with the gazillion recipes on Pinterest. Because I’m a coffee addict, I had to make a healthy, vegan, pumpkin spiced creamer. Here’s the recipe, but be sure to check out all of the fall recipes I pinned up. I’ve been trying a lot of them, so I’ll let you know of any that stick out and you do the same, OK??
What are your thoughts about all of this hoopla?? I’d love to know, leave a comment!
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About Rana Mancini Cavanaugh

Rana is a Chic Mama dedicated to helping other Mama's live a fuller, happier, healthier life through this blog. She is proud to announce she just finished an eBook on how to travel with kids and is finishing up her first novel. She is a happy wife to her sweetheart since the fourth grade and Mama to a lovely little girl. Happy Travels! xo

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