A little while ago I signed up to a Future Learn course on infant nutrition. I thought it might be interesting and it could possibly be something to add to my body of knowledge on babies and young children. As it turned out, I followed the course through the milk feeding stage, which concentrated on breastfeeding and by the time I got to the stage on feeding solids I lost interest.
I was talking to somebody about the course and opened the course list to show them the mind blowing options available. I noticed a course on Digital and social media skills so I signed up for that and then I also signed up for one on Maternal Mortality.
I finished the digital media course, which really just put my intuitive understanding of all the platforms into an organised structure.
My interest in Maternal Mortality & Morbidity is mostly driven by the rising maternal mortality which is effecting the US but the course is far more international in it's view so after spending quite a lot of hours learning about childbirth around the world, I decided not to continue with it.
The way Future Learn works is that you get free access to your chosen course for the time the course is running (most seem to be 3 or 4 weeks) and after that time continued access is available for a fee.
All my courses finished on the weekend so I have lost my chances of changing my mind and have started on a new program: watching movies with my daughter. Briony has decided that her knowledge of pop culture is lacking and she is using the university holidays to "catch up".
So far, we have watched Peter Pan, Twelve Angry Men and Good Will Hunting. She is now watching When Harry Met Sally with plans to also watch Sleepless in Seattle. This project could last a very long time.
In other news, in the last month I have had one child decide to go vegetarian and one decide to go vegan. Of the others in the house, two insist on eating meat quite regularly and two just want to put food in their bellies. Anyways, all this is to say that shopping and cooking has become more complicated. I enjoy the challenge but I wish I could choose when to be challenged......
I have been only half interested in blogging for a little bit and I think it's because I have felt busy. Cooking vegan food, watching movies and dropping out of online courses hardly constitutes "busy", distracted is probably right, though