Family sabbatical

January 16, 2013

With the last blogpost published more than a year ago I guess the time is right for an update. So here it is :) Although I shamelessly stole the title of this post from a very nice book, it’s not about an extended family travel. I like how the meaning of “sabbatical” is described in Wikipedia […]

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Not bloging, identities and Happy New Year :)

December 31, 2011

I go to Nancy’s blog to look for the Pear & Cranberry Chutney recipe to cook for tomorrow and then remember that I have a blog too and that it had been silent way too long. So here I am :) The truth is that I feel a bit like a caterpilar in a cocoon […]

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Legitimate peripheral participation

November 8, 2011

We happen to have a kid who is very (VERY-VERY) interested in what I’d call “legitimate peripheral participation” in the life of adults. Like in a local clothes repair shop – he would stand mesmerised, observing what the guys who work there do, ask questions and (if possible) help with something. Or like the last […]

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A long due update

May 5, 2011

It’s hard starting after a break – there are way too many stories to tell and way too many thoughts that came in between. So I start somewhere. I had a burnout – going on and off after my PhD defense and not very obvious behind the usual “not feeling normal” during my pregnancy. But […]

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An afterlife of a paper tea box

February 7, 2011

Paper tea box that’ve been at Alexander’s play kitchen for ages went into recycling. A few days after he founds a lid of it and then realises that the box is not there anymore and can’t be brought back. The tears of loss come and then I embrace him in my arms to tell a […]

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While it looks still…

November 18, 2010

…there is a lot of turbulence underneath. I’m trying to figure out if I had a burnout (looks very much like it) and what is a way out. Still rethinking work-life balance. My professional values and parenting values align quite well, but the realities of putting them into practice do not mix well. Looking at […]

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The first dress

September 23, 2010

They grow so fast. Of course I knew it. But to know, theoretically, and to feel time slipping away from you are two different things. The box with baby clothes, first sizes, just-in-case-there-will-be-one-more, is almost ready. And there is that first dress that doesn’t fit anymore. I just can’t put it in the box – […]

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What I’m doing these days

July 19, 2010

…learning how to live life with two kids …building forts …washing diapers …growing tomatoes and trying to eat berries from our garden before birds eat them …observing practices of online parenting communities …suffering from the hot weather (well, at least diapers dry fast :) …enjoying summer evenings …reviewing reports …allowing email backlog to build up […]

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June 4, 2010

Our Anna is here! One more little hand to hold, one more little person to learn from, one more life full of discoveries… Tired, happy and loving every moment of it. 2 June 2010, 18:13

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May 21, 2010

I’m on maternity leave, which this time happens to coincide with a strong need to sort out offline things (like accumulated mess in the house, nothing too scary :))), so I’m quiet pretty much everywhere online. If I get to online backlogs I might post some work-related things here, but in the coming few months […]

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Being there together via presence and activity traces

April 15, 2010

I’ve been playing with this idea for a long time and it’s far from having any definite shape, but, as usual, writing about it should help. [This post is another round of thinking on What a coffee corner provides, how to call it and a research agenda and an attempt to integrate bits of thinking […]

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3 KMs and 4 SMs

April 9, 2010

A while ago I came across by Patti Anklam‘s 3 KMs, which I found very useful to think about my own experiences in the knowledge management field: Big KM (strategic, enterprise-wide) Little KM (“stealth” KM: specific KM practices applied where needed, often without the KM label on it) Personal KM My dive into KM started […]

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Talk at IBM: Blogging for knowledge workers

March 23, 2010

Today I’ll be talking to social software evangelists at IBM about some of the insights about blogging from my PhD research. While there are many things that I would love to fit in there, most of the presentation is focused on “what’s in it for me?” questions, explaining how blogging helps to develop ideas and […]

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Waarom niet?

March 20, 2010

While cooking dinner I get stamping pads and make a couple of potato stamps for the little guy. He haven’t stamped before, at least not with me, so I show him how to do it and ask to stamp on the paper, not on the table. In ten minutes he brings the stamps back to […]

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