When a boy got shot two streets over from where I was living with my three children, I knew that it was time to make a move. The city had gotten too dangerous, and I wanted my kids to be raised in an area where they were not afraid to even step foot outside their home. That meant moving to a more rural area, but I was all for that. I had grown up in the country, so I knew that it would do the kids good. I did check to make sure we could get high-speed rural Internet before I signed the rental agreement on the farmhouse I wanted to raise my family in.

I knew that the kids would end up playing outside a lot, but I also wanted them to be able to continue doing the things they enjoyed at our old house. I don’t mind that they play video games and watch music videos, because I know that they are doing it in moderation. I also know that they are not doing anything objectionable, because they really are good kids. (more…)