How do you make it 'home'?
When I first learned about the Silicon Valley Moms Blog I was really interested in joining, but it got me to thinking about how living here defines me as a mom and as a person.
I don't really consider myself a 'Silicon Valley Mom', just 'a mom who happens to live in Silicon Valley'. I think I would be the same mother no matter where I lived. My values would be the same. C's toys would be the same and, I truly think that, no matter where we lived, my relationship to her would be the same. Granted, she's only one. When she's older and more influenced by where we live and who she goes to school with things might be different!
My feelings about this might stem from the fact that I, myself, don't feel different because I live in Silicon Valley. I grew up in Paris, France. I went to international schools and was exposed to people from different walks of life from a very young age. I have always been around educated and well traveled people. I have always taken cultural diversity for granted. The downside to this is that I've experienced globalization first hand, and, for all that we want to think that the San Francisco Bay Area is different from the rest of the world, it really isn't. We may be at the forefront of technological advances, but next year everyone in Paris will also be sporting an iPod Nano, and maybe even a better European model!