My son is sitting on my lap as I write this post. He is watching the way my fingers move across the keyboard and he is reading the words as I type them.
I try very hard to not use my phone too much in front of my son. Yes, it is very rewarding when it is my turn in a game, or I get a text message from a friend. But, he is my son, and he is much more rewarding…
When I was little we had a simple rule in our household: No eating in front of the television. We ate our meals at the tables in the kitchen or dining room. In nice weather, we ate outside on the deck.…Continue
I confess I do. You probably do too. My kids definitely do.
In a recent article for …Continue
Added by Christine Field on November 2, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments
Last week while my husband was traveling I took my son out on a date (which means he got to pick dinner and then we went out for dessert). As I was answering his questions over ice cream, he asked me about nitrogen (because that is what five-year-olds are into these days). I went into my purse to get out my phone to look up more information, but realized it wasn't there.…Continue
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 1, 2015 at 9:49pm — No Comments
Back in December, I wrote a post about product offerings from some super-cool female-run startups. Hubby took note of my list and proceeded to get me some of them for Christmas.
I'm happy to report that one is being crafted as I type.
Meet Ringly, the cocktail ring that will keep you connected with an app. You can keep your phone tucked safely away in your handbag without worry that you'll miss an important meeting, update or…Continue
I am notorious for forgetting stuff. My phone went missing for almost 3 days and I had no idea where to find it.
I tried to trace back my last activities. I was…Continue
Added by Julie Ann on January 2, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Added by Janeane Davis on December 10, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I could tell open this post by telling a story about waiting in line to use a payphone in my high school to call a friend who was supposed to pick me up after sixth period. Or I could reminisce about when pagers became very cool and lots of friends at my high school had them.
But that would make me feel old,…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 10, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments
We've all heard the expression 'football widow', but have you heard of a 'technology orphan'? I use this term to describe children who do everything they can to get their parent's attention while the parent has their nose stuck in their smartphone.
I may be a grandmother of five, but do get it. I am guilty of reading a book, playing a game, or texting (or all three) on my phone while watching TV. And I see nothing wrong with occupying yourself on the phone while waiting in a line or…Continue
Added by Lorraine Wilkie on July 23, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments
There is a parody tea mug on my desk that says: Keep Calm and Call Mom. And there is a lot of truth to that.Continue
** The world needs more creative photobombers.
** If you drive like Mario Andretti through a parking lot full of kids, you're a giant jackass.
** Winter is…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 2, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments
As a mom, I constantly rely on my cell phone to stay in connected with my older children especially when they stay at home alone, with their friends, or while they are participating in their own activities alone. While out in about, I am always worried that my battery on my cell phone will die leaving my children without a way to be able to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments
Safety is one of my biggest concerns when it comes to going walking, going to an unfamiliar place, or spending time outdoors with my family, especially this time of year when it gets dark outside earlier in the evenings. Having a cell phone is a great accessory but in the event of an emergency it is not always possible to dial 911 or reach…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments
Lauren, you need to put down your phone. That text you are answering/word you are about to play to cream your husband at Hanging With Friends/email you are going to check/call you are screening/movie you can't remember that you are going to look up on IMDB is no where near as important as whatever your son is doing right now.
Read more at…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 28, 2013 at 2:02pm — No Comments
You might not have an idea of how many times the entire day you touch your expensive cell phone to talk. To call, to do a text, to check emails, to retrieve some important stuff and also to show off. Do you wash your hands every time when you pick for a new task? You might be giving “are you kidding me” stare, but let’s get serious. Do you wash your hands? The answer of this question is “NO”.
No matter how clean are your hands, there are minute dust/dirt and oiliness on your hands and…Continue
Added by Neha Gupta on August 21, 2013 at 12:41am — No Comments
This morning I was watching the news while I was eating my breakfast and caught the tale end of a news story about teen suicide. This isn’t the first news story that I have heard on the news about teens trying to commit suicide or actually following through with it. In fact, teen suicide is on the rise according the Centers of Disease Control. Teen…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 3, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments
When I found out that I was pregnant with my third child, I immediately went to baby center to calculate my estimated due date. Once I found out the estimated due date, I signed up for an account so that I could keep up with my baby’s weekly development. At the time I had an iPhone, so I downloaded the baby center application called “My Pregnancy Today”.
Learn more about the app at Uplifting Families.
Added by Christy Garrett on March 6, 2013 at 9:40pm — No Comments
Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to be able to survive if your smart phone stops being so smart.
Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of December has been dedicated to what you should do if your technology fails. Previous articles have dealt with why you should use technology even though it fails and …Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on December 18, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
** Summer really needs a speeding ticket.
** Inspirational quotes do nothing but piss me off when I'm in a crabby mood.
** The Olympics have evidently convinced my kids that there's a vault in our second floor hallway. (And I assure you there is not.)
** My brain has a serious case of the farts lately.
** The top of…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 3, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments