All Blog Posts Tagged 'phone' (35)

Mommy, please put the phone down

In my head, I still think I do a good job of not using my smartphone in front of my son. That may or may not be reality: I have been working a lot lately, so I know he has seen me distracted by my phone. But the subject is on my mind a lot: When I am with my son, I should be fully with my son.…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 24, 2016 at 6:57am — No Comments

Living life on default mode

When I look at my phone, I see all the apps that I use the most on my first screen. I took all those factory apps that I never use and stuck them in a folder so I could have more room, and put the apps that I have to have but rarely use on a secondary screen. At the time, I thought of this as me staying organized, but after reading this piece on…


Added by Lauren Markman on August 1, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments

Who are they talking to?

By now, I think I have mentioned that my son is a talker enough times that I will have to apologize to him when he turns into a teenager for labeling him that way. (I'm not wrong, by the way,…


Added by Lauren Markman on April 11, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Home Phone Etiquette

Everybody is accessible ALL the time now.  Most of the time, this is a wonderful thing.  My car breaks down? No problem! I just call for a tow truck on my cell.  Late for my dinner engagement?  No worries; I’ll just shoot them a text message.  However, there are those moments (and I know you know what I’m…


Added by MamaMadHatter on February 27, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Put your phone down and parent

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…


Added by Lauren Markman on January 18, 2016 at 8:09am — 2 Comments

Distracted dining hurts families

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.…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 7, 2015 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

Do you have nomophobia?

I confess I do.  You probably do too.  My kids definitely do.

In a recent article for …


Added by Christine Field on November 2, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Leaving the house without your phone

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.…


Added by Lauren Markman on May 29, 2015 at 6:28am — 4 Comments

When Mom is On the Phone | Dija Henry | MomCave LIVE | Ep 35 | Giveaway

Does all hell break loose when you try to talk on the phone? We talk with Dija Henry of the Inspired Cafe. And an all new giveaway!

Live Twitter party during the show. Use #MRRMCTV. Tweet us:

Any effective techniques for teaching kids not to go crazy when you have a phone call?

What's your worst kid/phone call disaster story?

Enter giveaway…


Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 1, 2015 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Stash Your Phone And Enjoy The Moment!

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…


Added by Kristen Luciani on February 27, 2015 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

The front lobe of my left side brain

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 the find my iPhone stuff, like always, but my phone was offline...dead batt!

I tried the Find My iPhone option (like always) but this time my phone was offline, dead. Spell USELESS!

I tried to trace back my last activities. I was…


Added by Julie Ann on January 2, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Achieve Work Life Balance

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It is fantastic to know you can balance work if you organize your life the right way. Almost every day I field questions from friends, associates or co-workers about how to balance work, home and everything. They wonder how I am able to keep all the balls in the air. Often they are looking for the magic bullet or secret potion that makes balance…

Added by Janeane Davis on December 10, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

That's not the school bell ringing - it's your phone

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

Technology Orphans

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…


Added by Lorraine Wilkie on July 23, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

Why you should call your mother

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.

It's no secret…

Added by Lauren Markman on May 27, 2014 at 6:28am — 2 Comments

Things I've Learned This Week


** 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

Christmas Gift Ideas – RAVPower Battery Charger Extends the Life of Your Cell Phone Battery

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…


Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments

React Mobile App Can Send Emergency Alerts at the Touch of a Button – Keeping You and Your Family Safe

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…


Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

Confession: I use my phone too much

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…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 28, 2013 at 2:02pm — No Comments

How To Clean Sensitive Mobile Parts at Home

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…


Added by Neha Gupta on August 21, 2013 at 12:41am — No Comments

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