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
My husband got a new cell phone.
His contract was up and his current phone was crappy.
Anyway, since the new iPhone whatever just came out, the not-so-new-and-barely-old iPhone whatever is now drastically reduced in price by $600 thereby catapulting it into our meagre price range and allowing us to have hip and trendy phoning, surfing, texting and whatever else-ing capabilities.
Of course, by "our" I mean "our". And by "us"…Continue
Added by natalie @ stray matter on October 17, 2011 at 5:08pm — No Comments
As we traveled cross country on our 2600 miles, 10-day family road trip to Ontario, Canada we found our smart phones indispensable in making our trip a little smoother. With the assistance of GPS capability, a map app, the RoadAhead app and…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on August 9, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments
** Cruise control scares the shit out of me.
** When you travel with kids, it's a trip. When you travel without them, it's a vacation.
** 99.9% of the water at water parks is a combination of urine and ick. Probably.
** Trying to get your kids to sleep at a water park is like trying to get a nun to pole…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
My daughter turned 9 last week. This is the child who lives and breathes all things pink and all things Barbie.
As I decorated the house for her upcoming birthday party, she came up to me and announced that she had something very important to tell me. I stopped taping pink and purple balloons to the fireplace and sat down to listen to her. I looked into the serious brown eyes of my daughter as she announced that this would be her last single digit birthday. Single digit? Who…Continue
Added by Pam Johnson-Bennett on July 15, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments
Did you know there are over 5 billion cell phone users in the United States? Neither did I. I can remember the days when we didn’t have cell phones. No texting. No internet at our fingertips. Hell, no internet. Communicating was a little slower, and it was more difficult to find your husband in the mall, but we survived.
Added by Lanita Moss on February 16, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments
Added by Brenda Boo on February 8, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments
I have a confession to make. I am addicted to my iPhone. I can’t leave the house without it. I am always on it. I love it. Sometimes I think my husband regrets the day he said I should get an iPhone. The list of reasons why, as a busy mom, I love my iPhone include: Read the list here
Added by Jessica D Torres on January 15, 2011 at 12:39pm — No Comments
So I had a little meltdown at work today. You know, holiday stress, last-minute assignments, all that fun stuff. And so I snuck out of my cubicle kingdom for a minute to go take a few deep breaths.
I went to the ladies room. Not a good choice for a variety of reasons, but my options were limited. I locked the door of the stall and just stood there, trying to organize my thoughts and tell myself that yes, I could get everything done, and no, I wouldn't have a nervous…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on December 22, 2010 at 10:07pm — No Comments
Aim. Snap. Learn. It’s just that easy for parents to get detailed information before buying a video game this holiday season. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) – which assigns the age and content ratings for computer and video games – has released an online video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gs_BRexfrY) announcing the upgraded version of its free…Continue
Added by Crystal Thomas on December 14, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments