"Mom, when can I get my own phone?"
This is a question that my son has asked me several times. I usually ask him why he wants his own phone, and he tells me he wants it to play a game or to use it to check traffic for me while we are in the car (he likes the Waze app). Very rarely does he mention that he…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 11, 2017 at 6:48am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 24, 2016 at 6:57am — No Comments
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…Continue
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Added by Lauren Markman on April 11, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on February 27, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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