All Blog Posts Tagged 'technology' (72)

Waiting for my teacher to grow up

My son is little; and he loves technology. He has his own electronic devices, he has a folder of apps on my phone and he loves to make video…
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Added by Lauren Markman on February 3, 2014 at 6:11am — 2 Comments

The family that texts together, stays together?

If you couldn't tell from this blog, I love my Mom. (Hi, Mom!) I try to keep in touch with her - we do in-person visits, Facetime, regular phone calls and texts. I even sometimes play text games with her near her birthday or mother's day, where I will text pictures of my cat for a week until she tells me to stop it and send a picture of her grandson. (It's a fun game; you should try it with your parent of choice.)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 27, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

Want more family time? Fix your slow computer (or turn it off)

Sometimes, I feel like I spend my entire day in front of a screen. I look at my blogs in the morning, then go to work where I stare at a computer all day, and I am usually on my computer at night as well. It's bad for my eyes, it's bad for my posture and it's bad for my family life.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 20, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

Texting with the Shorties

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As a parent, technology is often my worst enemy.  Not only does it turn my son into a zombified video game addict half the time, but it also gives me gray hairs worrying about the prospect of someone sending a damn naked picture to one of my middle schoolers.  (*Gasp!!!*)  However, I'm starting to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 18, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

'Tis the Season for Gazillion Dollar Wish Lists

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Remember the good old days when your kids would be perfectly happy with the giant cardboard box their gifts came in?  Give 'em some markers, and they were entertained for…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 5, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

I can't believe I'm writing a post about baby poop - but it may save lives

Poop.

Any parent who has survived potty training/toilet learning/whatever you want to call it deserves a medal, or at the very least, deserves to have that accomplishment listed on their resume. Parents who have survived potty training have acquired a bevy of skills which includes patience, high-stakes negotiation and grace under pressure. I believe that parents who have…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 21, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

Are we stalking our children?

I was by a peaceful lagoon somewhere, having a glass of something multicolored and delicious with an umbrella in it. There was soft music playing and someone was approaching me to ask if I was ready for my massage, which I could have by the lagoon in a private cabana if I so desired.

Then I woke up to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

What age did you introduce your child to technology?

I remember the evening very clearly: We were out with my in-laws at a very popular Chinese food chain restaurant. It was packed with people and from the time we arrived until the time we got our food, it took almost two hours.

And my son, who was only about 22 months old at the time, was quiet and contented when the food finally arrived - all because he was playing an…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 11, 2013 at 9:24am — No Comments

Take The Mystery Out Of Your Technology: Read Up

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It is terrific to know that you can take the mystery out of your technology by reading up on it. Some people are techno geeks who seem to know everything there is to know about every piece of technology that comes down the pike. Other people have not purchased a new piece of technology since the touch tone land line phone. Then in the middle of those two extremes are a myriad of other people many of whom want to know about technology but have…
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Added by Janeane Davis on October 31, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Talking with Family Members

When I was little and I wanted to talk with my brother, I would yell for him (Sorry, Mom). To cut back on the noise, my parents eventually installed an intercom system (we lived in a big three-story house) so we could stop yelling for each other and start buzzing each other instead. That lasted about a week, and then we went back to standing at the bottom of the stairs yelling each other's names.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 15, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

Women are smart: We need more of them as scientists

I'm getting my niece a chemistry set. 

Well, not now. She's still little. But when she is old enough, I plan on getting her a chemistry set and then help her create small explosions. (I have a feeling we'll be doing this at my house and not at my brother's.)

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Mornings love me WAY more than I love them.

** This week's heat wave has made being a nudist seem a whole lot more appealing.

** I get more stupid with…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2013 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Technology Helps You Put the World in Your Hands

 

It is terrific to know that technology can help you be independent by putting a world of information in your hands. I am old enough to remember when computers were big heavy things that got put on a desk and never moved. Over the years I have seen them evolve into laptops,  notebooks, tablets, PDAs and now Smartphones. One thing that has stood out for me with the evolving computer technology arena is that things are getting smaller and more powerful all the time. Today,…

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Added by Janeane Davis on July 17, 2013 at 8:24pm — No Comments

When It Comes to Technology Be A Belt And Suspenders Girl

It is wonderful to use your technology to keep all your information easily accessible even in the event of disaster. Recently I was speaking with a woman who was upset because she lost all her contacts and photographs when she lost her cellular phone. I felt sorry for her and reminded myself I must continue to duplicate my data. Once upon a time, we stored all our information on paper. We had originals that we saved in safe and secure storage…
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Added by Janeane Davis on July 10, 2013 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** I really couldn't give a rat's ass what Ryan Lochte would do.

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 4, 2013 at 12:08am — No Comments

Use Technology to Keep Healthy

It is terrific to use technology to get back to basics and stay healthy. Modern technology has taken a lot of the drudgery out of getting into and staying healthy. When I was a very young teenager, I bought Jane Fonda's step aerobics workout book. I worked my way through the book page after page and used another book to hold the pages while I did the exercises. When I was a child, personal computers were out of the price range of most people and the idea of using the computer to research…

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Added by Janeane Davis on April 29, 2013 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

Toddlers and Technology

Earlier in the week I found myself reading and relating to this blog post over at The Young Mommy Life.  Big T works in IT and so is practically glued to his laptop, I am an undiagnosed Facebook addict.  I have an iPhone and face time my family almost every day.  We use the Xbox to webcam with my mother in law and to…

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Added by Melissa Lawrence on April 12, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Every Mom Should Be On Twitter

If you are one of those moms who avoids computers, the time has come to change your ways.

It’s time to embrace technology and all it has to offer. If you are unsure how to navigate the world of Twitter, visit Youtube and search “Twitter Tutorial”. You will be tweeting like a pro in no time…

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Added by Moms Thoughts on April 6, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Kids and Technology (posted by Stacy Hladek)

Did you know that you could have a stranger in your home right at this moment that you are completely unaware is present?  If you or anyone in your home is communicating online or through texting with someone you do not know personally, then you are opening your home to a stranger.  Technology can be a wonderful tool, but it also can open our families, our children included, to new dangers.

A recent poll indicated that 90 percent of middle and high school student have…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on April 1, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Dare - Spring Into Action - Why Get a New Tablet

It is terrific to take a dare and explore how the latest technology can make things better for your business. It is a well-known and established fact that sales of tablet devices have increased in popularity over the past several years. In some cases, consumers are choosing to purchase tablet devices instead of desktop or laptop computers. Entrepreneurs would be well served to take this fact into consideration when purchasing technology for the office.…
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Added by Janeane Davis on March 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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