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All Blog Posts Tagged 'texting' (18)

Where is your phone right now?

When I am work, I carry my mobile phone with me from meeting to meeting. I do not want to do this, but should I get a call from my son's school, I want to be able to answer it. I try to keep it on silent, so it will not ding during meetings, and I try to remember to turn the volume back on at the end of the day in case my husband calls while I am driving home from work. (I am not always successful at remembering either of those things -…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 16, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

This is how I lost an hour on a Sunday morning

It started with a video link on Twitter.



I normally do not click on Twitter video links, but no one else was awake in my household and I already had breakfast in the oven. So I watched it. After watching the video, I texted a group of my friends and the following exchange happened:…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 4, 2016 at 6:05am — No Comments

Living by your own technology rules

Think about all the rules you have for your child's use of technology. Do you have rules around when they can use it? Rules to prevent bullying behavior? Rules around oversharing information online? Rules about the rooms of the house it can go into?



How many of those rules are ones that also apply to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 28, 2016 at 6:31am — No Comments

Yes, of course your phone is hurting your relationship

On the (sadly) rare occasion that I leave my desk for lunch, I take my phone with me. I know I cannot successfully walk and text, but I will usually type out a brief note to my husband on the escalator ride through my building,…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 15, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments

Sexting as the new first base?

I have a friend with a name very close to my husband's. And I have to keep that in mind, because every time I pull up my husband's name in my phone's contact list, his name appears first. He's a good enough friend, so I've actually given him a fair warning that if he ever receives an inappropriate or confusing text from me to ignore it. (And preferably delete it.) Because when I send messages about being out of soap or a sappy "wish you…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 20, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

How long can you ignore your phone?

I'd like to issue a long-overdue apology to each of the five roommates I had in college: I'm sorry that I did not answer the phone when it was ringing. I knew that it drove you crazy, but I was absorbed in something else/didn't feel like talking to anyone, and thus, did not answer the phone.



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Added by Lauren Markman on May 26, 2014 at 8:13am — 3 Comments

It's never too early to start planning Mother's Day

For anyone who does not realize this: Mother's Day is a big deal. It is a chance to tell your Mom how much you love and appreciate her.

And, for me, (and with the help of a little technology) it is the chance to drive her a little crazy.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 21, 2014 at 6:47am — No 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

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

Can you text and walk at the same time? (Hint: The answer is no)

We all know not to text and drive by now. (Right?) But how many of us walk and text or participate in other forms of "distracted walking?"

I try to be cognizant about not using my smartphone around my son - to be fully present when I am around him so that his main childhood memory of his mother isn't one of me with my body hunched over a handheld screen. But I know that I have texted…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 12, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments

I Caught Rascal Hiding in my Plant Sending Text Messages

Rascal had to be rescued from the dog kennel yesterday while I went to run a few errands.  The dog was giving him the evil eye yesterday for being in her kennel and I didn’t want her to take revenge on him.  So I placed him on the fireplace mantel so that he was safe and out of harms way.

 

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 1, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** We actually made it to the beginning of the school year without my kids stabbing each other!!

 

** New backpacks make everything more exciting.

 

** My son can evidently make his leg fart.  (I'm so proud.)

 

** I can't even watch the previews for scary movies anymore.

 

** I'm raising the king and queen of…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 26, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

Another Slave is Born

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.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on February 16, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments

Communicating by Silence

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 17, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

How will todays's electronic crazed kids turn out?

I have not seen the movie AVATAR in 3-D, but a thought suddenly occured to me: How would a child from some remote African village, one who has never seen a movie react to wearing special glasses and watching AVATAR in 3-D? Would they think the characters were real? Would they run out of the movie theatre screaming? Or would they simply get hooked like most teenagers since the movie surpassed the $1 billion mark.



What are your thoughts on that?



My father lived in Nigeria… Continue

Added by Gutsy Living on January 8, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Texting - Walk the Talk

I got busted! With all my high and mighty talk about placing limits on my kids' texting habits, it appears I needed a reminder to follow my own rule.



We took our annual family trek to Frankenmuth, Michigan a couple of weeks ago. For those of you who've never heard of Frankenmuth, it's a super cool town known as "Michigan's Little Bavaria." It is also home to the uber-famous Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world's largest Christmas store. Bronner's unabashedly proclaims "the joy… Continue

Added by Holly Bowne on November 17, 2009 at 6:58am — No Comments

Techie Teens

I recently read a blog article titled, “Controlling the Techie Tween,” by Gila Brown, parent coach, over at Mamapedia Voices.



I read with interest, her parental coaching tips regarding technology and tweens. She states, “While kids may not be able to articulate their need for gadgetry, parents need to understand and respect it. Trying to control the usage or censor the content, only serves to undermine the parent-child relationship.” And, “The bottom line is that trying to control… Continue

Added by Holly Bowne on September 25, 2009 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

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