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Swatting :: It Can Happen To You Or Your Kids {An Online Danger Parents Need to Know About} “I Got Swatted” I was putting my kids to bed one night a few weeks ago when I received a text from a...
Setting Limits :: Making Sense of the new Screen Time feature in iOS 15.6.1+ Like many children these days, my four have devices they can use to play games and watch movies. Managing the time spent in front of these...
Social Media is What You Make of It In the past few weeks, I’ve seen several of my Facebook “friends” disappear. Why is that in quotes? I’ll get to it. Sometimes they’ve just faded away, other times there was a...
“OMG, I saw this Tik Tok where this person…” That is the beginning of many conversations lately. Last year around this time I was saying "I will never get on Tik Tok. That's for the young folks to do all...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Bottlesodes TV. Five Reasons To Try Bottlesodes TV This Summer I was recently lamenting the fact that our parenting generation has so much to worry about in terms of digital technology and social media....
The Big Kid Sleepover My son recently turned 11. Birthday parties aren't as cool as they used to be, though video games are very "in." Sleepovers are the best thing ever, but how many boys can I have sleep at...
Dear Mommy, I see you…on your phone...with littles in tow. Society sees you too. “Put your phone away!” they tell you -- the mantra of Gen X parents, right? Judgey McJudgerson is rolling her eyes at you because your eyes...
This was written in 2019 but is still very relevant to parents in 2023! Just a few months ago, my 11-year-old daughter asked if she could create a Tik Tok account for her cell phone (The only capabilities she has are...
How It All Began My love for all things mysterious and true crime started when I was about 6 years old and watched my first episode of Unsolved Mysteries (I mean, kids of the '80s, am I right?). There is...
Disclosure :: Our team had the chance to visit the Cox Smart Home at The Standard at South Market this week. We very much enjoyed touring this technologically advanced home with so many features that can assist aging citizens....