Keeping your family safe is obviously something that you will always want - but that is not to say that it is necessarily easy to do so. In fact, you might sometimes find that it is quite surprising how much it takes to be able to keep everyone in your family safe, and for many parents this can be an ongoing worry which doesn’t really end. However, there are a number of solutions which you might … [Read more...] about Tech That Could Make Your Family Safer
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Today, we carry around so many gadgets that are of such great value, yet we take their value for granted, both in economic and social terms. Just a decade ago, the idea that most people today would carry a device worth $1,000 in their pocket that they would subsequently get out anywhere and everywhere - even taking it on roller coasters, would have been hard to believe… as people simply … [Read more...] about The Need for Gadget Protection
The way it used to be, tech didn't have pride of place in any household, in fact, it didn't exist at all! If you were looking for entertainment, you would play with your pets, or head out and play with your friends. Now, kids don't go outside to play much, but prefer to stay indoors on their laptops and tablets. And while the debate of the negative impacts of tech on our children has been ongoing … [Read more...] about What Tech Should You Really Let Your Kids Use?
October 15-21 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. As the mom of two teenage boys - I am scared to death to allow them to drive. I know I'll have to - eventually - but not before we can drill into their heads these safe driving practices even when we aren't in the car with them. 6 in 10 teen crashes are caused by distracted driving. Fortunately, crashes are … [Read more...] about National Teen Driver Safety Week
Education has greatly evolved over the past few years, and teachers are moving to easier and practical forms of teaching. Advancements in the IT sector have revolutionized the way people communicate with each other and almost all other aspects of modern life. The education sector is no exception. Earlier kids used to rush to school carrying a load of books, and spend summer vacations on the … [Read more...] about 4 Ways You Can Use Technology to Teach Kids
With free GPS phone tracker apps now an inbuilt feature of our mobile devices, it is imperative that you are in the know about the GPS apps and systems the market. It is even more important with the regular release of new ones in the market to really know if at all and how they are better than what is already on the market. The mSpy GPS phone tracker app is one of the leading brands in the … [Read more...] about Free GPS Phone Trackers
In a house full of musicians, music is a daily part of our lives. If one teenager isn't creating or playing back a track, then I've got my headphones on singing along to my favorite Christian song, or hubby is singing to his favorite oldies on the radio. We all dance around the house like loons, it's just what we do. Disclosure: We were compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and received … [Read more...] about Google @Chromecast Audio: Let the Music Play at @BestBuy Now
As an adult, you may not fully understand the pressure put on teens by social media, unless you yourself are on social media constantly. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram may look harmless from a distance. In small doses, they probably can be. When teenagers spend too much time posting and commenting, however, emotional problems may occur. That’s why it’s a great idea for … [Read more...] about No Judgement Zone: Activities to Give Your Teen a Break from Social Media
Stories lamenting the unfortunate level of devotion that teens have to entertaining everyday technology, are easy to see. It isn't as common to see how technology could be healthy to a young digital native today. If you're parent to a teen, and aren't sure how technology could be good for your kid, here are several ideas. For some kids, technology offers focus Certainly, technology can distract. … [Read more...] about Tech for Teens: Gadgets and Apps to Simplify Your Adolescent’s Crazy-Busy Life
It's no big secret that I'm a huge tech fan. I love trying out new tech products and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to the boys either! They love their technology almost as much as their mom does. So we were super thrilled to have the chance to work with Flex Brains and review the FlexBrains 2400 DPI LED Optical USB Wired Gaming Mouse With Ergonomic Design For Pro Gamers - … [Read more...] about Flex Brains Luminous Wired Gaming Mouse Review
I am the first person to admit that I have a technology addiction. If I'm not on my computer, I'm on my iPhone. If I'm not on either of those, I'm on my tablet. My job as a blogger means that I'm "plugged in" to various social networks and I'm constantly checking out story ideas, planning my editorial calendar, looking for sources and information to include in my posts. I'm constantly plugged in. … [Read more...] about Technology and Your Teenagers: To School or Not?
I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Virgin Mobile. I received a sample device to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. My eldest son, Jonathan, is about to turn 15 years old in a little over a week. He's been absolutely HOUNDING me for a phone for what seems like forever though. 78% of all teenagers now have some … [Read more...] about Kids, Teens and the Virgin Mobile Custom Plan at Walmart