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5 Smart Strategies for Helping Kids Balance Media Usage

By Leah Nieman | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

5 Smart Strategies for Helping Kids Balance Media Usage Helping our kids balance media usage is one of the big challenges of 21st-century parenting. Many of us have a child who is drawn to technology. These kids love screens. They tend to be our kids who love video games, apps, movies. If it’s a screen,…

The Blue Whale Challenge and Other Dangerous Social Media Games

The Blue Whale Challenge and Other Dangerous Social Media Games

By Leah Nieman | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The blue whale challenge, a dangerous social media game, has been causing fears among parents recently. This “game” has been allegedly responsible for at least 130 suicide incidents in Russia. Most of the game’s victims were found to be teens, ages 13 to 15 years old. It’s important to note the “Blue Whale” game is not an…

5 Fantastic Road Trip Apps for Savvy Travelers | leahnieman.com

5 Fantastic Road Trip Apps for Savvy Travelers

By Leah Nieman | May 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

5 Fantastic Road Trip Apps for Savvy Travelers It is hard to believe that summer is almost here. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas. But it is almost here, and you know what that means? Big, bright sunshine and warm air tickling your face. My favorite thing to do when the weather…

The Right Age to Introduce Your Kids to Social Media

The Right Age to Introduce Kids to Social Media

By Leah Nieman | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Right Age to Introduce Kids to Social Media I often joke with my parents about how I was their best child. I’m one of four kids. And, as adults now, we like to joke about which one of us was the easiest to raise. Although I joke about being the best child, I know…

10 Best Apps for Elementary Age Students

10 Best Apps for Elementary Age Students

By Leah Nieman | April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

10 Best Apps for Elementary Age Students Our kids have definite ideas about what they like and don’t like when it comes to apps for elementary age students. But, it’s important as parents to help our kids avoid apps that offer no educational value. In other words, we don’t want them using apps as a…

Truth or Fiction

Helping our kids tell truth from fiction

By Leah Nieman | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Helping our kids tell truth from fiction We are in the information age. But, not everything we read is truthful. Are we able to tell truth from fiction? Are our kids able to determine what news and information is real and what is fake? A recent study from Stanford researchers considers this question. The study…

5 Apps to Help You Budget Money

5 Apps That Help You Budget Your Money

By Leah Nieman | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

5 Apps That Help You Budget Your Money It is really easy to blow your budget each month. If you don’t keep track of your expenses you can find yourself wondering what the heck happened at the end of the month. Those cups of coffee and drive-thru lunches add up and unless you are seeing…

Sexting is a Conversation for Every Parent

Sexting is a Conversation for Every Parent and Child

By Leah Nieman | April 4, 2017 | 8 Comments

Sexting is a Conversation for Every Parent and Child Let’s be honest, as parents we all want to think the sexting talk is just that: the talk we have with our kids that we check off our list because it’s really the issue for “those other families.” Or worse yet, maybe we avoid it all…

10 Best Apps for High School Students

10 Best Apps for High School Students

By Leah Nieman | March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

*This post contains affiliate links We’re wrapping up our 10 Best Apps series with 10 Best Apps for High School Students. The list features a number of apps to help high school students study and manage the content they need to create and consume as they move through high school and on towards college. They’ll…

10 Apps to Make Your Life More Organized

10 Apps to Make Your Life More Organized

By Leah Nieman | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

10 Apps to Make Your Life More Organized Life is hard, and if you are unorganized, it is harder. I don’t know about you but there are times when I always feel like I am scrambling. Scrambling to get the kids to where they need to go, scrambling to make that next appointment, and scrambling…