Skip to content

Parenting

Parent’s Guide to Emojis

Emojis seem like they would be simple enough to understand. Most adults use emojis in a literal way. If you are happy, you send a...

Parent's Guide to Emojis

Emojis seem like they would be simple enough to understand. Most adults use emojis in a literal way. If you are happy, you send a...

8 Tech Conversations to Have with Your College Kids During Holiday Break

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here. 8 Tech Conversations to Have with Your College Kid During Holiday Break We...

Striving to Capture Family Memories

It’s the holiday season. That time of year when we want to capture those family memories so we can reflect back on them and share...

Is Your Child’s Mobile Phone Kid Friendly?

Many families now find it necessary to purchase a mobile phone for their kids. I realize there is much debate on kids and smartphones. This...

Is Your Child's Mobile Phone Kid Friendly?

Many families now find it necessary to purchase a mobile phone for their kids. I realize there is much debate on kids and smartphones. This...

3 Types of Podcasts for Homeschool Moms

3 Types of Podcasts for Homeschool Moms A few of my homeschool mom friends have asked me if I have been holding out on sharing...

The AAP Now Agrees with What Parents Have Known About Kids and Screen Time

The AAP Now Agrees with What Parents Have Known About Kids and Screen Time Kids are spending more time with screen media than ever before....

5 Pokémon GO Discussion Topics for Families

I probably don’t need to tell you that Pokémon GO is a huge phenomenon. I can’t go anywhere without overhearing a Pokémon GO discussion and it...

Our Words Matter

  Our words matter! They hurt when they are read just as much as when they are spoken directly to someone. In light of the...

3 Social Media Skills Every Teen Needs

76% of teens ages 13 to 17 use social media. Our teens are incredible tech savvy. Their social media skills often rival or exceed that...

Exploring nature with my mobile device

*This post contains affiliate links. Last Thursday I went for a walk. I’ve neglected my favorite nature trail for the past few months. I grabbed...

Talking to Your Teen About Dating Apps

There’s a great deal of misconception about dating apps, and I fear some parents are avoiding talking to their teens about dating apps because they're...

3 Things I Love About Online Classes

Online Classes connect students all over the world. That's one of the things that I love about online classes. It’s been exciting for me to see...

My Favorite Podcasts for Adults

A few weeks ago I shared my favorite podcasts for families. It’s great to have a list of kid-friendly podcasts, but sometimes it’s nice to unplug...

6 Essential Habits for Technology Healthy Families

I’m preparing to speak at an upcoming convention. I love talking with families about strategies to help create technology healthy families. Parents often ask questions about...

Host a Party Bar in 5 Easy Steps

I’m ready for spring! I’m ready to plan some gatherings with family and friends. For me, that means it’s the perfect time to host a party...

Kid Search Engines: An Evalutation of Kiddle

Yesterday I began looking into Kiddle. Kiddle isn't the first search engine for kids to hit the market. There are a number of kid search...

Favorite Family Friendly Podcasts

Podcasts have been around for a while.  They are a great way to take advantage of those “empty moments of time.”  Why? Because listening to...

Guiding Kids Through Social Media

Guiding Kids Through Social Media by Leah Nieman Social networking is on the rise.  A recent study by the Pew Research...