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Summer Technology Ideas for Kids

Summer Technology Ideas for Kids

By Leah Nieman | June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summer Technology Ideas for Kids Now that we’re into the hot days of summer, you may find yourself struggling to keep your kids occupied. The excitement of “summer break” has worn off and complaints of “we’re bored” and “it’s so hot” may be common in your home. And, while we don’t want our kids tethered to…

5 Tips for Setting Summertime Screen Time Rules | leahnieman.com

5 Tips for Setting Summertime Screen Time Rules

By Leah Nieman | June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

5 Tips for Setting Summertime Screen Time Rules With summertime rapidly approaching, you may want to think about setting screen limits for your child. Whether that means TV, tablets, computers, or phones it is a good idea to set limits on all of your kids’ screen time. While it is nice to get the silence…

20 DIY Mouse Pads

20 Eye Catching DIY Mouse Pads

By Leah Nieman | May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our world may be tech-driven, but even so, there’s still room for creativity. Family members are in front of a computer many hours a day. And most families have multiple computers in their home. One thing that’s always in the corner of your eye is the mouse pad. So why not let each member of…

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5 Smart Strategies for Helping Kids Balance Media Usage

By Leah Nieman | May 23, 2017 | 3 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

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here. 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…

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 | leahnieman.com

10 Best Apps for Elementary Age Students

By Leah Nieman | April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here. 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…

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

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here. 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…