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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 | leahnieman.com

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…

10 Best Apps for Middle School Students | leahnieman.com

10 Best Apps for Middle School Students

By Leah Nieman | March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

*This post contains affiliate links. 10 Best Apps for Middle School Students It’s important we show preteens and teens how to use their smartphones as a tool for learning and productivity. Their devices can hold some great study tools. While some parents might argue digital devices can be a big distraction, the flipside is this…

10 Best Apps for Music and Art | leahnieman.com

10 Best Apps for Music and Art

By Leah Nieman | March 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

*This post contains affiliate links.   My 10 Best Apps series would not be complete without my best apps for music and art picks. My kids grew up with plenty of music and art supplies. And, plenty of time and opportunities to explore. These apps don’t replace hands-on music and art experiences. Rather, they give creative…

Dating App Tinder

What no one tells parents about the dating app Tinder

By Leah Nieman | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

What no one tells parents about the dating app Tinder We’re wrapping up our Dating Apps for Parents of Teens series today with our final app, Tinder. I’ve written about this app in the past. But, Tinder has recently updated their Terms of Service in an effort to discourage teens from using the app. Below, you’ll find…

Dating App Spotafriend

What no one tells parents about the dating app Spotafriend

By Leah Nieman | February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

What no one tells parents about the dating app Spotafriend Today we’re getting the inside scoop on Spotafriend as we wind down our Dating Apps for Parents of Teens series I’ll be honest, I wasn’t familiar with this dating app until a few months ago. Like MyLOL, this app is directly marketed towards teens. Spotafriend Age:…

Dating App Skout

What no one tells parents about the dating app Skout

By Leah Nieman | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

What no one tells parents about the dating app Skout It’s Day 8 of our Dating Apps for Parents of Teens series. And, today we’re discussing Skout. This dating app has made the news a few times. So, if you’re thinking you’ve heard the name of this app before, it’s likely you have. Skout Age: 17…