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I has been a long time since I have not updated the blog, but I am currently planning in doing so. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Plugged in Parent
Kids are hammering away at their cell phones with their heads down, deep in conversation. Well, pretty deep. Okay, not very deep. In fact, if you take a look at the text conversations kids are having, many of them look like this: “hi” (hi) “wu” (what’s up) “nmjc” (not much,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
Three year olds online? You bet. The Internet truly has something for everyone, and kids as young as three years old are finding games, coloring pages and music online. More than half of the homes in the U.S. that have high speed Internet access with an “always on” connection, which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
I’ve noticed an interesting trend on Facebook lately. It seems as though suddenly everyone I ever went to school with - from middle school to college - has found Facebook. And me. For a while, it was just me and my work buddies (journalists love social networking) and a load... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
Parents do it. Kids do it. Even grandparents do it. It’s e-mail, and it has changed the world, expanding our communities offering the opportunities to connect with family across the street, the country – even across the world. E-mail is casual – spelling and grammar take the back seat to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
Sure, you can make a call to the pediatrician from your mobile phone. But your cell phone can also help you manage your family’s schedule, save time and keep your to-do lists organized. See how your cell phone can be a parent’s best back-to-school gadget this fall by rediscovering these... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
CRASH! It’s the virtual sound of disaster as the family computer system bugs out, burns out or goes kablooey. Losing digital photos, music files and software programs can be a devastating to a family. The good news? A regular computer backup plan can give you the extra insurance you need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
Okay, she’s technically not a baby. And it’s technically not her first cell phone. Still, somehow it felt monumental. We had tried a kiddie mobile phone first a few years back and it worked well. The first day she used it, she called me four times - once to tell... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
It’s not nice to make fun of others. How many times have you told your kids that? Well keep telling them. And, take advantage of headline news that drives home your point. Like this report from New York - according to the New York Post, a group of cyber-bullies are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
This year, as swim suit season approached, I decided to invest in a personal trainer. A virtual personal trainer, that is, for the one time price of $34.99. Maya, the hostess of a video game called YourselfFitness, has created an individual exercise routine for me, complete with a meal plan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
While watching television one night, a small box in the upper corner of the screen displayed the letters “TV PG DVS”. The “TV” part was pretty obvious, but what did the other secret code mean? While most viewers understand the “G” rating for major motion pictures, many viewers are less... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
According to Time Magazine this week, the person of the year is...You. And it's all thanks to technology and the Information Age. Regular folks, like me and you, are changing, innovating and creating a new world with the power of tech. With this in mind, my New Year's goal is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
It's a new year, and having used this great resource as my training wheels, I'm on to bigger things. Please visit my new website at www.pluggedinparent.com for the most up to date info on parenting, kids and technology...and to read my new blog too! Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Plugged in Parent
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Jan 14, 2011