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You are in DISNEYLAND, PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN

By Erin Caserio

I get it. Some of life’s tasks are boring. Standing in the grocery line. Boring. Waiting for an elevator. Boring. Riding public transportation. Boring. Waiting rooms. Boring. Disneyland. Boring. Wait. Did I say, Disneyland? I did. I mean, what other logical conclusion could I come... Read More

Fortnite: The Video Game Craze You Don’t Need To Worry About

By Debbie Gisle

If you have a gamer in the house, chances are you're familiar with "Fortnite".  It's taking gaming households by storm.  Fortnite is the new video game craze capturing excitement of kids, and adults, everywhere. EPIC Games[... Read More

6 Vacation Supplies You Should SHIP Instead Of Pack

By Melanie Donahoo

The school year is winding down, and Elsa finally let go of this year's eternal winter, which can only mean one thing—summer vacation is coming! Summer vacation means summer vacationing, but I think we can all agree that ... Read More

The Easiest Way To Limit Screen Time {We’ve found it!}

By Rachael Herrscher

One of the biggest issues facing parents today is how to limit screen time to healthy, constructive levels. Ever feel like monitoring your kids screen time is a full time job? You feel like a police officer instead of a guidance counselor? It's can feel overwhelming, time consuming and frustrating. ... Read More

To Spy or Not to Spy: When to Give Kids Privacy

By Guest Post

Privacy: what kids want and what parents struggle to give. Tweens and teens especially crave independence and privacy from their parents. If they think their parents are spying on them, they will figure out how to be sneakier and do more stuff behind their parents’ backs. Also, parents who give ki... Read More

17 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

By Common Sense Media

By Christine Elgersma, Common Sense Media Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, ... Read More

Facebook Says They “May” Collect Data From Your Calls and Texts. Here’s How To Turn It Off

By Rachael Herrscher

3 Facebook Settings You Need To Review TODAY There's been a lot of noise over the past few weeks about Facebook, the Russians, and YOUR personal privacy. {Read up HERE} If you're sticking around, it's time for a little house cleaning.  Let's start with Facebook's access to your cal... Read More

The Facts About Online Predators Every Parent Should Know

By Common Sense Media

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media Every parent worries about online predators at some point. And while it's smart to be cautious, the facts show that it's actually fairly rare for kids to be contacted by adult strangers seeking sexual communication. Of course it's natural to be concerned when y... Read More

Here’s the Phone I Wish Apple Would Have Built For My Kids

By Rachael Herrscher

If you're like me, you've been wishing for a different kind of cell phone option for your teenagers. Something between a Gizmo and the iPhone maybe?  I've been trying to talk my kids into a flip phone,  but I think I might have found THE BEST cell phone for teens and tweens! Behold ... Read More

Fairy Tales Meet Augmented Reality (Spoiler Alert: The Kids LOVE It)

By Erin Caserio

This post is sponsored by Little Hippo AR. Buy Little Hippo AR books at your local Walmart. A few days ago I got a call from the school, and a sad little voice on the end of the line informed me that he had a “sick tummy” and would like to come home. I headed over to the school, gathered ... Read More