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Bill Gates Reveals Minimum Age For Kids To Get A Cell Phone

By Rachael Herrscher

Every wonder what the cell phone rules are at the homes of tech geniuses like Bill Gates? Wait no longer.  In a recent interview with The Mirror, he said:  “We don’t have cell phones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cell phones until they wer... Read More

Create Videos with Framy, Hilarity Ensues

By Anna Shirley

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Framy. All opinions are 100% mine. You guys. I just spent a rainy day with kids in the house and we pretty much played with Framy all afternoon. Framy is a new app that allows you to edit and create videos. The cool part - you can pluck people o... Read More

Child Internet Safety: Online Kid Games and What You Should Know

By Debbie Gisle

With block games taking over in the gaming world, parents (like me!) are excited to see building games that don't have guns, violence or fighting. Games like Minecraft and Roblox were games I felt a little less guilty about when I said yes to playing on the computer. But you still need to be mindful... Read More

Parenting Video Games: 5 Easy Ways to Research Video Game Content

By Debbie Gisle

Did you know that a 2014 study showed the average 13 year old spent 6.3 hours per week playing video games? Imagine if that 6.3 hours per week was with a person.  You better believe that anyone getting that much face time with my child would have a background check ran, an interrogation conduct... Read More

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids

By Guest Post

I really love middle school kids. I have two of them! If you have been through middle-school parenting, you may have noticed what I see: Strange things seem to happen to a tween’s brain the first day they walk into middle school. One might sum up their main goals in life this way: To b... Read More

Animal Jam Codes + Free Valentine’s Day Printables

By Rachael Herrscher

Your favorite Animal Jam fans can download these adorable cards right in time for Valentine's Day. Bonus: You can share these Animal Jam codes with your friends and they can snag 500 gems when you use the code "BestFriends"! You can keep the fun going offline by printing out these Valentine's or ... Read More

Opt Out of Family Tree Now to Protect Your Privacy

By Kalli Verbecky

So, this is creepy and 100% real. Under the umbrella of an unassuming family history website called Family Tree Now (which is a joke because the family history capabilities are minimal), you can easily find all of your personal public records displayed in one easy to access place. This i... Read More

Parenting in The Age of Fake News: 5 Things You Can Start Doing Today

By Guest Post

By Dr. Claire McCarthy courtesy of Boston Children's Hospital's Pediatric Health Blog When I was in 7th grade, we did a unit in English class about how to read the newspaper. We learned where the most important stories were placed (to the right) and about how the stories were ... Read More

Most Likely to Succeed? Snapchat or Instagram

By Anna Shirley

The day after I posted 10 Reasons I Love Snapchat, the app made a huge update including the use of video calls. It was clear that Snapchat was taking off. And not just for the teens that were the main users. Snapchat seemed to be on the rise and everyone seemed to be jumping on the Snapchat banadwag... Read More

Can A Smartwatch Save Your Kid’s Life?

By Kalli Verbecky

A few weeks ago there was an attempted kidnapping in a town just a few miles away from mine. A little unsettling to be sure, but goddess bless all that is holy...the situation had a happy outcome. The 9 year old boy got away because after the kidnapper tossed him in the car, he made a stop in a... Read More