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Embracing Tech After a Digital Detox

Embracing Tech After a Digital Detox

01.13.2014
The more you remove yourself from your devices, the more you realize that, despite what you thought, you can successfully handle being...
Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

01.13.2014
We need to talk to our children consistently about these and other dangers, not to scare them but to inform them and to insure that if...
The Problem With Criticizing A Woman Who Documents Her Cancer Treatment Online

The Problem With Criticizing A Woman Who Documents Her Cancer Treatment Online

Lisa Belkin  01.13.2014
For years, Lisa Bonchek Adams has, very publicly, chronicled her breast cancer treatment on the internet. On Wednesday, Guardian reporter...
Reality Check: A Rallying Cry Against Faux-Perfection on Social Media

Reality Check: A Rallying Cry Against Faux-Perfection on Social Media

01.13.2014
Today Real Simple staffers (starting with yours truly) will kick off Get Real on the Internet Week with unfiltered glimpses of our own...
The People Systematically Eliminated From Our Lives By Technology

The People Systematically Eliminated From Our Lives By Technology

01.11.2014
My question is this: Just because we can do really cool things with technology, does that mean we should? We have the technological capacity...
Putting the 'Education' Back in Educational Apps

Putting the 'Education' Back in Educational Apps

01.10.2014
Humans learn best in active, engaged, meaningful and interactive contexts. Whether the platform is digital or traditional, electronic or...
Join Our Workshop With 'Hands Free Mama'

Join Our Workshop With 'Hands Free Mama'

01.10.2014
Over the last six months, millions of HuffPost Parents readers have read and shared posts by blogger Rachel Macy Stafford, aka "Hands Free...
Every Parent's 3 Biggest Facebook Fears -- And What To Do About Them

Every Parent's 3 Biggest Facebook Fears -- And What To Do About Them

01. 8.2014
Despite its many flaws, Facebook is a pretty cool way to reconnect and stay in touch with long lost friends and relations. It’s also...
he Beauty in NOT Keeping Up With the Joneses

he Beauty in NOT Keeping Up With the Joneses

01. 8.2014
Lately, I have been under fierce pressure from my daughter to keep up with her Joneses. Her keeping up, however, involves my wallet, and...
The Do's and Don'ts of Online Mom Friendships

The Do's and Don'ts of Online Mom Friendships

01. 8.2014
If you share the fact that your toddler pooped repeatedly during nap time, wait for a reply. If you're met with awkward silence and a swift...
My Digital Detox: How I Ditched My Email and Social Media for a Week... and the Cold Sweats Weren't So Bad

My Digital Detox: How I Ditched My Email and Social Media for a Week... and the Cold Sweats Weren't So Bad

01. 8.2014
Unplugging was harder than it looked -- for the first few days I had phantom-phone syndrome, the constant urge during any spare second...
The Baby Monitor Of The Future?

The Baby Monitor Of The Future?

01. 7.2014
A gadget for babies turned heads at CES 2014, a technology and consumer trade show, but this time, it wasn't the iPotty. Engadget reports...
5 Must-Follow Smartphone Rules for Parents and Kids

5 Must-Follow Smartphone Rules for Parents and Kids

01. 7.2014
Just last week, an 11-year old sixth grade student lamented to me that she was invited to sleepover at a friend's house, but all the friend...
Why I'm So Glad My 5th Grader Has A Cell Phone

Why I'm So Glad My 5th Grader Has A Cell Phone

01. 7.2014
I have to be honest, I love that my son now has a phone. Yes, sometimes he ignores me while playing Doodle Jump, but more often than not,...