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No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?!

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?!

09.29.2014
've pruned my online connections. I've birthed new habits. I'm setting boundaries between work and personal time. I'm less scattered and...
If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds or Cut the Rope

If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds or Cut the Rope

09.29.2014
Top app genres and themes are popular for a reason: The games are challenging, fun, and super-engaging. But we've found some cool apps...
Our Teens Go 'Electronics-free' (and Live to Tell About It)

Our Teens Go 'Electronics-free' (and Live to Tell About It)

09.29.2014
Christian's room was dark, except for a small blue glow. At 2:37 a.m., he was texting in his bed; I entered Matthew's room and discovered...
The Greatest Picture I Never Took

The Greatest Picture I Never Took

09.26.2014
I began to wonder if I've started "chasing memories" -- deliberately manipulating our actions and behaviors so as to capture the perfect...
High School Angst in a Digital World

High School Angst in a Digital World

09.26.2014
To be honest, my initial reaction was to be pissed off, and that quickly segued into construing an argument to justify my behavior. I...
Know What's Inside Your Kids' Apps

Know What's Inside Your Kids' Apps

09.25.2014
With over one million apps in the stores, it can be difficult to find just the right app for your kids. And it's even more difficult to...
He's 8. He's Already Asking.

He's 8. He's Already Asking.

09.25.2014
How many times do I answer a question from my kids while typing on the computer or phone? How many times do I say, "Hang on just one sec..."...
I'm Addicted To The Cloud

I'm Addicted To The Cloud

09.24.2014
Often, I catch myself reaching for it when I should just keep looking with my own eyes. It is always calling to me, and I can't stop answering....
Child's Play Is No Joke: A Mother and Toymaker's Mission to Unplug Playtime

Child's Play Is No Joke: A Mother and Toymaker's Mission to Unplug Playtime

09.24.2014
As another beautiful sunny day was hastily snuffed out by the whipping of heavy drapes across the window to avoid the glare in the screen,...
We Turned Off the TV

We Turned Off the TV

09.22.2014
Five hours. It took five hours for my 7.5 year old to figure out how to play without the help of technology or the undivided attention...
Is Connectedness Slipping Through Our Texting, Tweeting Fingers? Recent Headlines Suggest We Should Be Worried

Is Connectedness Slipping Through Our Texting, Tweeting Fingers? Recent Headlines Suggest We Should Be Worried

09.18.2014
I believe that although we all define and experience friendship differently, the principles of relationships are the same for all of us....
Does Your Cab Driver Have Kids? Strengthening Your Ability to Connect

Does Your Cab Driver Have Kids? Strengthening Your Ability to Connect

09.18.2014
With all the furious, rapid innovation in digital communication over the past several years -- from social to mobile, Facebook to FaceTime...
My Love Letter to the Ocean

My Love Letter to the Ocean

09.17.2014
Beach week in September is when I unplug from work demands. The work email and phone are turned off, and I let myself stop for a week....
Drop Your Pace and Get Productive

Drop Your Pace and Get Productive

09.17.2014
It can be easy to get caught up in the belief that we need to go faster, check more and be ever more available, especially in a digital...