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Susan Maushart
Susan Maushart, PhD, is an author, academic and mother of three - yet still finds time to be a control freak. Her latest book, THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONNECT (Penguin 2011), an O, the Oprah Magazine recommended read, tells the hilarious (and occasionally terrifying) true story of her family's six-month digital detox. She teaches media studies at Fordham University.

Entries by Susan Maushart

Pet Parents are NOT Moms

(626) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 1:42 PM

"Because Pet Parents Are Moms Too!"

I hate to be a bitch about this -- but hey, female dogs are people too, right? -- but when I read that subject line on an ASPCA email this week, it really gave me hairballs.

I am a pet owner and...

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Stranger Danger 2.0

(4) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 12:52 PM

If you thought your child's smartphone was just sitting innocently in his backpack ... think again.

Okay, call me paranoid. But as novelist Jim Butcher reminds us, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face."

I thought about Butcher's words today when...

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Digital Guilt: Mommy, Her iPad, and Me

(11) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 4:44 PM

There are two kinds of parents in the world. The kind who would sooner hand their pre-school child a smoking grenade than an iPad app -- and the normal kind. Yet the practice still has the power to hit parents' digital guilt buttons. What's up with that?

Just a few...

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