Why You Need to Sometimes Unplug From Social Media to Thrive

Last week my husband and I took a short trip to Lake Tahoe for some down-time and much-needed relaxation. Since we drove, I packed all the food we would need into a cooler. I didn't want to leave the cabin other than to walk in the fresh air or sit under the trees on the back deck. I thought that would be enough to relax me. Of course my phone and iPad came along for the ride. ...more
Elsie Goycoolea It is akways there...most people forget they can back away and still enjoy life.more

A Reminder to Avoid the (Racist) Crazies: Don't Read the (Facebook) Comments

I admit -- I have a thing about going down foxholes I know I shouldn't be going down. Just the other day I unleashed a gmail hack to my entire contact list because I just couldn't help myself from opening an email that I knew, in the back of my head, was spam. I knew it was not going to turn out good for me. But my curiosity took over, and my good sense...who knows where it went....more

Mommy's Social Media Rules

My 9 year old just got into a relationship.  I knew it was inevitable but I secretly hoped she would wait a little bit longer to step into this new phase of life.  However, she came to me and pleaded her case that she was grown up enough to get into this relationship so I’m going to allow it.  My gut tells me this relationship is going to be pretty serious and chances are despite how I feel about it – it’s probably going to last her lifetime.  She is officially in a relationship with social media.  *sigh*...more

Why Won't You Stop Posting Unflattering Pictures of Me?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I'm friends with a lot of other women in my neighborhood, and we go out at least once a month for drinks and gossip. ...more
Whine and moan. Kwitcherbitchin. Or start taking and posting ones in return. Seriously, if ...more

14 Easy Ways to Celebrate Find a Rainbow Day

It doesn't matter how many rainbows I've seen in the last 40 years. Whenever I encounter a new one, there's something about the phenomenon that makes me grab my camera and record it for posterity. Right? I can't be the only person who has random iPhone pictures of blurry rainbows. ...more

Having Another Baby??? A "Facebook Chat"

My second daughter will be seven months on the 26th. I had a moment the other day, while watching both of my girls “playing” on the floor, that made me feel so content. Content with my two girls and our family of four. My husband and I agreed that we’d wait until the first birthday to decide if a surgery (damn straight for him!) will take place. I’m feeling pretty certain that this will occur. While we’re waiting, my body decided to have a Facebook chat, recently, about the whole topic:...more
Haha I think I've had this "chat" before too...more

Is it Really a Good Idea to Post Pictures on Facebook?

I worry that if I did join Facebook and posted things I did with friends, I may offend some people. For example, let's say I celebrated a birthday and got together with friends. It's something that would probably be important to me, and so I would want to post it. Obviously, if I have a party, I can't invite everybody. And that's the problem. Some of my Facebook friends would likely see my pictures and would be offended that they were not invited to the party. ...more

Adjusting Facebook Privacy Settings

Every once in awhile, it's smart to take a look at your personal Facebook profile page to make sure the privacy settings are set to your comfort level. They change things up around Facebook regularly, so sometimes you may think you're on lockdown when really, there are openings into your profile you may not want public. Here are some tips to help adjust your settings....more

15 Top Facebook Privacy Tips

You wouldn’t have to worry about privacy issues on Facebook if you didn’t post sensitive, private information on Facebook…such as information that one day can be used against you. And really, you should share only what you consider “professional” information, even with family. Just stop with the nonsense.At any rate, it’s important to know how to use Facebook’s privacy features, which change from time to time. Here are useful tips....more

Social Media Advertising For Small Business, Part 2 – Facebook

When considering adding advertising to your social media efforts, there are a lot of details to consider. In the second installment of our advertising series, we focus on the important parts of a heavy hitter in online advertising: Facebook....more