What I imagine Siri looks like

Some of you are too young to remember this but once upon a very long time ago an entire population of people only ever wrote things down on paper. Grocery lists, phone numbers and random thoughts … to record any of these a pen and a piece of paper were required. (As I write this I’m thinking that such a society would be known as Neanderthals to anyone born after 1995. I’m not sure how that makes me feel … possibly old but I need to process before I commit.)And then technology happened....more

An App for Sexual Consent Now Exists and it's Just Wrong

Put your panties aside and file this one under, "Wait a minute. Seriously?"Are you sitting down?OK. There's an app for sexual consent.Called "Good2Go," it's free and according the site, is a "...simple consent mobile phone app that targets college-age adults." To which I say, "Wait a minute. Seriously?"...more

Tech-Life Balance and the Modern Mom Entrepreneur Wrap-Up

“I love you more than my iPhone.”There, I said it. And it's true too.But I may have separation-anxiety if you take my iPhone away from me. Why, you ask? It connects me to family, work, news, email, texts, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and an occasional phone call.But is that healthy or counter-productive?...more

Are You Asking the Right Questions About Wearable Technologies?

Don't Ignore the Hype!You may not get it just yet, you may not see a need, but you would be wrong to dismiss wearable technology....more

Women Business Owners Embrace Technology for Success

It has been 13 years since I wrote my first book, “The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success.”   (Where does the time go?)  My book was a precursor to “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg.  It focused on strategies to help women succeed in traditional career paths as well in their own businesses.  One of the things I pointed was how important it was for women to embrace technology.   Technology was a game-changer, giving women the power to do business around the globe from their spare bedroom.  Plus, because techno...more

Boys Unplugged: The 'No Technology' Summer Experiment

In our home, Summer 2014 is officially done (the boys go back to school on Tuesday) and so is a little experiment we conducted in our household. I posted a blog about it,  ‘No iPad Minutes This Summer… Period’ in which Jackson, 6 and Asher, 5 were officially cut off from the iPad, the Internet and older cousins’ phones… the boys were going unplugged. Limited TV was still allowed. My husband and I were SERIOUS....more

Can You Please Stop Looking at Your Phone?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I just got together with a relatively new friend for a playdate. Our kids got along great, but she was constantly on her phone. When did it become okay to have a conversation while looking at your phone? I wanted to say something but thought she might get offended. Any advice?...more
As a hard-core introvert, I actually have a different view on this, and sympathy for the mother ...more

6 Insanely Useful Tips for Running a Webinar

Don’t you hate when things don’t turn out as expected? The dress you bought online is way too small.The pricey restaurant you ate at served mediocre food.Your airplane was delayed two hours.The webinar that you attended didn’t deliver on what was promised. Umm….What??!! Yeah, you read that right…...more

Wake Up People - Facebook Messenger Isn't Reinventing The Wheel!

It was a typical morning, I opened up Facebook and what do I see?  Well, a newly gone viral article talking about Facebook's Messenger App and how appalling the Terms of Service are for it.  So, since it was posted on Huntington Post, I decided it must be worth reading and gave it a shot.  I admit, as I read through it the first time I was a bit taken back....more

When Parenting Fails Become Miraculous Moments

My husband and I are "those people" with their cell phones constantly in hand. Once I came to that realization, I tried to implement some boundaries with cell phone usage at home, especially when our little one is around - so as to avoid having regular parenting fails.No phones are allowed during meal time and bed/story time. I'm trying to scale it back even further, but I admit that it's not easy!...more