Another reason why my son isn't listening to me

My son and I have a deal to help him get through his school morning routine: If my little bear completes his tasks early (dressed, teeth and hair brushed) then he is allowed to play on his iPad. This gives me enough time to make his lunch and do my hair and make-up....more

Family-Friendly Tech

All the gadgets for kids on store shelves today come with plenty of appeal – education, fun, distraction! – but they also don't always come cheap. It adds up when you're a family of four or five or six or more and you're operating under the impression that everyone in the household needs their own tech. But wait – what if mom, dad and the kiddos could agree that sharing is caring when it comes to the latest technology? ...more

When the accent comes out to play

My husband and I were born in the Northeastern United States. We spent a third of our lives there before our families migrated South. So, we've spent most of our lives living in the Carolinas. Although I know my speech pattern has slowed down a bit and I will on occasion say "y'all," I don't have much of an accent - neither Southern nor Northern....more

Keeping a digital tab on your teen

I know that I am going to stalk my son on his mobile device. It will not matter to me how responsible he is, or what agreement we will have around his device or how old he is. I will be stalking him. Mostly because I love him....more

Female CEO Managing a Global Workforce

In today’s global market, many industries have expanded their workforces to other parts of the world, animation and entertainment industries included. The demand for the production of high-quality animated titles continues to increase with the release of newer consoles, but so does the desire to keep production costs low. Cost is one of the main factors that have industry leaders looking outside the U.S. for production help, as it is a much more viable and cost effective support option....more

New Technology Low Battery..!

Do you remember that day you were at a party and your battery died in the middle of a selfie hunt. What were your immediate thoughts? "fun died with it?, party was over too? I should write a feedback letter to this  phone company.?"Whatever it was I’m sure you felt like urgh new technology but low battery!For us sunrises and sunsets from the phone....more

Why Teachers Shouldn't Battle Cell Phones

Today I was at a school where teachers fight with students about cell phones. In the staffroom at lunch, teachers were complaining that kids are so devious they sit on their phones, or pretend to be reading, anything to be on their phones when it's a very specific, important rule in the class that phones are to be away and off....more

Why Improving Your Connectivity is Important in Today's Relationships

 Whether personal or professional, it’s undeniable that strong relationships are important. Forging new and maintaining existing relationships are fostered through communication and interaction. In a world as modern and as fast paced as ours, what does it mean to connect? ...more

Doodle 4 Google

If you have an aspiring young artist, their creative artwork could possibly be featured on Google’s homepage for a day.  Students in grades K-12 can enter this year's  Doodle 4 Google  contest , through December 7, 2015. One national winner will also take home a $30,000 in college scholarship....more

If My Grandmother Had an iPhone

Sometimes I feel guilty about screen time. Not my kids’ screen time - I can easily rationalize every precious second of that - but my own.The other day I read an article shaming mothers for using their smartphones in front of their kids, and then I felt ashamed, because I read that article on my iPhone in front of my kids....more