Do Gadgets Help Kids?

There are a few universal expressions that every parent has uttered since the dawn of time. “Boy, they sure grow up fast,” is likely a contender for the number one spot for parents of older children. On the other end of the spectrum (ie. parents of young children), it's likely, "things were a lot simpler back when I was a child."...more

Millennial Adaptability Heightened by Rapid Technological Change

Originally posted on ChapterTK.comLife is never stagnate. I don’t know if it’s karma or just the way energy was meant to flow in this world, but if I have learned anything in 24 years of life, it’s that life will always throw you a curve ball. The second you feel most comfortable and secure is the moment to be wary. Life loves to pull the rug out from under those enjoying contentment....more

Dear Parents, LOL does not mean Lots Of Love and WTF does not mean Wed, Thurs, Fri

Loved this post so much just had to share it.  These examples are all seriously LOL (ok, yes, I meant laugh out loud and not some other random thing) examples of why parents should not text.  Can I relate? Yes, totally!   Read  more Gale Weithers |

The Wiring in My Brain

The wiring in my brain lacks certain vital circuits. After years of struggling against my basic intellectual makeup, I have finally accepted that there are large black holes in my brain that deal with technology and even simple mechanics. I am content to manage our large home, renovate, garden, landscape and write. I do not care one whit that the kids laugh in disbelief because I cannot figure out the T.V. or cell phone....more

You've Got to be I-Kidding Me

I’ve never set foot in an Apple store.  I, admittedly, have never actually met a person who works for Apple.  (Which I consider proof that people who use different sides of their brains simply cannot hang out.)  But I think I have definitively identified one type of employee at Apple....more

10 Reasons to Ban Handheld Devices for Kids 12 and Under

First let me say that I'm not posting this because I agree with everything, though there are some valid points backed by research. But I do want to share the article and let you make your own decisions. In this piece, pediatric occupational therapist Cris Rowan does a great job laying out 10 arguments on the dangers of handheld devices to children under 12. She cites sources and definitely knows a thing or two about the subject....more


In order to continue this story, let's review a few glossary terms that I made up to describe my final two years in Second Life.  Note that most of these ocurred 'outside' the game itself. In real life:Religion-holing netPIMP...more


We are forever reinventing ourselves.Even at my age, I feel a bit little like a hairy caterpillar, belly stuffed with macerated spring leaves, boldly curling up into my cocoon in a quest to emerge as something else.  I’ve had enough of this old, outdated mode, so let’s make it something quite different, okay?  Something, say, less hairy and hmm, maybe with a pair of wings?  Far-fetched, for sure, but you never know.  Give me a few weeks and let’s see what develops....more

Weddings 2.0: Using Apps and Social Media to Plan Your Wedding

Oh how times have changed.  When I was out in the dating pool, most of my friends and family couldn’t comprehend the influence technology had on my love life.  Now that I’m preparing for my wedding, I am overwhelmed with the amount of technology available. ...more
SexySavvyGeekAnd thank you for sharing, too!more