Geekette Post: Kindle Voyage

I have an unhealthy love for anything electronic.  I think it all started with my Show n Tell record player...the one that you could put the filmstrip in and it advanced the story in time to the book being read.  Of course, then I got Sister Slegde's "We Are Family," and the whole purpose of the book record player was reappropriated.Ah...the memories.Before I get lost down memory lane, I wanted to share my latest electronic love with you: the Kindle Voyage....more

8 Reasons You Should Fear Amazon Echo

Last week, Amazon introduced Echo, a $199 cylindrical device you plug in and set anywhere in your house to make your life easier. ...more
WHAT?  Don't you WANT one?!!  When there is a CLOUD involved, there's always the potential for ...more

I Can't Get My Widgets In Order!

I love writing. I was going to say blogging, but its really writing, and I see no reason not to call it that. I blog on wordpress dot com and dot org; I still haven't figured out why they are different. Someone at headquarters had an argument and Paths were Parted. Amicably, so it would appear, but they may be having a contest to see who can confuse their users more....more

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