Fantastic Friday - Finding Fantastic Ways to Do Things

Fantastic Friday - it is fantastic to find a new way to shop and get your husband involved!...more

Headphone Wearing Employees - Lonely or Focused?

I never realized there was such a furor over wearing headphones in the workplace beyond the disagreements I regularly encountered with managers when I worked in an office. Apparently, according to a recent Harvard Business Review article (Workers, Take Off Your Headphones), headphone wearing employees are missing out and causing an untold drain on employers. Who knew? ...more
I completely agree with you about headphones and being an introvert. I love collaborating and ...more

Low-Tech Grandparents in a High-Tech World (A Guest Post)

We are honored to have a guest post from Krista's mom today! ...more

Technology and Family: Raising Kids in the Midst of it All

My husband has a skee ball app on his iPad that my three-and-a-half-year-old loves to play with. He's not very accurate, but he's fast. He just puts his little finger on the screen and pushes upward, in order to "roll" the ball up the ramp and into a hole. His fingers move quickly and surely over the screen, and he'll usually play until we stop him....more

Protecting Yourself During the Robopocalypse (video)

Say that 3 times fast: Robopocalypse Robopocalypse Robopocalypse. (I can barely type it.)...more
@BlogHerTech This just cracks me up!more

iPad Practice

This post is going to be a little bit of an experiment. I bought a new iPad the other day, and am attempting to learn how to use it (along with the WordPress plugin) to write blog entries. I'm sitting at a table in Starbucks today, a mug of "Calm" tea at the ready and a husband with a book sharing my space, and am all ready to start moving into the next technological frontier! ...more

Your Personal Cloud Demystified: The Glue that Simplifies Life Online

As our need to be mobile increases, our gadget portfolios grow from a single PC to multiple devices—our data is scattered across all of them. The cloud brings it all together....more
 @All that makes you...  Let me know what which cloud apps are your favorite. I'm sure it won't ...more

Is Technology Ruining Childhood?

Back in the day, children didn’t have the advanced technology that they do today. They didn’t have computers or cell phones or tablets. Instead, they used to play outside with their friends. They used to get dirty, they used to ride bikes, and they used to have fun doing it.Today, children are spending more of their free time on technology. They’re playing video games, they’re scouring the Internet and they’re socializing with friends online instead of in person. Is this type of technology addiction ruining childhood?...more

Phantom Phone Vibrations. Has it Happened to You?

Do you ever feel it? So you are watching TV in the evening with your significant other and all of a sudden you feel or hear your phone buzz.  You do a quick check, and see no messages.  No calls.  You see nothing on your phone and you think... am I nuts?  ...more
 @KarenLynnn Yes. It is weird!more

"U" is for Utopia. With No Cell Phones?

I don't buy it, I tell you. I just don't buy it. A story in The Sunday New York Times Opinion pages, written by a psychologist and professor at M.I.T., Sherry Turkle, opines that "we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection". We are tempted to think that our little "sips" of online conversation add up to a big gulp of real conversation......more