Are You Sending Your Child Back to School with a Cell Phone?

The age of cell phone spotting has begun in our house. During dinner, the twins provide me with a list of kids in their school whose parents have bought them cell phones. Over half of the list sounds highly suspicious, mostly because they are the children of parents who have sworn that they wouldn't provide their child with a cell phone pre-high school. A few others are probably trying to pass off an iPod Touch as an iPhone. But there are other elementary school kids who do have cell phones because I've seen their cell phones. Yes, I just wrote elementary school. ...more

Leaving the house without your phone

Last week while my husband was traveling I took my son out on a date (which means he got to pick dinner and then we went out for dessert). As I was answering his questions over ice cream, he asked me about nitrogen (because that is what five-year-olds are into these days). I went into my purse to get out my phone to look up more information, but realized it wasn't there....more
I hate forgetting my phone but don't mind so much if I actively choose not to have my phone ...more

That's not the school bell ringing - it's your phone

I could tell open this post by telling a story about waiting in line to use a payphone in my high school to call a friend who was supposed to pick me up after sixth period. Or I could reminisce about when pagers became very cool and lots of friends at my high school had them.But that would make me feel old, so let's just move on....more

How We Saved Over $1300 A Year on Our Cell Phone Bill

Okay, you guys. This is a HUUUUUGE thing for me. I did a happy dance. Multiple times. Here's why: We used to be paying $207 a month for our cell phones. Outrageous, right? I have been researching and coming up with ideas to cut down our bill, because there had to be a way to make it cheaper! And now.... our bill is $98 a month. Ahem, that's over $100 saved a month! Score. ...more

19 Ways to Avoid Draining Your Cell Phone Battery

I’m sure you have your own tricks to avoid a flat battery, but let me go a little bit deeper with 19 effective hints to avoid draining your cell phone battery. These tips will help your phone battery last longer so you can stretch and extend the time span between charges. ...more
this is like stone age information for our times!more

Miracles: Unplugged

A few months back this video went viral:...more

Easy Blog Commenting from Your Mobile Device

Did you make "comment more" one of your resolutions for 2014? Are you reading most blogs on a mobile device such as your phone or tablet? Then you need Schmutzie's extremely helpful tutorial to create shortcuts on your phone so it auto-fills information such as your name, blog title, and blog URL. ...more
jessikerbakes haha you're SO welcome!more

Cell Phone Diarrhea

WHEN it's ACCEPTABLE to gab away on your cell phone in public.Pretty much never.Okaaaay, maybe emergencies like...*"Mom, you forgot me at soccer field again and I'm surrounded by rabid cheetahs."...more

Cell Phone Carrier Secrets Revealed!

Insider Secrets RevealedSecrets of Cell Phone Providers, Creditor's, and more!As a sales rep for a leading wireless communications company, I learned a lot of the tricks of the trade, and my no longer being employed there is now your benefit in my tell all, secrets revealed!1.)           Sales people at retail cellular stores do not make a commission on your cell phone!...more

Upgrading Your Cell Phone Early

We have an awesome cell phone plan, but it wasn’t always that way.  Currently we have free caller id, visual voicemail, extra 5GB of data, call waiting, texting, etc, etc, etc……I have learned many things through many moves about how to get the best service, and deal on cell phone plans.  If you are itching to get the latest and greatest and are near the end of your current contract, there are many options available for upgrading your phone:...more