Bottles vs. Blackberries. Remember to "engage" not with technology but your life.

“Life gives us brief moments with another...but sometimes in those brief moment we get memories that last a life time...” ~ Unknown...more

Togetherville: Walled Garden Social Networking for the Younger Set

If it takes a village to raise a child in the real world, then in the virtual world, according to Togetherville, it takes a neighborhood....more



ChatRoulette: Have You Heard About the Lonesome Loser?

Having made my way onto the Internet in 1996, I remember the chat rooms of yester year. A place you could visit and encounter wonderfully interesting people or lonesome losers. One never really knew who would show up, but if the room got too crazy, you could pop out at any time and leave.  No harm, no foul. ...more

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Momspotting: Tech Can't Replace the Face-to-face

Sometimes, even the uber-techy just want to reach out and touch someone.Sometimes I do wonder if we are so busy talking to each other with our fingers that we have completely forgotten that we're in public.Especially when you need a break, it's good to set everything aside and just enjoy family and friends....more

I get very annoyed with distractions and am a uber-focus person. So I like being alone, very ...more

This Week in Momspotting: Memes, Memes, Baby

For the past few months, our 21 momspotters have been participating in BlogHer’s Family Connections citizen journalism project. Why are we doing this? We're interested in how normal moms (or as normal as we bloggers can be) use technology to interact with their families and how moms protect their kids who are navigating a newly digital world. The momspotters tweet a few times a day with the #momspotting hashtag about how they use technology in their day-to-day parenting lives and carry on rolicking conversations about everything from texting while driving to self-censorship in the Family Connections forum. We hope you'll join in, too! Just ask a question or comment in the forum or tweet with the #momspotting hashtag to participate. ...more

Defending Motherhood Choices Online

She is completely naked. She is young and attractive -- slim, with a pretty face. The video camera capturing her efforts is hidden from her. But the camera she is trying to maneuver is sitting on top of a dresser, or perhaps it's on a high chair. She is in a very modest bedroom, and she is trying to videotape herself dancing erotically. From what I can tell, she is trying to launch a career as either an exotic dancer or a Internet porn star....more

I struggle with it constantly. As a woman, mother, friend... As I have gotten older I can see ...more

Technology and Reality: Did the Truth Die in 2009?

Our hold on the truth is tenuous at best. We are, after all and by all accounts, a nation comfortable with lying. We lie to each other all of the time-- strangers and loved ones alike. And we lie to ourselves. The truth has taken a profound beating this past year. And I am beginning to wonder if most folks even noticed. ...more

It's true that technology makes lying more accessible, but lying (exaggeration, twisting, ...more

Considering the Impact of Technology on Childhood and Parenting

Earlier this month, Common Sense Media, a non-profit that focuses on children, media and entertainment, released its list of the 10 best and worst media innovations of the past decade (hat tip The Core Knowledge Blog)....more

I see technology as anything else...everything in moderation & we are still the parents ...more

I Suck at Multitasking. Why DO I Keep Doing It?

I have a nasty cut on my thumb. I have a painful burn on index finger and an ugly abrasion on my middle knuckle. I did all of this damage to my hands while preparing Christmas dinner. The cut happened when I was chopping onions while reading a recipe. The burn occurred while I was removing a pan from the oven while simultaneously turning off the timer. And I got the abrasion earlier in the day when I scraped my knuckle on the bottom edge of the kitchen cabinet while putting a box of Christmas dishes down between the cabinet and another box. I was also talking on the cell phone at the time.I do not multitask well....more

what Christine said, "So, I am trading in my plate for a teacup saucer." That may be my 2010 ...more