Man Caves vs Mom Caves

Lisa LaGrou www.Mommy-Network.comWe've all heard the term Man Caves. My husband has his own man cave in our finished basement that he prefers everyone steer clear of. It's his place to get away, watch his nerdy sports, play guitar and do his work. If our kids get into his things and touch something in his space, he's not the best sport about it....more

We're believers in mom caves too! We've got some great ideas for the busiest mom to the ...more How Much Information Is Really Being Shared?

My dad called me in a panic last week. "Have you heard of that spoke-o-dot-com website? HAVE YOU HEARD?" The fact that my calm and collected father seemed panicked about something was alarming enough. The fact that he knew something about tech news as he is decidedly un-tech was even more alarming. But, yes, I had heard of, and I was concerned about the level of information the search-engine-info-aggregator was sharing with the Web. ...more

I just went to that is scary. I am using my GOOGLETV from DISH Network so I am ...more

Private Time: Does it exist in your house?

As I write this, my four-year-old daughter, Sophie, is sitting on the toilet screaming at her twin brother, Nicholas, in the shrillest voice I have ever heard, "This is private time! Get out of here!" Private? Seriously? There is nothing private in my house. I am not sure I even recall what privacy feels like. I certainly wouldn't mind having a little bit of "private time" to myself. I would love to use the bathroom in private....more

A Little Privacy Please

No one told me that having a child means that you forego every ounce of your dignity from day one of finding that you've a peanut growing in your belly.  ...more

Don’t Take It Personally: Tips for Making Social Media Sites Secure Places

Don’t Take It Personally: Tips for Making Social Media Sites Secure Places Bad Attitude I've been in a snit for the last several days, which by definit...more

Facebook Rules the World

I've been telling people for more than a year that someday Facebook is going to rule the world. People get angry when I say this and spend a lot of time trying to explain to me just how horrible Facebook is. I hate Facebook as much as the next woman but guess what, I'm still in there using it every single day -- and odds are, so are you. ...more

I'd love to be able to deactivate mine. Maybe someday...

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6 reasons burglars love Facebook and Twitter updates

It's human nature to enjoy telling our friends about our trips, but telling our "friends" on Facebook or "follows" on Twitter when we leave home is also great news to burglars. Here's why:...more

Annual E-Footprint Freakout

I use the web to date. Not dating sites, but the information people make available on the social networks I use. A stream of seemingly meaningless updates can tell me more about a person than a carefully curated dating site profile or first date conversation ever could. ...more

The first thing to come up on Google for me is my Ham Radio license and then my Twitter account. ...more

Surly Girl

I don't know when exactly it happened, but I woke up this morning and realized that my just-turned-four-year-old is actually a teenager in disguise (you see how I used italics there?  That's because this is serious business, yo. That means it's time to pay attention.  Time to stop with the italics, Mahreen. Right-tee-oh.  Onwards!). ...more

This sucks: breast pumping at work

Many of the women I know have made sacrifices to continue breastfeeding after they return to work. We do this despite the inconvenience and indignity of hooking ourselves up to a milking machine three times a day, because the health benefits for our babies and ourselves abound....more