Jennifer Wagner

My blog, Connect with your Teens through Pop Culture and Technology, helps parents keep up with pop culture and technology as a way of bonding with their teenage children. Parents can often seem to be behind the curve since whats "hot" in both technology and pop culture changes so rapidly. This blog contains topics that parents and teens can discuss and/or enjoy together such as books, television, music, technology, movies, gadgets and education. I live in New York City and am married and have two sons, with whom I have always connected through pop culture and technology.

I have an MLS and a JD degree and have been working with the Internet and Millennials for years, mostly as an academic law librarian teaching students legal research. I was also the coordinator of a conference program titled “Multitasking Millennials” and previously ran a computer school for kids. I also write for the Examiner's NY Parenting Teens and Long Island Television channels and one of the Silicon Valley Mom's blogs. I have been quoted in both the New York Daily News and WebMD on my views on texting and gaming.

 

Reasons I Do Not Regret Being A Stay-At-Home Mom

I can’t say that I don’t have any regrets in my life. Who can? Every day I regret what I’m wearing, something I ate or somewhere I went. However, I don’t regret any of my major life decisions. I am very happy with my life right now and my major life decisions are what got me here....more

Five: All Star Cast and Directors in Breast Cancer Anthology on Lifetime

FIVE, an original movie premiering on Lifetime next Monday, October 10, is probably the best and most moving made-for-television movie that I have ever seen, and even ranks pretty high comparing it to theatrical movies....more

YA Authors and Musicans Take On Bullying - New Book, Website and Music Video

We have reached a point where the effects of bullying in the United States have produced a rallying cry and a call to arms of groups that are coming together to help in any way that they can. Two groups that have recently come together to try to help are Young Adult authors and Musicians. Dear Bully ...more

Tween Girls, Movies, and The Old Grey Lady.

With "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" opening in movie theaters this Friday, June 10, The New York Times ran a story, yesterday, on movies for tween girls, Girls of a Certain Age Challenge Hollywood. Although books and book series written for tween girls do phenomenal business and are often best-sellers, the same does not hold true for their movie adaptations....more

Pajama Jeans - Great Invention or Pop Culture Joke?

Pajama Jeans are becoming part of pop culture. You can't watch TV or spend time on twitter without hearing reference to them (see video below). Since I love to keep up with pop culture, and the idea of wearing a pair of jeans that are both comfortable and look great sounded too good to be true, I decided it was time for me to try out a pair of Pajama Jeans for myself. ...more

Interview with Megan Gaiser - Creator of Nancy Drew Video Games

One of the biggest benefits I have received from blogging is the chance to meet some amazing people. When I sat down to interview Megan Gaiser, CEO of Her Interactive and creator of Nancy Drew video games, I was truly in awe. Not only is she the head of a very successful company, but it is a company that creates video games, an industry dominated by males. ...more

Legal Drinking Age 21 Does More Harm Than Good

Did you know that almost every country has a minimum drinking age of 18, if they even have one at all. Did you also know that the minimum drinking age in the United States was always 18 until 1984? The law almost didn't pass because there was a very heated fight in Congress over passing this law and it mostly came into effect due to the lobbying efforts of Candy Lightner and the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization (MADD). ...more

Sigourney Weaver Interview on 'Prayers for Bobby' DVD Release

Yesterday I had the good fortune to interview Sigourney Weaver. But the best part (as if interviewing Sigourney Weaver wasn't the best part) was that the topic of the interview was about something much more important than entertainment....more

Applying to Law School? - Think Twice

It seems like almost every young adult in their twenties I come across lately is applying to law school. Either they couldn't find a job after college or they are unhappy in the job they managed to get. Law school usually turns out to be the solution. I understand. That was me many years ago. ...more