Safe Surfing for Internet Safety Month


Last night I had trouble sleeping. Somehow our digital alarm clock went its typical low, soothing glow to a "WAKE UP" Times Square-level neon green. If the door wasn't shut, the entire house would have woken up. Instead, just the parental units. So, college kids slept just fine and we woke up way too early putting getting our money's worth out of our Keurig. Such is the downside of the digital … [Read more...]

Texting: An unexpected bridge to talking to our teens

Teenage Family Using Gadgets Whilst Eating Breakfast Together In

An interesting phenomenon has occurred in our home lately. Everyone is getting along. It’s not that there was all out war but with two teenage daughters under one room with college in the mix, things do get interesting at times. We didn’t have any huge family meeting or the need to broker a peace treaty. We actually stumbled upon a new path to better communication by accident: texting. … [Read more...]

Are you ready to be unplugged? I am.


The National Day of Unplugging starts at sundown tonight and lasts for 24 hours. Are you up for the challenge? I am. In fact, since I caught the unplugged bug a few years ago, I've found myself becoming naturally more unplugged with each passing day. So, that's likely whey you've noticed an obvious drop of in the lack of posts over the last year. I've truly been living the unplugged … [Read more...]

Helping Kids Be Mobile And Safe


We know kids and teens love their mobile devices, cell phones especially. It's all too easy, though, to forget that our kids are still developing and need guidance on how best to use these devices safely and other people's best interests in mind. … [Read more...]