Keeping Halloween Safe Thanks To Cell Phones and APPS

My kids couldn’t wait to go trick or treating alone with their friends. We, however, had some trepidation. But, come Middle School and High School, we caved and came up with a plan with other parents to make it happen. The kids had fun and all the parents survived watching our kids spread their wings of independence. When our kids walked out the door dressed as witches, superheros, cartons of … [Read more...]

Texting: An unexpected bridge to talking to our teens

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...]