Show 20 Preview: Surviving April Vacation Unplugged!

Show 20 Preview: Spring Break Turn Off Week always falls during my kids' Spring Vacation. Tune in as I talk about ways to deconnect, stay sane,  and why the timing is perfect for your family! Show Time: Noon pm ET Show Date: Friday April 16, 2010 … [Read more...]

Screens, Screens Everywhere…and time to turn them off!

Turn Off Week (formerly TV Turn Off Week) always seems to fall during April Vacation! On the one hand, that’s brilliant timing. With most families of kids in front of screens on the go, you can’t hand pick a better time to ask people to avoid screens for an entire week. On the other hand, with screens so ubiquitous, even avoiding them on vacation is easier said than done, as we discovered last … [Read more...]

If you missed the National Day of Unplugging, pick a day this week to celebrate!

Last weekend, Friday to Saturday, was the National Day of Unplugging...and I missed it.  Even if I knew of it's existence last week, I wouldn't have been able to participate due to a deadline that actually couldn't be missed. This isn't a huge deal for me, though. I'll just move this unplugged celebration to another day and it will be just as meaningful. … [Read more...]

I resolve to be more low tech for 2010…how about you??

If there is one saying that embodies new year's resolutions it is this: the more things change, the more they stay the same! Our resolutions enterring this new decade are not that dramatically different from those we had in 2000. If you read enough posts and end of the year wrap ups from 2009 and 1999, the list is virtually idential: we all want to be more healthy, to be kinder, to feel less … [Read more...]