Posted in December 2011

Parental Controls for your Tech Toys

Parental Controls for your Tech Toys

Find an updated version of this post at Be Web Smart. Judging from the search engine terms that are bringing people to this blog, I’m guessing that Santa brought lots of tech toys to all the good little (and not so little) girls and boys out there. Here are some of the questions I’m seeing … Continue reading

The Soup that saved my Life

The Soup that saved my Life

Earth-shattering news from my kitchen: I have finally found a meal that all members of my family LOVE.  Not just like, or tolerate, but RAVE about.  And get this, it’s a really easy-to-make and relatively healthy soup. Let me explain how it goes in my household.  I do most of the cooking, and I cook … Continue reading

More Facebook Changes – Timeline replacing Profiles

More Facebook Changes – Timeline replacing Profiles

Just when I was getting ready to update you on Facebook notifications, word came that the  Facebook Timeline was launching.  First announced in October and then delayed for a few months, the Timeline is basically the new name for a user’s profile page.  It is the page you see when you click on someone’s name … Continue reading

At what age should kids get cell phones?

At what age should kids get cell phones?

I came across this article on CNET yesterday: How young is too young for a cellphone or smartphone? The author answers a question from a reader asking her opinion on what age is appropriate for a first cellphone and also what age is appropriate for a smart phone. The article is worth a read, especially if you … Continue reading