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Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

Ah, my poor neglected blog.  This blog feels the same way I did when my sister was born – neglected, ignored, all the attention going to the new addition in the family.  Yeah the story goes that I said to my mom, “Mom, that’s a very nice baby you have there.  How long do we … Continue reading

What is Pinterest?

What is Pinterest?

When I first heard about this new social sharing site, Pinterest, I couldn’t figure out the name.  I kept reading it as Pine-Rest.  But then I took a closer look and split it up this way: “pin”-“interest”.  Oh, PINterest.  As in a place to “pin” (or share) your interests. To join the service you enter … Continue reading

The Best Parental Control Tool? Parents

So I’ve written a bit about parental control resources meant to keep kids safe online.  All of these available restrictions and software add-ons are useful tools.  But none of them are useful without the guidance of parents. And there’s always been something about the term “parental control” that bothered me.  Do we really want to … 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