My One Year Blog Anniversary

My One Year Blog Anniversary

 Happy Anniversary to  Me! I published my first post on a whim, back on January 29, 2011.  Since then, I’ve: Published 46 posts Received 37 comments Had 2,700 page views Added 49 followers (8 through the blog – hi! – and the rest because I started posting automatically on Twitter) Wow! Thanks everyone! So, I’ve been … 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

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