15 Outstanding TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Parent

One of the best things about technology is the wealth of information it puts right at our fingertips. Of course, that can also be one of the worst things about technology, but when we’re making good choices about how we spend our time online, we can find some really helpful resources for becoming better people … Read more 15 Outstanding TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Parent

6 Smart Ways to Use a OneNote To-Do List (And Boost Your Productivity)

A OneNote to-do list is one of the simplest ways to increase your productivity. Here's how I use mine to get things done, even as a busy mom.

I love lists. Before I started using OneNote as a digital bullet journal, I had lists everywhere. Backs of envelopes, sticky notes, old receipts, random scraps of paper. You name it, I probably used it for a list at some point. If you, too, are constantly writing lists and then forgetting where you put them, … Read more 6 Smart Ways to Use a OneNote To-Do List (And Boost Your Productivity)

How to Free Up Space in iOS 12 When iPhone Storage Is Full

how to free up space in iOS 12 when iphone storage is full

Sound familiar? You’re in the middle of (attempting to) take some nice photos of your kids (who never. stop. moving), and all of a sudden your phone pops up that dreaded message: your iPhone storage is full, and you’re going to have to delete something before you can save any more photos. It’s a good … Read more How to Free Up Space in iOS 12 When iPhone Storage Is Full

How to Practice Intentional Living (in a Digital World)

how to live intentionally in a digital world

I’m a huge believer in the idea of balance. By not letting yourself get carried away by obsession, I believe you’ll live a much more joy-filled life. This concept is definitely true in technology–tech can very easily become all consuming… Social media and smartphones, I’m looking at you! The key to living a balanced tech … Read more How to Practice Intentional Living (in a Digital World)

3 Ways Technology Can Heap on the Mom Guilt (and What You Can Do About It)

Technology can be so useful in our everyday lives. But it can also have negative effects, especially for new moms who are in a particularly fragile time in their lives.

Being a new mom is hard. Everything is unfamiliar, and you’ve never taken care of a brand-new baby before, so you have no idea what you’re doing. And then comes the mom guilt. Technology can be helpful, as we have so many tools and so much information right at our fingertips. But it can also … Read more 3 Ways Technology Can Heap on the Mom Guilt (and What You Can Do About It)

What Happened When I Deleted the Facebook App from My Phone

Deleting the Facebook app from my phone made a surprising difference in my quality of life. Here's what happened.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you deleted Facebook from your phone without deactivating your account? Would it make any difference in your quality of life? One of the most eye-opening experiences after getting my new iPhone was realizing just how much time I was spending on social media. Apple’s Screen Time app … Read more What Happened When I Deleted the Facebook App from My Phone

7 Safe & Free YouTube Alternatives for Kids of All Ages

Who needs YouTube with these great alternatives?

Are you looking for YouTube alternatives for your kids? While I believe that YouTube can be safe for kids when you have the right settings and precautions in place–and if you’re picky about channels–I can also completely relate to a desire for something specifically designed for kids. Related: How to Create Screen Time Rules That … Read more 7 Safe & Free YouTube Alternatives for Kids of All Ages

6 of the Best Resources for Talking to Your Kids about Internet Safety

How to Talk to Your Kids about Internet Safety

After the whole “Momo Challenge” hoax blew over, I asked my readers what kinds of resources they wanted for keeping kids safe online. A few chimed in with requests for how to talk to your kids about internet safety. Related: How YouTube Can Be Safe for Kids How do you talk to kids about what … Read more 6 of the Best Resources for Talking to Your Kids about Internet Safety

Do You Really Need Encrypted Email to be Secure?

Email was never created to be secure, but do you really need to encrypt your emails to protect yourself online?

I recently signed up for a 5-day email “course” about email security. I expected to read some basic tips for keeping my email secure and thought I might get some more safety tips to share with you. (I’ve already written about securing your email and using strong passwords). Instead, the majority of the content dealt … Read more Do You Really Need Encrypted Email to be Secure?

Blogging’s Not Dead! How I Started Making Money Blogging in 2018

Blogging's not dead. How I made money with a new blog in 2018.

Is blogging dead? Is it too late to start a blog and start generating income with it? I don’t think so. Here’s how I started making a little money with a brand-new-to-me niche in 2018. I cut my blogging teeth as a high school senior in 2002 when my friends and I all had Open … Read more Blogging’s Not Dead! How I Started Making Money Blogging in 2018

17+ Practical iPhone Tips to Make You Feel Like a Tech Genius

These 16 tips will have you feeling like an old pro with your iPhone in no time.

Having recently switched from Android to an iPhone, I’ve had to relearn a few things about how to use my phone. If you have made a similar switch or are using an iPhone for the first time, read on for useful tips to make the most of your new phone. Even if you’ve been using … Read more 17+ Practical iPhone Tips to Make You Feel Like a Tech Genius

Is YouTube a Safe Place for Kids?

YouTube can be a weird and scary place for kids, but it's still possible to make it safer when you follow certain precautions. Here's some fact-checking on the most recent news about YouTube content on kids videos.

You’ve probably seen the posts going around social media about the horrible content that’s cropping up in seemingly innocent videos for kids on YouTube. A child will be watching a cartoon when suddenly the content turns darker–it may be the cartoon characters themselves engaging in violent or sexual behavior, or it may be a scary … Read more Is YouTube a Safe Place for Kids?

Online Banking Software is Broken

I thought my brand-new credit card account had been compromised! Wow, you guys, the feeling when you think someone else has gotten into your financial stuff is terrifying–I felt so violated and helpless. Fortunately, in this case, it turned out to be a mistake on the bank’s part, but I now have a much better … Read more Online Banking Software is Broken

4 Unique Ways to Get Rid of Your Old Technology

What do you do with your old technology when you've replaced it and moved on? Here are some unique ideas.

If you’ve decided to KonMari your house, you’ve probably come across some old technology that you’re no longer using–laptops, tablets, cellphones… What on earth should you do with them? They’re clearly no longer sparking joy, but you shouldn’t just toss them in the trash, right? While I was on the hunt for a new smartphone … Read more 4 Unique Ways to Get Rid of Your Old Technology