Prepare Your Electronics for Bad Weather

Get your electronics ready when bad weather approaches

Weather happens all year ’round. (I know, I have such a grasp for the obvious!) But with our society’s increased dependence on electronics for communication and entertainment, and even work, it is important that we take a few minutes to plan ahead for how ad weather impacts our electronic world. In all bad weather conditions, the […]

LEGO YouTube Channel for Kid Friendly Entertainment


Technology today is moving so quickly my kids already know how to load up the apps on the TV. And ever since they discovered Star Wars LEGO® YouTube videos (Thank you Uncle Ian!) they want to watch YouTube. Um no. YouTube is full of potentially un-family-friendly videos.  So when I found out LEGO® has an official YouTube Channel full […]

A Make-It-Yourself #STEMchat December 6!

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This is a guest post by the fabulous Kim Moldofsky highlighting the topic of a twitter chat I’ll be participating in tonight – #STEMChat! This month’s #STEMchat is leaning toward our Maker roots and is more STEAM than normal, that is, STEM plus Arts. Thanks to this month’s sponsor, littleBits, we’ll be talking about #MakeTheHoliday- sharing […]

5 House Rules for Policing the Information Superhighway

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Shannon Dauphin is an avid researcher, journalist, and occasional novelist. She works and plays on the Georgia coast with her two not-so-little darlings. Find more articles on online schooling at and discover other personal mom-stories that you can use for your mommy practices. There was a time, not that long ago, when my children saw the computer […]

Going Offline for a While is Good for You

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I recently took a three-week break from my laptop while traveling in Burma, a country with less than reliable internet connections. I did bring my laptop on the trip and I was going to use it to write, even if I wasn’t able to go online, but a few days into the journey the charger […]

Backing up Your Computer -Drobo Giveaway

I’m a huge fan of backing up your data on a regular basis. I cannot tell you how often I’ve had emials or panicked facebook status messages from fellow writers and bloggers who have lost all their data and blogs and posts and…..and….and…. Whether hackers in your website’s databases, or a computer malfunction, destruction, or […]

Multicultural Music Videos for Kids: A Wholesome Way to Learn and Grow

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If, like me, you’re a parent of a preschooler, you’re probably tired of all the inane cartoon shows and lacklustre websites for toddlers and preschoolers. Well, you’re not alone. It is difficult to find healthy, wholesome and affordable entertainment for kids and one wants to be doubly sure that they’re safe for viewing, enriching and […]

How Often Should I Update My Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software?


As a mom, your computer can be a vital link to sanity, your research tool and a way to make bill paying easy. Unfortunately, others can steal your identity, track your web surfing and nab your financial information through your computer connection. Updating your anti-virus and anti-malware software is one of the most important ways […]