Playing with Programming Using Dash and Dot by Wonder Workshop

Creating commands for Dash - basics of computer programming techniques

We’ve been playing with Dot and Dash from Wonder Workshop now for a couple weeks and my kids are loving these toys. I’ve found them brilliant tools for rewarding my children in a way that is still educational and encourages learning.


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!

TheMakerMom STEMChat small

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

Girl with Computer

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

A Woman on a Computer

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 […]