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A techsperiment that puts family tech use in a new light

A techsperiment that puts family tech use in a new light

Last week we conducted a techsperiment on eliminating gadgets from our family time: we swore off using iPhones, iPads and computers from the time we got home (5 or 6) until the time the kids were asleep (8 or 9). We did pretty well during the week, and discovered that...
My latest for Oprah.com: Is an iPad Right for Your Family?

My latest for Oprah.com: Is an iPad Right for Your Family?

“I got an iPad!” my daughter announces to a friend. “No honey, I got an iPad,” I remind her. The argument over who the iPad belongs to is just one of the many wrinkles in our new life as The iPad Family. Self-serve movie watching, GodFinger...
On Oprah.com: 6 ways to be a better parent online

On Oprah.com: 6 ways to be a better parent online

If it takes a village to raise a child, that village no longer needs to be defined by the place you happen to live. This post for Oprah.com shows how to find online support to help you be a better parent online and offline.

Fighting lice in Vancouver

Fighting lice in Vancouver

We knew this day would come. Lice…yuck! As we struggle to contain the lice outbreak on our kids’ heads, we share the following resources and insights: Think carefully before using pharmaceutical lice remedies like Nix. They are based on a natural...
Wrap your brand in reflected glory

Wrap your brand in reflected glory

Someone needs to tell the folks at Glad: Unless your customers pay for the privilege of wearing your logo, don't build an online community around your brand.