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Technology

The Joy of the Rotary Phone Squee

When I was young, we spent the greater part of our afternoons and evenings in idle gossip. My friends and I would lie on our respective living room couches, or on the carpeted bedroom floors of our suburban ranch homes, and press telephone receivers up against our ears. We’d giggle into what was, back then, […]

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Circle With Disney: Does It Keep Your Kids Safe?

With two kids ages 11 and 13, I’ve been on the lookout for the best filtering systems to monitor their screentime this summer.  Though I have yet to find the perfect solution, I have found some really good ones that include Circle with Disney ($99), a 3-inch white cube that connects to your Wi-Fi network […]

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Apple's Siri Now Answers Your Pet Questions!

There’s a lot of great marketing out there but this is quite the coup. Recently announced by iTunes, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has partnered with Apple on The Secret Life of Pets to provide Siri the koalifications to answer the question, “What do my Pets do when I’m not at home?” With 15 different programmed […]

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How to Parent Tweens Entering the Digital World

The tween years are a time when our kids are seeking more independence but the issues they face require our awareness and attention the most. I am asked a variety of questions about all things tween, but the questions I am asked that cause the most exasperation in parents have to do with tweens, phones, […]

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Going Viral: Thoughts from a Contagious Blogger

When one sits down to write a blog on a Saturday night because one is stuck at home with a bad cold and one cannot breathe through their clogged sinuses, one doesn’t usually expect to check one’s blog stats and find that one’s blog has been read by hundreds of thousands of people. But there […]

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ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween is Back!

There’s nothing that says “Happy Halloween” like a good, old-fashioned spookfest!  Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family) just released their “13 Nights of Halloween” lineup and it’s just as spooky as you’d expect with favorites like Hocus Pocus, Sleepy Hollow, the Corpse Bride, The Addams Family and more. Wednesday, Oct. 19 5:30 p.m. — The Nightmare Before Christmas […]

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Best learning apps for Colorado kids

Your kids are back in school, but the learning doesn’t have to stop when the final bell rings. Reinforce the skills they’re practicing in the classroom with these four learning apps that are perfect for Colorado kids. They’re so fun to use, your children won’t even realize they’re learning! Excel in school with a fun […]

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Why your child needs personalized learning

Wouldn’t it be great if your kids could learn at their own pace, confidently explore new challenges, and take ownership of their learning? With personalized learning, or adaptive learning, technology engages children more deeply with their education. Here’s what you should know about adaptive learning and how it can help your children: Your kids are […]

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