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Get Vocal with Home Automation

Get Vocal with Home Automation

Isn’t it funny how accustomed we get to things and don’t even realize it? I gave up coffee for Lent and let me say that it isn’t the caffeine that I miss as much as the absence of the habit itself. A couple months back, I ...
Library on the Go: Apps for Reading

Library on the Go: Apps for Reading

Can I ask you a question? When was the last time you picked up a book and read it? How about a newspaper? I think the last time I dedicated time to a good book was when we were on our cruise a couple years ago. It isn’t that I donR ...
Netflix Gives Us Role Models

Netflix Gives Us Role Models

I’ve rewritten the beginning of this post a couple of times trying to figure out the best way to start the conversation without annoying people or scaring them away. The subject is girl power, but not in a negative hate-mongering, man ...
How Technology Improves Date Night

How Technology Improves Date Night

This July I’ll be celebrating my… hold on a second while I figure it out… 24th wedding anniversary. When I found Mr. Right, it was pre-technology and the majority of our communication was either by long distance phone call ...
Celebrating Awards Season with Netflix

Celebrating Awards Season with Netflix

Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, People’s Choice Awards, Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, Golden Globes. Every time I turn around, there’s another award show on TV.  I don’t always sit down and watch the stars walk the red carpet ...
Bluetooth Audio Options from SmartOmi

Bluetooth Audio Options from SmartOmi

Please tell me I’m not the only parent of a teenager who can’t manage to keep track of where she puts things. She ‘cleans’ and vacuums her room each weekend, but I’ve come to discover that things often get push ...
Phone Tricks to Learn a New Language

Phone Tricks to Learn a New Language

Life in California was so much different from living here. The cultural diversity was something I hadn’t experienced growing up in rural Iowa. Young and open-minded, I soaked up everything that surrounded me – from the different ...
Family Viewing Has Come Full Circle

Family Viewing Has Come Full Circle

I’m not one to brag, but I had a pretty good childhood. We didn’t have a lot of money so it had nothing to do with toys, games, the newest clothes or other tangible things. It wasn’t about the presents… it was about presence. Despite work a ...
Device Usage That Doctors Would Approve

Device Usage That Doctors Would Approve

A couple weeks ago Madison had her annual appointment with the allergist. We are grateful she doesn’t have any major concerns, but this routine trip is required to renew her EpiPen prescription. The appointment started with the usual ...