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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 ...
2016 Gift Guide: Home & Electronics

2016 Gift Guide: Home & Electronics

Over the past couple weeks our holiday gift guides have mostly provided toy and game gift ideas for kids of all ages. Today’s gift guide highlights some home and electronics items, including personal care, jewelry, beauty and home dec ...
The Search for Treasure on Netflix

The Search for Treasure on Netflix

It’s a common complaint that we see the top of people’s heads rather than their eyes more now than ever before. It isn’t that they are shy or hanging their head in shame for some reason. It’s because they have their ...