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Tweens, Teens & (Too Much) Texting

February 29, 2016 • 2016, February 2016, March 2016, TechnologyComments (0)

By Jody Robinson My son turns eight this month. Before I know it, he’ll be in the double digits – a tween. I can’t help but think that in just a short time, his Christmas list will include laptops and a cell phone. Just this year, he wanted a Nintendo DS so he can play [&hellip...

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Back to the Book

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Big Kids, Education & Learning, Home Life, January 2015, Technology, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Is Your Household in Need of a Slow Reading Revolution? When I was a kid, and a teenager, and a young mom, books were my entertainers and my stress reducers. There was literally no activity that eclipsed that of reading. I would do it for hours, tucking...

MAKE THIS: Laser Cutting Birdhouse @ Urban Workshop (for ages 12+)

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Decor & Crafts, September 2014, TechnologyComments (0)

by Steve Trindad, Urban Workshop of Irvine Team up with your preteen for a high tech project, and add life to your backyard with this easy-to-assemble bird home. Hang it from a tree, mount it to a fence, or place it on the top of a pole in the center of your...

Extremely Recycled: Water in OC

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Community, Environment, TechnologyComments (0)

Orange County takes water that is flushed, rinsed, or otherwise dumped from your home, and serves it back up as drinking water. It’s real. It’s gnarly. And it’s awesome. Ponder this for a moment: we have the same amount of water on this planet as we...

Travel Apps for Families

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Technology, TravelComments (0)

Compiled by Katherine Clements Here’s the understatement of the year: Traveling with kids can be hectic. Here are six mobile apps to make your family travels easy, enjoyable and memorable. Pack & Go Deluxe Packing List // For packing and organizing...

If Your Teenager…

November 27, 2013 • 2013, December 2013, Home Life, Technology, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

If your teenager is frequently making bizarre faces into her cell phone, she is probably into one of today’s most popular mobile apps, Snapchat. Snapchat, developed by a small group of Stanford students, is an app that allows you to take photos and videos...