In defense of Snapchat: Why I allow my teen to use the controversial app

In Defense of Snapchat

I’ve written about the Snapchat app before. I’ve told you about why you should monitor Snapchat and other apps, and I’ve written about how it could be a dangerous app for kids. In this time of new technology, technology that we didn’t have as kids, it’s important to be flexible. I have no previous experience with teenagers, kids who use iPhones, or even kids who use Snapchat. I’m literally making it up as I go along, as I bet you…

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Sell your old phone on eBay

Sell Your Old Phone On eBay!

This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay. I’m especially excited about this partnership because it’s a service we use often in our home.  We have a great love of technology in our home. We actually have an additional line on our cell phone account that we pay for (just $10/month) so we can upgrade our iPhones more often. Upgrading often means that we would always have an “old” phone lying around, but about 2 years ago…

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Dangerous Apps For Teens

Do you see these icons on your child’s phone?

    Thanks to Kirk Yuhnke in Denver for sharing my story and graphic about dangerous apps for kids. You can find my list of dangerous apps for tweens and teens right here.  Looking for more posts about teens and social media?   Kirk’s story is here in case you missed it:  WhatsApp and other mobile messaging apps parents should know about

The best portable battery chargers for your phones and tablets

The Best Portable Battery Chargers

In a few short weeks my family will be heading to Disneyland for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference! We are beyond excited to be included in this prestigious event and I’m looking forward to some fun family time, the opportunity to sit in and listen to a few amazing speakers, and a chance to hug all of my blogging friends. Whenever I head out away from an outlet, I have a portable charger on hand. While writing at iPhone…

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How to prevent apps from being deleted or downloaded onto an iPhone or iPad

How to prevent apps from being deleted or downloaded on an iPhone

As parents, we try to protect our kids. With the technology out right now, it’s not an easy job. It seems that all the kids have smartphones and iPads. When kids have access to things like the internet, parents should never be far away. We have to teach them to use technology safely just as we would teach them to ride a bike safely. Sometimes this means preventing access to something, like a private messaging app. Sometimes it means adding…

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How to check your child's Facebook account

Check Your Child’s Facebook Account {A Parenting How-To}

Does your child have a Facebook account? Though online monitoring might be tough for some parents, it’s important to know how to check your child’s social media accounts for danger.  This could be tough if you, as a parent, don’t use the social media site or are unfamiliar with some of the elements of the popular social network. I’m going to walk you through how to check your child’s Facebook account for dangerous and inappropriate behavior. Let’s start by referencing…

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Dangerous Apps For Teens

List of Dangerous Apps for Tweens and Teens

  Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today we’re checking phones. iPads. Tablets. Whatever your child is using to access the internet and play games is what you’ll be using. I’ll tell you a little about some apps that might require a second look, and I’m asking you to share any apps not on this list so we can all make one another aware. That’s right. We’re snooping. Except, we’re parents–so we’re being responsible. Pull ‘em out….

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iOS 7.1 fixes include wallpaper sizing, calendar options, and iOS in the car

iOS7.1 Fixes Everything You Hate About iOS7

iOS 7.1 fixes include wallpaper sizing, calendar options, and iOS in the car

Win Digital Downloads For A Year from The Pixel Boutique

iPhone, Tablet, And Desktop Wallpaper And A Style Me Digital Giveaway

Look around for a second. Yup, at my blog. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s all because of my dear friend Nicole at The Pixel Boutique. Nicole makes pretty things. Right now, she’s making my desktop prettier with desktop wallpaper. Nicole has come up with a great idea for making us all own something pretty with her monthly Style Me Digital monthly design packs. Here’s the deal: Every month, get new beautiful digital wallpapers. Specifically, you’ll receive: Desktop Organizer Background (different screen…

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Best 3 Android at CES

Best Of Android At CES #CES2014

Becca and I had a great week at the International CES; given that she has always been an iEverything fan and I have been devoted to Android, it was fun to walk the show floors together. We had some good laughs over what felt to me like an abundance of products for Apple devices. Thankfully, I was able to find some really amazing products at CES for Android fans – and hopefully there are a few of you over here…

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Best Day Of My Life iPhone Wallpaper

Best Day Of My Life Lyrics Wallpapers

Have you heard it? The catchy, make-me-smile song that’s all over the radio these days? The one that makes me smile every time I hear it? American Authors: Best Day Of My Life The only thing I don’t love is that you can’t take the song with you. Eventually, you have to leave the car or the house and go about your daily business. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a reminder in your pocket? I created these fun wallpapers…

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