In Defense of Snapchat

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

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…

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OurPact: The FREE Parental Guidance App {And OurPact Tutorial}

OurPact FREE Parental Guidance App Tutorial

While in Phoenix at the Mom2.0 blogging conference I learned about a new free parental guidance app available called OurPact (free download for Apple). OurPact allows you to teach your children how to responsibly use their mobile devices by managing the parental controls on multiple devices with one app–on your device. I’ve tried using parental…

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PLAYMessenger, A Child’s First Safe Messenger App

PLAYMessenger App: Digital training wheels for your child.

You may have seen my posts about how to check your child’s phone and learn about apps that could be dangerous. Today I’m telling you about the app PLAYMessenger (available as iOS and Android), which is a completely safe messenger app for your child to use. It’s been referred to as “digital training wheels” for your child….

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OtterBox Resurgence Review and Giveaway

Otterbox Resurgence Power Case Review

I have a new favorite iPhone case! The OtterBox Resurgence charging case is protective and super helpful when my battery dies mid-day (it always does). The OtterBox Resurgence case is available for iPhone 5, 5S, and 6 and comes in several colors–Black, Glacier, Cardinal or Mint Ice for the 6 and Black, Glacier, Satin Rose,…

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3 Reasons Prepaid Smartphones are Great for Teens

3 reasons why prepaid smartphones are great for teens

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChangingPrepaid #CollectiveBias We recently put Michael on his own cell plan–a prepaid one. Though our current cell provider offers plans for family members, it’s just easier and more cost effective for us to use a prepaid smartphone for…

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You Can’t Delete the Apple Watch Icon–But You Can Hide It.

How to get rid of the Apple Watch app that comes with the new iOS 8.2 update

So, the new iOS 8.2 update comes with a… gift, of sorts. An icon for the Apple Watch that can’t be deleted. And though Apple isn’t reporting exactly how big the app is, I’ve heard reports that those with 8GB and 16GB devices aren’t happy at all. Since you can’t technically delete the Apple Watch icon, I’ll…

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{Have Courage and Be Kind} Free Cinderella Wallpaper for Your Smartphone

Free Cinderella wallpaper downloads for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones

I had such a great time at the Cinderella movie screening last night! The movie was amazing, and the graphics (pumpkins and lizards and glass slippers!) blew me away. It was a bit heartbreaking, the perfect amount of funny, and overall a wonderful movie. The theme of the movie that comes up over and over…

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The Social Life of the App-Addicted Teen

Social Life of an App-addicted Teen

Have you noticed the abundance of Smartphones and tablets in our society? You are not alone. People have been noticing that our technology, which is supposed to bring the world together, might actually be dividing us. Instead of face-to-face interaction, everyone is busy texting or using an app on their phone. Adults are not the only age…

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Intel 2 in 1 Review RoundUp #Intel2in1

Intel 2 in 1 Reviews

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between My Crazy Good Life and Intel. This includes Intel providing me with content, product, access, or other forms of payment. We have had our Surface Pro 3, which is an Intel 2 in 1, for a few months now, and we love it! Intel 2 in 1 computers are laptops…

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The First Five Apps To Install on Your New Smartphone

The first five apps to install on your new smartphone

This post is sponsored by Life 360. The apps in this list were chosen by me, and all are downloaded onto my personal phone (that means I use them myself!). Did you or your teen just get a smartphone? Congratulations! Your life will never be the same. As someone who has had a smartphone for…

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Gift Ideas: Toys for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone

Gift Ideas for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Looking for some fun tech toys this holiday season? Here are some fun toys for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone that you might love! 1. Plush Pals ($24.95) These adorable plush animals are a must have for any music-loving kid (or adult). Plug Freddy, Manny, or Patch into your iPhone, iPod, or iPad and they’ll sing your favorite…

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iPad Case, Dock, and Mount: Otterbox Agility Review and #Giveaway

The Otterbox Agility Tablet System allows you to use your tablet in different ways with the click of a magnet.

Every once in a while products are created that make you think, “What would I do without this?” The Agility Tablet System by Otterbox is that product for me. iPads are known for being portable–they’re mobile devices. But pulling your iPad in and out of cases whenever you want to change what you’re using it for can be…

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NETGEAR Prepaid Hotspot: AT&T Unite for GoPhone #LifeConnected

What is a prepaid hotspot, and how can it help my wireless bill?

These days, it’s tough to imagine having no internet connection. For a variety of reasons, we seem to depend on it and are a little lost without it. We use a prepaid hotspot to keep us connected while we are places that don’t have wifi. In the car while on a road trip, while “stuck” in…

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