OurPact FREE Parental Guidance App Tutorial

OurPact: The FREE Parental Guidance App {And OurPact 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 control apps before and honestly, haven’t been thrilled. The ones I’ve used don’t work well because I have to go into their device to set…

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PLAYMessenger App: Digital training wheels for your child.

PLAYMessenger, A Child’s First Safe Messenger App

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. PLAYMessenger was created to be a child’s first chat, or messaging, app. It will help keep kids safe and parents in control, and was designed for kids with their…

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Otterbox Resurgence Power Case Review

OtterBox Resurgence Review and Giveaway

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, and Teal Shimmer for the 5/5S. I have Glacier, which is white in the front and silver in the back. Military-grade protection (an OtterBox staple), a…

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3 reasons why prepaid smartphones are great for teens

3 Reasons 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 teens. Introducing Simply Prepaid by T-Mobile. 1. Unlimited Data & Fast Speeds Our current cell provider doesn’t offer an unlimited data plan. But… for starting at…

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

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

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 tell you how I plan on hiding it. While you can’t technically delete the app, there are a couple of ways to get rid of…

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

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

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 again is Have Courage and Be Kind. I left the theatre thinking that everyone should have a daily reminder of these two things–they’re so important….

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Social Life of an App-addicted Teen

The Social Life of the 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 group experiencing this phenomenon. It is trickling down into our children’s lives as well. The Linked Teen Scene The connected teen is embracing Social Media and…

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Intel 2 in 1 Reviews

Intel 2 in 1 Review RoundUp #Intel2in1

#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 that also function as tablets, and provide so many different uses for those who use them. We use our Surface Pro 3 in the living room while…

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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 several years and often writes about apps, tips and tricks, and accessories on iPhoneLife.com, I’m happy to share with you what I think are the first five apps…

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20 Gifts for Social Media Lovers

Gift Ideas for Social Media Lovers

There are some affiliate links in this post.  Fun and trendy gifts aren’t easy to come across. You know, nobody is going to do a Google search for a Facebook Like Oven Mitt. I’ve found some fun gifts over the last few years and wanted to share some of my finds, as well as some of my personal favorites, so you’ll have the perfect gift for that social media lover in your life.   Everything But the Posts ($12.99 paperback,…

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Gift Ideas for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

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

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 song, pretend to narrate a cartoon, or mimic your video game. A bonus? They’re soft and cuddly, apart from the battery area in the bottom. Playing…

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

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

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 a pain. Otterbox came up with a pretty awesome solution for us: the Agility Tablet System. With Agility, you can house your iPad in a…

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

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

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 places like the car repair shop or DMV, and even at the coffee shop when you’d like faster speeds or more security than the wifi…

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2014 Teen Gift Ideas

2014 Teen Gift Ideas

As the boys get older, their wish lists seem to get smaller and more expensive. No more asking for Matchbox cars–we’re on to iPads, iPhones, and Bluetooth headphones. I’m sharing what’s on Michael’s wish list this year, and adding in a few products of my own. I’d love to know what you’re getting for your teens! Please leave your comments below. iPhone and iPad Cases Amzer CRUSTA Rugged Case ($45.00) Michael isn’t easy on his phone, so we require that…

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PowerSkin Battery Charger: Lightweight, no cords, and charges 1.5 times. Sold!

PowerSkin Portable Charger for Smartphones

It’s no surprise that I love portable battery chargers–I’ve been raving about them for years. Now that smartphones are like our right hands, I think it’s safe to say that portable chargers are like our left hands. When I find one that I like, I love being able to tell you about it. Lately people have been noticing that my phone looks a little different–it’s got an attachment. That small black box is a PowerSkin portable charger–the PoP’n 2 Battery…

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Surface Pro 3 is a laptop and tablet in one! #Intel2in1

Loving our Surface Pro 3 #Intel2in1

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between my site and Intel. This includes Intel providing me with content, product, access, or other forms of payment. For the last few weeks we have been playing with (and loving) our Surface Pro 3 that Intel sent to us. It’s a 2-in-1 tablet and laptop that’s perfect for our family room. We use the touchscreen laptop for the boys’ homework assignments, quick Googling and price checking while we’re watching TV, and lately, lots of Christmas…

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