I've been getting a lot of funny e-mails lately about parents of sleep away campers. There's a blog post on suburbbabble.com, there's an Edge City comic strip, and there's an xtranormal cartoon collecting hits on YouTube. They're all different mediums, but they all deal with the same thing: the obsessive way in which parents of kids at sleep away camp pore over the … [Read more...] about Internet Stalking my Kid at Sleep Away Camp
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For many of us, using the Internet can seem like walking through New York City without a map. Everything is new and interesting, but also a little bit intimidating, especially when you don't know how to navigate. Even more scary are all the horror stories in the media about the dangers that the children face online. If your kids use the Internet - whether for schoolwork, to … [Read more...] about Mom’s Internet Safety Cheatsheet
Recently, we had something happen to us, and we just had to share it. If you’ve been reading our blog, you know our three kids are all on the autism spectrum. This means they have trouble picking up social cues. The other day, I walked into our kid’s room and they were watching something on YouTube via the Apple-TV (Awesome thing to get for them, by the way, … [Read more...] about The Internet: Friend or Foe?
We all know about videos going viral on the web....the internet and its powers are far reaching, for sure. And for good or bad (music). But, moms who hang out on internet mom boards and blogs can take not just videos, but a toy recall, a new recommendation or a deal on Ergos and spread the word just as quickly as Rebecca Black became a household name. The strength of mom … [Read more...] about My Kid Benefits From My Internet Addiction
The online dating world gives you more options, but finding a date online also presents safety risks. While many members of online dating sites are honest and well-intentioned, others prey on women or don't present themselves honestly. Internet dating precautions reduce the chances of putting yourself into a risky situation with someone you meet online. Limited Personal … [Read more...] about The Precautions Women Should Take in Internet Dating