Does social media create serious relationship problems? A new survey out of the U.K. found that more than a third of divorce filings last year contained the word Facebook, according to Divorce Online, a legal services firm. “Affairs happen with a lightning speed on Facebook,” K. Jason Krafsky, who co-authored Facebook and Your Marriage with wife Kelli, told … [Read more...] about Does Facebook Wreck Marriages?
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Meredith O'Brien, a longtime ModernMom contributor, explores the idea of blogging - and where to draw the line between sharing personal anecdotes and overharing in her new novel. Below is an adapted excerpt from Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing by Meredith O’Brien (used with permission from Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc. 2013): Maggie Kelly -- a married, Boston area mom … [Read more...] about Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing
Open the door, get on the floor... everybody walk the dinosaur! It all started with a little wire and a big idea. With all the best intentions and holding the kids' hopes and dreams in my mind, I soon ended up on my living room floor completely wrapped in a wire burrito wondering what I'd gotten myself into. The next day, I created the deconstructed skeleton: broken down into … [Read more...] about Creative Projects for Kids: Backyard Dinosaur
Sometimes (all the time) when I look at my life I can’t believe I have three kids. When I run from room to room prying dried Play-Doh from the coffee table, removing colored chalk from little mouths and cleaning poop off of the carpet (you read that right and those so-called miracle carpet cleaners? Not so much) it seems unfathomable that I did this on purpose - well, not … [Read more...] about Family Matters: How One Became Three
So I was browsing my kids' large lengthy app collection and it’s quite embarrassing really, the number of apps that we own. I did a quick scan and an interesting price pattern emerges. Early on, I purchased/downloaded a lot of free and $0.99 apps for my kids but now I’m more apt (ha, ha!) to spend money on educational apps. I know some parents scoff at spending more than … [Read more...] about Why Parents Should Pay More for Educational Apps