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Green Toys + Pledge to Play + Giveaway!

Did you know it’s Earth Month? Earth Month begins on March 19th and runs until Earth Day, on April 22nd.

To celebrate Earth month, week and day, I am doing a giveaway from an amazing company Green Toys! Green Toys is an eco-friendly toy company. They use 100% recycled materials and US-based manufacturing to create toys for all ages.

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Added by Erin Huiatt on April 19, 2016 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

Who are they talking to?

By now, I think I have mentioned that my son is a talker enough times that I will have to apologize to him when he turns into a teenager for labeling him that way. (I'm not wrong, by the way,…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 11, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Put your phone down and parent

My son is sitting on my lap as I write this post. He is watching the way my fingers move across the keyboard and he is reading the words as I type them.



I try very hard to not use my phone too much in front of my son. Yes, it is very rewarding when it is my turn in a game, or I get a text message from a friend. But, he is my son, and he is much more rewarding…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 18, 2016 at 8:09am — 2 Comments

Technology in the hands of children

I must be doing something slightly right as a parent. For Christmas, my son received his uncle's old iPad. Although my son seemed not as excited as we all expected him to be at the time, he has since declared it to be "the best gift he could ever receive" and "the only thing he has ever wanted in his whole life." He also spent the next few days only wanting to play games on his Uncle's team and sit by him at meals. High praise from my son…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 11, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

Teens spend more time on media than sleeping

I work nine hours a day. From around 8:30 until 5:30 (if I am paying attention to the alert that tells me to leave), I am answering emails, rescheduling projects, attending meetings, straightening out issues over the phone and reading more emails through lunch. Nine hours.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 23, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

I hope my son doesn't read this post

I was attempting to beat my Dad in our ongoing tournament of Words With Friends when my son inserted himself onto my lap and asked, "Are you looking at The Twitter? Can I see?"…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 9, 2015 at 6:35am — 2 Comments

Startup Spotlight: Geek Mom Media

One of the challenges startups often face is finding time to establish a robust online presence that fully represents their business, value proposition and scope of services. Understandably, preliminary efforts are concentrated more on the service offerings themselves but even if a company offers products and services that are in high demand, if nobody can find the company, it won't be able to make a sale.

I recently connected with the owner of …

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Added by Kristen Luciani on August 28, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Favoriting my Mom's tweets

My Mom is a pretty tech-savvy lady: She runs a brilliant blog, texts and shares photos, and she tweets more often than I do. All of this she learned on her own, and I am incredibly grateful for her willingness to be involved online. In her point of view, she is ready to interact with her grandchildren in whatever form of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 3, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Take Control Of Your Future And Reap The Rewards

Self-published authors have a pretty steep learning curve if they want to joint the ranks of the bestsellers. And I'm not talking about the Amazon bestsellers, I'm talking about the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Not an easy feat. It also doesn't happen for everyone. Authors can bust their tails for years and years, writing book after book and never make…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on July 29, 2015 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Your on-screen purchases

You are in the store. You've been roaming the aisles for several minutes until you finally find the item that you've been looking for. So, what do you do next? Why, you take out your phone, of course. But the reason why you take out your phone depends on your gender.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 22, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Are you a digital girl?

For the past few birthdays, someone usually asks me if I want a kindle or other device to read books on. I always decline. I explain that I like my physical books and I spend too much time in my workday looking at screens. I understand that those devices are more convenient and can hold an entire library's worth of books, but I just like the feel of paper too much to give up the real deal.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 1, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Why Do Startups Fail?

A multitude of potential pitfalls can negatively impact entrepreneurs as they eagerly try to build their fledgling companies…and basically crush their spirit if allowed. In my experiences, there are four reasons that stand out the most:

  • Lack of Research – Research is imperative. It provides insight about what your competitors are doing so can stay several steps ahead and create innovative ways to develop and market your offering. It also provides you with…
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Added by Kristen Luciani on May 20, 2015 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Kindness Wins: How to Teach Children to be Kind Online

 

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."

- Maya Angelou…

Is It Kind?

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Added by Rudey's Room on April 4, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Unplugging on your vacation

A woman in my office took off one Friday, and at about 9:30 am, I received an email from her. She wasn't showing as online, but she was definitely answering emails. I wrote her back, told her she was busted and reminded her that she was supposed to be off.



I get it: Sometimes it is hard to unplug from the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 3, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

All tech is not created equal

When I asked my son what he wanted to save up his allowance for, he told me he wanted to buy a tablet. When I asked him why, he listed all the games he could play on it that he couldn't play on his LeapPad.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 30, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist - Who Am I???

Here's just one more reason why Robert Downy Jr. stands strong at the top of my "list." <3

Microsoft's social media campaign, The Collective Project, celebrates students using technology to change the world. How better than to give young children use of their limbs back using 3D print technology? That's exactly what Limitless Technology does. The volunteer group started by a University of Central Florida engineering PhD student recently constructed a special "Iron Man" arm for a…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 13, 2015 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Before you upload that picture...

Let's start with privacy basics: The bathroom door.



After several years of repeated discussions, my son has finally learned to knock on the closed bathroom door. About 60% of the time he also waits for acknowledgement before trying to come in. It is (in my head) a parenting triumph.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 2, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

Stash Your Phone And Enjoy The Moment!

Back in December, I wrote a post about product offerings from some super-cool female-run startups. Hubby took note of my list and proceeded to get me some of them for Christmas.

I'm happy to report that one is being crafted as I type.

Meet Ringly, the cocktail ring that will keep you connected with an app. You can keep your phone tucked safely away in your handbag without worry that you'll miss an important meeting, update or…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 27, 2015 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

Congrats On A Great Year! Here's A TESLA!

If you want to increase employee morale, you better dig deep because money doesn't only talk, it SCREAMS.

Let's face it. People perform their daily jobs because of what you pay them in salary. It's why they work 9-5 but it may not light a fire under them to work 5-9. 

Now imagine what they would do if you augmented that salary and rewarded them for their involvement and contribution to the company's successes...say at bonus time??

A startup translated as…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 23, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Hacking the idea of traditional homeschooling

The first portion of my education was handled by nuns. Although there were other teachers, the nuns served as school principals and shaped my little mind and didn't teach me enough science.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 9, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

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