Author: Kate Etue

The new Trip Stop app: Eat what you want, when you want on the road.

Looking for alternatives to fast food on the road can be tough. I’ve resorted to packing lunches, but where’s the fun and adventure in that? That’s why I love this new app that takes some of the frustration and guesswork out of eating on road trips. Traveling somewhere (or home from somewhere) this weekend? You’ll want to download it now. And it’s free. TripStop is a smart entry into the iOS app category of road trip apps like Along the Way. You enter your destination, tell it what you want to eat and–most importantly–when you want to eat it, along with...

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Play around with The Human Body. In app form, of course.

It’s homework time again! If sitting around the kitchen table learning parts of the body is a major bummer for your kids, check out this new amazing educational app. Imagine the children’s science museum on your iPad–and hey, it may even get them to eat their broccoli!   The Human Body app is a fun visual playground where your younger kids can explore what makes up the human body. There are no instructions, no lessons, and no study questions. Just beautiful visual representations of the key systems within the human body. I started off by choosing the nervous system, and...

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An app that will keep my kids happy in the car? Yes, please.

Sitting in the back seat of a car for hours on end–whether we’re on a cross-country road trip or just running errands all day–has got to be so boring for my kids. I think that’s why they’re so crazy about the new app we downloaded this week made just for, well, kids in cars. I’m a big fan of the 52 Fun Things to Do . . . series. Have you seen these at the bookstore? They are little card decks with 52 fun activities you can do while in the car, on the plane, at the beach–the possibilities are...

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Disconnect Kids: Online privacy for kids, made easy

My first instinct (and job) as a mom is to keep my kids safe, so when I found out how many thousands of bits of information about us were being sent to online marketers every time they play or learn on my iPad, I got pretty protective. For this mom, that has to stop now. That said, I’ve been totally confused on how this secret online spying works, so I’ve had no idea how to protect my devices. That’s why I’m so excited about Disconnect Kids for iOS, from the same folks who created the popular Disconnect Me tracking...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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