The best of CES 2018: Must-see picks for parents!

From cool coding toys for kids to swanky tech accessories, health tech + all the stuff you never knew you needed…until now.

9 kinds of educational apps for kids you may not have considered

We're all for loading up our kids' tablets (or uh, the ones they steal from us) with apps that help keep them entertained while hopefully imparting a little more educational value than "how to shoot birds." Especially as summer creeps closer, and with it, summer road...

3 helpful group gift websites that make the process so much easier

We're coming up end-of-the-year gifts for teachers, grads, and coaches over the next month, plus Father's Day, which often means lots of group gifts. And as you might have experienced, chasing people down and keeping track of everyone's money (all year long) can be a...

Because it’s a new baby. Get it?

What can we say? We're suckers for geeky baby onesies, especially when they involve keyboard commands, which is why we had to share this new baby onesie from the folks at TwelveSouth. Command N. Get it? Of course you did. Related: 5 of the cutest geeky baby onesies...

Turn any water bottle into a smart water bottle with Ulla

Recently we've seen a lot of smart hydration tech options come onto the market lately. A few months ago, I tried out the Hidrate Spark smart water bottle, and I liked the way it subtly reminded me to take a sip of H2O and tracked my progress in its app. So, I was very...

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What work of art do you most look like? The silly app everyone is playing with

My timeline started blowing up with bizarre side-by-side photos of selfies and museum portraits. I tracked it down as a feature of the new Google Arts & Culture app (iOS and Android) which is free, fun, and possibly has some educational value in it too. Scroll down...

Recharge with these 5 fantastic self-care apps in 2018

It's not always easy for us parents to find time to focus on our mental and spiritual health, but it's critical to being good parents for our kids. So, set aside the guilt about "me time" and download these free self-care apps now. They're going to get you in the...

The best ever, super simple trick for taking better selfies

Last week on family vacation, atop the San Jacinto Mountain with the scenic Coachella Valley behind me, of course tons of selfies were taken. As is the law these days. When it was my turn to pull out my phone, I realized I couldn't get a flattering angle, and the...

5 free journal apps to harness your thoughts in 2018.

Harness your thoughts (and maybe a New Years’ resolution) with one of our favorite free journal apps.

Portable North Pole app is back with new, better-than-ever features. It’s magical.

The Portable North Pole app and website is hands-down our favorite way for kids to get a chance to talk with Santa. And this year, it's back with new features that make it better than ever. For kids who are clever, curious (and maybe a little doubtful) the elaborate...

The Best of the Best Educational Apps

Get a cool coding education with the Robot School app

I have a sneaking suspicion that my children are smarter than me. One clue is that they really enjoy coding, which is definitely not my forté. Fortunately, there are tons of great resources out there to help them learn more about how to use code, like our latest...

The Play Opera app: Music to soothe the savage second-grader

My appreciation for opera came early, and I credit a combination of ballet and piano lessons for this. But I can totally see how plenty of kids (and, real talk, adults too) can find opera boring, at least until they really take the time to listen and understand it....

Metamorphabet spells a good time for kids

I've always been partial to kids' apps that play around with words and letters. They just feel like good, clean fun. And after trying out the new Metamorphabet app, I have just three words, ten letters: So. Much. Fun. The idea is simple, but super cute and playful....

A smart handbag you unlock with a fingerprint? Want!

When I think of a smart handbag, my mind goes to looks. But in the case of the FYB London Smart Handbag, billed as "the world's smartest handbag," it's a combo of chic designer styling and useful technology that land it on my covet list. First of all, it's got a...

Do you know these 3 handy iPhone email tricks?

We're not huge fans of sending emails on the fly, even with the "Sent from our iPhone and talk-to-text hates us" warning at the bottom. But if we do, there are 3 handy iPhone email tricks we use to make them look as buttoned up as they when we're sitting at our...

Got internet trolls? Troll Cakes kill them with sweetness.

I can't stop laughing at this concept: It's called Troll Cakes and yes, it's real. The premise is that you send Brooklyn baker Kat Thek any hateful message you've received -- Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat -- and they will send them a cake with their own words...

10 cool Mother’s Day tech gifts for your favorite mobile mom.

As much as we love flowers and chocolate for Mother's Day (seriously, bring it on) we'd never say no to a an awesome Mother's Day tech gift. Especially one that recognizes we are basically insane on-the-go multi-taskers who manage our entire lives --and our family's,...

Flowers for Mother’s Day, right on her iPhone

We love to get fresh flowers for Mother's Day, but when they're on a new phone case, they'll last all year long, not just a few days. So, we found 8 pretty floral phone cases, from sweet bouquets to geeky chic designs, that any mom would love. Including us! CMP is an...

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