25 things kids should know before they get a smartphone

We love these terrific tips from our own community on what we tell our kids to keep them safe, smart and responsible when it comes to their first smartphone. 

8 podcasts I’ve listened to this month

My name is Kristen. And I'm a podcast-a-holic. I am completely obsessed with podcasts now that I have a bit of a commute every morning and afternoon. I love finding new (or usually new-to-me) listens, so I hope my podcast recommendations (other than the obvious...

5 fun, favorite educational apps for elementary aged kids

Make learning more fun, whether it’s math, science, reading basics, or a second language!

Tips & Tricks to Make Life (Way!) Easier

How the Apple Watch is helping me be more mindful, more fit, and more connected with my kids

The surprising impact of an Apple Watch that we never would have expected. 

So why are we all still on Facebook again?

If we're all perfectly honest with ourselves, then we know that Facebook has presented many privacy issues for a long time now. We've been writing about Facebook privacy issues since we started Cool Mom Tech in 2010. That's nine years. NINE. A quick search of Facebook...

Got snow? The Snohub app can help you get rid of it.

With lots of snow falling around the country this week and temperatures at a ridiculous record-breaking low (and a bunch of snow days in our future), many of us will be finding ourselves outside shoveling and freezing our butts off in the process. That's why I wanted...

How to set a Live photo as your iPhone’s wallpaper

I tend to be the one who schools my husband on cool iPhone tips and tricks, but this time, he's the one who schooled me when he showed me how to set a live photo as my iPhone's wallpaper. I admit, I take a bunch of live photos, but don't ever watch them animate, so...

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