Cover your walls with these inspiring women in STEM

These free posters celebrate lesser-known women in STEM. Let’s make them well-known, shall we?

5 Xbox parental controls you should know about

You might be surprised to know that Xbox has a bunch of solid parental controls to help make video game time a whole lot safer.

Well slap me silly

I am surely dating myself here when I confess that I had me one impressive collection of slap bracelets circa 1989. They were about a buck each at CVS as I recall, and it was nearly as savvy an allowance expense as four games of Donkey Kong or a few cans of New Coke....

Sansa Fuze+ lets you walk and rock at the same tme

My kids are already clamoring over all the toy catalogs that have been coming in the mail, looking wide-eyed page by page at the potential holiday bounty. They're still on the young side to be begging for an electronic device, but portable media players of any kind...

Comic books go green and ultra-portable

I had a boyfriend in college who had boxes upon boxes of his "favorite" comic books. (Which ones were his favorites? All of them!) I found it a little weird, but hey, collectors are kind of different, right?Well, now I have a son who wants to collect comic books. I...

Speakers that are music to a mom’s ears

My son is really into music and I can usually hear it blasting from his room, but the other day I was screaming and screaming...I mean requesting that he make his presence known.No response. I swung open his door and there he was, rocking out with his iPod, headphones...

A math app for ninjas

After hours of coaxing without success, I gave up begging my 7 year-old sons to practice math drills on a worksheet and I headed to my iPad. I knew there must be a math app that played like a video game to keep him engaged. And wouldn't you know it, I found it. Math...

Why you should be playing video games with your kids

Research shows it’s actually good for you to play video games with your kids. 

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Our most popular podcast episodes of 2018

Is your resolution to listen to more Spawned with Kristen and Liz this year? We love you! And hey, we’ve got some popular episodes to help you know where to start.

Forget candy canes, wrap your holiday gifts in binary code

These days, trying to find the perfect politically correct design for holiday gift wrap can be overwhelming. Not every one of my friends and  family members enjoy every symbol of every holiday. The Think Geek website helped me find a truly agnostic paper however. The...

Bring your laptop. Leave your charger.

I am almost ashamed to admit the number laptop cords I've gone through over the last few years, but suffice it to say I'm on the lookout for better options. What's really cool is those cords may be obsolete sometime soon. Especially with innovations like solar laptop...

7 of the best shopping sites go mobile

Ever tried to go clothes shopping for yourself with kid(s) in tow? Between toting a toddler while carrying unwieldy hangers, and then attempting to catch a mannequin in mid-air because your little one has pulled its skirt down therefore making it fall over (yes, it...

The stylish stylus

Having always been a gadget girl, I remember experiencing sheer joy in getting my first business-oriented electronic device - a Palm Pilot. The black and white pixilated screen, the cradle you'd rest it in every night to sync, and who could forget the stylus pen. It...

Wee Web – Now a virtual baby record book

Suffice it to say that baby record keeping is not my forte. With four kids to keep track of, I figure it's pretty good if I can remember their birth dates, let alone remind myself to record their first tooth or smile. But thanks to the new features at Wee Web, I'm...

The cat in the app

For the past few months, my kids have been obsessed with an app that has them yelling, singing and -- yes -- screaming at a cat who then repeats everything back to them in his own weird voice. Harmless fun but no redeeming educational value. Or so I thought.Then, at...

Not your grandma’s adorable kitchen radio

I fondly remember the little plastic radio that sat on my great-grandmother's shelf, buzzing and humming while she baked. I don't remember any actual music or discussion, mind you-- just an annoying buzz. But the useless thing sure was adorable, even covered with...

An app to help you remember whats-his-name

I know all the tricks that are supposed to help you remember people's names: Say it within 10 seconds of meeting someone, come up with a mnemonic, or what I most often resort to, never, ever use their name in conversation.Well here's one more trick: A new iPhone app...

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