6 ride sharing safety tips parents need to know

Before you (or your teens) get into another Uber or Lyft, be sure you’re familiar with these safety tips. 

Do you know what apps your kids are using?

Be sure you’re very familiar with these 16 apps, parents. 

5 Reasons moms can be happy for the cloud

This post is sponsored by Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Live which let you do all sorts of cool things with the cloud. I am a busy mom. If you are a mom, you're likely one too. (Is there even such a thing as a not busy mom? I tend to doubt it.)So of course I'm...

Tis the season for kids holiday apps

With holidays officially starting this week (despite the carols that are already taking over the store speakers), I've been on the lookout for something festive, fun, and perhaps a little educational to get my kids in the Christmas spirit. And luckily I just happened...

Deck your phone with a festive case

Because I'm really not a fan of snowman sweaters, light-up earrings, and all that holiday jazz, apparently some people think I'm an Ebenezer Scrooge. I say it's because I've yet to find the right festive accessory. That is, until I spotted the holiday CandyShell cases...

Freeing up parental brain space

Not to toot my own horn, but honestly, sometimes I'm amazed at the wealth of information I'm able to contain in my head--and access at a moment's notice. Kids' birthdays, kids' friends' birthdays, my friends' birthdays, my friends' kids' birthdays, anniversaries,...

Dreidels go high tech for Hanukkah

One of my family's favorite Hanukkah traditions is a rousing game of Dreidel. (I swear, I'm not just in it for the chocolate gelt!) Each year, we search for the perfect dreidel that spins just right, and we've ended up with quite a collection. But I have to say, my...

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...

A new Screen Time app feature that parents will love. Thanks, Apple!

This awesome screen time management feature makes that hefty iPhone price tag worth it. Well, mostly.

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5 podcasts we listened to last month

Podcast lovers! Here are 5 podcasts that made our subscribe list last month. 

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...

MobiGo by VTech gets the skeptical mom vote

My near 4 year-old son has been eying my oldest's Nintendo DS for awhile now, but he's just not quite old enough to do anything but ask us to help him play a game. Sort of defeats the point of having it. But since the brand new MobiGo from VTech arrived in our house,...

Getting more shopping bang for less buck online

We're so thrilled to be part of the launch of the brand new Windows Phone which is helping people, including moms like us, do more with less.     We here at Cool Mom Tech live by the technology of online shopping. (Boy, do our credit cards know that.) But thankfully,...

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...

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...

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