Is screen time driving you crazy?

Try these 5 smart strategies to see what works best for your family. 

Kids + smartphones: When are they ready?

Ask yourself these 7 questions before you take the plunge.

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...

What if raising unplugged kids is a terrible idea?

This is a fascinating podcast interview with an expert who thinks we’re doing it all wrong. 

Tips & Tricks to Make Life (Way!) Easier

9 great educational YouTube channels to help keep minds sharp this summer

If they need a tablet break, steer your kids towards these wonderful channels. They all beat toy unboxing, promise.

Beautiful jewelry that could help save your life

This beautiful necklace and bracelet just looks like... a beautiful necklace and bracelet, but when you double press the back, it can actually send a message to pre-selected emergency contacts, along with your location. It can even call 911. Created by Rajia...

How to set these 5 smart Xbox One parental controls

We're all for setting some smart parental controls on our kids' tech, and there are some great parenting controls built into the Xbox One that you might not know about it. From limiting screen time to blocking other users who might be interacting inappropriately with...

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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