Is Pokemon GO a Safe Game for Kids?

Is Pokemon GO a Safe Game for Kids?

Pokemon GO has hit St. Louis like a zombie plague: everywhere I go I see people wandering around, staring at their phones. I mean, way more than they usually do. After downloading the game ourselves, we decided to hit the city park to look for Pokestops. The fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk heat kept most of the park’s normal inhabitants indoors:…

Fourth of July Backyard Picnic Tips

Fourth of July Backyard Picnic Tips

You don’t really need an excuse to have a backyard picnic, but with the Fourth of July right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to break out the red-white-and-blue and have dinner outside!  Every year we head out to my parent’s house in the boonies for our Fourth of July…

Build a Fort or Play with Tech, Magic House Style

Build a Fort or Play with Tech, Magic House Style

Letting the kids build a fort out of bed sheets and pillows is a great way to beat the boredom blues…but it also wrecks your living room! Avoid the giant mess and head over to the Magic House this summer to build the Ultimate Fort–at their house! The latest exhibit from the Magic House is…

Your Next Date Night is Here

Your Next Date Night is Here

Everyone needs a little break from the kids, even if its just a night of pizza or steak. And a couple drinks. So dial up your favorite baby sitter and let’s plan your next date night. First, I need to let you know that this post is sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen, who sent me and…

For Mother’s Day: Mom’s Read Funny Texts from their kids…and a cool phone to read it on.

For Mother’s Day: Mom’s Read Funny Texts from their kids…and a cool phone to read it on.

They used to say, “kids say the darnedest things.” Now it’s “kids TEXT the darnedest things!” I know I love to use my smartphone to communicate with my teen, wheather we’re sharing funny memes or I’m just asking him to take out the trash. It’s easier than yelling across the house anyway…   AT&T posted…

Blogger v Rain Forest: Tech Bag Saves the Day

Blogger v Rain Forest: Tech Bag Saves the Day

So you know how when you’re hiking through the rain forest you really need a good waterproof backpack to carry all your tech with you? No? Lemme back up a bit then. A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to take a trip to Hawaii. It was just me and the hubs…and a bunch of people…

7 Mom Approved Packing Tips for Vacation Travel

7 Mom Approved Packing Tips for Vacation Travel

I’m usually a spaz when it comes to packing for a vacation! I worry about what to take, what’s going to spill in my bag and what I’m undeniably going to forget. Normally, our family vacations are road trips…and we pack every inch of our SUV with gear. But every now and then we actually fly….

The Secret to Healthy Eating is in my Blender

The Secret to Healthy Eating is in my Blender

I’ve been trying to eat a little healthier lately…nothing big. Cutting out some bread, drinking more water. And shoving spinach by the handful into my ancient wedding blender. Let me introduce you to a couple moms like us, Jen and Jadah. They met on the playground and shared the complaints we all have: stubborn baby flab and…