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A recent study found that the average child in the U.S. now spends 100 minutes on YouTube a day. (Qustodio) 94% of teens ask the internet for advice instead of their parents. Only 14% of youth feel they’ve ever had a...
We live in a digital world. Everywhere you look, people are on their phones, computers, Facetiming family or friends, even doctor appointments are virtual. Most people do not think twice about paying their internet bill. But for many Americans,...
Are you dreading the summer screen time issues that lie ahead? Technology is a way of life for all of us, and it can provide so much good. Can you even imagine what the last two years would have looked...
If you’re over the age of 30 and therefore still use Facebook as your primary social media platform, your Newsfeed has been lit up with an obscure pattern of green and yellow boxes neatly arranged in rows with a...
You read the title correctly. I do in fact often let my 11-year-old daughter watch The Bachelor shows with me. I know I’m going to catch a lot of flack for this, but just listen.  Now, we’ve always been a...
Join us for an important and relevant conversation with Tracy Foster of START, a Kansas City organization focused on screen time boundaries that work for families. About START: "Today’s parents have many resources to help them prepare to raise...
This post is sponsored by Comcast. With our kids, we’ve generally been screen light — different story for our own devices, but that’s another issue entirely. We’ve tried to avoid dealing with screen time since our 7-year-old was born. It’s not...
This post is sponsored by F.I.T. Muscle and Joint Clinic, with eight locations across the metro. For most of my adult life, I've experienced headaches caused by tension and tightness in my neck, shoulders and upper back. I've tried a few...
In the age of texting, Snap Chat, Instagram, IMs, DMs, and probably lots of other Ms that I don’t even know about, handwritten letters are beginning to feel like a lost art. The type of letters where we actually...
Let’s just get this out of the way right now, I am not a Gen Z person and have no business being on TikTok. I’m not even a Millennial… technically I fall right into that generation gap that no...
Asians in the media have always been few and their portrayal was often immersed in negative stereotypes. Historically, movies with Asian representation have portrayed Asians as weak, corny, nerdy, and/or kung-fu sidekicks. It has been refreshing to see Asian...
Should I be tracking my child? And to what degree? Parents now have access to numerous apps that provide real-time tracking of locations, driving data, battery life, and more. One particular tracking app advertises that it “lets parents just...
According to a study by InfluencerDB in 2018, more than 500,000 active influencers are operating just on Instagram. That makes up 39% of all Instagram accounts with more than 15,000 followers. And among this group of active Instagram influencers, 81% have followings between 15,000 and...

Technology Troubles

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Phones and screen time. These have been big topics in our household lately. And not quite for the reason you'd think. My husband and I are not worried about our son’s amount of usage (he’s only 11 months old)....
In a time where so many of us are navigating an isolated motherhood journey, there is something to be celebrated about finding social media spaces that radiate community, compassion, and encouragement. As a Black woman and mother who knows...

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Best Splash Pads in Kansas City

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As the temperature rises, we're all looking for ways to cool off. If you are new to splash pads (also called spraygrounds or spray...
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