August 29, 2017
Like many folks, I have a complex relationship with technology. A self-described gadget geek, I love innovative, techy products. I work for a cutting-edge tech company in Pittsburgh. I love iPads and iPhones and my MacBook Air and how all of my devices “talk” to each other. Yet, to some degree, I’m also terrified of technology—specifically, the impact that technology is having on our kids. Even more specifically, I’m worried about the impact that smartphones are having on our children….
November 16, 2016
The following is a guest post from freelance writer Sara Upton. No matter how much we love our girls, sometimes the odds are stacked against them. Even though more women than ever have obtained high-ranking political positions and are taking advantage of STEM programs, the numbers are still paltry compared to men. But there are ways that we can help encourage and guide them so that they may achieve any and all of their dreams, no matter what stereotypes they face….
August 27, 2015
“Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” – Ben Franklin Last week – as I’m sure you’ve heard by now – hackers posted online the personal data of some 32 million people who had registered on the cheater-pants website Ashley Madison. Some of the registered users are OUTRAGED that their information has not only been stolen, but also posted to a handy-dandy and easily searchable database. Now there’s word that these users are threatening to sue…
May 29, 2015
As a self-described gadget-and-gizmo geek, my love affair with technology probably began with my super-cool Commodore 64 in the ‘80s, when I learned how to use a simple “Go To” command that made my name repeat in an infinite loop across the screen (please tell me I’m not alone here). Fast forward a few decades and, despite all of its faults, one thing is certain: technology has certainly benefitted me as a mom. It’s allowed me to work from home…