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Tech Tuesday

Using technology to solve a parenting problem, we cover apps, software, gadgets, and whatever we can fit into the tech bucket. Since we’re geeky girls, that’s a lot!

7 flexible jobs for stay-at-home moms

June 24, 2014

This is a list of flexible jobs for stay-at-home moms, and I’ll acknowledge that for some women, none of them will be a fit. It’s not a list of flexible jobs for women who are lawyers, pilots, pharmacists, or product managers. The idea here is that there are some opportunities to leverage technology to earn […]

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Tech Tuesday: Use an app to save kid art

May 21, 2013

My kindergartner is the most prolific artist in the house. Allow me to present to you five from his recent series of monsters and beasts (incredibly adorable until you realize that they’re all holding weapons and shooting poison from their spiky appendages). I really love all most of what he creates but I can’t possibly […]

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Using technology to solve a parenting problem, we cover apps, software, gadgets, and whatever we can fit into the tech bucket. Since we’re geeky girls, that’s a lot!

Tech Tuesday: Make a super easy video storybook

May 7, 2013

If you’ve ever lost your enthusiasm for reading the same story over and over, you’ll appreciate our guest Abbi’s discovery. She sent this tip to us as an alternative to letting YouTube read to your child. I was first introduced to A Story Before Bed via the Nursery that I work for here in Dubai […]

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Tech Tuesday: Diggity for digging through social media

April 30, 2013

Here’s the common situation: A super smart friend, let’s call her Julie, who always has easy cooking shortcuts when I go to her house, posted a question on Facebook asking about family dinner ideas. I remember that I loved at least five of the ideas Julie’s friends shared in the comments, but now I can’t […]

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Using technology to solve a parenting problem, we cover apps, software, gadgets, and whatever we can fit into the tech bucket. Since we’re geeky girls, that’s a lot!

Tech Tuesday: Geeky apps to get you outside with baby

April 23, 2013

Geeky moms and dads need to leave the house too, right? While I love seeing you here on the blog, I want you to get fresh air and sunshine. If you need someone to give you some points for your effort, try one of these apps to gamify your outings. Geo-location apps turn walks with […]

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Tech Tuesday: Photostream explained

April 16, 2013

Some photos are not quite worthy of Facebook, but are must-sees to extreme enthusiasts of your child. That’s why my husband and I set up a few Photo Streams on our iPhones. A photo stream is simply an album that can be shared with a group. The photos are located in the cloud, so no […]

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Using technology to solve a parenting problem, we cover apps, software, gadgets, and whatever we can fit into the tech bucket. Since we’re geeky girls, that’s a lot!

Tech Tuesday: On-demand parenting advice

April 9, 2013

If all the top parenting experts were your best friends and available in that “call me anytime” way via skype, then your middle-of-the-night feedings might start to look a little bit like KidsintheHouse.com. Worried that you’re holding your baby too much? A top pediatrician will reassure you. Have questions about if you’re producing enough breastmilk, […]

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Tech Tuesday: An easy way to keep track of kid quotes

March 26, 2013

My daughter has a wonderful knack for inventing words. “Waggy”, if you don’t know, is an adjective that describes wide-leg pants, such as men’s-styled pajama bottoms. On Pajama Day at preschool, you might think twice about wearing your waggy jammies, because if you want to climb a lot, they may get in your way. All […]

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Using technology to solve a parenting problem, we cover apps, software, gadgets, and whatever we can fit into the tech bucket. Since we’re geeky girls, that’s a lot!

Tech Tuesday: Pregnancy Time-Lapse App

March 12, 2013

Expectant parents can create a time-lapse video of their pregnancy – and get health tips along the way – through a new, free, interactive iPhone app called CineMama available from the March of Dimes. Watch your belly grow as you take as many or as few pictures as you like over the course of your […]

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Tech Tuesdays: Podcasts

March 5, 2013

Having worked on a piece of research about what types of new media moms consume, I know that podcasts are not very popular among our demographic. Regardless, I want to share my enthusiasm for them. The listening habit I developed about three months ago has turned me into a regular exerciser, and it’s entirely due […]

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Using technology to solve a parenting problem, we cover apps, software, gadgets, and whatever we can fit into the tech bucket. Since we’re geeky girls, that’s a lot!

Tech Tuesday: Create a toddler naptime playlist on spotify

February 26, 2013

My friend and parenting expert, Julie King, had a rookie baby who would not sleep once he reached the toddler age. Once he figured out that better things were going on in the other room, he resisted. Together with her friend and co-author, Joanna Faber, they created Asher’s Dance and Rest Tape to trick the […]

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Tech Tuesday: Free app for preschoolers

February 19, 2013

You guys, this app is really cute — and it’s free! Endless Alphabet teaches letters, and for those who already know them, introduces words. The animations are filled with charming monsters (not scary at all!) and quirky sounds. I like the artwork which will appeal to both genders. I cannot vouch for the efficacy of […]

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