Tech Tuesday: Cool, Cooler, Coolest

Collest

With summer in full swing, there’s a good chance that you have already put your trusty cooler to work at the beach, on a picnic or road trip, or keeping drinks cool in the backyard or at the game field. But is your cooler as cool as it can be? What about the name? It’s […]

Rainy Day Activities

Rainy Day Activities

Here are some rainy day activities for those dreary and wet summer days when your little ones are asking you what they can do. Boredom can lead to all kinds of trouble and frustrating situations, so we’ve thought of some fun things you can do with your kids when they can’t be outside playing because of […]

6 Family Activities Your Family Must Do This Summer

Family activities

Summer will soon be here and your kids will be home from school and ready for some fun family activities full of adventure. What will you do with them this summer? If you haven’t got a clue, last summer we published 65 Inexpensive Kids Activities For This Summer. That post might get you thinking and planning […]

Fatherhood

PaulandGirls

My husband didn’t want to become a dad. His reasons were many and too private to share here, but he knew being a mother was a desire of my heart. It didn’t take us long to become pregnant, but it took us a few years before we carried a baby to term. Three years into […]

Tech Tuesday: Apple WWDC Keynote Highlights

WWDC14

Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) just began yesterday and the keynote presentation revealed some interesting new features for both OS X and iOS. Here are some of the highlights: Apple has 9 million registered developers which is up 57% from last year. Mac growth in the past year was 12% vs.an overall industry decline of 5%. […]

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. I am so honored to be a mom. What a great delight it is to see that my children have grown up to be such wonderful, thougthful adults. I think I sound a little like a proud mom, don’t I? On the SpinCycle this week the theme is Mother’s Day […]

SpinCycle: St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day

When we started our web site for kids, the first theme we did was St. Patrick’s Day. I was and always have been the creative part of our team, while my husband has been the technical part. Together we make a great team. We’ve worked hard and agonized over many decisions to do with our […]

Teaching Your Teen to Drive: Should You Start With Manual or Automatic?

Teaching your teen to drive

There are a lot of things to consider when you start teaching your teen to drive. One of the biggest question parents face is whether to start out their child on manual or automatic transmission vehicles. As of August 2013, just 3.9 percent of new cars sold for the year in the U.S. had manual […]

Tech Tuesday: Sen.se Mother

Sense Mother

When it comes to personal technology, it doesn’t get much more personal than Sen.se Mother. Sen.se has created something here that has enormous potential. Through a combination of small sensors (called Cookies) and a  home base, Sen.se is hoping to make, well, sense of your world and the things that matter to you. The Sen.se […]

Snowed In and Bonding: What the Family Can Do Indoors on a Snow Day

Snowed In

Snowy winter weather brings work and school snow days the only option. Winter vacation time can also mean “staycations” during cold and snowy days. When you find yourself stuck at home with the family without any plans, it’s time to get creative and dig up something fun to do. Snow days are the a perfect […]