Are phone conversations dead?

I remember when I first discovered the magical awesomeness of talking to my friends on the phone. I want to say it was right around the beginning of middle school, when I found my circle of friends expanding to people outside a one-block radius of my house. That’s how it works, right? In elementary school, you have your best friend or friends in your class that you see all day, every day at school. But the kids you play with {Read More}

Banishing Dry Air With The Holmes Smart Humidifier

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes Products. All opinions are 100% mine. I live in Minnesota. The winter weather here is frigid and dry. And I don’t mean just a little uncomfortably freezing and frigid. I mean full on, polar vortex, cracking skin, frostbit fingers, bloody noses because it’s so cold all the moisture has been sucked out of the air dry.  Yeah, I live here.  Voluntarily.  Thankfully, there are companies like Holmes® that make {Read More}

Bonding over technology: Teaching dad how the tablet works #VZWVoices #Mom

I’m currently participating in the Verizon Moms Voices blogging program. I received a complimentary device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions. Jason (Levi’s dad) was over the other day and Levi taught him how to use apps on my tablet. It might have been one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Part of the reason it was so adorable is because Levi totally has this tablet thing figured out. I have all of his {Read More}

I Obsessively Stalk My Inbox and 3 Other Things I Learned When My iPhone Died

My iPhone died on Sunday. Not the “my battery died and I need to charge it” kind of death, but the “crap it’s completely dead and even the guys at the Apple store can’t fix it” electronic death that can’t be undone. So here I am, two tortorous days later, and I finally have a replacement phone. Over the past 48 hours, I learned just how much I rely on my iPhone. 1. I obsessively stalk my email inbox I’m {Read More}