YOU are your brand. Your digital persona.

Protect your digital persona- think of YOU as your favorite brand. For the parents of teenagers out there, I think it’s worth pointing out a few key statistics your tweens and teens should know before they post that comment or photo they might regret… Last year (2013), according to a survey on Education.com that included 381 college ...

DIY inspiration for girls- of all ages!

Saturday, July 19, 2014 0 , , , Permalink 0

For any of you out there who love cool, unique ideas for anything DIY- you CANNOT miss this site: www.anygirlcandoit.com.   Every once an a while, we have to take a break for ourselves.  Whether we are running kids to 14 different activities on the same evening or running between double booked, back to back meetings all day- we need to take some time for ourselves to recharge and stay sane.  And, I’m talking about more than a bathroom break:).  I know it is sometimes impossible to take 15 minutes and explore creative ideas for DIY projects that are practical, unique and affordable, but this site is worth perusing.  And, if you have a daughter- this is a great site to check out together.

Besides all of the unique DIY projects and creations on the site, there are two other things that really make this site stand out as unique: the mission to inspire and the ‘Girls Who Are Making It Happen’ page.  What a great way to recognize women and girls (of all ages!) for getting out there and doing something awesome!

Netiquette. Important? Brace yourself.

…Approximately 95% of US teens ages 12-17 are online*. …75% of children in the US under the age of 8 have access to a ‘smart’ mobile device (phone, tablet, etc). This is up from 52% in 2011**. …59% of kids join social networks before age 10***. *From a September 2012 survey by the Pew Research Project. **According to a ...

Texting Drama

Monday, July 7, 2014 0 Permalink 0

If you have any concerns about texting ‘drama’, this is worth checking out. It’s a free app that keeps the ‘truth’ locked into a phone so that when a round of ‘he said/she said’ begins, the facts/truth won’t have been deleted. http://www.truthlocker.com/

The older they get…

A few years ago, I found myself in a surgeon’s office having a small lump removed from my leg. Not at all comfortable with needles or knives (especially when they involved me), my surgeon was chatting away as I waned between panic and attempted bravado. He talked about his 5 – yes, really- 5 teenagers ...