Registering Your Kid’s Social Media Usernames

I'm a techie, so I thought it would be a good idea to register my kids "gubment" domain names - I wanted to make sure they own their digital identity when they are ready to handle the responsibility, and I thought it would be a cool [tech] Rites Of Passage gift. I thought about registering their email addresses as well - That way they wouldn't be tempted to register some weird "sweetnsassy2010@[insert email service here].com" email address and wonder why they can't get a job after they graduate college. Then I got...

Are You Ready To Introduce Your Kids To Technology?

My youngest daughter (AKA, Tech 2.0, AKA, Pooter) turned 3 years old this past weekend. We asked her what she wanted for her birthday. She's into "Dora The Explorer", so she had a laundry-list of Dora-branded merchandise she required. Since I'm a techie, I had half a mind to give her a ton of age-appropriate gadgets to as they say "train up a child...

Infographic: Teens Aren’t Safe On Facebook

There is no surprise that social sites like Facebook can be potentially dangerous if used without any sort of discretion, but I stumbled upon an infographic that actually puts numbers to the assumptions that parents and guardians of kids growing up in the digital age have....

Samsung Smart TV Kids App – Kids Learn While Parents Control

Even at 4 and 2 years old, my kids are pretty interactive. They can navigate our smartphones like champs. With Kids App on our Samsung Smart TV ES8000, parents can let their kids watch Video On Demand, and play educational games from a kid-friendly content, while parents can actively monitor their children's development....

An Active Family Outing – Family Block Party

The Tech Fam' took some time out this weekend to visit the Family Block Party hosted by The Atlanta Parent Magazine. We thought we were going to just let the kids play in some bouncy houses, get their faces painted, and go home. We realized shortly after we entered the event that we were about to get into more than just a lazy outing....

Its Potty Training Season for Tech 2.0 With The Help Of Pull-Ups iGo Potty App

Potty training bear

Decoy (image courtesy of Love & Learn)

“It’s potty time. Oooh it’s poootty time. Havin’ a pooottaaay….come on!”

My youngest daughter (Tech 2.0) is more than ready for potty training. We knew she was kind-of ready, but it really hit us when her day-care providers alerted us that she was starting to use the potty and requested that we bring training panites (not pull-ups) to school.

So I did what any techie would do…Searched for an app to help Tech 2.0 get her potty on. The one I found is iGo Potty by Huggies Pull-Ups. The app is “cutsie” enough to get our 2 year-old interested in the potty, and it also does a good job of helping Mrs. Tech and I get more motivated to train so we can stop buying those expensive-arse disposable training diapers.