Last week, my teenager spilled a milkshake on his MacBook Air and I’m convinced it was on purpose. You see, he’s been lobbying for a PC because my current ability to satellite parent requires the household to be on Apple, lest I will have to come up with different parental controls. Parenting … [Read more...]
How A Tablet Can Help Autistic Children Communicate
April is Autism Awareness Month and for many families with children diagnosed within the Autism spectrum, finding ways to learn and communicate effectively is a high priority. There is no cookie-cutter solution; each person diagnosed has their own particular needs and skills. Autism was first … [Read more...]
Make Holiday Shopping A Breeze With These Apps
Holiday shopping can be stressful for some of us. Stepping into my nearby mall on any given weekend requires careful planning on my part. It's not a time to browse with a latte in hand, if you know what I mean! I definitely have a budget in mind for each person on my list. I've done my research and … [Read more...]
Apps To Up The Fright & Fun This Halloween
I don't know about you but my little one is getting seriously excited for Halloween. The fact that it's on a Friday makes it even more fun as he knows he can stay up just a bit later with his friends. We're planning a sleepover after they've brought their candy haul home. What is it about having … [Read more...]
APP of the Week: For The Term of His Natural Life
There are a many novels that have stood the test of time. For the Term of His Natural Life is one of them...a classic. Australian writer Marcus Clarke first published the story in 1874 when he was only 28 years old. Since then, the novel has lived several lives in three feature films, a mini-series, … [Read more...]
Don’t Panic! Gifts & Apps for Valentine’s Day!
There can be a lot of expectation and pressure around Valentine's Day but planning the perfect date doesn't have to be stressful. But don't panic! You're just days away...I know. But just remember it's the thought that counts. You ARE thinking, right? Here are a few fun ways to help you on the road … [Read more...]
This Is Not A Toy – it’s a very cool art & design exhibition!
Remember when you were a child playing with your toys? How happy were those days when we could spend the day with our imagination. I remember collecting toys and paraphernalia like Hello Kitty ...okay maybe I still do! If you're a fan of pop-culture and design you need to make time to visit the … [Read more...]
APP OF THE WEEK: Pride & Joy cheering on Canadian Olympic Athletes!
The Winter Olympic games are just weeks away! The kids are getting excited as we are starting to see commercials and buzz around the Canadian athletes that will be competing. How excited were we to find out that Sidney Crosby has been named captain of the Canadian Men's Hockey Team, right? So, as … [Read more...]
App of the WEEK: Next Issue Canada access to over 100 world’s best magazines
Okay, holidays you were awesome! Minus the ice storm but a weekend getaway and the winter break gave us a chance to catch up with some reading. We're avid magazine readers in our family so when the new Next Issue Canada App came to my attention it was really a no brainer for us to jump in. All of … [Read more...]
APPS OF THE WEEK: mGifts and FastMall
What type of holiday shopper are you? Are a last minute shopper? Are you organized armed with lists? Are you a go with the flow type? And does the mall terrify you? There are several apps that can help you keep on top of your shopping frenzy this holiday season! Manage your lists with mGifts (99 … [Read more...]