Tag: social media

A Social Media Vacation: Why I Probably Won’t Be Going Back

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My family had been practicing social or physical distancing for two months. My hobby of performing stand up comedy had come to a screeching...

Protecting Our Kids: A Social Media Roundup for Clueless Parents

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How can we protect our kids from online predators, if we're somewhat clueless about the social media world in which they live?   Several years...

I Want to Take a Social Media Break. I Just Can’t...

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I am mentally exhausted from all the COVID-19 news, discussion, and debate. I want to take a social media break. I just don’t think I...

Adjusting to the Teen Years: What Life Is like for a...

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I don’t know why I thought adjusting to the teen years would be an easy task. I assumed that my girls would just be...

I Received a Number Neighbor Text from a Child- Here’s What...

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Yesterday, I received a “Number Neighbor” text. Do you know what a “Number Neighbor” is? Have you seen the memes? Before yesterday, I’d seen a...

Consent to Post: Asking Kids Permission to Share Information Online

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I recently wrote a post about a pretty sensitive subject involving one of my kids. It occurred to me as I was writing it...

Social Media Hiatus: What I Learned During My Break

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I recently took a social media hiatus from all of my accounts. Goodbye Facebook. Goodbye Instagram. Goodbye Pinterest.  The break wasn’t completely intentional, and the...

Innovative, Inspiring Vermont Instagram Moms You Want to Follow

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Vermont is hiding incredible Instagrammers. In the mountains, by the lake, down the street. Do you scroll? Me too. Sure, there’s a downside to...

Five Things I Learned during my Digital Declutter

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You’ve heard this a thousand times already, but I’ll tell you again: being a parent changes you. Before kids, everything was different. I got...

Just Another Cautionary Social Media Tale

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The following story is difficult for me to share. My daughter made some poor decisions on social media, and I hope that by sharing...

Deleting Social Media: What I Discovered in My Unsubscribe Movement

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In the months leading up to my son’s second birthday (and two days later, on my 32nd birthday), I started to think about time....

Social Media: Don’t Assume You Know Me by What I Post

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I have a confession to make: my actual life looks nothing like my social media posts. I’m pretty sure yours doesn’t either. I’ve posted...

Facebook Invites — Let’s Review Some Basic Etiquette, Shall We?

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Look, I love technology as much as the next person, but there is one new norm from the virtual world we've created that I...

Mommy Confession: Making New Friends is Difficult

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Flash back to first grade: I have lots of friends. Pretty much everyone in my class is my friend, with the exception of that...