It’s 10pm. Where is Your Child’s Cell Phone?

  In an effort to make my teenage daughter hate me (because really, what other motive could I have?). I gave Jane two options regarding her cell phone at night. Option 1: She can leave her cell phone plugged in downstairs Option 2: I can add back parental controls and after 10pm she will only be able to call or text me, her grandparents and 9-1-1. There is no option 3. We had tears and threats. I wasn’t spoken to for two solid hours. If you’ve ever met Jane you’d …

Crossing The Street

Next week there is a birthday party for one of Jane’s friends.  The party is very close to Jamba Juice. Remember Alexander’s big walk to Jamba Juice? Well, Jane would like to walk to the party, and she’d like to walk there alone. Two other moms are on board, and the girls will be coming to my house after school, and then the trio will walk the eight tenths of a mile to the birthday party, enjoy the party and then walk back home. One of the moms said, “I’ll …

What’s the best new place you’ve ever found using your phone?

Yelpers, I want to hear from you. What’s your best find? I just text my friend Jay and ask him what’s good. I’m pretty sure he’s finding it on Yelp or Urban Spoon. Also, has anyone else noticed that google maps has a number of businesses on them? I end up using it even though my new car has GPS, because I can see the whole neighborhood.

My Eleven Year Old Charged $192 to My Cell Phone

Remember when Jane turned eleven and got a cell phone? My brother called me and was like, “you should get her an unlimited text plan because our girls ran up huge texting bills, and Mom loves me best.” (that is EXACTLY what he said). In keeping with my general rule of never listening to my brother, I bought Jane the cell phone with no additional text plan. I figured it would run me a few dollars a month when she texted her friends. The first cell phone bill included $123 …