Does Your Kid Know What a Flash Button is?

My kids love to stay home alone. This is in part because they don’t want to go places with me like grocery and drug stores but also in part because they enjoy the independence and the quiet. I understand and respect this so I allow them their freedom with just a few rules in place. No swimming Do not answer the door for anyone Answer the home phone, it’s how I’ll reach them I had a zillion errands to do before the kids went to camp so I left Jane …

Tech Talk Tuesday: Phones Play and Apps

Okay guys, I’m going on a Mommy Blogging bent for Tech Talk Tuesday. Telephones: Do not give up your land line. I know we all love our cell phones, but you absolutely must not give up your land line because you won’t have 911. E911 is the service associated with you cell phone and with VOIP. E911 does not go to your nearest police station, poison control or firehouse. My cell phone’s 911 sends me to the California Highway Patrol. I’m in Los Angeles, talking to a dispatcher as far …