Resource Junkie


I’m a researcher by nature. And I am a control freak I struggle with control issues. I’ve learned that whenever I’m faced with a decision or problem, my primary coping mechanism is to research. I reach out for advice from people I respect. I scour the Internet. And I read. I suppose somewhere in my subconscious I believe that if I gather […]

Child Safe Settings for Windows 10 Computers


Thankfully, companies are finally including additional options to provide parents with the ability to better restrict technology use by children. Microsoft does this through “Windows Family Settings.” Before you can set up Windows Family Settings, you will need two primary accounts. First, you need an email account for each child who will use the computer (or one that is shared by all). Don’t […]

Child Safe Settings For The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch


We’re a pretty geeky family.  Well, the husband and I are, at least.  Our kids are tech-savvy, but that’s just a product of growing up in America today.  I don’t think it necessarily earns you the ‘Geek’ title.  Come to think of it, I’m not exactly sure what the requirement is these days. At any rate, technology is […]

A Crash Course on Bipolar Disorder

Because I’m vocal about my diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, I am often contacted for information by people who are affected by the condition, either personally or through a family member or friend.  To quickly bring someone up to speed, I wrote a short reference guide on the illness, so I thought I would share it […]

How To Childproof Your Television


As parents, we know we need to monitor the media our children consume, but with constantly emerging devices, it’s easy to forget about the good old fashioned delivery system.  The television.  Thankfully, we have some easy to implement tools at our disposal.  Read further to learn how to utilize them most efficiently for your family. […]