Nostalgia Machine: Music Videos of Songs From 1960 – 2013

Nostalgia Machine: Music Videos of Songs From 1960 – 2013

Ever since I came across The Nostalgia Machine website a few weeks ago, I have been lost in the music of the 1960s and 70s. What a great idea for a website. The creators had decided to make a nostalgia website and originally weren’t sure what it should consist of. They decided not to add […]

20 Family Technology Posts About Teens and Tweens

20 Family Technology Posts About Teens and Tweens

In addition to writing this blog, Connect with your Teens through Pop Culture and Technology, I also write for About.com as the Family Technology expert. If you have never been on the website, About.com’s 1,000 Experts help millions of users answer questions, solve problems, learn something new, and find inspiration. If you’ve been on the site […]

Graham Moore’s Stay Weird Oscar Speech: A Lesson For Families

Graham Moore’s Stay Weird Oscar Speech: A Lesson For Families

One of the best parts of the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony last night was Graham Moore’s acceptance speech after winning the award for best adapted screenplay for The Imitation Game. He gave a speech that can change, and might save, young people’s lives: “I tried to commit suicide at 16 because I felt weird, […]

3 New Netflix Original TV Series For Tweens

3 New Netflix Original TV Series For Tweens

I’ve been a subscriber to Netflix for many years. I first loved it for the movies. Then my favorite use became binge watching TV shows I had missed out on during their original airings. While I still love both of the above, I think that Netflix original TV series is now my favorite feature of […]

Adult Novels for Teen Girls and Their Moms

Adult Novels for Teen Girls and Their Moms

Young Adult (YA) novels are more popular than ever. In fact many adults, especially moms, are avid readers of YA books, partly to connect with their teens. However, especially if you have older teens, there are many wonderful books, written for adults, that you can share with your teens. These 5 books are not only […]

Adventure Story About Computer Science Aimed at Girls

Adventure Story About Computer Science Aimed at Girls

One of the best ways to get more people interested in computer science is to start early. A new book, Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things, is an adventure taken by a girl named Lauren, through Userland, where she meets magical creatures who help her solve puzzles along the way. The book […]