How to survive the summer with your kids: Kid-friendly daytrips

How to survive the summer with your kids

How to survive the summer with your kids It is coming. You notice it first as an uncomfortable niggle behind your right ear, but it quickly moves to your neck in the form of a tennis ball of tension. Spreading down into your arms, you feel as though you are covered by one of those lead blankets they drape you …

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My PlayHome app review iPad

MyPlayHome app reviewed on Survive Magazine

My PlayHome app review iPad Sometimes, you just want a little peace and quiet around your house. When you feel as if your head will pop off if you have to break up one more fight, you need to find a serious distraction. I’m one of those people that relies on apps for distraction. I load up my iTunes cards …

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And you can use your iPad as a tennis racket

If you are an Apple enthusiast like myself, you get excited about the little things: Hot new apps, new cases and holders, and the possibility of cutting a hole in your kitchen cabinet in order to mount you iPad and use it as a wireless sound system for your entire house. Because I love my iPad so very much, I …

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Cell phones can keep you sane, but will they fry your brain?

I remember the moment so vividly. I answered my front door to find my husband’s friend standing on the steps. In his hand was a bright, shiny, slightly newer iTouch, and he was giving it to me.  Up until that moment, it never occurred to me that a small, thinnish piece of technology would drastically improve my life, but it …

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3 ways to be popular on Twitter and have a fulfilling social networking life

How to be popular on Twitter

You know that sinking feeling you get when you are all dressed up for some event and realize that you are either dressed in the wrong gear or worse, you are horrendously late for the festivities? You’ve made an effort to extract the yogurt from your hair, and even put on some makeup so you don’t look like one of …

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The difference between Macs and PCs as explained to my Mom

The difference between Macs and PCs, as explained to my Mom My mom is not the most techno savvy person you will ever meet. She’s 59 now, and the first time she picked up a mouse she literally picked it up and smacked it back down on the mouse pad. I had to restrain her from constantly picking it up …

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Couch to 5K app review

Cows in a pasture - copyright Shelly Wutke

Couch to 5K app review I have never thought of myself as a runner. Or someone who was into exercise for that matter. Sure, I like to ride my road bike around Langley in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, but given the duration (at least an hour) and the difficulty in getting out the door (impossible), I have never ridden …

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How to Change a Diaper, for dummies

You don’t need a license to have a baby, which is really too bad in many respects. You’ve weighed the pros and cons of which baby necessities to buy and discovered that the one thing you can’t really do without is diapers. Unfortunately for you, you have no idea how to change a diaper. This is how you change a …

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