The Essential Guide To Tearing Your Kids Away From Tech

Technology is not necessarily a bad thing and it’s not the demon it is often made out to be. It can be empowering, impart knowledge, and enable your boys to learn new skills, preparing them for the future technologically advanced world. However, when we see our sons sat in front of a TV, playing on […]

Why I’m Not Worried About Screen Time

Google “how screen time affects kids” and you’ll be inundated with nearly 39,000,000 articles with titles such as “How to Limit Screen Time” and “What Screen Time Can Really Do to Kids’ Brains.” You’ll see teaser phrases that tell you “Screen time isn’t great for anyone’s brain. It may be a particular concern for kids‘.” Everywhere you […]

How Will Your Boys Use Technology In Future?

The Millennial generation was the first to grow up surrounded by technology from a young age. Most Millennials were teenagers when computers, laptops and the Internet grew in popularity and found a place in most western households. As a result,  Millennial workers have brought their tech-savviness to the workplace and created a new remote-friendly and […]

How to Help Your Child Pick the Right IT Career

Information technology, or IT for short, is a massive subject that encompasses a lot of different fields. There are many different specialisations to pick from. What your child will enjoy solely depends on their interests now, and it’s important that you don’t funnel them down a specific route in IT if they don’t enjoy it. […]


‘Member this? Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone. Hot Damn! You are a good and responsible 13-year-old boy and you deserve this gift. But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations.  Shortly after Janell Burley Hofmann published that post — complete with an 18-point contract — the […]


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It’s good to step away from the computer. Last week, I took my four boys camping in northern Wisconsin. It was a first for us, in a way — our first long-term camping trip. (If you can call five days long term. Since I was alone with four boys, I declare that you can!). It […]

Snapshot Sunday: No Photo Cord

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I have some incredibly fun photos of my boys. I really, really do. I do not, however, have my photo cord. Bear with me! I’ll post some photos later this week. In the meantime, anyone else have a fun boys-at-work photo they’d like to share?

Boys and Cell Phones

Boys and cell phones

Does your son have a cell phone? What are his favorite features? According to a 2010 study, boys are more likely than girls to use their cell phones for purposes other than communication. Boys are more likely to play music, share pictures, check email and play video games on their cellular phones. The researchers worry, […]