Last week I talked to Kori Chambers, anchor for the PIX11 morning team about social media do’s and don’ts for parents. Covering apps that keep your family pictures private, social media shaming and creating a digital footprint for your kid before they can even walk – the segment covered a lot of advice for parents […]Read More Talking Social Media Do’s and Don’ts on PIX11 NYC
100 mom and dad bloggers from all over the Northeast – and their awesome kids, about 140 of them! – came ready to party with KidzVuz in NYC on November 24th, 2013. We had amazing large sponsors like Homewood Suites by Hilton, Dermalogica, Samsung, Nintendo, Hasbro, Spinmaster and Audible.com along with smaller NY based brands […]Read More Inside the KidzVuz Holiday House Party (Video)
There has been a renewed discussion about violent video games and the correlation with real life violence. This discussion crops up after every tragic mass shooting since the gunman more likely than not also played a lot of games like Grand Theft Auto or other violent games. I’m not going to wade into this debate […]Read More VIDEO: What Do Kids Think About Violent Video Games?
My girls are now officially tweens. Along with the usual angst about middle school and friends there seems to be a new obsession – fashion. One of my girls has morphed into a walking fashion encyclopedia over the last year, pouring over Lucky, Elle, Vogue and any other fashion mags she can get. And then […]Read More Using Virtual Piggy to Raise Money Smart Kids
On July 1st the new regulations for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) went into effect. But, COPPA really only concerns the collection of information from a child under 13. It does not care about content, about moderation, about bullying, about many of things that actually concern parents when they think about their kids […]Read More Easy Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Safe Online
There was a lot of uproar about Disney “sexing” up Merida in their lead up to her official induction into the Disney Princess Pantheon. But, at the Disney coronation ceremony last week, which I attended as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, she was exactly as you would imagine – wild haired, bold, […]Read More Brave’s Merida – Redefining the Word Princess
As New York City 10 year-olds my girls have taken a huge range of after school classes. From sports to cooking, arts to performing, we’ve covered pretty much every venue on the Upper West Side. I’ve found that some classes are harder to do well than others, cooking for example is often nothing more than […]Read More My Daughters are Film Makers – Take Two Film Academy and What Makes a Great After School Class
My daughters wear glasses. They’ve worn them since they were 5. So when they heard they were going to get braces this year it didn’t go over so well. Glasses AND braces – a tween nightmare. But, luckily for us we found a fabulous Orthodontist, Dr. Jennifer Stachel – whose purple painted office, incredible patience, tween-erific […]Read More Braces, Brushing and Other Tween Tooth Issues (plus a Listerine Challenge)
I am super excited to announce the launch of the first and only video creation and sharing app for kids! After months of hard work with a team of fabulous developers, our KidzVuz app has hit the iTunes App Store! What can kids do on the KidzVuz app? First of all it’s awesome for travel. […]Read More Turn Your Kid into a Citizen Reporter and Reviewer With the New KidzVuz App!
Packing for camp means stocking up for 7 weeks of being totally unplugged!Read More Wordless Wednesday: Summer Reading!