Should your kids be using Instagram?
12:46 PM - April 30
In this month's Plugged-In Parent column, Sharon Miller Cindrich tackles what you need to know before letting your kids join Instagram.
Turn your smartphone photos into prints and books
12:30 PM - March 8
Make something great with those adorable photos of your family with these easy-to-use apps.
Chicago teen with autism blogs in real-time about neighborhood crime
3:52 PM - March 6
Armed with a police scanner and a dedication to civic duty, Timmy Granzow has become a guardian for his community.
The problem with hyper-connected kids in the digital age
12:40 PM - March 6
How to know when it's time to unplug your kids and what to do with screen-less time.
Is my smartphone making me stupid?
10:18 AM - March 5
A broken, or hidden, cell phone might be the key to a creative day in the city of Chicago.
Is Snapchat safe for our kids?
11:22 AM - March 4
Snapchat is all the rage with today's kids. Even though they think it's the safer way to share their photos, there are still ground rules you need to consider.
How to get kids to unplug during a play date
11:20 AM - February 22
In the whirl of video games, movies and fancy tech games, is there still a place for unplugged, imaginative play?
Choosing an e-reader for your kids
5:12 PM - December 7
How can you choose which is right for you child? Take a close look at these considerations when comparing gadgets.
Mom Facebook etiquette 101
11:40 AM - November 8
Moms and kids can coexist on Facebook peacefully, but there are some rules to follow.
How to get your kids to watch better TV
11:43 AM - September 28
Finding educational TV shows for your kids is easy — just look to the internet.