Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. Getting kids to do their chores is a daily battle for parents. At the same time, we want to know that we are doing everything we can to help our children develop good financial skills. The value of hard work, earning their money and managing it responsibly are the basic lessons we can teach our children - and household chores are a way to grow those skills while still young and in a safe family environment. New version of Homey - Chores and Rewards app allows parents to assign chores to the whole family and transfer allowance directly to kids’ bank accounts. Paper chore charts and star charts on the fridge are effective, but they require a lot of upkeep from parents. Given that 61% of kids age 11 now have their own smart devices, and 57% of children have bank accounts opened in their name, Homey makes it easy to track both chores and payouts for parents and children. By transferring allowance directly to the bank account Homey promotes … [Read more...]
Children and Tech: Important Facts You Need to Know!
I was reading a very interesting article on Yahoo! Parenting about children and tech. I was thrilled to see this important topic on such a highly viewed media source. It makes me believe that maybe--just maybe parents will begin to get the vital information they need in regards to their children and tech! Children and Tech I started researching this topic about a year ago, and was shocked at all that I did not know. I was also surprised by the fact that what I discovered was not publicized more prominently! 3 things you may want to consider when exposing your children to tech... 1. As posted in the Yahoo! Parenting post, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for children and media use last year. They recommend that kids under two have no screen time, and that kids over two should be limited to two hours or less a day. I recommend that you follow ALL the links in the article! 2. In my research over this past year, I discovered that WiFi can be … [Read more...]
Seahorse App Helps you Document Life
Life is a series of moments. Some of our moments are filled with joy and some are less than fun. Wherever you are in life, documenting the happy moments are what will give you the reminders of what makes life worth living; and while the not so great moments are never ones we want to dwell om the are what define us and help us to appreciate those awesome memories! The Seahorse App helps us document life together--thousands of scenes… It is a new way to document and remember your "life scenes together" with friends and family. I love the Seahorse App! It is so simple to use and share the amazing moments we have with the ones we love! One of the things I really like is creating scenes. You can add tons of photos to one scene and send it to a friend. These scenes can be trips, milestones, parties, a night out, etc... the point is; you are able to share all of your memories from each event in each scene. My Seahorse App Scenes I decided my first scene should be a recent trip I … [Read more...]