Learning

Why 25 Drivers Shouldn’t Rock The Ride Sharing Industry

What’s now a household name was just a need for a ride in Paris in 2008. The creators of Uber launched the app in March of 2009 and the world of transportation has never been the same. It wasn’t until 2012 that Uber got their biggest competitor in the name of Lyft. Though Uber still […]

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Learning, Parenting

Your Family And The Presidential Election

It’s just a few days shy of November 8, 2016. The Presidential Election is on everyone’s mind. While you’ve most likely made up your mind about who will get your vote this year, it’s not stopping your social media friends, mainstream media, or political bloggers from doing their best to influence you in the direction […]

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Learning, Technology

Why aren’t your kids listening to podcasts?

The world of podcasts is as big as it’s ever been. As of 2016, 21% of Americans age 12 or older say they have listened to a podcast in the past month, reflecting steady incremental growth since 2013 – when this share was 12%. And the growth of this medium means that the doors are […]

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Learning, Technology

Teaching Safety Around Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go has been downloaded 30 million times since its release. It’s earned an estimated $35 million, has 21 million active daily users, and has a record 7.2 million downloads. According to app tracking firm Sensor Tower, iPhone owners spend an average of 33 minutes per day using the app. The app gets kids off […]

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Learning, Parenting

Because I Said So!

Many parents today are of the opinion that chores are something that everyone in the home should do. They feel that kids need to know how to contribute to the household. That they should learn how to work hard and earn their keep in the home. Here is a post from Cafe Mom that speaks […]

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Learning, Parenting

Are parents too overprotective?

Photo credit: Xavier Donat / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND This week, The Atlantic published a very interesting story titled “The Overprotected Kid.” The story talks about how we, as parents, protect our kids in ways that were unheard of with previous generations, and is even foreign to how most of us grew up. It’s hard […]

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Chores, Learning

Why You Can’t Take Away ChoreMonster Points

Photo credit: Lotus Carroll via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA One of the most common feature requests or changes we have heard since ChoreMonster started, and that we continue to hear, is one that we will not change. I know, that sounds a little stubborn, if there are enough people asking for a feature change, we […]

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