Useful Tips

Internet Safety in the New Year

New tech devices topped many kids’ Santa lists this past holiday season.  Whether or not Santa delivered new devices to your home, it’s still a great time to review Internet safety and get your kids off to a new year of “Social Media For Good!”

10 Best Cell Phone Accessories for Your Summer Vacation

The right cell phone accessories can mean a world of difference while vacationing. Your phone could become a flexible tool that plays a key role in your vacation, or it could end up being a useless chunk of plastic that’s more liability than asset.

Summer Fun Bucket List

SUMMER is in full swing. Schedules are different and kids are at risk of being bored. Here are some inexpensive ideas for fun with the kids this summer ~ when they are not catching up on the summer reading list!

The Blue Whale Challenge

What is The Blue Whale Challenge? “The Blue Whale Challenge” also known as “The Blue Whale Game” is a dangerous social media trend that encourages vulnerable young people to commit suicide. The game which is said to have originated in Russia over a year ago, requires players to complete daily tasks which escalate in intensity  Continue Reading »

Five Best Ways to Reduce Your Children’s Online Time

Written by Olivia Jones  The beauty of our kids growing up in the digital era lies in the amount of available information that simplifies and allows learning through many sources, and turns it into a fun, independent activity. Kids enjoy their freedom to explore a whole universe at their fingertips, shared in a visually appealing  Continue Reading »

Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. — Why Parents and Kids Need to Reclaim the Art of Conversation

Cell phones have given us the ability to be “connected” at all times. In the middle of a party, around the dinner table, and even on the playground, we pull out our smartphones to find information, see what our friends are doing, and feel more linked with the world. But according to Sherry Turkle, a professor at M.I.T.  Continue Reading »

MamaBear’s Most Popular Posts in 2015

As digital and social media use continued to rise in 2015, MamaBear was there to explain new trends and problems to parents throughout the year. As we enter another year and look forward to even more changes to come, take a minute to recap the most important issues and posts from the MamaBear blog in  Continue Reading »

Table Talk Topic: Expressing Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time that reminds us to express our gratitude and be more thankful, but throughout the year parents have an opportunity to bring that type of gratitude to the dinner table. We don’t need to ask “What are you thankful for today?” in order to prompt conversations about gratitude with our families. There  Continue Reading »

How to Have a Safe and Fun Halloween With Kids of All Ages

From costume advice to trick-and-treating rules, use these tips to make sure you have a fun and safe Halloween with your kids of all ages. Tips for Kids Ages 0-5 Even small children and toddlers can be a part of Halloween festivities with the right planning. Costumes Make sure store-bought costumes have no choking hazards  Continue Reading »

Parents Are Oversharing on Social Media and It May Be Impacting Their Kids

Parents spend a lot of time worrying about their children oversharing on social media. But for many parents, oversharing wasn’t something they were thinking about when they were posting baby pictures, videos of toddlers, and funny stories about their child’s embarrassing “firsts.” When it comes to social media, are parents as guilty as their teenagers  Continue Reading »

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