Let Screen Take Back Control of Your Kids’ Electronics!


I received compensation for my review of this app. All opinions are my own.

My daughter likes watching YouTube toy un-boxing videos a little too much. She is fascinated with scrolling through the wide range of videos featuring her favorite princesses and toys that catch her eye. With her never-ending desire to watch these videos, I grew tired of always having to take the phone away from her and be the bad guy. So, I decided to do something about it. Welcome to my home, Screen… you are just what I have been looking for!

Screen is a mobile app that can turn off all connected electronic devices, as well as show how and where devices are being used. Now you don’t have to worry, if your kids are using their phones in school or while they are in their room and supposed to be studying. Screen will be able to tell you what your child(ren) are viewing and for how long they have been using their devices!

As my daughter hasn’t breached the 3-year-old mark yet, I don’t have to worry about her using electronics in class or when she is supposed to be doing her homework. But, I certainly don’t want her looking at a screen all day long.


I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to download and set up the Screen app. There is a parental control app, which will go on your phone and a child app for their device(s). Once downloaded, you set up an account for your family and then add your child’s device to that account. When completed, you will be notified with a “Success!” notice.



At that point, you can set up a number of options for your needs. You can enable features like a warning time for when devices will be turned off, a shake feature which will automatically turn off the device when shaken, show device location, and even enable screenshots. That’s right, if you have worries about what your kids are doing on their laptop, phone or other electronics, this app will take random snapshots of their screen! Wow!



One of the best ideas Screen came up with is how parents can set up times when certain devices can be used, and when they should not. You can set up any electronic device that your child uses and schedule the times when it’s ok to use. For instance, you can set up a laptop to be available for homework from 6:30pm-8:00pm and if they need additional time to complete their assignment, you can add it to their device so it won’t shut off.

This is such a great feature, as now your child’s phone (laptop, gaming console, etc.) will automatically turn off when you schedule it to do so. Now, you can monitor how long your child has been on their electronics without having to harp on them, which will save you both a lot of frustration. Thanks to Screen you can take your title back as Mom (or Dad) and leave the Bad Cop behind. Woo hoo!



With features that can change and grow with your family, you aren’t locked into what you originally set into place when you installed the app. It’s nice to know that Screen can grow with your family and be tailored to fit each child’s needs. After all, the needs of your child this month, might very well be different even a month from now and this way, you know Screen has you covered.

Connect: Find out more about Screen by visiting their website. Then make sure you “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Buy It: You can purchase Screen on their website. You will receive a Parents’ app for iPhone or Android, unlimited apps for kids’ devices and set top box for up to 3 TV connected devices for a now discounted price of $99! A $60 savings!
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$25 Visa Card & Rock Dog Movie Prize Pack Giveaway!

$25 and an awesome prize pack for the kiddo's? Sounds great to me! Good luck! :)


When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Who is ready for a new fun adventure in a great movie! Anytime someone wants to be a musician there is sure to be a good time to be had by all! I can only imagine what it would be like if my dog wanted to be a musician, my Bella is probably way too shy but it would be fun to see for sure!

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events. ROCK DOG opens in theatersFebruary 24, 2017 starring Luke Wilson (Bodi), Eddie Izzard (Angus), J.K. Simmons (Khampa), Lewis Black (Linnux), Kenan Thompson (Riff), Mae Whitman (Darma), Jorge Garcia (Germur), with Matt Dillon (Trey) and Sam Elliott (Fleetwood Yak).

Rated PG


I know everyone around here is ready for some fun and light hearted fun, I cannot wait until Friday 2/24 when this movie premieres.
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How To Make Co-Parenting Work!

This is a Guest Post by Noémi from CoParents.com. I only share information with my readers that I find interesting, helpful or fun!

Raising a child with someone you don’t live with can be quite challenging. Whether this is the result of a divorce, a separation or a personal choice, co-parenting might be demanding and hard to manage. Don’t worry, though, with a good organization, the necessary arrangements – sharing custody, coordinating schedules, agreeing on a set of rules, as well as ensuring the welfare of the child - is perfectly realizable.

What is co-parenting?
Although the nuclear family – a married couple living with their children – remains the most common family type in our society, this is not the unique model anymore. Today, you can find single parents raising a child on their own, gay parents, extended families, and people who decide to have a baby without living together and being in a relationship. This latter is called co-parenting.

Couples who split or divorce might also choose to co-parent and share the rights and responsibilities in relation to their children. Co-parenting is a form of partnership where both parties work jointly in order to ensure that the welfare and the needs of their child are preserved.

How to make co-parenting work
The most important thing is to maintain a stable and safe environment to the child. His or her well-being is always the priority and every decision must be made accordingly.

Keeping a stable routine is important
Living in two homes might be quite confusing for a child, especially after the separation of their parents. They need to carry on the same routine whether they stay at mom or dad’s house. Children must evolve in a stable environment to feel secure. For this reason, both parents should arrange a common set of rules for the two houses. The discipline, homework, dining and bedtime hours, or also the amount of time spent playing computer games, should remain the same.

A child has the right to maintain a healthy relationship with his mom and dad
Children love their mommy and daddy equally. They need to continue to have a healthy relationship with each of their parents. Arranging shared custody, for instance, a week with mom and a week with dad, is a good solution for a child to spend time with his parents and feel close to both of them. Shared parenting should be arranged according to the age of the child as well as their personality.

Ensure you have a good communication with the other parent
When co-parenting is the result of a separation, it might be hard to preserve a good relationship with the ex-partner. However, the well-being of the child should always be the very top priority. Even if you feel resentment towards your ex, keep it for yourself and never show it to your child as these negative reactions could hurt him or her. On the contrary, if your children see their parents respecting each other and even better, enjoying having a little chat, they’ll feel more comfortable with the situation.

Having regular conversations with your co-parent is essential to maintain a good relationship as well as to make shared custody a success. Additionally, the person who has the custody should always share with the other parent about what happens during these few days. Problems at home, a birthday party invitation, a good mark at school, or any other kind of events that might be relevant, are important things to say to your partner. Both parents must feel fully involved into their child’s life. Children who see their parents happy will be cheerful too!
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Make Your Daily Life Easier With The Vive Health Long Shoe Horn!


I received this Shoe Horn at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Are you pregnant, or do you suffer from arthritis or have limited mobility? If so, you know doing even the most basic things you used to find easy to do, are not so simple anymore. Thankfully, I haven’t suffered from joint pain or anything in that regard, but I have been pregnant. I remember all too well that once I reached my third trimester, I had a difficult time putting my shoes on. Trying to reach down and put on a pair of shoes over an ever-growing baby bump seemed virtually impossible! That’s why I am excited to partner with Vive Health and tell you all about their very handy Long Shoe Horn.

Vive Health offers an amazing selection of health-related products. They carry everything from blood pressure monitors to splints, walking aids to alarms, and many other great products. They offer free shipping on everything and have a wonderful guarantee policy.

This shoe horn is a very helpful tool for anyone with limited mobility. I appreciate the super long handle that measures 24” in length and has an easy grip handle. This long handle makes all the difference! Now you can easily get your shoes on without having to bend over. (Ah-mazing!!) You can use this either standing or sitting. No bending means you don’t have to strain any joints, bones, or muscles.



Shoe Horn Fast Facts:

Extended Reach at 24” in Length
Made of Ultra-Strong Durable Plastic
Easy To Grip Handle
Gently Curved
Protected By A Lifetime Warranty

I definitely would have loved to have had this helpful shoe horn when I was pregnant with my daughter. I had the worst time trying to put on my shoes and always had to have my husband help me. Now I know with the assistance of this shoe horn, I would have no trouble getting my shoes on, which is great!



If you have any limited mobility issues or just have a hard time getting your shoes on, I would absolutely recommend this shoe horn. This a product that can really make a helpful difference in your daily life.

Connect: Find out more about Vive Health by visiting their website. Then make sure you “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Buy It: Click here to purchase the Long Shoe Horn ($12.95) featured in this review, or their other helpful products here!
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