Technology

By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Dec 20th, 2017
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With our family of 8, technology is a necessary part of our lives. As a parent, I strive to keep our family members protected at all times, even when it comes to using technology. I recently discovered a device that every home should have when it comes to cybersecurity – the Dojo by BellGuard. The […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Nov 17th, 2017
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This is a partnered post with TreeRing Memories.  It seems like just yesterday when my boys were just little guys. Some were in preschool while others were still in diapers. Where the heck did the time go? While we did have cameras and phones, taking photos and storing them was not what it is today. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Nov 17th, 2017
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This is a partnered post with Zapzapmath. In our family, we have 6 kids and 2 adults … and lots of apps!!! As a mom and social media specialist, I love to use apps on a regular basis. Our kids also love to use apps, but especially love those apps that are both fun for […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Oct 12th, 2017
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This Creative Live! Cam post is written in partnership with Creative Labs, who also made this awesome giveaway possible! In our home, we try to stay up on the latest technology. Not only is it cool to have the latest and greatest pieces of technology, but it’s also important when it comes to protecting our […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Home Reviews
Sep 17th, 2017
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In our home, we have 6 kids and 2 adults – all of whom actively use the internet on a regular basis. With that being said, protecting our family while using the internet is of the utmost importance to us as parents. After all, we want to keep our children safe for as long as […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Sep 5th, 2017
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The back-to-school season is now in full effect in our family and the area where we live. With 6 kids, that meant lots of different purchases – from backpacks to school supplies to new clothes. While we did some of our shopping in stores near us, we also did a lot of shopping online and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Aug 11th, 2017
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Sponsored post. This time of year is always a challenging one. It’s bittersweet because I’ve loved having the kids at home this summer and spending time as a family, but I’m also happy they’re going back to school to learn and spend time with friends. It’s also a busy time of year as we get […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jul 20th, 2017
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When I was younger, I remember shedding many tears of frustration when it came to learning math. I love that there are now so many different apps and programs out there to make learning math fun! I was recently introduced to the Zap Zap Kindergarten Math App and love it! Not only was it entertaining […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
Jun 19th, 2017
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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Summertime is here and the kids are immersing themselves in video games and YouTube. While these can be fun, wouldn’t you feel better if they were playing with technology AND […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jun 14th, 2017
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Life can get pretty busy in most of our lives and without family organization, it can get really crazy! When you look at your individual events, activities and appointments, it doesn’t look too bad. Add in everyone’s different schedules and life can get hectic. As a mom, I want to spend more time with my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jun 13th, 2017
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I’m so thankful to live in a day and age when we have so much information at our fingertips. Thanks to technology, we are able to monitor our homes and keep our families safe – all from the touch of a button on our phones! I recently discovered the Onelink Environment Monitor from First Alert […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jun 8th, 2017
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We live in an age where we are lucky enough to have smart homes filled with advanced pieces of technology. We love it! This Father’s Day, hook dad up with the Logitech Harmony Home Control or the Logitech Harmony Companion (the more recent model). We hooked ours up in our room and we love it! No […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jun 3rd, 2017
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This review was made possible by iConnect and Poptropica Worlds. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine. Our kids love technology. This includes drawing, watching videos and playing games. They’re always excited to try out new games that come along. We recently discovered Poptropica® – a virtual world [&he...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Mar 10th, 2017
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I love to listen to music and sometimes the music I like to listen to is not what my family necessarily wants to listen to. Whether it’s traveling, going for a walk or attempting to work out, I want to listen to my own music and with that requires the use of headphones. I can’t […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jan 18th, 2017
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Travel and accommodations were provided by 3M Company. All opinions are mine.   Earlier this month, Frank and I headed to CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, courtesy of the 3M team. We attended CES last year (my first year) and it was way bigger than I ever expected. This year was no different. During […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Jan 3rd, 2017
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Our family loves to play video games on the XBOX ONE! We received a copy of Steep from Ubisoft and it’s a lot of fun to play! Steep was released in December of 2016 and is available online and in stores. Description Ride a massive open world of the Alps, where the powder is always […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Dec 23rd, 2016
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Our 4 boys still love and play Minecraft like they did when it first came out. I just recently discovered that you can purchase an assortment of Minecraft products at Best Buy! This includes an Xbox One S Console Bundle, additional Minecraft games, and Minecraft toys and collectibles. As I mentioned above, our kids love […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Dec 18th, 2016
104 Comments
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The Christmas tree is up, the lights are hanging outside the house and our family is getting ready for the long awaited Christmas Day! During the holiday season and all year long, Frank and I feel it’s super important to keep our family and home safe. We love that keeping our home safe is so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 13th, 2016
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The holidays are here and it’s a busy time for many of us! While shopping is fun, sometimes it can be kind of hard to figure out what to get the people you care about. Not to mention how crazy the malls and stores get as well! I don’t know about you, but we LOVE to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Dec 1st, 2016
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Imagine this. You’re on vacation and headed for a great time, but then you start to wonder. Did I turn down the heat? Did I close your garage door? Is the front door locked? What if I told you that you didn’t have to wonder anymore and that you could monitor your home no matter […]...
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