About Gayla Baer & her Blog
Gayla is a winner of Top 25 Tech Moms - 2013
What's your favorite kid-friendly app?
Regardless of age, road trips with kids can be daunting. Road Trip Scavenger Hunt tells you what to look for and keeps track of the points to see who is winning. The whole car can join the fun of hunting for objects, words or both. A great way for everyone to enjoy the trip.
What tips would you give a mom who wants to become more tech savvy?
Don't be afraid of technology. There's almost always an "undo" button somewhere. The key tips I recommend are: (1) Don't believe everything you see on the Internet. (2) Always mouse over links before clicking (3) Never give out personal information unless you're sure it's a secure site. (4) Google Everything! Place your search term inside quotations to uncover the most relevant results. (5) Research, research, research! The Internet is packed full of valuable information that can save time, money and more. But for all the valuable information that's out there - there are a bazillion scammers waiting to cash in. If you're uncertain - ask questions on Facebook and/or Twitter - someone will always have helpful input.
What's the most innovative gadget for children you've seen?
I am a fan of Kindle Fire. With Kindle, kids can get interactive apps to help them learn and they can get books to read or have Kindle read to them. There are so many options for learning and entertainment - it's almost a "must have" for everyone these days.
What are your favorite blog posts?
What is an appropriate age for girls to start wearing thong underwear?
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I have boys so this doesn't really 'apply' to me in that aspect - however, as a girl who was raised by ultra modest parents, and with a strong household emphasis of the Southern Baptist variety, I wound up purchasing my own when I was 23. I had a roommate show me the advantages of wearing them to eliminate those ugly pantylines.
Even for that purpose, I sometimes felt like I was doing something wrong - If parents take it from the position that it's a 'fashion' accessory / appearance enhancer and stay away from the sexual attachments, a whole different mindset can be created.
I believe our world is so easily sexed up because we relate trivial things to sex.
If we stop making everything so 'taboo' and encourage a healthy 'eh, no big deal' attitude around the little things and focus our 'that's sex' attention on the big things we might just see a downward trend in all this jacked up behavior.
What unhealthy eating habits or cravings have you developed since becoming a mom? Please include a picture if it's relevant.
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Forgetting to eat and then making up for lost time with carbs! Bad. Bad. Bad!