Finding The Balance Between Teaching The Basics And Technology With Our Kids

The world we live into today is now totally reliant and massively influenced by the internet, with social media being at the forefront of all of this. There is of course no doubt that my six year old twin girls will be hugely influenced by technology and the internet, and there will be nothing I can do about it because it’s going to be their world. In fact, it is there world. Two of my older children actually don’t remember life without the internet, and they are respectively 19 and 20 years old, which for me ultimately shows how long… [Read More]

Netgear Orbi Better WiFi Around Your Home Review

In our home there are a couple of WiFi dead zones. One in particular is our bedroom. The main modem coming into the house is in our lounge. Our bedroom is down the hallway which is the entire length of the house and there are plenty of brick walls in the way, so by the time you get to our bedroom, the WiFi signal is all but gone, which can be a nightmare and expensive, especially when your iPhone reverts to using your data. So when I was offered to review the Netgear Orbi40 Whole Home WiFi system, I thought fantastic!… [Read More]

How The Internet Helps My life #BroadbandAndMe

We live in a world today where the internet is completely taken for granted as a must in the family home. This got me thinking about if it was taken off me tomorrow how would it affect the way I live? You may be surprised how many things that we do in life in the home that relies heavily on the internet. Although I must admit I think that’s a good thing because it makes life easier. Here’s a list of some of things I rely on to make life easier for me. So here we go #BroadbandandMe. 1. The… [Read More]

Pi-Top Laptop Review

I love any new technology, and also something that’s a bit different from the norm. So when I was asked to review the Pi-Top laptop, I couldn’t wait and let my twins loose on this awesome bit of kit. Pi-Top is a modular laptop that you build yourself, allowing you to discover a world of electronics, coding and inventing, plus many more fantastic projects. This particular Pi-Top also includes the DIY inventors kit, and Raspberry Pi, which is the brains behind the Pi-Top. I will elaborate more on Raspberry Pi later in the post. Recently my twin girls have got… [Read More]

Introducing Children to Technology with the Alba Range from Argos (Ad)

I am in partnership with Argos to talk about the new Alba range of tablets/televisions/mobiles. Introducing technology such as smart phones and tablets to children is a pretty daunting task for many parents. Trying to find the right balance to ensure that your child is the right age to understand the technology being handed to them, but also to make sure that they use it responsibly can be tricky. Like many parents my wife and I had concerns about screen time. Will our children pick up their phone or tablet too often? Are they too young to have access to… [Read More]

Mobile Phones Tablets Laptops And Our Children

I was recently away on a short break in West Wales with my family and what with it being summer there were many families there on their summer holiday. What I noticed was I think quite alarming for our children. This of course may not be a problem for a lot of parents, but I was genuinely shocked at the age of children that were on mobile phones. Some children seemed to be as young as seven or eight years old. There they were tapping away on goodness knows what. I actually caught sight of what I think was a… [Read More]

Tech Gadgets The Whole Family Will Love

As your kids get older, they become a little more demanding in terms of technology. They are part of a generation that was brought up on tech and it is usual for parents to turn to teen kids to help them work out how to use a new gadget. The plus side is that they can start to help around the house and some tech gadgets can encourage them to do so!If you can find tech devices that the whole family can enjoy then you are on to a winner! However, it is also true that being a parent costs… [Read More]

The Age Of Information And Technology 

We live in a world of information that is a finger click of a button away. Technology has truly made our lives easier and when we want to access anything it’s with us in a split second. As time moves on it’s harder and harder to remember what it was like to live without the internet, but I’m old enough to remember. I remember the days of good old fashioned paperwork and calculators. I always remember doing the accounts at a company I worked for years ago. It was a completely manual job, writing all the figures in a ledger… [Read More]