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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Mystery charges on your credit card are usually bad news. But when it's your own kid racking up fees on your iTunes account, it's a lesson in frustration. Some kids don't realize they're spending... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
It used to be that the worst thing a babysitter could do was raid the refrigerator. But this was before Facebook, texting, social media, and emojis. Today's sitters sneak -- or outright flaunt --... read more
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Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
If your teen loves to share videos and has a smartphone, there's a good chance he or she has Instagram or Vine -- or both. Here's what you need to know about these two popular social apps. 1. What's... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
I'm a full-time working mom and one of growing number of female primary breadwinners in the United States. One of the perks of my work is that I occasionally get to travel to different parts of the... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
When your kid's summer camp tells you to just pack the essentials -- swim suit, sunscreen, sleeping bag -- a cell phone is usually not on the list. In fact, it's generally on the "What Not to Bring"... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Q. Is it OK for me to read my kids' text messages on their phones? I want to stay on top of what's going on with them and make sure they aren't getting into anything too risky. A. This is tricky. On... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
When it comes to high-tech devices, "hand-me-downs" can be very advanced. Once kids get a taste of a maybe-not-the-latest-but-still-pretty-cool device, it's a quick jump to the stuff that younger... read more
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