AmberMac Archive: family

3 Ways Google’s Family Link App Keeps Kids Safe Online

As a parent, I know it’s challenging to stay up-to-date with today’s non-stop technology. Thankfully, there are now more ways than ever for moms, dads, and guardians to keep children safe. If your son or daughter is using an Android device, here’s how Google’s Family Link app can help… Read More

Staying Safe in the Age of Cyberbullying

I recently worked with Telus to create a couple of videos on the subject of staying safe from cyberbullying. You’ll find both videos below (and on Facebook) and you can check out more tips to help keep your family and your community safer online at #TELUSWISE. 3 Offline Steps… Read More

App Review: Prodigy Game

by Amber Mac & Gamer Zookeeper Lots of kids love math, but some need a little extra encouragement to discover how fun math can be. My son (AKA Gamer Zookeeper) is now in Grade 3 and is diving into patterns, division, and multiplication. Like most students, he learns best through… Read More

#TheFeed: Edutainment, Cooking Up AI, & Coding for Kids

TF109: With September just around the corner, we talk to Matt Hutton from Little 10 Robot about Calcugators and why math edutainment works for kids. We also speak to Dr. Kiki from This Week in Science about this week’s eclipse and why it was a special moment in history. Plus,… Read More

Back-to-School Gadgets & Apps

As much as we might want summer to last forever, we’re only a couple of weeks from the start of a new school year. With that in mind, here are some great gadgets and apps to start your school year right. For Families: Cozi App (free) The Cozi App… Read More

#TheFeed: Back-to-School Tech, Safe Passwords, Lego TV & Healthy Chatbots

TF108: We talk to security expert Ryan Duquette of Hexigent about new password creation rules, and chat with teen entrepreneur Alexandra Philp-Reeves about her new company, Emojihealth, where they’re building a chatbot that helps keep teens healthy. We also speak to Marc Saltzman about the top 5 tech gadgets… Read More

YMC Live: How to Quit Jobs, People, Habits

I wanted to share this fun video I did for the Yummy Mummy Club’s “Moms in the Morning” series in late June. I talk about what it takes to say goodbye to a full-time job and start your own small business, and I share five tools that can help. We’ve embedded… Read More

Best Bets: Summer Travel Gadgets

In the coming months, thousands of families will hit the road for their summer adventures. Whether they’re travelling by plane, train, or automobile, my son Connor (age 8) and I have hand-picked these top tech products to make the trip easier – and a lot more fun. BB-8 Car Charger… Read More

5 Father’s Day Gadgets Under $100

With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share a few of my fav gift ideas for the dads in your life. Tile (4-pack ~$70) If your dad misplaces his keys or phone on a regular basis, give him one of the most useful tech trackers around. Read More

Mother’s Day: Top 5 Tech Gifts Ideas

I recently did a quick search for Mother’s Day tech gifts, and I got the feeling that many of the articles were written by men. Let’s just say there are quite a few laptops, gaming systems, and portable chargers on the lists I found. While these items are all important, there are… Read More