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  • Rocketbook Joins Forces with PandaPlanner
    by Sarah Kimmel on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    If you haven’t used a Rocketbook yet, you are severely missing out. As a mostly digital girl, I have to say that sometimes it’s easier to just use a pen and paper. However, I still want the ability to record those notes digitally to search through them later even if I don’t have my paper

  • Spotify Kids Walkthrough
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 15, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Many parents have a hard time allowing their children access to Spotify. There are a TON of inappropriate songs and podcasts that kids can stumble across or search out within an app like Spotify. Recently Spotify released a new app called Spotify Kids. The app has a curated selection of content that are age appropriate

  • How to Combat Subscription Fatigue
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 14, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I know this post comes just one day after I mentioned how everyone who uses Marco Polo (and I mean, if you aren’t using it yet, what are you waiting for???) should sign up for a Plus subscription, but it did get me thinking about subscription fatigue. Back in the day, you would pay for

  • All About the Marco Polo Plus Subscription
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 13, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    My favorite communication app, Marco Polo, has recently started rolling out a new Plus subscription to their app. A lot of the features you are used to getting for free are actually moving into the premium model, and this is making a lot of people upset. When you are used to getting something for free,

  • How to Setup Parental Controls for TikTok
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 10, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    One of the biggest complaints about TikTok is that there is a plethora of inappropriate content for teens and tweens. The app itself is rated T for Teen, meaning children under 13 should probably not have their own account anyway. TikTok is pretty fun to browse through though, and many kids love to create videos

  • Watching Shows Together, Apart, With Hulu, Plex and Netflix
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 9, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Not to be confused with my latest YouTube channel obsession from Josh Gad… Reunited Apart, which if you haven’t watched yet, just stop what you are doing and watch all of the episodes. While Josh is reuniting cast members over Zoom, I am talking about watching shows with your friends and family in your own

  • Does This Attacker Have My Password??
    by Sarah Kimmel on June 8, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Recently a relative of mine got a concerning email. They called me immediately to ask about it. I have seen this particular scam several times, and thought I had already written about it, but I did a search and came up empty! So apparently I have not written this up yet. The email plays on

  • The BEST Paid Streaming Workout Services
    by Sarah Kimmel on May 5, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Yesterday I broke down all of the best FREE streaming workouts you can handle. Today we are taking a spin around the best paid streaming workouts. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been working out from home for over 20 years. I have tried out SO many paid services, so now you can glean from my

  • The Best FREE Streaming Workouts
    by Sarah Kimmel on May 4, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I am a SUCKER for at-home workouts. I’ve been working out in the comfort of my own home for at least 20 years. It all started with a little VHS set that I purchased in college called Tae Bo. Man, I loved Billy Blanks and his horrible queuing and uneven sets. When I finally purchased

  • Rocketbook Provides Free Resources For Organized Online Learning
    by Sarah Kimmel on April 6, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    For years my favorite organization tool has been my Rocketbook notebooks. I have a few of them, and even a tiny one that stays in my purse for those last-minute notes, even though I also own a Note 10, which I love as well. What is great about Rocketbook is that you can snap a

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