An adventure with the Motorola XOOM

I used to be afraid of new technology.  Now?  It feels like an adventure.  Because  I recognize within every trial, the potential for my life to be better, faster, stronger and yes…easier.  As a business owner, as a mother…. these are important to me.

A few weeks ago, I was given the Motorola XOOM tablet to see if it would fit into my life.  I began by playing with it in my home and then took it with me on a ten day trip to San Diego and Los Angeles.  I used it for work and play.  I adored its portability….  I was able to work on it in the car and carry it easily in my purse.  Because I am a video girl – the dual facing video made me giddy.  And knowing that I will be able to use Google Chat to connect with my family when I am away?  You had me at XOOM.

if you are thinking a XOOM is in your future: — Motorola XOOM price has dropped. The XOOM is now available for $499 with a 2 year contract. That makes it the lowest priced tablet on the market.

Disclosure: I partnered with Motorola XOOM for BlogHer11 and my trip to San Diego.


Kids and Online Safety: I let My Daughter Start a Blog

Yes – you read that right…  I let my daughter, my SIX year old (almost SEVEN) start a blog today.  She had had more than 400 hits to the site on her first day.  She has dozens of comments.  She?  Is in heaven.  She is reading, writing, (typing), spelling, laughing and thinking creatively.  I’ve heard great feedback:  ’what a big girl’, ‘how fabulous for her creativity’, ‘is she really writing it on her own?’  Yes – she does seem so big to me, yes, her joy and creativity went through the roof today and YES – she really is writing and responding on her own.  With me right next to her.  But I’ve also been asked about the not-so-pretty-side of children being online. These are my thoughts….  I’d love for you to chime in.

(P.S. your volume will NOT need to be loud – the audio is strong)


Video and Vlogging Tips – Five Tips to Get you Started

Even with the increasing popularity of video, many of you are hesitant to jump in.  But I know you can do it. Here are five tips to help you get started with video and vlogging. From dealing with distractions to looking your best and tackling your nerves…. these are are simple things that, I hope, will motivate you to pull out your camera and give it a try.
Let’s get started….