What is home tech support anyway?


Most of our homes and devices are smarter than we are. Our TVs know when we fall asleep, our thermostats know when we leave the house and our refrigerators know when we’re out of milk. Super smart stuff. But what happens when our home technology is on the fritz? Who can we call for trustworthy… Continue reading


Controlling screen time for kids – why it’s important


Too much screen time for kids can result in disrupted sleep patterns, reduced self esteem, emotional problems and poor family functioning. Additionally, the time taken away from physical activities can lead to obesity (American Academy of Pediatrics). Whether or not you’re convinced that too much screen time or ‘Internet Use Disorder’ is an actual mental… Continue reading


Family night ideas from HomeConnex


Remember gathering around the kitchen table to play SORRY or Monopoly with your parents and siblings? Family Night was a special time when my parents gave us all of their attention without mentioning school performance, clean rooms or household chores. It was our family’s way of bonding through (affordable) relaxation and fun – and I… Continue reading


Gaming websites – today’s covert toy commercials


Remember Saturday morning cartoons? You know they were created so that toy companies would have captive audiences for their product commercials, right? It’s true. So now that our kids are dividing their screen time between TV and the internet, toy companies have once again created content for their target market; our kids. Only now, instead… Continue reading


Why you should monitor children’s Internet use


The internet is changing the world; the way we learn, shop for groceries, keep in touch with loved ones and even the way we parent. A home computer with broadband internet access can be an amazing tool and benefit everyone in the home – allowing us to learn more, save time, and stay organized. However, it… Continue reading