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San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Baby Snaps, Waste Not and Helping the Visually Impaired

By | Sep 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Rolling into the the Fall, people will be enjoying what’s left of the nice weather before the winter hits. And that means outdoor activities, going out on the town and travel. This week on Startup Spotlight, we’ve found startup products that help parents capture little…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

This Parent Loves Apple’s New Do Not Disturb for Drivers

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm

As a mother of teen drivers there’s nothing more frightening than the thought of an accident (or worse) happening as a result of texting. And while I can tell them until I’m blue in the face not to access their phone and the laws…

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Entrepreneur

6 Ways to Childproof Your Home Office

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Working from a home office has its pros and cons. Sure, it can help you significantly reduce your overhead costs, avoid stressful commutes, and make a positive impact on the environment. However, maintaining a professional atmosphere within your home office can be a challenge,…

Inspiration

Denver

This Mompreneur Went From Struggling to Startup Success

By | Jan 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Being an entrepreneur and a mom have a lot of similarities. The long hours, the hard work, and the whining coworkers all make for a considerably stressful life. Galvanize talked with entrepreneur Janine Williams, a mother of four and burgeoning startup founder that is looking…

Social Media

San Francisco

Xooloo Is the Social Media Babysitter You Need for Your Teen

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Despite the fun games, education websites, and entertaining apps, the internet can be a pretty inappropriate place for teens. From social media trolls to hook-up apps, kids with smartphones is one of the biggest stress inducers for parents. Fortunately, one company has made monitoring…

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Entrepreneur

4 Valuable Insights on Balancing Entrepreneurship and Parenthood

By | Oct 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Having it all is difficult when it comes to entrepreneurship. It takes a lot of energy, a lot of time, and a lot of your personal life to succeed in a meaningful way. But as long as you can delegate and prioritize when the time comes,…

Trends

Parental Controls Are Rarely Used to Monitor Online Teen Activity

By | Jun 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Since the internet’s inception, parents have been concerned about its affects on their children. Not only is the world wide web an expansive landscape of sexual content, violent acts, and dicy language, it’s also filled with predators willing to do anything to prey on…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Kidbox: A Box That Combines Kids Clothes and Philanthropy

By | Mar 29, 2016 at 11:30 am

For parents, shopping for kids clothing can be a hassle – especially if they are unsure about  their child’s preferences. Malls and shopping outlets offer a number of clothing stores, but there is still a hole in the market, which is why Haim Dabah…

SaaS

San Francisco

Keepy: Making the Absolute Most of Childhood Memories

By | Aug 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In one way or another, everybody’s parents preserve their children’s memorabilia. Maybe it’s boxes upon boxes of old photographs, or perhaps it’s just a box filled with old toys and clothes sitting in the attic. Regardless, the sentiment is the same: people want to…

Location Based Services

London

Find Your Family, and Keep a Full Battery While Doing it

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm

For as connected as we all to each other these days, it never ceases to amaze me how incredibly easy it is to lose track of somebody. I don’t mean falling out of touch after you haven’t talked for a few years: I’m talking…

Startups & Apps

The 3 Best Mobile Monitoring Solutions for Parents

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you have kids, you know that “screen time” is a matter you face each day, an issue facilitated by mobile devices. But you are not alone with your problem. According to a recent study signed by Pew Research Center, 92% of teens (aged…

Product Launch

YouTube to Release App With Content for Kids

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

YouTube will launch a kid-friendly version of its service to ensure younger users don’t stumble upon suggestively explicit videos. According to USA Today, Youtube Kids is set to launch Feb. 23, and it will include Google’s  age-appropriate video library. Built by in-house engineers, the app will…

Events

Chicago

Reading Glue: Providing Reading Strategies That Stick

By | Aug 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The ability to read is the foundation that helps children unlock nearly all other learning. However, literacy rates in America show an urgent need to help children improve – experts estimate that almost 40 percent of US 4th graders are not even at a basic…

iPhone

Tampa

Mamabear: How Much Parent Supervision Is Too Much?

By | Aug 23, 2012 at 9:08 am

Launched in mid-August, the Mamabear app is for parents who would love to implant a computer chip inside their children. Using the GPS feature on kids’ smartphones and their Facebook logins, the iPhone app can notify parents when the child is late to school;…

iPhone

Cincinnati

ChoreMonster Aims to Make Chores Fun and Rewarding for Kids and Parents

By | Jun 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Thinking back to chores as a kid probably doesn’t surface the most fond of memories. For most, they were a necessary evil that was just part of life. ChoreMonster‘s founders, Chris Bergman and Paul Armstrong, are looking to change all that. They believe chores…

Games

Parents, Incentivize Your Children’s Household Chores with HighScore House

By | Jan 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

What’s the worst part about making your bed in the morning?  That’s easy: it’s not fun.  As an adult, you’ve come to grips with the fact that not all tasks can be done for the sake of recreation.  Kids, however, have a harder time…

Events

Chicago

Teachers, Parents, and Students Can Connect on Facebook Using TalkChalk

By | Nov 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Over 50 million Americans between the ages of 13 to 25 live and breathe on Facebook. These same students spend an average of 2 hours connected to this dominant social media site everyday, yet schools and districts across the country block the site due…