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Ep. 40 - Navigating Technology & Social Media with Special Guest Anna Macfarlane

Ep. 40 - Navigating Technology & Social Media with Special Guest Anna Macfarlane

Hey everybody!

We have so enjoyed hearing from you these last few weeks - keep the comments and questions coming! Last week's episode really seemed to connect with a lot of you, and for that we were so grateful to hear. We started this in part for the purpose of conversation and community. To encourage moms in talking and supporting. Motherhood can be extremely isolating, but it is then that we need each other more than ever. Let us know what you want to hear about from us, and keep that feedback coming our way!

Now... on to today! We are so excited for today's episode. We have a super special guest joining us - Anna Macfarlane! As you'll hear from the episode, she was named one of People.com's 10 Favorite Moms on the Internet. Wha????? That's so fantastic! She is a mom, a writer, a speaker, and a "social media strategist" - an expert on the ever-changing subject of social media (hello, algorithms??). And since we aren't experts on a lot of things, we like to bring in the big guns to help us out. We learned a lot from her y'all and we think you're really gonna like today's episode. 

You can follow Anna on social media: @kidsaretheworst , @annaistheworst, @thingsaretheworst , @dogsaretheworst - she's everywhere, and these are hilarious to follow!

We talk a lot about Anna's Family Social Guides. Get these, y'all. They are fantastic resources she's put together to help you navigate technology and social media with your child and they are available here

Here's the Snapchat Safety Center for parents that Anna mentioned. It has tons of great information! We also talked about the Waituntil8th.org pledge - we've both signed it! (Jennifer's oldest is thrilled about that! 😂) And Our Pact is a great tool to help us/help our kids use boundaries with technology.

 Here's the image you are free to print out and use in your house as a reminder to us all!

Here's the image you are free to print out and use in your house as a reminder to us all!

 

From our "I'm Totally Into..." segment:

Courtney is totally into her Tile Keychain App - no more losing those keys (or anything else you should clip it onto!)

Jennifer is totally into the $5 Pool Floats at Five Below - SO cute and so cheap. Her faves are the jumbo glitter ones!

Anna is totally into Pre-Hardboiled Eggs from Costco. Seriously. #costcodoesitagain

There is a word in these notes that will give you a hint about next week's topic..... Comment below with your guess! 😜

Have a great week, mamas!!

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