Galit Breen

Galit Breen is the bestselling author of Kindness Wins, a simple guide to teaching your child to be kind online; the TEDx Talk, “Raising a digital kid without having been one”; the online course Raise Your Digital Kid™; and the Facebook group The Savvy Parents Club. She believes you can get your child a phone and still create a grass-beneath-their-bare-feet childhood for them. Galit’s writing has been featured on The Huffington Post; The Washington Post; Buzzfeed; TIME; and more. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously spoiled mini goldendoodle. Find her at TheseLittleWaves.NET and read her 5 Questions to ask before getting your child a phone at bit.ly/firstPHONE

Galit Breen is the bestselling author of Kindness Wins, a simple guide to teaching your child to be kind online; the TEDx Talk, “Raising a digital kid without having been one”; the online course Raise Your Digital Kid™; and the Facebook group The Savvy Parents Club. She believes you can get your child a phone and still create a grass-beneath-their-bare-feet childhood for them. Galit’s writing has been featured on The Huffington Post; The Washington Post; Buzzfeed; TIME; and more. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously spoiled mini goldendoodle. Find her at TheseLittleWaves.NET and read her 5 Questions to ask before getting your child a phone at bit.ly/firstPHONE

What if, instead of birthday presents wrapped with a bow, we handed our children birthday presents wrapped within time spent together? Now before we get to far, I should confess that I love birthday gifts. I love finding them, wrapping them, and giving them. So this little radical act of love that I’m suggesting here didn’t seem all that ...

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Robin Shreeves wrote a gloriously well received article about “scruffy hospitality” for Mother Nature Network. In it, she champions the idea that when we authentically let our mess out and our friends in, our friendships strengthen and our joy rises. ...

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Christie Tate’s 10-year-old daughter swooped into her bedroom demanding that she NEVER share her stories and photos in her online writing again. She was absolutely livid, in the way that only tweens have the ability to be. How do I know all of these sordid, nitty-gritty details? ...

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This week my home state of Minnesota has already called one snow day, two cold days, and the possibility of one more snow day to wrap up winter break 2.0 beautifully. The kids are cheering and the working parents are “what now”-ing, but we all have to admit that there’s something amazing about being a part of that storm. The one that will ...

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Poet Mary Oliver died of lymphoma at the age of 83 last week leaving behind a legacy of being this country’s best selling poet, so says the New York Times … and my Facebook feed. There was just something about her poetry that struck a chord with those who loved poetry and those who really didn’t. ...

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You probably recognize 21 year old Katelyn Ohashi for her stunning gymnastics routine that went viral last week. Her poise, her strength, the pure joy she absolutely exudes with every move, had everyone from littles to grandmas sharing her video with no other caption needed than, “Flawless.” ...

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Jen Mann is a New York Times bestselling author best known for her wildly popular and hysterical blog and books: People I Want to Punch in the Throat. She has been described by many as Erma Bombeck―with f-bombs. Her new anthology is for women of all ages, as contributor Galit Breen shares in this interview. ...

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In my own family I have three children and I’ve started each one on a different device, for a different reason. It’s those last four words that are key. You have to figure out the reason for the device and how it will be used. And once you do that, it will become super easy to know which device to choose! So I’m going to tell you my ...

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Earlier this year I found myself looking around at my beautiful family, friends, and life and realizing that I was missing a really big opportunity to be fully grateful and thankful for all that I have. I just kept getting lost in the mess and the muck of the everyday. Breakfast, laundry, dishes, snack, homework, errands, lunch, activities, ...

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“OoVoo is FREE and offers high-quality video chat, instant messaging and collaborative stories.” You’ve heard these juicy benefits before, so why are kids flocking to this specific group messaging app? Well, there are two reasons: It includes video and texting—kids love and need variety and choices. This is 100% developmentally ...

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