Posts tagged ‘family’

3 Tech Gifts Your Mom Will Love

Ah, yes, mother’s day. The day where we show our (more than usual) love to the lovely lady who raised us. This raises a question, though. How do we? The good old fashioned present with a greeting, of course! But what do we get her? Skip the handbags and flowers, technology is the new thing! What’s best to get?

1. A digital camera. Remember the mom that always takes pictures of your birthday parties? Chances are, she still loves to do that! Why not give her a new digital camera? That way, she can take as many shots as she wants! If she already has one, maybe it’s time for an upgrade.

2. A booklight. I don’t know about you, but my mom loves to read romance novels and cheap pocketbooks. Play on her love for reading and get this! It’s cheap, too. Just don’t tell her that.

3. A satellite phone! Some moms always want to know where you are. Swallow your fear and give her something that can call you anytime, anywhere! Just remember, she nags you because she loves you!

There are my recommendations. What did you give your mom this Mothers Day? Wait, you’re asking me? Well, that’s a secret.

May 12, 2008 at 7:32 pm 1 comment

Trading Houses?

I’ve heard of a website called Home Exchange that allows your family to visit other countries…for free. Catch is, the other family has to stay in your house. You basically trade houses for a few days or weeks.

It takes trust to do that, and so far they seem to be doing well. Neighbors even help the new family settle in and even guide them to good spots in the area! With costs increasing, this is a great way for a family to take a vacation.

I don’t have kids just yet, but my neighbors do, and I will tell them about it sometime soon. This is a great idea! Don’t hesitate. People are of course skeptical at first, letting total strangers into their houses, but like I said, trust is a thing you must learn. Trust the other family to take care of your home, just as they trust you to take care of theirs. Being honest is important.

This may just lead your family to a great vacation, with much less cost! Wonder if there are single person to single person exchanges as well? I may try it out someday. What are your thoughts on this?

April 22, 2008 at 3:48 pm 3 comments


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