Andrea is the co-host of the popular Parenting Bytes Podcast on the CBS play.it network. Parenting Bytes is a weekly podcast and site all about raising the digital generation. From apps and gadgets to sexting, screen time, and other digital dilemmas, we tackle all the issues that parents are facing while raising Generation Z.
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Episode 171: When Kids Say, “Stop Sharing Photos of Me!”
January 17, 2019
This week on the Parenting Bytes Podcast we tackle the issue of sharing (and oversharing) photos and stories of our children without their permission. Michelle Ruiz of Vogue.com joins us to talk about her article, “The One Question Parents Should Ask Themselves Before Posting Their Kids on Social Media.” Join us as we talk about our own uncomfortable experiences with our kids reading and watching what we’ve written about them, and how parents can be more careful about what they’re sharing on social media.
Episode 170: Our Favorites from CES 2019…So Far!
January 10, 2019
The Consumer Electronics Show is a giant, crazy, exhausting tech show in Las Vegas where for four days (six if you count the media events), buyers, exhibitors, and media all converge on Las Vegas (180,000 people in total!) to see the latest in tech. Andrea and Amy hit the show floor Tuesday and Wednesday and went to some CES-adjacent shows in the evenings, and then sat down in the Blue Mic recording suite at the Treasure Island hotel to record this episode—thanks Blue Mic!
Episode 169: How to Plan Your Entire Year in a Day with Amiyrah Martin
January 3, 2019
Do you need to get your life together? What if you could plan out and organize your entire year in six hours? Blogger Amiyrah Martin of Four Hats & Frugal does this at the beginning of every year (twice, actually: once for her business, and once for her home and family life), and she’s telling us her secrets!
Episode 168: Last Minute Christmas Gifts
December 20, 2018
We get it, it’s a few days before Christmas and you still have gifts to buy. But thanks to monthly subscriptions, eGift Cards, super-fast shipping, and a little creativity, you still have options! We’ve gathered some of the best last-minute gifts we could find. No matter how long you wait, there’s something on this list that will arrive in time.
Episode 167: Eleni from Eleni’s Cookies Tells Us How to Bake with Kids
December 6, 2018
This week we had a fun conversation with Eleni’s Cookies founder Eleni Gianopolus, all about baking with kids, starting a business while starting a family, and so much more!
Episode 166: Growing Up with Alexa: How is this Technology Affecting Our Kids?
November 20, 2018
When Samantha Murphy Kelly realized that her toddler understood the word “Alexa,” and what would happen when her mom said it, she knew there was a story there. How is having this thing in our homes affecting our babies as they’re learning to speak and interact? We talk with Kelly about the article she wrote for CNN delving into this strange new world of tech.
Episode 165: How to Save Money and Get What You Want on Black Friday & Cyber Monday
November 8, 2018
This week we’re talking about Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping! How do you get the best deals? What apps and websites can help? How can you make the most of the sales without spending all day on your computer? We’re here to help, with tips, tricks, and links!
Episode 163: College 411 with Grown and Flown
September 27, 2018
This week we’re talking with Lisa Heffernan, co-founder of the website Grown & Flown, all about not only choosing a college (what to ask on tours!!), but how to help your child once they’re actually at college. She also tells us what question her website gets the most about kids and college! And of course, our Bytes of the Week, including some amazing new help for filling out the FAFSA application for college financial aid.
Episode 162: Getting There is Half the Fun – How to Plan a Great Road Trip!
July 12, 2018
Road-tripping with your family this summer? We’ve got tips! It’s summer, which for many families means road trips. Whether you’re going one town over to visit grandma, or heading across the country, our fantastic guest Susan Pazera–travel writer and mom of four–gives us her tips on how to not only survive but enjoy long car trips with your family! Plus our Bytes of the Week.
Episode 161: Should You Pay Attention to Video Game Ratings?
June 24, 2018
Our co-host Amy Oztan wrote an in-depth article for Tom’s Hardware about the ESRB, which rates video games. Should you pay attention to those ratings? Do they have any resemblance to reality? Listen in and find out!