DEAR JEFF: Straightforward LDS Temple Prep (99¢ SALE and a FREE PRINT)

DEAR JEFF: Straightforward LDS Temple Prep (99¢ SALE and a FREE PRINT)

Because the temple is a sacred topic, we Mormons often hesitate to discuss it. But sometimes that means we neglect one of the most important parts of the gospel. Just over a year a ...

Chat the Gospel

Chat the Gospel

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are becoming comfortable sharing gospel related content online. We are becoming comfortable inviting others to com ...

How to Stream Clean Flicks with VidAngel

How to Stream Clean Flicks with VidAngel

Did you ever hear of ClearPlay? Our family had one, and we loved it. It's a DVD player that allows you to filter all the sex, violence, and profanity out of movies. I'll be honest, ...

Easy and FREE Family Internet Filter (for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, and everything else)

Easy and FREE Family Internet Filter (for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, and everything else)

THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION You can install an internet filter on your family computer. But that's not going to affect your kid's iPod. Or your exchange student's tablet. Or any o ...

Family Before Phone – Behaviorally-Sound New Years Resolutions

Family Before Phone – Behaviorally-Sound New Years Resolutions

I've read a lot of posts and seen a lot of videos and other things encouraging people to get off their phones and live in the "real world." I even know people who talk about divorc ...

Republic Wireless Review: Cheapest Smartphone Family Plan

Republic Wireless Review: Cheapest Smartphone Family Plan

I originally posted this on my personal blog (http://blog.jwashburn.com ), but I'm cross-posting here because I know many of you will be interested. A couple weeks ago, I signed up ...

Review of the Republic Wireless Beta Phone (Moto Defy XT) & Service

Review of the Republic Wireless Beta Phone (Moto Defy XT) & Service

Republic Wireless is a revolutionary (in the disruptive-innovation sense) new phone carrier. Currently it's shipping the popular Why? They offload as much of your phone calls and d ...

Notes from 20/20′s Special "Flat Broke"

This is a post I did on my other blogs, The Frugal Law Student. I thought people in the bloggernacle would be interested considering the focus by our leaders to get out and stay out of debt. 20/20 did a special tonight on America's debt crisis. The broke it down into three parts: Spenders and savers, debt collecting, and cyberbegging. Here's some of the highlights of the show. Spenders and Savers This segme ...

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Send your hometeaching route to your cell phone

Over at Lifehacker there's a post on Yahoo!'s Driving Directions. Driving Directions allow you to text message a link to your cell phone which will then take you to cell phone enabled web page with the directions. This could come in handy for home or visiting teaching. I often get lost trying to find my families. It would be nice to have the directions right on my cell phone. ...

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Build your family tree with Gini

Over at Lifehacker, they've done a write up about a great online family tree collaboration site called Geni. (It also looks like Sustaind has picked up on it to.)How it worksYou start a branch and include an email address of people you want to invite to collaborate on the family tree. They can provide information that you may or may not have about your family. They can build branches of people directly rela ...

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The Book of Mormon- Disneyfied

I ran across Liken It's page while looking at the schedule for the LDS Film Festival. They make movies taking stories from the Book of Mormon and the Bible and turning them into Disney type movies complete with song and dance routines. I guess the goal is to present the scriptures in a kid friendly medium. I can see this being a nice substitute for High School Musical or the Lion King on Sundays.Currently, ...

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How to Put Your Ward Directory on Google Earth

Editor's Note: make sure to check out our update to this article titled "The Easy Way to Put Your Ward on Google Maps" I've read on several blogs about members putting their ward directory on Google Earth. Some of the possible benefits of doing this include: Helping stake and ward leaders develop new boundaries. Planning home teaching and visiting teach routes. Getting instant directions to a members house ...

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Firefox Profanity Filter

If you use Firefox for your web browsing you can install a script that will convert profanity on a web page into ****. Before you can install it, you'll need to install Greasemonkey into your Firefox extensions. This is great, especially if you have little kids using the net. Thanks Lifehacker! ...

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Parent Hack: Put food on a stick

Parent Hacks posted a genius idea. If your kid is a picky eater, put the food on a stick. I don't have kids, but this makes perfect sense. For some reason little kids will eat almost anything if it's on a stick. When I was little, I hated tomatoes. But if it was part of shish-kabob, the stick made the tasty factor of the tomato go way up. I'm definitely going to do this when I have kids. ...

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ChipIn to Raise Mission Funds

Alright, this is probably going to get the stink eye from many people, but I think it's a pretty cool idea. There's a new start-up called ChipIn that allows users to collect money from individuals all over the internet.How it works:It's basically a glorified "Donate" button on that you see on many blogs. Signing up is free. You can decide to receive your money through PayPal or check. After filling out the ...

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Letterpop for Ward and Family Newsletters

Lifehacker did a post on a nifty little web-app called Letterpop. Letterpop allows you to easily create slick looking newsletters complete with photos. All that it requires is for you to be able to drag and drop things. It's that easy. When you're done creating your newsletter online, you have the option of posting online with a url that Letterpop provides you or to print it off.Letterpop would be very usef ...

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Kate’s Calendars

My wife has a side business she's running called Kate's Calendars. They're personalziable advent calendars geared towards an LDS market. They're perfect for families that have a missionary in the field. Get a calendar, write some inspiring messages, and your missionary can open up a little door each day to get a new message. Here's the back story on how my wife came up with Kate's Calendars:My wife wrote me ...

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