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

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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 other device that’s connecting through your router. It will only filter the one device it’s installed on. Well, I just discovered that there’s a… Continue reading…

Family Before Phone – Behaviorally-Sound New Years Resolutions

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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 divorcing their smartphone altogether, going back to a dumb phone, or even no mobile phone at all. I think that’s… Continue reading…

Republic Wireless Review: Cheapest Smartphone Family Plan

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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 for Republic Wireless. If you haven’t heard, they’re a cellular provider that offers unlimited calling and texting for just $10/month. Also, it’s not a contract,… Continue reading…

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

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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 data to WiFi, as possible. That means they can charge a fraction of the price of normal carriers, while still offering complete Sprint coverage/service when WiFi is not… Continue reading…

Tithing Settlement In 2 Days (Share This Gift With Your Bishopric)

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This is post #1 of 2 in the series “Tithing Settlement in 2 Days” If you’re not a member of a bishopric, please share this with a member of yours. The gift of time might be the best thing you can give them this Christmas season. Tithing settlement for most members of the Church is… Continue reading…

LDS Symbol Cards on Kickstarter

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These make me excited—like I’m risking my life on an adventure with Robert Langdon (the hero of The DaVinci Code) and the ancient secret we’re after lies hidden beneath layers of cryptic symbols. (But I like to let my imagination run wild.) It’s actually a Kickstarter project called LDS Symbol Cards (being put together by my… Continue reading…