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From digital dilemmas like managing screen time to new apps and devices that can make parenting easier (or at least more fun), family tech expert Rebecca Levey, along with tech reporter Andrea Smith and blogger Amy Oztan, explore the ups and downs of parenting in the digital age. Join them every wee… read more

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Episode 167: Eleni from Eleni's Cookies tells us how to bake with kids!

December 6th, 2018

35:43

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 …

Episode 166: Growing up with Alexa: how is this technology affecting our kids?

November 20th, 2018

40:32

When Samantha Murphy Kelly realized that "Alexa" was one of the first few words her toddler recognized, she wanted to know more about how this new …

Episode 165: How to save money and get what you want on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

November 8th, 2018

28:26

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? …

Episode 164: Awesome Safety Features for Teen Drivers

October 25th, 2018

16:20

Andrea sat down with Tricia Morrow from Chevrolet (literally--they did the interview in a car!) to talk about a bunch of awesome safety features, …

Bake It Happen 2018

October 11th, 2018

35:15
This week we're replaying one of our favorite epsiodes, because it's time once again to Bake It Happen for breast cancer research!

Episode 163: College 411 with Grown & Flown

September 27th, 2018

38:08

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 …

Episode 162: Getting There Is Half The Fun - How To Plan A Great Road Trip!

July 12th, 2018

37:37

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 …

Encore Episode: Camp Mom!

July 5th, 2018

40:06

In this episode from our first season we talk with Babette Roberts from Camp Mom, who gives up all of her secrets for having a fun summer with your kids.

If your kids aren't going to camp, you might need some ideas …

Episode 161: Should You Pay Attention To Video Game Ratings?

June 24th, 2018

35:53

Do you pay any attention to those age ratings on video game boxes?

Co-host Amy Oztan wrote an in-depth article for Tom's Hardware about the ESRB, …

Episode 160: When Should Your Kids Start Using A Computer?

June 7th, 2018

40:25

We're chatting with Christy Matte about her Tom's Hardware article on when kids should be doing what with computers. Whether you have a toddler or a …

Episode 159: Great Summer Books For Your Tweens And Teens

May 24th, 2018

36:49

Looking for great books for your teens and tweens this summer? We've got 'em!

We're talking with YA expert Sandie Chen about what your kids will love reading this summer. She brought us adventure, fantasy, romance, and …

Episode 158: How To Pay For College Without Going Broke

May 17th, 2018

37:19

We're talking with special guest Kim Moldofsky about how to pay for college - without going broke!

If you have kids, college costs will probably be …

Episode 157: Fortnite SOS - Everything Parents Need To Know!

May 10th, 2018

26:30

We've got what you need to know about the game every kid seems to be playing right now, Fortnite!

Fortnite has taken over gaming in a way we haven’t seen since Minecraft or PokemonGo. Some parents even claim that their …

Episode 156: New Apps And Devices Just For Kids!

May 3rd, 2018

39:24

From trusted channels on YouTube, to a kids' Kindle that adults can use too, to a special kid version of the Amazon Echo Dot, there are lots of …

Encore Episode: Is Alexa OK For Kids?

April 26th, 2018

36:09

This week we’re reposting one of our favorite episodes, about Alexa and kids. Amazon announced their new Echo Dot Kids Edition yesterday, so while we check that out, here's how we feel about kids and Alexa in general!

Ep 155: Teens And The Power Of Social Media - For Good!

March 29th, 2018

26:49

Everyone likes to talk about the dangers of social media, but is it all bad?

Ep 154: How To Keep Your Facebook Data Safe From Sneaky Companies

March 22nd, 2018

31:54

Companies like Cambridge Analytica take your info from Facebook and use it in ways you've probably never even thought of.

Ep 153: Sexting and Your Teen: What You Can Do

March 15th, 2018

32:19

Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan discuss a new article about teens and sexting,

Ep 152: How To Feed Our Democracy

March 8th, 2018

30:56

Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan sit down with friend-of-the-show and KidzVuz co-founder Nancy Friedman

Ep 151: How Much Tech Do You Really Need?

March 1st, 2018

31:54

Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan discuss the abundance of tech gear out there for parents, and whether it's all really necessary!

Ep 150: How Kids Can Get Into Their Dream School

February 22nd, 2018

35:03

Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan have a fantastic, helpful discussion with Elizabeth Dankoski, founder of The Dream School Project.

Ep 149: The Best Smart Home Products from CES

February 15th, 2018

33:13

Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are here with their favorite smart home products from CES!

Ep 148: How To Get Your Little Darling To Go To Bed And Stay There!

February 8th, 2018

45:19

Hosts Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith were joined this week by friend-of-the-show Michelle Ruiz to talk about her excellent article in Real Simple about kids and sleep.

Ep 147: How The #MeToo Movement Is Affecting Our Girls

February 1st, 2018

30:14

Friend-of-the-show and CNN Digital Correspondent Kelly Wallace wrote a thoughtful piece about how the #MeToo movement is affecting teen girls

Ep 146: How To Pick The Best Books For Your Kids, with Author Sarah Mlynowski

January 25th, 2018

33:04

If you have a tween or teen, chances are you've heard of author Sarah Mlynowski

Ep 145: Exciting Stuff from CES for Families & Kids!

January 18th, 2018

35:25

Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are back from CES and are filling Rebecca in on all the great products they saw at CES for families and kids!

Ep 144: New Tech Highlights from CES

January 11th, 2018

28:04

Amy Oztan and Andrea Smith have been walking the floor at CES in Las Vegas to find the most innovative tech for 2018!

Ep 143: How To Make Resolutions That Stick!

January 4th, 2018

30:26

Do you need to be a better person?

Encore Episode: How To Give Your Kids Money

December 28th, 2017

41:58

This episode was orginally posted on February 11, 2016.

Ep 142: Holiday Headaches and How To Avoid Them

December 21st, 2017

33:11

Even if you love this time of year, it still has its headaches.

Encore Episode: Santa In The Age of Google

December 14th, 2017

36:57

This episode was originally posted on December 8, 2016.

This week we're talking about how to keep your kids believing in Santa (if you do that) when it's so easy for them to find things out with google. Plus, teacher …

What Are Your Holiday Food Traditions?

December 7th, 2017

29:44

Amy Oztan and Andrea Smith are phoning it in from the Brooklyn and New Jersey Bureaus, respectively, to talk about holiday food and cooking.

Ep 140: How To Take Great Holiday Photos!

November 30th, 2017

23:13

Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan attended an informative event hosted by the Consumer Technology Association and Techlicious

Encore Episode: Holiday Food Edition!

November 22nd, 2017

38:45

This episode was originally posted on November 25, 2015.

Ep 139: It's The Awesome Gift Guide Episode!

November 16th, 2017

36:04

It's that time of year again

Ep 138: You Can't Wait Until Black Friday!

November 9th, 2017

39:15

The holiday shopping deals are appearing earlier and earlier

Ep 137: Is Alexa OK For Kids?

November 2nd, 2017

36:09

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, Amy Oztan, parenting, teens, tweens, tech, Alexa, Google Home, Mattel Aristotle

Ep 136: Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Screen Time

October 26th, 2017

29:29

Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith talk with Sara DeWitt about how parents can use tech and screens to help their kids' development.

Episode 135: How Much Time Do Kids Actually Spend Staring At Screens?

October 19th, 2017

32:12

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan talk to Caroline Knorr from Common Sense Media about a new study they conducted detailing just how much …

Ep 134: How To Preserve Your Photos In Case Of Disaster

October 12th, 2017

32:19

Amy Oztan and Andrea Smith talk about how to preserve your photos in case of a disaster, including a conversation with ScanMyPhotos CEO Mitch …

Encore Episode: How To Talk To Kids About Tragedy

October 5th, 2017

47:08

This episode was orginally posted on November 19, 2015.

Ep 133: Why Kids Should Learn To Code, with Wonder Workshop CEO Vikas Gupta

September 28th, 2017

28:54

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan have a fascinating discussion with Wonder Workshop Co-Founder and CEO Vikas Gupta about the importance of teaching kids how to think like a coder

Ep 132: How To Prepare For A Disaster

September 21st, 2017

34:14

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking about disaster preparedness.

Ep 131: Can Apps Teach Your Kids About Money?

September 14th, 2017

34:32

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are all finally back in the studio!

Ep 130: Talking Puberty for Girls and Boys

September 7th, 2017

25:36

Rebecca and Amy interview Dr. Cara Natterson, author of 'The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls' and the brand new 'Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys.'

Encore Episode: Kindles vs Books

August 31st, 2017

31:11

This episode was originally posted on April 7, 2016.

Episode 129: Should You 'Wait Until 8th' For A Cell Phone?

August 24th, 2017

25:23

Should You 'Wait Until 8th' For A Cell Phone?

Ep 128: Free Tutoring and SAT Prep with Khan Academy

August 17th, 2017

30:03

Rebecca and Andrea interview Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, an enormous and FREE not-for-profit online education.

Ep 127: Are Smartphones Really Destroying A Generation?

August 10th, 2017

31:55

Rebecca, Andrea, and Amy discuss a shocking new article in The Atlantic by Jean M. Twenge claiming that smartphones are responsible for destroying an entire generation of kids.

Ep 126: When Helicopter Parents Send Their Kids To Camp

August 3rd, 2017

28:29

Sleepaway camp is a great opportunity for kids to get some experience making decisions and learning to be independent. But some helicopter parents can't let go, even when their kids are at camp!

Ep 125: The Tech Your School Actually Needs

July 27th, 2017

21:59

Rebecca sits down with Anthony Salcito

Ep 124: The Importance of Supporting Moms of Older Kids

July 20th, 2017

33:42

When you're a mom of a baby or a toddler, the world seems to cater to you.

Ep 123: Travel Tech

July 13th, 2017

30:01

Rebecca, Amy, and Andrea have a plethora of gadgets

Encore Episode: When They Leave For College

July 6th, 2017

40:56

Welcome to Parenting Bytes!

Ep 122: How To Host A Fabulous Party Or Summer BBQ, with Amy Shey Jacobs

June 29th, 2017

42:17

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are thrilled to be joined by event planner extraordinaire Amy Shey Jacobs of Chandelier Events, a premier event planning company in New York City

Encore Episode: Got Grit?

June 22nd, 2017

36:57

Hello and welcome to our 70th episode!!

Ep 121: Teens and Facebook: Secret Isn't Really Secret

June 15th, 2017

29:04

Harvard has rescinded its acceptances for a small group of students who participated in a secret Facebook group full of racist, sexist, homophobic, …

Ep 120: Father's Day Gifts for Gamer Dads

June 8th, 2017

29:21

Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan talk with journalist Chris Morris

Ep 119: Great Books For Your Teens And Tweens

June 1st, 2017

31:53

Rebecca and Amy were so excited to talk once again with Sandie Angulo Chen of Common Sense Media, who always has such great book recommendations.

Ep 118: Why Are Clothes For Tween Girls So Trashy?

May 25th, 2017

25:44

Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are talking today with Kelly Wallace from CNN about the problem of girls' clothing

Ep 117: Mommy Poppins' Meal Kit Smackdown!

May 18th, 2017

33:18

Amy and Rebecca are joined in the studio this week by Anna Fader

Ep 116: Public Proclamations of Mother's Day

May 11th, 2017

32:10

If Mother's Day didn't happen on Facebook did it really happen?

Ep 115: Families Who Vlog: The Dark Side of You Tube

May 4th, 2017

39:05

Rachel Dunphy joins us in the studio to talk about two articles she wrote for New York Magazine about families who have gone into the business of vlogging

Ep 114: How To Stop Those Annoying Robocalls

April 27th, 2017

36:19

Hi, this is Heather from account services

Ep 113: Everything New at Disney World and Disneyland This Summer!

April 20th, 2017

45:33

There is so much new in store for both Disney parks this summer it's crazy!

Ep 112: Does Your Kid Have An X-Plan For Emergencies?

April 13th, 2017

30:44

This week we talk about a genius plan for giving your kids an "out" when they're in a bad situation

EP 111: Why Steve Jobs Didn't Let His Kids Use An iPad

April 6th, 2017

38:23

What do tech inventors and CEOs and other Silicon Valley types know that the rest of us don't?

EP 110: Randi Zuckerberg's Mission for Girls and Tech

March 30th, 2017

40:08

This is a fun episode with an important discussion

Ep. 109: So, like, do your kids, like, talk like this?

March 23rd, 2017

28:18

Audrey Mann Cronin is on a mission

Episode 108: When Working From Home Goes Hilariously Wrong

March 16th, 2017

32:59

Working from home has lots of hazards.

Episode 107: How To Stop Nagging Your Teens And Tweens About Chores

March 9th, 2017

28:15

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan tackle an annoying problem

Episode 106: So How About Those Oscars?

March 2nd, 2017

31:25

Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are joined by celebrity editor Abby West to talk about the Oscars

Encore Episode: A Mother Responds

February 23rd, 2017

44:13

We're reposting our Mother Responds episode from 2015.

Episode 105: Sleepover Strategies

February 16th, 2017

37:06

Sleepovers are a serious girl thing.

Episode 104: An Interview with 'The Big Letdown' Author Kimberly Seals Allers

February 9th, 2017

40:32

We need to demand better of the structures that are around us when it comes to breastfeeding.

Episode 103: Kids in the Kitchen with Jennifer Perillo

February 2nd, 2017

43:02

Jennifer Perillo is a food blogger and cookbook author who has some great tips for getting kids interested in cooking!

Episode 102: How Robots Can Help Your Child Learn

January 26th, 2017

39:48

Are you looking for some robot toys for your kids?

Episode 101: How To Protest, March, Or Rally With Kids

January 19th, 2017

43:08

Are you planning to bring your kids to any marches or rallies this weekend?

Episode 100: Our Favorites from CES 2017!

January 12th, 2017

47:08

Andrea and Amy are back from Las Vegas with all of their favorites from the Consumer Electronics Show!

Episode 99: Parenting Resolutions

January 5th, 2017

48:15

Have you made any parenting resolutions?

Encore Episode: Parent Hacks

December 29th, 2016

37:40

We're reposting our Parent Hacks episode from earlier this year.

Episode 98: Why You Should Stop Taking Facebook Quizzes Right Now

December 22nd, 2016

36:48

How many times a day do you see a quiz go through your Facebook feed?

Episode 97: YouTube's Young Stars

December 15th, 2016

39:52

For a growing number of kids YouTube is a money maker that demands a lot of their time.

Episode 96: Santa In The Age Of Google

December 8th, 2016

36:52

This week we're talking about how to keep your kids believing in Santa (if you do that) when it's so easy for them to find things out with google.

Episode 95: Media Literacy: We Need To Teach Our Kids How To Tell When News Is Fake

December 1st, 2016

41:42

We were thrilled to have Michelle Ciulla Lipkin on the show,

Episode 94: Meditation Instead Of Detention In Schools Really Works!

November 22nd, 2016

31:20

We’ve got two great topics to go with your Thanksgiving feast this week

Encore Episode: Holiday Food!

November 17th, 2016

40:38

We’re reposting our fun Holiday Food episode from last year

Holiday Gift Guide 2016!

November 10th, 2016

35:03

It’s that time of year again, when we start making lists and hunting down the best gifts for friends and family.

Episode 92: The American Academy of Pediatrics Finally Gives Up

November 3rd, 2016

40:58

Rebecca and Andrea welcomed Amy back from a trip to Disney World!

Episode 91: Bake It Happen For Breast Cancer Research!

October 27th, 2016

34:16

Shari and Stacy lost their mother Judy to breast cancer eight years ago, and they put their grief into action with Bake It Happen.

Episode 90: The Real Cost Of Using Smartphones Around Kids

October 20th, 2016

33:13

It’s a beautiful fall day in NYC!

Ep 89: How To Avoid A Virtual Kidnapping Scam

October 13th, 2016

31:12

Rebecca finally remembered the new name of Amy’s blog.

Ep 88: When Should You Interfere In Other People’s Parenting?

October 6th, 2016

41:37

When (If Ever) Should You Butt In When It Comes To Parenting?

Ep 87: Black Dolls Matter, with Ozi Okaro of Ikuzi Dolls

September 29th, 2016

30:50

We're talking with Ozi Okaro, founder of Ikuzi Dolls, a line of 18" dolls of color that are available with different skin shades and hair textures.

Ep 86: Should We Get Rid Of Middle Schools?

September 22nd, 2016

47:39

First we talk about how awful middle school is, and what can be done about it.

Ep 85: Is Sexting The New Flirting In Middle School?

September 15th, 2016

35:36

Middle schoolers are sexting up a storm

Ep 84: Baby Name Regret

September 8th, 2016

42:22

Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are in the studio this week, while Amy Oztan calls in from the Catskills, trying to suck a few more days out of summer.

Best Of: Odd Mom Out

September 1st, 2016

1:01:24

We're rebroadcasting one of our favorite episodes!

Ep 83: How To Prepare For Disasters Without Scaring Your Children

August 25th, 2016

49:58

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking with Tanya Weinberg, Director of Media and Communications at Save the Children

Ep 82: Do You Have A Favorite Child?

August 18th, 2016

29:42

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio on this hot, sticky summer week talking about a touchy subject

Ep 81: We Are All Aly Raisman's Parents

August 11th, 2016

40:38

Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are in the studio today with special guest Avram Piltch, LAPTOP Mag's online editorial director.

Ep 80: The Best Back To School Shopping Tips

August 4th, 2016

40:45

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking about back to school

Ep 79: When To Get Your Child A Smartphone

July 28th, 2016

33:37

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are talking about when to get your child a smartphone

Ep 78: The Importance of Empathy

July 21st, 2016

41:44

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are talking to author Dr. Michele Borba about how incredibly important it is to instill empathy in your children, and how to do it

Ep 77: All About Pokemon Go!

July 14th, 2016

39:45

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today with a special guest, former Parenting Bytes producer Brian Coursen!

Ep 76: In Defense of Super Early Bedtimes

July 7th, 2016

34:53

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking about early bedtime for kids

Ep 75: Mean Girls: When To Step In?

June 30th, 2016

45:18

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking with Kate Canterbury, from The Guavalicious Life, about an ugly incident her daughter had with some mean girls, and the epic Facebook …

Ep 74: Summer STEM Projects from The Maker Mom

June 23rd, 2016

33:13

Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are joined by Kim Moldofsky of The Maker Mom.

Ep 73: Exciting Summer Books for Teens and Tweens!

June 17th, 2016

43:21

Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking to Sandie Chen

Ep 72: Online Vigilantes

June 9th, 2016

37:42

Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking with guest Amy Mascott about how to give your kids some fun activities this summer.

Ep 71: Should You Pay Your Kids For Grades?

June 2nd, 2016

44:53

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan, talk about paying students to do well in school

Ep 70: Got Grit?

May 26th, 2016

45:04

Hello and welcome to our 70th episode!!

Ep 69: Screenagers

May 19th, 2016

45:23

Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are talking to journalist Jennifer Jolly about teenage brains and the new movie 'Screenagers.'

Ep. 68: How Not To Raise A Tech Entrepreneur

May 12th, 2016

38:57

The entire Parenting Bytes crew is in the studio today with two great topics

Ep. 67: Awaken Summer!

May 5th, 2016

50:13

We're all in the studio on this gloomy day, but we're talking about things that can be warm and sunny

Ep. 66: Jeff Kinney Wants Your Kid To Be A Storyteller

April 28th, 2016

51:52

We're in the studio today talking about the point of preschool crafts, plus a special interview with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney

Ep. 65: Shitty Moms

April 21st, 2016

39:39

Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio this week, talking to the authors of the new book, Shitty Mom for All Seasons

Ep. 64: When They Leave For College

April 14th, 2016

44:48

Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today with special guest Abby West, talking about her oldest going off to college and what that's doing …

Ep. 63: Kindles vs. Books

April 7th, 2016

37:02

This week we're talking about Kindles vs. books, which do we like best? Which do our kids like best? Plus Snapchat, which none of us are on, but …

Ep. 62: Parent Hacks

March 31st, 2016

37:24

It's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today, with a very special guest calling in: Parent Hacks author Asha Dornfest!

Ep 61: Let's Move!

March 24th, 2016

40:59

Today we talk about Amy's recent trip to the White House, the First Lady's Let's Move initiative, and some scary body trends that have hit the internet.

Ep. 60: Metric Parenting

March 17th, 2016

51:43

It's just Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith in the studio today, because Amy Oztan ditched them for the White House!

Ep. 59: American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

March 10th, 2016

54:35

Nancy Jo Sales, journalist and author of the new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers joins us in studio today

Ep. 58: I Don't Want To Be Your Friend

March 3rd, 2016

46:53

This week we're in our NYC studio talking about selling fundraising items for your kids

Ep. 57: The Digital Divide

February 25th, 2016

46:47

We're in the studio this week discussing why we teach girls to be scared

Ep. 56:Old School Meets Digital at Toy Fair

February 18th, 2016

34:57

Hello from Toy Fair in NYC!

Ep. 55: How To Give Your Kids Money

February 11th, 2016

46:08

Rebecca and Amy are in the studio today and have a special call-in guest, Kelly Whalen from TheCentsibleLife.com

Ep. 54: Does Anyone Actually Want The New Barbie dolls?

February 4th, 2016

40:02

Welcome to Parenting Bytes!

Ep. 53: Is Middle School Just The Worst?

January 28th, 2016

45:15

Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today, talking to special guest Kelly Wallace of CNN

Ep. 52: Twelve Things To Know By High School

January 21st, 2016

40:54

Rebecca, Amy and Andrea help prepare your kids for High School.

Ep. 51: Live from the Consumer Electronics Show!

January 13th, 2016

26:45

Rebecca, Amy and Andrea rocking the CES!

Ep. 50: That's Not How They Do It In Scandinavia

January 7th, 2016

41:30

Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio for the first time this year, with special guest host Nancy Friedman!

Ep. 49: Organize Your Life for 2016!

December 23rd, 2015

49:23

Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio for the last time this year talking about organization, …

Ep. 48: 2015 Year in Review - Best Bytes and Faves!

December 17th, 2015

30:40

Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith have braved the crazy midtown Manhattan holiday traffic once again to bring …

Ep. 47: Elf on the Shelf, or Big Brother?

December 10th, 2015

43:15

Welcome to Parenting Bytes!

Ep. 46: Hour of Code

December 3rd, 2015

41:13

Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are spending this episode talking about Hour Of Code

Ep. 45: Holiday Food Edition!

November 25th, 2015

38:49

Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are discussing food.

Ep. 44: How To Talk To Kids About Tragedy

November 19th, 2015

47:16

Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio today with a very special guest, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Ep. 43: Mean Girl Moms

November 12th, 2015

41:17

Hello and welcome to Parenting Bytes!

Ep. 42: Screen Time For Babies?

November 5th, 2015

40:51

Welcome to Parenting Bytes! The three of us--Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith--are in the studio today talking about two very hot topics

EP 41: Is This Awesome Commercial Going To Reverse Barbie's Slide?

October 30th, 2015

54:28

Barbie: a classic comeback?

Ep. 40: Do Your Children Owe You Money For Raising Them?

October 23rd, 2015

39:03

Welcome to our 40th episode, recorded in a brand spanking new studio - Parenting Bytes was the first podcast in!

Ep. 39: Are Texting Teens Like Compulsive Gamblers?

October 15th, 2015

41:01

Welcome to our latest episode of Parenting Bytes! All three of us are in the studio together (finally!).

Ep. 38: #WhatSheSaid

October 9th, 2015

41:21

Hi everyone, it's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today.

Ep. 37: Kids, Empathy, and Cell Phones

October 2nd, 2015

40:08

Hi everyone, we're in the studio with a special guest this week! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and special guest Nancy Friedman

Ep. 36: Female CEOs Are More Than Moms

September 24th, 2015

48:18

Hi everyone, we're in the studio this week with a couple of great topics!

Ep. 35 :Get Organized For School!

September 18th, 2015

44:44

Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio talking about how to use tech to organize carpools

Ep. 34: How To Manage Facebook Security

September 9th, 2015

39:06

We're back! It's almost fall, we're all back from travels and summer fun, school is starting, and we're in the studio.

Interview with the first lady of New York City Chirlane McCray plus [Best Of] Banning Homework Episode

September 3rd, 2015

56:18

Rebecca, Andrea & Amy talk to Chirlane McCray about NYC Teen SMS, a program that allows teens to anonymously contact a crisis counselor.

Ep. 33: Kids Talk Back

August 27th, 2015

41:23

This week Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the NYC studio with three very special guests, their daughters!

Ep. 32: A Mother Responds

August 24th, 2015

45:04

his week Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the NYC studio with a special guest, Jennie Baird, who wrote an amazing response to the NY Times article …

Ep. 31: The Imagine Cup

August 17th, 2015

50:52

The Imagine Cup

Ep. 30 Live from Type-A NYC

August 6th, 2015

51:26

This week we did something special: we recorded an episode in front of a live audience from the Type-A Bootcamp (a mini-conference for bloggers), discussing the power of parents online, and how companies are getting …

[Best Of] This week World's Worst Mom and Free Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy.

July 30th, 2015

49:09

Parenting Bytes is on the road this week, so please enjoy this early episode that you might have missed! This week World's Worst Mom and Free Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy joins Rebecca, Amy and Andrea to talk about …

Ep. 29: Ashley Madison: Anonymous Never Is

July 23rd, 2015

35:08

Today we're in the studio with Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith. We're joined by security expert Paul Viollis, who gives us the lowdown on …

Ep. 28 Odd Mom Out

July 16th, 2015

58:12

Today we have a very special, one-topic episode!

Ep. 27: Camp Mom!

July 9th, 2015

48:13

This week Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio with Babette Roberts from Camp Mom

Ep. 26: Teen Lit Rocks!

July 2nd, 2015

46:52

This week hosts Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are speaking with blogger, Senior Movie Reviewer for Common Sense Media, and creator of …

Ep. 25: Does Music Make Your Kid Smarter?

June 25th, 2015

44:16

This week hosts Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Nancy Friedman are in the studio with cellist, composer, and now game inventor Philip Sheppard.

Ep. 24: The New Stage Moms

June 19th, 2015

42:45

Hosts Rebecca Levey, Nancy Friedman, and Amy Oztan talk to writer Michelle Ruiz about the Internet's latest star, six-year-old Cece Price

Episode 23: Father's Day Smackdown

June 10th, 2015

41:05

This week on the podcast Rebecca, Amy and guest co-host Nancy Friedman are joined in the studio by three time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and Human Podcast Machine host, Taz. How does a big time athlete handle …

Episode 22: School's Out! (Almost)

June 8th, 2015

32:45

This week on Parenting Bytes Rebecca, Amy and Andrea discuss school shaming - from school lunch to carnivals that leave out kids, why are school …

Episode 21: Class of 2015 - you're screwed!

May 28th, 2015

44:39

This week Rebecca, Amy and Andrea discuss Robert de Niro's tough love graduation speech and what makes a great commencement address, plus gifts for grads. Then we tackle the impossible task of packing for summer camp …

Episode 20: Internet Etiquette

May 20th, 2015

29:12

This week Rebecca, Amy and Nancy discuss how to mind your online p's and q's. When is it OK to send a digital thank you card? Should you have a …

Episode 19: Lucy Hale in the Studio!

May 13th, 2015

40:00

This week Rebecca and Amy were

Episode 18: Girls gone Minecraft.

May 6th, 2015

32:33

This week Rebecca, Amy and Andrea discuss the 12 year old girl who shamed the gaming industry into including free girl characters as their default …

Episode 17: Who Likes Mother's Day?

April 30th, 2015

55:02

On this week's podcast Meagan Francis of TheHappiestHome.com joins Rebecca, Amy and Nancy to talk about what makes a happy home, how she manages her kids who range in age from 6-17, and how moms can try to find balance …

Episode 16: The webcam in your teen's bedroom

April 22nd, 2015

47:05

This week Dan Tynan of Yahoo! Tech qualify as spying?

Episode 15: The Lowdown on Teens and Social Media

April 15th, 2015

39:18

This week Rebecca, Amy and Nancy are joined by Abby West, Executive Editor of Essence.com. We talk to Amanda Lenhart, author of the new Pew Research Study all about teens and social media - what are they using, and how …

Episode 14: Apologizing for your kid

April 8th, 2015

35:41

This week Andrea and Rebecca are joined by Nancy Friedman to talk about apologizing for your kid's terrible behavior

Episode 13: Quality v. Quantity

April 2nd, 2015

46:05

This week Rebecca, Amy and Andrea talk about a new study showing quality rules over quantity when comes to time parents spend with their kids.

Episode 12: Snarky Parents and Mean Boys

March 26th, 2015

48:08

This week Amy is in the studio with Eric Messinger of New York Family Magazine while Rebecca and Andrea join in from Sandbox Summit in Cambridge, MA.

Episode 11: Let's ban homework!

March 17th, 2015

44:51

This week on the podcast, Rebecca, Andrea and Amy talk about the pros and cons of homework and whether it's necessary at all

Episode 10: Working moms and too-gifted kids.

March 11th, 2015

44:41

This week on the podcast Rebecca is joined by Andrea Smith and Nancy Friedman as they discuss Katharine Zaleski's working mom apology in Fortune …

Episode 9: YouTube for Kids - yay or nay?

March 4th, 2015

41:29

This week on the podcast Rebecca is joined by Amy Oztan and Nancy Friedman to talk about the new YouTube for Kids app

Episode 8: There's a Dad in the house!

February 25th, 2015

44:16

Lance Somerfeld, Co-Founder of the City Dads Group joins the podcast to talk about modern fatherhood, stay at home dads, and the changing image of what it means to be a dad, and the Dad 2.0 Summit (and how brands are …

Episode 7: Moms in Toyland! This week Larry Magid, Co-Director of ConnectSafely.org and CBS Tech Analyst, talks about Safer Internet Day.

February 20th, 2015

44:23

Moms in Toyland! This week Larry Magid,

Episode 6: #TheoandBeau, behind the pictures

February 11th, 2015

45:50

This week Jessica Shyba, known as

Episode 5: Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media

February 4th, 2015

50:51

This week we're talking with Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media

Episode 4: Can you ever be a good enough mom?

January 28th, 2015

50:56

This week Rebecca and Andrea are

Episode 3: This week World's Worst Mom and Free Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy.

January 23rd, 2015

44:44

This week World's Worst Mom and Free Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy

Episode 2: The CES review and more.

January 14th, 2015

47:35

Rebecca is joined by co-hosts Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan

Episode 1: Parenting Bytes

January 5th, 2015

48:02

Featuring Amy Oztan (@selfishmom) and Andrea Smith @Andrea Smith

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