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!
With so many Echo devices in homes, do we need to set up rules about how long kids can play with Alexa? How much is too much? And if you do let your child talk to Alexa, which Alexa skills are best for kids? We’ve got some advice and recommendations!
Parents post about their kids online all the time, especially on Facebook and Instagram. But what are the long-term consequences of this for the …
We have an amazing guest this week on the Parenting Bytes podcast who tells us how to stop bullying. Seriously. And it's the opposite of every …
Welcome to an encore episode of Parenting Bytes! We couldn't get our schedules together to record this week, so we reached deep into the archives (I …
We’re so fortunate to have author Darcy Lockman on the show this week to talk about her new book, All The Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership. In her book Darcy talks about gender equality and why …
So you want to get a pet, but are wondering how to integrate kids and pets. Or, you’re not sure what kind of pet to get, where to get one, or what it will cost. We’re tackling those questions and so many more with the …
We're rerunning this episode in case you need some help talking to your kids about tragedy. After the most recent school shootings, parents have had …
Looking for Mother's Day gifts that aren't the same old same old? We've got fresh, innovative ideas for all the moms!
We're on vacation this break, but with so many new fans, we're guessing that most of you haven't heard this early episode. It's amazing how current this episode still sounds--we're still dealing with the same problems!
Uber safety tips for teens and adults
We're so excited to have best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims on the podcast …
The three Parenting Bytes hosts took a field trip this week to the …
No matter how old your child is, there's something that you (or …
Are you looking for the best podcasts for your kids, or for yourself? Or maybe something that you can listen to together? We've gathered together a great selection of podcasts …
In light of the recent college admissions scandal, we're re-running this episode about getting into your dream school.
If you have a child, chances are you’ve heard about the Momo Challenge. A creepy image has been flying around the internet accompanying stories of videos that have been hacked by “Momo” with instructions on how kids …
When it’s time to consider summer day camp or sleepaway camp for your child, where do you start? We had a great conversation with camp expert Risa …
Clinical psychologist Dr. Jerry Bubrick talks about a new social media documentary, the “Like” movie, and how we can help our kids deal with phone …
Susan Pazera is a travel blogger with a large family who knows how to get good deals for interesting places, and we've picked her brain for great last-minute spring break ideas! Whether you want to stay local and …
Born Just Right co-founder Jen Lee Reeves joins the podcast this week to talk about her daughter Jordan Reeves’ involvement in the new Microsoft …
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Need new winter-related ideas for what to do on a snowy day inside with your kids? How about outdoor snow activities that …
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), kicks off every January in Las Vegas. While at first, it may seem like CES would have pretty much nothing to do …
Sharing photos on social media without permission? You’d probably never do that when it comes to posting pictures of a friend, but every day parents share pictures and videos of their kids on social media. Instagram and …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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? …
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, …
This week we're replaying one of our favorite epsiodes, because it's time once again to Bake It Happen for breast cancer research!
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Everyone likes to talk about the dangers of social media, but is it all bad?
Companies like Cambridge Analytica take your info from Facebook and use it in ways you've probably never even thought of.
Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan discuss a new article about teens and sexting,
Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan sit down with friend-of-the-show and KidzVuz co-founder Nancy Friedman
Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan discuss the abundance of tech gear out there for parents, and whether it's all really necessary!
Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan have a fantastic, helpful discussion with Elizabeth Dankoski, founder of The Dream School Project.
Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are here with their favorite smart home products from CES!
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.
Friend-of-the-show and CNN Digital Correspondent Kelly Wallace wrote a thoughtful piece about how the #MeToo movement is affecting teen girls
If you have a tween or teen, chances are you've heard of author Sarah Mlynowski
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!
Amy Oztan and Andrea Smith have been walking the floor at CES in Las Vegas to find the most innovative tech for 2018!
Do you need to be a better person?
This episode was orginally posted on February 11, 2016.
Even if you love this time of year, it still has its headaches.
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 …
Amy Oztan and Andrea Smith are phoning it in from the Brooklyn and New Jersey Bureaus, respectively, to talk about holiday food and cooking.
Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan attended an informative event hosted by the Consumer Technology Association and Techlicious
This episode was originally posted on November 25, 2015.
It's that time of year again
The holiday shopping deals are appearing earlier and earlier
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, Amy Oztan, parenting, teens, tweens, tech, Alexa, Google Home, Mattel Aristotle
Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith talk with Sara DeWitt about how parents can use tech and screens to help their kids' development.
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 …
Amy Oztan and Andrea Smith talk about how to preserve your photos in case of a disaster, including a conversation with ScanMyPhotos CEO Mitch …
This episode was orginally posted on November 19, 2015.
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
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking about disaster preparedness.
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are all finally back in the studio!
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.'
This episode was originally posted on April 7, 2016.
Should You 'Wait Until 8th' For A Cell Phone?
Rebecca and Andrea interview Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, an enormous and FREE not-for-profit online education.
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.
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!
Rebecca sits down with Anthony Salcito
When you're a mom of a baby or a toddler, the world seems to cater to you.
Rebecca, Amy, and Andrea have a plethora of gadgets
Welcome to Parenting Bytes!
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
Hello and welcome to our 70th episode!!
Harvard has rescinded its acceptances for a small group of students who participated in a secret Facebook group full of racist, sexist, homophobic, …
Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan talk with journalist Chris Morris
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.
Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are talking today with Kelly Wallace from CNN about the problem of girls' clothing
Amy and Rebecca are joined in the studio this week by Anna Fader
If Mother's Day didn't happen on Facebook did it really happen?
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
Hi, this is Heather from account services
There is so much new in store for both Disney parks this summer it's crazy!
This week we talk about a genius plan for giving your kids an "out" when they're in a bad situation
What do tech inventors and CEOs and other Silicon Valley types know that the rest of us don't?
This is a fun episode with an important discussion
Audrey Mann Cronin is on a mission
Working from home has lots of hazards.
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan tackle an annoying problem
Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are joined by celebrity editor Abby West to talk about the Oscars
We're reposting our Mother Responds episode from 2015.
Sleepovers are a serious girl thing.
We need to demand better of the structures that are around us when it comes to breastfeeding.
Jennifer Perillo is a food blogger and cookbook author who has some great tips for getting kids interested in cooking!
Are you looking for some robot toys for your kids?
Are you planning to bring your kids to any marches or rallies this weekend?
Andrea and Amy are back from Las Vegas with all of their favorites from the Consumer Electronics Show!
Have you made any parenting resolutions?
We're reposting our Parent Hacks episode from earlier this year.
How many times a day do you see a quiz go through your Facebook feed?
For a growing number of kids YouTube is a money maker that demands a lot of their time.
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.
We were thrilled to have Michelle Ciulla Lipkin on the show,
We’ve got two great topics to go with your Thanksgiving feast this week
We’re reposting our fun Holiday Food episode from last year
It’s that time of year again, when we start making lists and hunting down the best gifts for friends and family.
Rebecca and Andrea welcomed Amy back from a trip to Disney World!
Shari and Stacy lost their mother Judy to breast cancer eight years ago, and they put their grief into action with Bake It Happen.
It’s a beautiful fall day in NYC!
Rebecca finally remembered the new name of Amy’s blog.
When (If Ever) Should You Butt In When It Comes To Parenting?
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.
First we talk about how awful middle school is, and what can be done about it.
Middle schoolers are sexting up a storm
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.
We're rebroadcasting one of our favorite episodes!
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
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio on this hot, sticky summer week talking about a touchy subject
Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are in the studio today with special guest Avram Piltch, LAPTOP Mag's online editorial director.
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking about back to school
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are talking about when to get your child a smartphone
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
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today with a special guest, former Parenting Bytes producer Brian Coursen!
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking about early bedtime for kids
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 …
Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are joined by Kim Moldofsky of The Maker Mom.
Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking to Sandie Chen
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.
Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan, talk about paying students to do well in school
Hello and welcome to our 70th episode!!
Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are talking to journalist Jennifer Jolly about teenage brains and the new movie 'Screenagers.'
The entire Parenting Bytes crew is in the studio today with two great topics
We're all in the studio on this gloomy day, but we're talking about things that can be warm and sunny
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
Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio this week, talking to the authors of the new book, Shitty Mom for All Seasons
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 …
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 …
It's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today, with a very special guest calling in: Parent Hacks author Asha Dornfest!
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.
It's just Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith in the studio today, because Amy Oztan ditched them for the White House!
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
This week we're in our NYC studio talking about selling fundraising items for your kids
We're in the studio this week discussing why we teach girls to be scared
Hello from Toy Fair in NYC!
Rebecca and Amy are in the studio today and have a special call-in guest, Kelly Whalen from TheCentsibleLife.com
Welcome to Parenting Bytes!
Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today, talking to special guest Kelly Wallace of CNN
Rebecca, Amy and Andrea help prepare your kids for High School.
Rebecca, Amy and Andrea rocking the CES!
Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio for the first time this year, with special guest host Nancy Friedman!
Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio for the last time this year talking about organization, …
Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith have braved the crazy midtown Manhattan holiday traffic once again to bring …
Welcome to Parenting Bytes!
Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are spending this episode talking about Hour Of Code
Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are discussing food.
Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio today with a very special guest, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
Hello and welcome to Parenting Bytes!
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
Barbie: a classic comeback?
Welcome to our 40th episode, recorded in a brand spanking new studio - Parenting Bytes was the first podcast in!
Welcome to our latest episode of Parenting Bytes! All three of us are in the studio together (finally!).
Hi everyone, it's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today.
Hi everyone, we're in the studio with a special guest this week! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and special guest Nancy Friedman
Hi everyone, we're in the studio this week with a couple of great topics!
Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio talking about how to use tech to organize carpools
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.
Rebecca, Andrea & Amy talk to Chirlane McCray about NYC Teen SMS, a program that allows teens to anonymously contact a crisis counselor.
This week Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the NYC studio with three very special guests, their daughters!
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 …
The Imagine Cup
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 …
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 …
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 …
Today we have a very special, one-topic episode!
This week Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio with Babette Roberts from Camp Mom
This week hosts Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are speaking with blogger, Senior Movie Reviewer for Common Sense Media, and creator of …
This week hosts Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Nancy Friedman are in the studio with cellist, composer, and now game inventor Philip Sheppard.
Hosts Rebecca Levey, Nancy Friedman, and Amy Oztan talk to writer Michelle Ruiz about the Internet's latest star, six-year-old Cece Price
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 …
This week on Parenting Bytes Rebecca, Amy and Andrea discuss school shaming - from school lunch to carnivals that leave out kids, why are school …
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 …
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 …
This week Rebecca and Amy were
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 …
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 …
This week Dan Tynan of Yahoo! Tech qualify as spying?
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 …
This week Andrea and Rebecca are joined by Nancy Friedman to talk about apologizing for your kid's terrible behavior
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.
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.
This week on the podcast, Rebecca, Andrea and Amy talk about the pros and cons of homework and whether it's necessary at all
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 …
This week on the podcast Rebecca is joined by Amy Oztan and Nancy Friedman to talk about the new YouTube for Kids app
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 …
Moms in Toyland! This week Larry Magid,
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This week we're talking with Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media
This week Rebecca and Andrea are
This week World's Worst Mom and Free Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy
Rebecca is joined by co-hosts Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan
Featuring Amy Oztan (@selfishmom) and Andrea Smith @Andrea Smith