Presence. Sometimes, it is all we need. An ear to listen and a voice to reassure us and offer a few words of advice. For students struggling in school, the absence of an involved adult often exacerbates the problem. That’s why mentoring programs can be so powerful.Read More »
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It’s 2 am. I’m lying on the floor of my son’s room for the third night in a row. I’m pretty sure I’m doing a terrible job as a mother since I’m not letting him “cry it out” like all the sleep books instructed. To make myself feel better, I pick up my phone and post an angelic picture of my son on Facebook. With each notification of activity on my post, I am lulled into a state of contentment. Perhaps I am a great mom after all…Read More »
We’ve been married for almost 23 years and have 5 children.
From the moment we met in high school, I have been making the moves and calling the shots. My Type A personality and Colby’s easy-going attitude have kept us checked and balanced in our marriage, in raising our children, and in life.Read More »
We take our mobile devices for granted. Always on. Always connected. NGO Télécoms Sans Frontières, with support of AT&T Foundation and AT&T, is using this technology to deliver education to young refugees in Syria.Read More »
It wasn’t that long ago that computers were work-place only appliances, but today we (and our families) walk around with immensely powerful computers in our pockets. Our smartphones are powered by millions of apps and connected to a modern and mobile internet that enables us to do about, well, anything! These devices make it possible for us to connect with friends around the world, stay informed with the news anywhere, make payments, control the lights and temperature in our homes and even hail cars (which will soon be driven by computers as well).Read More »
As the new school year begins across the country, it’s hard not to reminisce about the questions I always had in the back of my mind at the beginning of a new school year. They ranged from the immediate and critical: Will I fall from these platform shoes? What was Saturday Night Fever really trying to tell me? To the really-important-but-abstract: How do I study for the SAT? What is the college application process like? Am I prepared to compete academically with the other students? And every year, it seemed like questions became more abundant and sophisticated as they grew in number and importance. While some of the answers still require introspection, many of the answers are straightforward; you just need to know where to look. Now, thanks the internet, many of those answers are just a click away.Read More »
It happens at least once a day. I’m sitting at a traffic light, idling for more than a minute, and temptation hits.
One little swipe, just this one time, can’t hurt.Read More »
Recently the AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging (AAPAA) met in Washington, D.C. for a semi-annual meeting to discuss needs and trends in the accessibility and aging community with guest speakers and corporate advisors. AAPAA is a group of 15 different organizations that have a vast network of constituencies looking to AT&T to bring innovative technology to the market that allows individuals in accessibility and aging communities to lead fulfilling lives. Like prior gatherings, I had the honor of joining and participating. Over the course of two days, we had the opportunity to hear from both internal AT&T organizations and external speakers on how we are working together to meet the evolving needs of the accessibility and aging communities.Read More »
Although I often take it for granted, there is no doubt I’ve benefitted from growing up in the digital age. I’ve been swiping and tapping since I was at least 10. But our community and family members in older generations have not had this luxury. For many, using a smartphone is as foreign to them as using a typewriter is to me.Read More »
It’s that time of year again. Students look forward to recharging over summer break.
It’s also the time when school administrators look forward to retooling in preparation for the next school year.Read More »