Kristin Brandt
I'm working mom, full-time marketing professional (Sundin Associates), part-time podcaster (Manic Mommies), and Family Life blogger (Real Simple). You can find everything at kristin-sundin-brandt.com

Recent Posts By Kristin Brandt

I have to make dinner? Again?

Here are the facts – I love to eat. I even like to cook. But with a full-time job, a part-time job, two kids and too little time, my husband and I find ourselves regularly stumped with what has become an age old question . . . “what’s for dinner?” I think it would actually be easier if I didn’t […]

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Discovering Judy Moody and The Blue Bunny

A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail from a publicist for Candlewick Press inviting me and my daughter to the local premiere of Judy Moody and the Not-So-Bummer Summer. Now you have to know that, for the most part, if I’m invited to events like this they are either a) during a workday or b) in New York […]

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Building the Museum of Me

As one who is constantly on social media channels such as Facebook – for both work and play – I’ll admit to being a little burned out on all the sharing. Thinking of clever things to say, uploading happy photos of my kids, approving friend requests, posting updates, giving items a “thumbs up…” I’m exhausted and about ready to disconnect. […]

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What’s the deal with QR codes?

Has anyone else noticed the crazy looking, often black and white, graphics which have been popping up on ads, signs, web sites and business cards?

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Can a computer help my son’s writing?

As I write this my 8 year old son is sitting next to me, working his way through one of fifty book reports (yes, I said, fifty, as in 5-0, as in the number of states in the Union, which is why the program is called "Read Across America" or RAA) he is required to complete this year. You can […]

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Can my Kindle help my dyslexic son read?

As promised, my son and I are continuing on our quest to find technologies that will address his reading problems related to dyslexia. Through my research I had learned that allowing a child to listen to a book while he’s reading can help him improve his comprehension. While looking for books that my 8 year old son would enjoy, AND […]

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Can I create a custom bike jersey?

Last month, when my husband started his new business, Steve the Bike Guy, providing mobile bicycle services, he and I discussed all the different items he would need to promote his services. At the end of the list – logo, business cards, web site – was one unusual item. He wanted a custom bike jersey to wear when he (and […]

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Do I need a SuperHero to backup my iPhone?

As someone who is a bit compulsive about backing up her data (I've learned from my father/office IT guy to take a belt & suspenders approach) I was intrigued by Iomega's SuperHero ($69.99), a charger that could also back up the data on my iPhone. At first glance the SuperHero looks very similar to the charging base that came with […]

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Can technology help my son with dyslexia?

Recently, after a series of tests, our 8 year old son was diagnosed with the developmental reading disorder, dyslexia. In many ways, this diagnosis was a relief after months (and years) of confusion and frustration stemming from my son's difficulties with reading and writing. Through our research we found ourselves presented with many ways to help our son compensate for […]

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My Day at Geek Girl Boot Camp

As I wrote recently, in a fit of irrational exuberance, I volunteered to participate in Geek Girl Boot Camp, a day-long un-conference dedicated to "empowering women through technology." After which I immediately started to regret my decision. Due to a mix of work obligations, parenting-related issues, and health setbacks I was feeling time crunched and stressed out, and wishing I […]

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