Jun 19

What Are RFID-Blocking Wallets?

When technology has its perks, it also has its downside. Gone is the era when a man with a gun and knife was considered as the most dangerous guy. We have tech guys with laptops now, known as hackers.

For the past years, technology has been evolving day by day. You will see many hacking cases in the news where people steal billions. This is why there is a need to come up with a technology that can prevent theft, and RFID wallets are used for this purpose.

It is a technology that helps to read data from a card without making any physical contact with it The information can be read from afar. Cards such as credit cards and debit cards come with RFID chips embedded in them. It is a microchip that helps to transmit data when it is exposed to radio waves.

RFID chips have made the transaction process more convenient than ever. However, where there are technology builders who are spending day and night to provide us with top notch technology, there are people who are always searching for ways to compromise the technology.

RFID technology can be compromised by hackers by using a device called a skimmer. They can steal information from a card which is inside an individual’s pocket with the skimmer without the person knowing about it.

This is a serious matter, therefore, a simple solution to this problem is provided by an RFID-blocking Wallet.

What Are RFID-Blocking Wallets?
An rfid wallet provides you a layer of security between the RFID chip and the hackers. As we know that RFID chips work on radio waves, it is very easy to disrupt the electromagnetic field and copy the card’s content. An RFID-blocking wallet is made from material which blocks electromagnetic fields so that no hacker can perform a scan on your cards.

Credit cards and debit cards are not the only type of cards that can be scanned but there are passports and other cards as well because they have an RFID chip installed in them.

An RFID-blocking wallet is the most secure way of protecting vital information on these cards.

How Can Hackers Misuse Your Cards?
A hacker could be standing next to you to perform a hack on the card and you wouldn’t even know it, therefore, there is all the more need to get an RFID-blocking wallet so that your personal information is secured.

Advance hackers have upped their game by a step as they do not just steal your information and use the card once, they can also make fake cards by using all the information they acquired from your card, this is more troublesome. As a result, your identity is in danger.

Verdict
RFID-blocking wallets are a necessity in this era of digital theft. You never know when and how you’re being robbed. If you do not get an RFID-blocking wallet then not just your money but your identity is at stake

Do not think twice, this is a sensitive matter. You can save many dollars by spending as low as $5. You do not need to do anything but just place your cards in the given slots of your wallet. As far as the aesthetics of the wallet is concerned, nothing is affected and it works like a charm.

May 29

How to Plan a Fun and Unforgettable Family Road Trip

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It’s summer! Time for you and your family to pack up and hit the road. A family road trip can be a fun and memorable experience for everyone, or it can be days on end spent in the car with cranky kids and frustrated drivers. The key to making sure your family’s next road trip is one for the record books? Planning in advance.

Know Where You’re Going (and Make Sure Those Places are Open)

Before you leave on the trip, read several guidebooks for the area you’re headed and make a list of places to stop at on the way. You’ll also want to map out the location of several restaurants and rest stops, because your kids are going to need a break. Plan on more breaks than you think necessary, as it’s often the case that one kid “doesn’t have to go” at a rest stop, but then needs a break half an hour later. To avoid heartache and frustration, call each place you’re planning on checking out and make sure they’ll be open when you plan on getting there.

Bring Back-Up

Your phone’s GPS is great for navigation, but what happens if you cross into Canada and it doesn’t work anymore? Plan on bringing at least two navigation systems, the one on your phone and a separate GPS. It’s also a good idea to have an up-to-date road atlas handy, just in case technology fails.

Bring Lots of Food

Sure, you can always stop and buy food on your trip. But the snacks you’ll find at gas stations and rest stops is likely to be full of sugar and otherwise not so healthy. Plus, your kid might be fast approaching a meltdown when there are no rest stops in sight. It’s better to bring your own supply of snacks. Here’s a few ideas:

  • String cheese
  • Carrot sticks
  • Almonds (if no one’s allergic)
  • Clementine oranges
  • Granola or energy bars
  • Fig cookies
  • Bottles of water
  • Juice boxes

Clean the Car Before and During the Trip

When your family moves into the car for a few days, things are going to get messy. Vacuum the vehicle before you leave and hang a car air freshener from the mirror, to give the car a pleasing scent. Bring along a few plastic bags to use to collect food wrappers, empty bottles and other trash during the trip. Empty the bags at rest stops so that you’re not carting around piles of garbage.

With a bit of advanced planning and preparation, your family’s summer road trip will be one to remember fondly. If you’re planning a trip this summer, where are you going and how do you plan on getting there?

May 05

How to choose the right presents for your children

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Every year, parents struggle with choosing the right decision for their children. When Christmas is right around the corner, you have to select the proper present to keep the Santa myth alive for your kids. Buying presents for children has never been easy because there are many things to consider, including your budget, toy quality, and age-appropriateness.

Here are some tips that will come in handy when you are shopping for your kids:

Choose age-appropriate toys

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Children usually enjoy toys that they can learn how to use easily. You should buy toys that are right for a particular stage of development. Here are some recommendations for the different types of toys that will benefit your kids through certain stages:

0 to 6 months: brightly colored toys and rattles hanging above a crib are the best for this stage of development. If they can rotate as soft lullaby music plays, the toys will entertain your child and put him/her to sleep right afterwards.

6 to 12 months: mobiles, floating bathtub toys, and small toy cars are ideal for this age group.

1 to 2 years: sandbox toys, musical instruments, puzzles, and illustrated books are perfect for kids of this age because they are just starting to learn.

2 to 3 years: large Lego’s, tricycles, kitchen play sets, and chalk are the best option for kids in this stage of development.

3 to 5 years: crayons, bikes, painting sets, and coloring books are ideal for kids between the ages of three and five.

If you want to know whether a toy is age-appropriate, you should check out online reviews. Many sites such as https://corpina.com/ write product reviews that are useful to the consumer.

Choose a toy that brightens your child’s face

You should not rely on well-known and expensive toys because there is no guarantee that they will be safe. Does your child put everything in his/her mouth? Make sure that small parts such as buttons and eyes are attached to the toy firmly.

Moreover, the toy should not have any sharp edges that could injure your child. If you buy stuffed toys, make sure that the filling is free of non-toxic materials and clean.

You do not have to buy expensive

You are the adult and kids do not fully understand the value of the toys that you buy. You need to comprehend that the best toys do not have to be the most expensive. Moreover, you should not spend a fortune on a toy that will be discarded in a few months.

Simple, inexpensive toys that celebrate the power of learning are ideal. Additionally, if you always give expensive gifts, you raise the bar higher each time, and your children will be disappointed if you buy something cheap. For this reason, you should buy your kids reasonable and practical gifts that will teach them how to be grateful and happy.

Try not to overbuy

During the holidays, parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents are usually on the prowl for dolls and toys. As a result, your kids end up with too many gifts. Although they will be very happy while opening them, you will be setting a very high bar for presents. This will make them zoom past your pile of presents and start looking forward to the next one.

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You should try not to give more than two presents in a single day to lower their expectations. When you spread out the gifts over a few days, your kids will learn to accept them as they come.

Apr 25

Blogging or lack of 

I have been a terrible blogger, because I haven’t written an actual post in almost a year. It’s not because I haven’t wanted to. Honestly it was more like How do you catch up from almost a years worth of posts that should have been written? I mean a lot of stuff can happen in that period of time and with my memory I can hardly remember any of it. 

I didn’t want this place to get stale and go unseen  so I’m making a jump to catch up somewhere where I left off. 

Some things that have happened since we last “spoke”. 

Ethan finally got his braces off and now has a gorgeous smile. 

Jayde got braces on and is working on getting her back teeth straightened out. Her smile has always been nice, luckily for her. 

Chandlers website and Mobcrush pages have gotten super popular. You should really check them out. I’m pretty proud of him. 

I started working for Apple as a Learning Expert (a fancy name for a virtual set up helper). 

I stopped working at Apple. Not enough business to warrant my employment.  This sucked but I’m a firm believer of everything happens for a reason and I’m excited to see what the future has in store.  

I started working for a new place as a Nest support agent. Currently on day 2 of training (go me!). 

John is still growing out his hair and it is super duper long. Though I really think that he’s only growing it out because the kids dislike it. I pretend to not like his long hair, but now that it’s longer it’s starting to curl and is kind of cute (just don’t tell him that I said that). 

I spend a good chunk of my free time drawing on the iPad with the Apple Pencil. It has rekindled my love of drawing. Maybe one day I’ll post some of my stuff here, who knows. 

I really can’t think of much else, though like I said it’s been so long and my memory is shot.  I will share some pictures from this past year.


Mar 21

Expectations Of Motherhood

When you’re pregnant for the first time, your mind begins to wonder. The “pregnancy brain” aids and abets you in this. You wonder what your baby will be like. Will they be a doctor? A police officer? A writer? A poet? Will they be shy or outgoing, confident or more reserved?

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Naturally, in the midst of all this, you begin to imagine what having a baby is going to be like. You skip over the whole birth aspect and right to those first few months, when you have your baby in your arms and know that your life is changed forever. You wonder what it will be like. And of course, you begin to build a vivid imagination, brimming with expectations of the what this new world will be like for you.

Then, post-birth, the reality sets in – and it’s not quite like you imagined it would be!

Sleep

Expectation: You’re going to be tired. Everyone knows that parents of newborns struggle for sleep, delving into the depths of sleep deprivation in ways that the human body was never meant to be able to sustain. You’re expecting it and you’re prepared for it.

Reality: The tiredness is like a vice, closing around you, relentless. You know you’d be tired, but you didn’t realize how bone-deep exhausted you were going to be. It’s a shock to the system and, at the worst points, makes you evaluate those plans to bring siblings into your baby’s life one day.

You

Expectation: Motherhood is not going to fundamentally change who you are on an outside level. You’re still going to have time to see your friends, do your makeup, and indulge in things that you enjoy. You’ll still be you.

Reality: Of course you’ll still be you – but that fundamental shift is going to happen. You’ll find yourself preferring the idea of sitting over a cot watching your little one sleep to going out for a night with the girls. And surprisingly, you’ll be completely okay with that. You’ll still have time for the things you used to do, but they will no longer hold the same lure.

Clothing

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Expectation: Your baby (and as they age, your toddler) will be dressed in the most amazing clothes that money can buy. They’re going to look absolutely and totally adorable. You’re going to hit every baby boutique that you can find, and spend hours lovingly dressing them up and helping them to learn their own appreciation for clothes.

Reality: Clothes don’t last thanks to the endless cycle of washing that they have to go through. Babies are amazing, but they’re messy little creatures. Not only is food going to end up on those stunning clothes, but playtime introduces the possibility of paint and crayon stains. You might be able to preserve a pristine look for awhile, but it’s not going to last!

Motherhood

Expectation: Despite the occasional drawback and sleepless night, you’re going to love it. Every single moment is going to be worth it when you see your baby smile at you.
Reality: Exactly as you thought.

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