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Making Our Everyday Better with Technology

What Questions Are You Afraid to Ask?

Dear Friends,

I just came off a glorious 72-hour girls’ weekend in LA, and there is nothing like the gift of the gab with girlfriends. There was non-stop chatter, from product recommendations like using these magnets for laundry instead of detergent, to how to get more leverage on the home front (delegating grocery shopping, meal prep, and errands is always a good idea).

Sometimes we need to hack through the rainforest that is our lives, and active collaboration with Friends can quickly yield many great solutions to our everyday challenges. Inevitably, our conversation turned to technology, and it’s amazing how in the company of friends, you are safe to ask any question. I applaud my friend, a partner in a law firm, for bravely asking, “How do you download a podcast?”

I’m sure we all have questions like this that we are afraid to ask. I’ve always envisioned our Friend Forum as a place where we can help each other to get a leg up on running the “Family” Business and seek tech advice firsthand. We encourage you to ask any question!

With best wishes,

Julie Paul
Founder and CEO

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The Friend Forum: Let’s Talk Tech!

Here’s what Our Friends are asking this week:

Calendaring: When I’m on the west coast, how do I make an appointment that will show up correctly in east coast time?

Email: How do I create a hyperlink in email?

Video Games: how can I set time allowances for my kids? 

What’s One Question You Are Afraid to Ask?

In The Friend Forum, we’re engaging women in the technology conversation and collaborating around running “The Family Business.” Come ask questions, share your thoughts, share an article, join our conversation! Every day, you can tap into your Friends for inspiration and answers to find the best resources.

Announcing Let’s Talk Tech
We Come to You On Your Schedule

At your behest, we’re excited to launch our Let’s Talk Tech! 1-1 services. We know you’re busy and personalized attention is always a plus. We can help you get off to a good start with your kids’ devices, and offer best practices to regain control if screen-time is an issue.

Our goal is to understand your family’s scenario and match you to the best resources. But we won’t stop there, we’ll make sure you get them up and running.
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