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'Doodle 4 Google' Contest Names 7-Year-Old Youngest Winner Ever

This year, 107,000 applicants submitted original designs with hopes of winning Google's annual "Doodle 4 Google" contest. But it was Mateo Lopez, 7, who claimed the title as the contest's youngest winner ever. The second grader appeared on "...Out of 107,000 applicants, a 7-year-old won Google's annual 'Doodle 4 Google" contest.

Naughty and Not Nice: Words Google Bans

Watch your language on Google. Credit: Scott Barbour, Getty Images
Attention parents: Good news on the bad news, or rather naughty words front. Google is giving you a hand when it comes to keeping your kid's potty mouth in check. Turns out a g...
Attention parents: Good news on the bad news, or rather naughty words front. Google is giving you a hand when it comes to keeping your kid's potty mouth in check.

Same Sex Marriage, Diaper Emergencies, and Messy Bedrooms - Links We Love

We all know the Internet is chock full of helpful advice. One dad even used it to learn how to deliver his own baby when his wife went into labor. Can you imagine his Google search? "Wife in labor ... halp!" -- CafeMom Iowa's Supreme Court upholds...

Sick Kids - Do You Google Their Symptoms?

My six-year-old had a high fever on Thursday, no other symptoms ... the kind of bug I hate. When it's a cold or a stomach flu, at least I know what we're getting into. Fever with no symptoms is a troubling mystery. Two days after her fever broke, she...

Beware of teenagers "dipping"

There's nothing like a late night dip in a swimming pool on a warm summer's eve. I can't even begin to count the number of times I've enjoyed such pleasures -- on camping trips, at hotels, even this week when we're on holiday with my wife's extended ...

Save money, visit Disney World virtually

It cost us a fair bit of change when we visited Disneyland last year, which is a big part of why we haven't been back since. Now, we can save all that money and avoid the hassle of crowds and cross-country travel by visiting Disney World in Florida v...

Doodle for Google winner

Way back in February, I told you about a contest where kids in grades Kindergarten to 12 were invited to create a logo for the Google home page. The theme for the contest was "What if...?" and the winning entry was promised the honor of seeing his o...

Contest: Doodle for Google

You know how sometimes when you go to the Google home page, the logo is all dressed up special? Like for holidays and such? Well, the folks over at Google are looking for a little help in designing a new special logo and have invited schools to parti...

Silly nicknames for baby?

As you may know from reading my posts my husband and I often refer to my son as Mr. Pickles. We've been calling him this since before he was born, in addition to at least twenty other "pet" or nicknames. It's not that we don't like his real name, b...

Goog411: program this in your kid's phone now

When I was a teenager, I was ever-so-slightly lazy, and didn't think much of dialing 411 every time I needed a number or address. I didn't pay the phone bills, so the fact that it costs 25 cents from a land line, or a whopping $1.25 from a cell pho...

Googling classmates

It can be amazing, the amount of information you can find out about someone just by putting their name into the Google search engine. You won't find info on everyone, and some people may be difficult to pick out from among hundreds or even thousands ...

Couple choses baby name because it Googles well

Who has Googled themselves? Everyone, right? I have to admit, I felt a special sense of pride when, after Googling myself, I appeared as the top entry for my name . This is incredibly dorky, but can also have professional -- even financial ramificati...

Google your next hike

Hiking is great exercise, loads of fun, a great way to get in touch with nature, and even full of educational potential. I'll never forget, at a training weekend for Sierra Club backpacking trip leaders, one of the instructors pointed out that even i...

10 web tools for your college student

Is your son or daughter in college, or getting ready to head off this fall? If so, you might want to check out the education-finance site NextPath's list of 10 sites that are particularly helpful to students. Along with each listing is a short, stude...

KidsClick! web search for kids

These days, Google reigns supreme in the search engine world, but even if you have "safe search" on, you can still end up somewhere you might not want to be. Or, your kids might end up somewhere they're not ready to be. Well, luckily, there are libra...

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