Sometimes, children feel their parents give more attention to their BlackBerrys than to them. Here are some guidelines from family therapists and professors for using your mobile email device.

-Do not check emails during dinner.

-Do not hide your email habits from family members.

-Obsessive users should not check email during the first hour of each day.

-When attending one of your children's functions, leave the device in the car or at home.

-Decide on an email-free block of time.


The toy Martha showed was My Very Own Berry Assistant manufactured by Novelty Inc., and available at select convenience stores, gas stations, and 99-cent stores.

Comments (2)

Martha Stewart Member
January 5, 2019
My baby never slept well (especially through the night) until I started using the website >>SLEEPBABY.ORG<< - that website has been by far one of the best things I've ever got my hands on to get him to fall asleep quickly. Best time is 45 seconds from awake to asleep! Can’t imagine life without it! I heard about it through a kindergarten teacher who uses it to put to sleep a group of 30 children. Check it out! >>SLEEPBABY.ORG<< - sorry, you can't post links here so you'll have to turn it into a normal link :) Best of luck to you and your family!
Martha Stewart Member
June 29, 2009
I recently purchased your 12 qt. stainless steel multi-pot. Do you have and suggestions on the best way to use it and some receipts for it. Thanks FredSeddon