Looking for fun activities to enjoy with your family this summer? ImOn’s rounded up a list of some of the best summer festivals and events happening here in Eastern Iowa, most of them FREE. Click on each event to see more OR add our calendar of events to your own. Here’s how:
Being a mom has never been a more demanding job.
In the 1960s, the average mom spent about 10 hours a week on childcare, according to a study from Pew Research. But even though women now spend on average 25 hours a week working outside the home, we still devote more of our time to child care than our parents did.
The same study also found that nearly 8 in 10 adults think women face a lot of pressure to be an involved parent these days. Hop on Instagram and it’s easy to see why. We feel instant guilt when we compare ourselves to the mom who somehow found the time to not only pack their kid’s lunch, but also cut the sandwich into the shape of a dinosaur (what?!), decorate the lunch bag (why?!) and then snap the perfect pic for social media (ugh).
Spring may be here, but winter is coming in Westeros. The final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones kicks off April 14th and it is shaping up to be epic. Don’t have time to rewatch the first seven seasons? Need a refresher on who is related and who double-crossed whom? We can help. We created a printable chart and character descriptions to help you keep the major players straight, so you can be the one at your watch party with all the answers.
Topics: Cable TV
March Madness is right around the corner, and you don’t want to miss out on a second of the action. Call in sick, dig out your lucky jersey, and make sure you can watch all the games live, whether you’re on the road or at home with ImOn’s lightning-fast Internet, cable packages, and TV Everywhere streaming service.
At ImOn Communications we celebrate making connections. It could be making a physical Internet or cable TV connection in your home, or it could be the connections we make with our customers, colleagues, and community on a daily basis.
So it only made sense that we would celebrate Valentine's Day, the annual holiday that celebrates the connections in our lives. Whether they are your friends, co-workers, family members, or that special someone, ImOn has created free valentines you can send to make them smile this Valentine's Day. And if you use ImOn's Internet service, it will get there faster than cupid's arrow.
Resolutions may be hard to keep, but doesn’t mean they’re doomed to fail. According to psychologist John Norcross, you have the best chance of sticking to your resolution when you set one that’s realistic and attainable—in other words, one that you can work little by little.
“Track your progress by recording or charting the behavior in question,” says Norcross. “Reward your successes, [and] reinforce yourself for each step with a healthy treat or a compliment.”
The 2018-2019 college bowl games are underway and ImOn has the full list of where you can watch each game, now through January 7th.
The Internet has changed our lives in many ways. It makes it easier to pay bills, communicate, stay informed, and conduct business. But one of the biggest things the Internet has changed is e-commerce and how we make purchases. In fact, according to Pew Research Center, 79% of Americans are doing their shopping online, especially during the holidays. That is up from only 22% in 2000. The table on the right shows what products people most commonly purchased online, with clothes, shoes, and electronics taking the top spots. However, with more and more purchases happening online, it has created more opportunities for cyber criminals to steal your personal information. Here are a few tips to make sure your personal information stays safe when you make your online purchase.
Use the Holiday Movie Cheer-O-Meter to Decide What to Watch
It’s hard not to love the sights, sounds and smells of the season—the Christmas lights on every house. The wonderful smell of pine trees. The peppermint mocha lattes!
But for every person who’s been waiting all year round to don their overly festive holiday sweater, there’s another who just can’t get into the spirit. Most of us find ourselves falling in the middle, somewhere between Buddy the Elf and the Grinch. But no matter where you fall on the cheer-o-meter, there’s a character to sympathize with on the season’s best movies, shows and TV specials.
Use our Holiday Hero Cheer-O-Meter to find what you’re in the mood to watch this winter:
Topics: Cable TV
The Holidays are almost here and although they can be joyful and dazzling, they can also be incredibly stressful, especially when you have to travel. Here are a few gadgets to help make your Holiday travels a winter’s breeze.