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There's no need for formal family photos when you just broke in your "selfie stick" on your family vacation in Hawaii. Plus, let's face it, that new photo-editing app has some filters that make you look fabulous, and you have way more memorable pictures now than you did when you relied on a professional.
Writing out words is so three years ago when a kissing-face emoji says it all. Throw in a few hashtags, like #momknowsbest or #goodluck, and you are totally #winning at text speak.
That’s right, kids, we couldn't just Google a question and get an immediate answer, we had to look it up in the family encyclopedia or (gasp!) wait until we made it to the library. We didn't have cell phones, but getting a cordless phone in the house was a game changer. Home computers weren't around just yet, but we did have a fancy word processor that would even spell-check some words. Raise your hand if all of this is met with a horrified blank stare from the kids. Sometimes it's fun to be old.
You and your son just downloaded the new Mumford & Sons song from iTunes at the same time... much to his horror.
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He makes Tiger Woods look like a chump when playing him on the Xbox, but on the real golf course, his 70-year-old dad with cataracts can beat him. What gives?
Chances are, they are Instagramming, Facebooking, tweeting or Vining every second of their day, so you can take a look at their social media pages to find out everything you need to know.
You have already checked out his social media pages and done a background check of him and his parents before she has even brought him over for dinner. After all, it’s your duty to do some due diligence to make sure he is a nice guy.
Yes, we know, kids — mom and dad autocorrect fails are the best.
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Families now gather around the computer to watch hilarious YouTube videos instead of gathering around the TV. Movie theaters are fun every now and then, but it is hard to beat having a family movie night in the comfort of your own home. Plus, you can binge-watch shows you used to love, and watch your kids love them too.
Nothing strikes fear into the heart of parents on a road trip faster than seeing a low battery on any of the electronic devices.
Seriously. There is no way you could remember who was the sixth president of the United States. It was John Quincy Adams, by the way.
OK, you didn't really replace your pediatrician and sure, you may have misdiagnosed your child’s pinkeye as a rare tropical eye-eating worm, but the internet has given you some great tips on handling your child's lingering cough.
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It is now called a hashtag.
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Thank goodness for MapQuest and Wi-Fi, otherwise your kids would have no idea where anything was. To be honest, your map-reading skills are a bit rusty as well.
You can not only smooth out wrinkles on your forehead and whiten your teeth, but you can also photoshop your husband into photos when he gets stuck late at work or erase that stain off of your son's shirt with the swipe of a mouse.
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