Gina Hickey

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Gina is the Co-founder of HackShack, a digital sandbox where future-ready kids play with technology and learn about coding, robotics and design. She is responsible for delivering on the brand’s promise to inspire kids to get curious, get creative and make something! As a lifelong learner, Gina is passionate about seeking, learning and sharing information to empower kids and adults on the best ways to use technology. She spends her time engaging parents, educators and communities; coordinating events; or managing the brand’s social media. Previously, Gina was head of communications for Starwood Latin America and worked at leading global PR agencies. Her career began at a financial tech start-up called Patagon. Gina graduated with a B.S. in Mass Communications from FIU. She masters the art of living through family, friends and writing. She lives in Miami Beach with her two amazing daughters Paloma & Fabianna, her dog Naya and her husband Mike-HackShack’s Co-founder.
Homeschool Playlist: For Parents on the Struggle Train Gina Hickey Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Homeschool Playlist: For Parents on the Struggle Train

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We homeschooled our teenage daughter during 8th grade and it was as amazing as it was challenging. At times I thought I’d have a heart attack. Oftentimes, my heart would explode with happiness. Homeschooling...
Hyperconnected Mom: Three Practical Steps For Being More Present Gina Hickey Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Hyperconnected Mom: 3 Practical Steps For Being More Present

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I hate to admit it, but I am THAT mom. The hyperconnected one who tells her kids to put their phone down, and then turns around and mindlessly scrolls through Instagram while the water...
Gratitude Journal New Year, New Attitude of Gratitude (and There's an App for That)! Gina Hickey Contributor Miami Moms Blog

New Year, New Attitude of Gratitude (and There’s an App for That)!

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As I scrolled through Instagram at the beginning of this milestone year, I came across a meme poking fun at people’s inability to keep New Year’s resolutions. My first thought was, how rude! We...
Your Wired Kids Are Alright: Not All Screen Time is Created Equal miami moms blog

Your Wired Kids Are Alright: Not All Screen Time is Created Equal

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Are your kids wired...as in, plugged in to technology and screen time? Not to worry, we can assure you that not all screen time is created equal.   Video Game Addiction? By now, you have probably...
Family using laptop, digital tablet mobile phone THE FAMILY IS WIRED. NOW WHAT? Parenting in the Digital Age Gina Hickey Contributor Miami Moms Blog

THE FAMILY IS WIRED. NOW, WHAT? Parenting in the Digital Age

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We've decided to not ban all access to technology (at least for now). At times, it's overwhelming. Parenting in the digital age is hard. But, I’ve got some good news. For starters, there is...
Kids Are Wired. Time to Pull the Plug on Technology? Gina Hickey Contributor Miami Moms Blog

Kids Are Wired. Time to Pull the Plug on Technology?

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Fortnite.  YouTube. Minecraft. Instagram. Tik Tok. Virtual Reality. Secret texting apps. Parenting in today’s wired world is so much fun. Am I right? Actually, it’s super stressful. Instagram is the reason why my 13-year-old...
Gina Carriazo Hickey Miami Moms Blog Welcomes: MIA Mom Gina Hickey Contributor

Miami Moms Blog Welcomes: MIA Mom Gina Hickey

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Miami--The City I Love My name is Gina Carriazo Hickey. I was born in Cali, Colombia and moved to Miami the summer before I started second grade. Miami was so different back then. My mom...

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