Skip to main content
Nate Swanner

Nate Swanner

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Nate is General Manager for all not-Digital-Trends properties at DTMG, including The Manual, Digital Trends en Espanol (DTES),  21Oak, NewFolks, The Angle, PawTracks, HappySprout, ToughJobs, and BlissMark. He was previously an Editor at Dice Insights, The Next Web, SlashGear, and Android Authority.

A former chef, lifelong snowboarder, documentary fiend, and avid traveler, Nate eats well, learns constantly, and falls down a lot of snowy mountains.

Kids playing games in a pool.

No pool toys? No problem! 7 safe, fun games to play in the pool for 8-year-olds

Don't worry if you don't have a stock of pool noodles, beach balls, and floaties. There are plenty of cool games to play in the pool without needing toys.
A boy's voice changing

Here’s when to expect your son’s voice to change and what to do about it

Here's what to do when your son's voice starts to change because of puberty.
Kids having fun playing tag in a park

6 unique tag games to play with your 7-year-old

Make tag interesting with these alternative variations.
Seated woman trying on shoes

5 best maternity shoes under $50 for every occasion

Are you pregnant with swollen, aching feet? These shoes offer support and style.
Mom with young daughter doing laundry

5 nursery hampers under $30 that’ll make your life easier

These nursery hampers will look great in any room in your house.
A boy with a tablet and toy cars

4 educational shows on Netflix your grade schooler will actually like

TV can be entertaining and educational. These four Netflix shows are both and will be enjoyed by kids.
A little girl with a service member near American flags in the ground

5 great ways to teach your kids about Memorial Day

Here are some great ways to teach kids about the significance of Memorial Day.
Expecting mom and dad on computer.

Our favorite Facebook groups for expecting parents

These are the Facebook groups to join if you're expecting your first child.
A family walking in an airport

Expedia’s new tool makes it easy to find a family vacation spot

Expedia has a tool to check COVID-19 travel restrictions. Here’s how it works.
A boy playing with a tablet

Your iPhone can now locate your kids’ lost stuff

Kids lose things all the time. Apple is making it easier to find what’s important.
Smiling baby in pajamas

Baby isn’t talking: When it’s normal, and when to worry

Babies generally say their first word around their first birthday. Find out what to expect and watch out for when they should start talking.