4 Apps that make a parents life easier. December 04 2013, 0 Comments


Here are 4 great apps I have discovered in the last six months or so. The term easier is tricky with a busy parent, what would make our lives easier is a live -in/ full time housekeeper. Since this isn't in the cards (at least for me)let's start with these apps that help in organization, motivation and streamline what our kids can watch/play with which hopefully helps our day function a bit more smoothly.  

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LIft  An app that gives you daily motivation and coaching from beginning to exercise to saving money. If you read this blog often you’ll know that one of my goals is to start meditating again and this app is helping me on getting back on a meditation track.

Flesky I just read about this app on Mashable and I so need it. I have become the worst speller since I type fast and seem to always be on the go -sending important work text messages that look like my 4 year old wrote them. No more with this cool app.

Kids apps: Moms with Apps is a community site of developers that profile safe apps for kids. George Karavias who is part of this community publishes App Friday on “Download Center” of family-friendly apps. 





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Great app for kids. May 20 2013, 0 Comments


Are you living with the next Lady Gaga or Dr. Dre? This app Figure looks quite complex to me however I have read you get the hang of it. You basically can take your superstar’s lyrics and put some music together and share with your family or peeps. For $1 I find it to be a worthwhile investment and know my boy is going to love it.

Looking for more apps for the kids? I am obsess with Mashable Top 5 Apps For Kids This Week. The best round off of apps for kids out there.

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Maria Sybilla Merian’s Doodle as an inspiring illustrated story for children! Via Timbuktu April 05 2013, 0 Comments

This Google Doodle was featured a few days back about the great Swiss naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian. She documented all the steps of the metamorphosis of many insects and contradicted the belief of her times that insects would spontaneously generate from mud. Maria Sybilla’s story is a great, inspiring story for all the little girls who aspire to become scientists one day. This is why Timbuktu published an amazing illustrated story about her on Timbuktu Magazine.

Here it is!

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