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Seahorse. My picture sharing app dream…turned into reality!!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in App Love, Be Inspired | 1 comment

My Mom has to travel to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on a pretty regular basis for doctor appointments and treatments, so it was inevitable that one of those visits would fall on a major holiday at some point. Last year, it was over Christmas, so my sisters and our families travelled out to spend the holiday with my parents in a hotel. It was...

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Things We are Loving Right Now…

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in App Love, Be Inspired, Things We Love | 0 comments

Since this week has been a rude wake-up call with the beginnings of the fall schedule, I thought I would let my kids take over “Things We are Loving Right Now…” the five-year-old… Over the summer, my five-year-old discovered Big Block Sing Song, which has become her absolute favorite thing to sit around watching on the...

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6 Science Apps + 2 Fun Apps = 8 Summer Boredom Busters

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in App Love, Be Inspired | 2 comments

It is the middle of summer vacation around here, which means that school supplies are starting to pop up in the grocery store aisles. I actually bought a few packs of markers today, which my children found very distressing. They are not ready to give up their lazy afternoons at the pool and wild jumping sessions on the trampoline, and frankly,...

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App Love: Goodnotes…for all of your note-taking needs…

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in App Love, Be Inspired | 0 comments

From the very first day we owned an iPad, one of the things I have wanted to use it for is for writing…taking sermon notes, writing to-do lists, jotting down ideas, and so forth. I have tried plenty of writing apps, but I have found the one that does the job better than any that I have seen so far. Enter Goodnotes. It costs...

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‘Pic-Tap-Go’….the easiest photo editing app ever!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in App Love, Be Inspired | 0 comments

Who loves taking pictures with her phone? I do, I do! In fact, I might be obsessed with it….but that discussion is for another day. Today I just wanted to share my new favorite photo editing app for iOS7, Pic-Tap-Go! I have been on the search for an easy-to-use photo editing app for a long time. After downloading and deleting multiple free...

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It’s all coming up Dr. Seuss! Costumes, App Giveaways, and More!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in App Love, Be Inspired | 3 comments

I woke up in a panic this morning, remembering that it was Dr. Seuss day at school today. The kids could dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character, and we had about 10 minutes to figure out our costumes. Can you guess who they are? Yep…we have a wocket in Madi’s pocket, and Sally from The Cat in the Hat. Subtle,...

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How to lock your iPhone Screen (so your kid can play and she won’t accidentally text your boss)

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in App Love, Be Informed, Be Inspired, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

I let my kids play with my phone. Not all the time, but there are definitely moments when it comes in handy….like when your 1-year-old is about to have a tantrum in the middle of that cute brunch place….or while waiting in line at the DMV….or when you’re boarding a two-hour flight home at 7am after an...

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App Love: WhatsApp Messenger & the $19 billion dollar deal

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in App Love, Be Inspired | 0 comments

WhatsApp Messenger by WhatsApp Inc. (and soon-to-be Facebook) First year free for Apple, Android, Nokia, Windows & Blackberry devices, $.99/year after  A few hours ago, the news broke that Facebook had inked a deal to purchase the company that created the WhatsApp Messenger app for $19 billion dollars. $19 billion dollars? I had to check it...

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Disney Frozen Apps…are they worth the money?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in App Love, Be Inspired | 0 comments

Ever since my kids walked out of the movie theatre singing “Do you want to build a snowman…”, we have been bringing bits and pieces of Frozen into our home. Fiona received Elsa, Kristoff, and Anna dolls for Christmas, along with a read-a-long storybook, and the Frozen Pandora station has received some serious airplay. So I wanted...

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Kid App Favorites from 2013…

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in App Love, Be Inspired | 0 comments

After reading the USA Today article this morning about the top apps of 2013, I decided to poll my kids about their favorite apps from this year. Yes, maybe a little less scientific than the Apple, but still quite the snapshot of how my kids spent their leisure time this year. And a little description…from top to bottom…left to...

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