The thing I love about technology is that – when it works! – it makes your life easier. When it doesn’t work…well, you just hope no one is around with a camera to capture your adult temper tantrum.
If you have teenagers or children in college, you know that occassionally they need some cash from you. Sometimes more than occasionally and sometimes they are adult children who still mooch off of you.
Now that turkey day is over and we’ve given thanks for all that we have, it is time to go shopping. Sure you may have already bought a bunch of gifts on Black Friday, but let’s talk about receiving gifts.
Yes, I know, it is far better to give than to receive. Blah, blah, blah. But most likely people will buy you gifts. And if you don’t want to receive an alarm clock or another bathrobe this year, make a list. Digitwirl featured this video for an online wishlist called Wishpot. Read more
My family recently adopted a dog. And while my daughter loves to annoy him and my husband loves to play rough with him, I am the only one who considers him part of the family. Actually, I like him better than most members of the family. Shhh.
The Humane Society we adopted our dog from already had him microchiped, but there are other ways to locate your lost dog. With the popularity of QR codes, there are websites that will allow you to create a QR code for free for your pet’s collar. Read more
Against my better judgement, we have added a new dog to our home. And I’ll be the first to admit that only after a week and a half, I am attached and he’s my little schmuppy puppy!
But with pet ownership comes big responsibility. Just like you keep your health records and those of your children, you should also do so for your pets. My Dog is an app that makes this easy.
When I’m grocery shopping and I see another geek with a smart phone or tablet in hand, checking items off their list, I give a little smile to acknowledge our matching geek-ness. I would like to ask them what program they’re using and what they think, but I don’t want to be the crazy-lady geek.
Even for someone as organized as myself, medical records are difficult to keep updated and in order. The latest idea of keeping your medical records and emergency information in your wallet is just so smart.
And for anyone who has health issues, this product is great for them to carry around in case something happens to them while they’re out and alone. There are two options out there - The Medical USB Data Card and the 911 Medical ID Card. Read more
No matter what we have going on in our lives, the one thing we have in common is that we all have to eat. And for some of us, we also have to feed other people. I’ve tried to get my five-year old to cook her own dinner, but that hasn’t worked out yet.
I’m big on meal planning. Every Sunday I go through my recipe book, pull out meals for the week and then I add the needed items to my grocery list (right now I’m using Grocery King for Android). But I would love to try MealBoard – Meal and Grocery Planner for iPhone.
For parents of school children, organizing all school documents, photos and report cards can be overwhelming. Do you keep it, do you throw it out, do you scan it?
And for these types of memories, there is only so much technology can do. Parents sometimes just need a place to store those precious Thanksgiving hand turkeys. And momAgenda knows this.
Life is busy. But no matter what you have going on, you still have to eat. Or at least your family does.
And while I wait patiently for an app that will food shop, put the groceries away, cook dinner, get my daughter to eat anything but chicken nuggets, and clean up, an app like this works too. Read more
How many times have you said to yourself I can’t forget to bring that tomorrow. And how many times have you forgotten it?
You have a few choices – you can bring the needed items out to your car in your pajamas, you can create a pile by your door hoping your dog doesn’t do anything with it, or you can tie a piece of string around your finger. As an alternative you can try an easy solution which is also a very cheap solution – a door knob organizer Read more
Like most of you, I can probably count the days on one hand that I was not rushed to put dinner on the table. Unfortunately, no matter how busy you may be on a given day, your family still expects to be fed.
No matter how organized I think my life is, occasionally I will forget a birthday or anniversary. And since I like to send out cards for special occasions, there are often times when I mess up and have to admit it – - – and just blame the Post Office.
Whether you send a gift or a card or a simple email, it’s still nice to get the date right. And here are a few apps to help you.