As I mentioned in a previous post, I have spent the last few weeks or so working with Marie on establishing a sleep schedule and routine. This equates to a lot of time rocking back and forth in a dark room as I try to soothe her to sleep, which leads to a lot of time for me to think and play around with my iphone. Sometime yesterday it struck me just how powerful that little piece of equipment is, and how it helps me be a better mom. Because a lot of you out there are mothers too, I thought this post might be helpful. Here is just some of what it helps me do:
-Track how long I nurse, how many diapers I change, how much medicine I give (really just about anything child related) with the ibabylog app. This would have been particularly helpful at the newborn stage, wish I had discovered it then!
-Log naps and graph sleep patterns with the Weissbluth Nap App. Again, so helpful!
-Food Journal with my Weight Watchers Mobile App. The better I eat, the better I feel, the more energy I have. Any mom knows that the more energy you have the better!
-Create grocery lists with the notepad. If I am being really energetic, Weight Watchers has a Kitchen Companion app that creates grocery lists instantly for me based on my menu planning for the week with the click of a button. Like I said, this works only if I am energetic enough to meal plan. (It should come as now surprise that this has not been the case lately.)
-Entertain a preschooler when she is past her limit out on errands. We love the Monkey Lunchbox App, Preschool Memory, and the Jumpstart Preschool App. I am ready for some new, more challenging ones though. If you know of any appropriate for a 4 1/2 year old leave me a comment:)
-Capture lasting memories of my life and kids, I LOVE the instagram app.
Couple these apps with the whole facetime capability of an iphone (my family is all 1000+ miles away)…and well I am sold on the iphone…FOREVER. Love my technology!