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Summer Family Vacation? 4 Must Have Apps To Stay Safe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Family and Health, Guest Posts, Technology, Travel
apps to stay safe on summer vacation

Guest Post Image Source Last year, one in five Americans had planned on taking a summer vacation, according to several surveys. At least half of those people indicated that they would take take two or more trips during the warmer months. Each year, the number of people taking summer vacation rises. What this means is […]

7 Apps To Help You Be A Better Parent

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 11, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Gadgets, Guest Posts, Parenting, Technology

Guest Post Being a parent is hard work, and keeping up with everything that’s going on can be a challenge. Whether you want to get on top of daily tasks, track your child’s development, or monitor their whereabouts and protect them, there’s an app that can help. In no particular order, here are 7 apps […]

HapiMomi App Makes Family Sharing Easy #sponsored #app

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 10, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Family and Health, Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

This making your life easier post has been brought to you by HapiMomi…. If you know me, you know that I’m a gadget girl. A gadget girl that loves apps that make my life easier. I’m also a planner and a list maker. It’s true. I sometimes even frustrate myself. But I am what I […]

Timbuktu Magazine iPad App for Kids – Review #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 30, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Children, Education, Reviews, Technology
Timbuktu Magazine iPad app

This educational app review has been brought to you by Timbuktu Magazine…. As a mom, former educator, soon to be homeschooler, and huge fan of the iPad, I love finding educational apps. In fact, I’m always on a quest for new apps that will inspire my son’s imagination, as well as encourage learning. We are […]

Donate a Photo App and Johnson & Johnson Giveaway #HealthyEssentials #ad

Johnson & Johnson products

This post on making a difference in the world through your own photography is brought to you by Johnson & Johnson and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. It’s that […]

Spring Time Fun with the Snaps! App #ad @SnapsApp #SnapsApp

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 6, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Fun, iPhone, Photography, Reviews, Technology
Snaps app

This fun, addictive, look at all the cool things I can do to my photos post, has been brought to you by Snaps! and Sverve… I’ve mentioned how we had snow on the first day of Spring, while my son was on “Spring” break, in previous posts… very un-Spring weather. Just this past Monday it […]

Preserving Family Memories with Saving Memories Forever Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 26, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Family and Health, iPhone, Reviews, Technology, Web Sites

As a parent, I think of things I never would have thought of before. I know you parents know what I mean. One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is documenting stories… memories for my son. His Dad and I won’t be around forever, and it’s important that he has information, stories, photos, etc. of […]

What is Instagram and how to use it for mobile marketing?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 19, 2012 | Categories: Apps, Blogging Tips, Guest Posts, How To, Photography, Social Media, Technology

Guest Post CC license Flicker Image Instagram is a cool photo sharing Application that often comes free with Android and IOS. Instagram was introduced in 2010 and has become one of the most popular apps on both iTunes and Google Play stores. Instagram is often used for sharing photos with friends and also for marketing […]

Life… Supplemented WannaBeWell iPhone App @WannaBeWell

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2012 | Categories: Apps, Health and Fitness, iPhone

I have such good intentions. I do. Yet, my memory just… sucks. My family and friends will attest to this, by the way. And this is apparent more than anywhere else when it comes to taking my multi-vitamin. I usually remember to take it 2 – 3 times a week. It’s a “daily” vitamin. I […]

Six Terrific Educational iOS Apps for K Through 12

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 30, 2012 | Categories: Apps, Education, Gadgets, Guest Posts, iPhone, Technology
Wolfram Algebra Course Assistant iPhone iPad App

With the start of the school year just around the corner, thoughts turn to school supplies, clothing and text book rentals. Considering the increasing number of schools that allow sponsored mobile devices, such as iPads, in the classroom, educational apps for iOS devices might seem in order. The six apps below are among the best […]