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Tech Tuesday: Make a super easy video storybook

May 7, 2013

If you’ve ever lost your enthusiasm for reading the same story over and over, you’ll appreciate our guest Abbi’s discovery. She sent this tip to us as an alternative to letting YouTube read to your child. I was first introduced to A Story Before Bed via the Nursery that I work for here in Dubai […]

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Tech Tuesday: Diggity for digging through social media

April 30, 2013

Here’s the common situation: A super smart friend, let’s call her Julie, who always has easy cooking shortcuts when I go to her house, posted a question on Facebook asking about family dinner ideas. I remember that I loved at least five of the ideas Julie’s friends shared in the comments, but now I can’t […]

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Tech Tuesday: Geeky apps to get you outside with baby

April 23, 2013

Geeky moms and dads need to leave the house too, right? While I love seeing you here on the blog, I want you to get fresh air and sunshine. If you need someone to give you some points for your effort, try one of these apps to gamify your outings. Geo-location apps turn walks with […]

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Tech Tuesday: Photostream explained

April 16, 2013

Some photos are not quite worthy of Facebook, but are must-sees to extreme enthusiasts of your child. That’s why my husband and I set up a few Photo Streams on our iPhones. A photo stream is simply an album that can be shared with a group. The photos are located in the cloud, so no […]

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Gabbing on giggle.com: Baby naming

March 27, 2013

On giggle.com, where we contribute a couple of times each month, an article about baby names caught my eye: 22 Baby Naming Rules Worth Following. The “rules” were submitted by parents who were surveyed, and most make sense to me. See: No yooneek spellings.  Name your son (or daughter) Peyton or even Payton.  But not […]

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Tech Tuesday: An easy way to keep track of kid quotes

March 26, 2013

My daughter has a wonderful knack for inventing words. “Waggy”, if you don’t know, is an adjective that describes wide-leg pants, such as men’s-styled pajama bottoms. On Pajama Day at preschool, you might think twice about wearing your waggy jammies, because if you want to climb a lot, they may get in your way. All […]

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MVP baby shower gift: medicine cabinet supplies

March 22, 2013

I’ve seen a lot of baby gifts in the past ten years and many have made me oooh and ahh — and even wish for another baby to wrap in that cute sling — but none have seemed as thoughtful and sensible as a tupperware container filled with medical supplies that I saw given by […]

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Tech Tuesday: Pregnancy Time-Lapse App

March 12, 2013

Expectant parents can create a time-lapse video of their pregnancy – and get health tips along the way – through a new, free, interactive iPhone app called CineMama available from the March of Dimes. Watch your belly grow as you take as many or as few pictures as you like over the course of your […]

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Tech Tuesdays: Podcasts

March 5, 2013

Having worked on a piece of research about what types of new media moms consume, I know that podcasts are not very popular among our demographic. Regardless, I want to share my enthusiasm for them. The listening habit I developed about three months ago has turned me into a regular exerciser, and it’s entirely due […]

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Tech Tuesday: Free app for preschoolers

February 19, 2013

You guys, this app is really cute — and it’s free! Endless Alphabet teaches letters, and for those who already know them, introduces words. The animations are filled with charming monsters (not scary at all!) and quirky sounds. I like the artwork which will appeal to both genders. I cannot vouch for the efficacy of […]

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Surprising songs that soothe babies

February 5, 2013

I owe a shred of my sanity to Ben Gibbard. My baby is calmed more than anything when I play the band Death Cab for Cutie. I discovered this trick quite by accident when driving my screaming eight-week old home from a playdate (more mine than his) and he fell silent by the third song. […]

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Tech Tuesday: Let YouTube read to your child

February 5, 2013

Kids love screens, AMIRITE? I am prone to feeling guilty about any second of screen-time my kids have, so I constantly remind myself that there’s so much great educational content on tv and on our mobile devices, that their access to digital stuff is actually part of a healthy, balanced diet of media for a […]

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