Friday, October 24, 2014

Savy Mommy's Favorite Smartphone and Tablet Apps: October 2014

*Disclosure: This post is not sponsored in any way. These are simply the apps I personally love to use on my Android smartphone and iPad this month.  Use at your own risk :-)

Photo Editing: Photo Grid - Collage Maker
Platform: Android
Cost: Free or $1.99 for ad-free version.
I have tried a ton of apps, and this is by far my favorite on my Android smartphone.  In fact, a lot of the images you see on my review and blog posts have been edited using this app.  Some of my favorite features include:
-Single Photo Editing
-Collage Creation - Grid and Free Layouts
-Custom cropping
-Custom fonts for text overlays
-Photo editing settings for Instagram posting
-Tons of editing options

Get Your Flu Vaccine at CVS MinuteClinic & 20% Off CVS Shopping Pass! #flushot #minuteclinic

*Disclosure:I have received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic to write this post.

It's that time of year again, Cold & Flu Season, and with these things comes a whole host of "fun" for your family!  If you are someone who protects your family with the flu vaccine, they I recommend you check out your local CVS Pharmacy/Minute Clinic.  It's easy & convenient to get it.  Also, you will receive a 20% off CVS shopping pass to use on your in-store purchases.  

Here is some more information from my partners at CVS about the flu and the vaccinations they provide. 

What is the “flu”, anyways? The flu is a respiratory infection caused by a virus. It
can develop very quickly and with flu, you always have a fever. Other common
symptoms include headache, sore throat, dry cough, stuffy or runny nose and
muscle aches (ugh).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

VTech Holiday Toy #Giveaway! $130+ ARV!

Welcome to the VTECH
Holiday Toy Giveaway
Hosted by: We're Parents!?
Sponsored by: VTech

The holidays are upon us and with them comes the time to buy fun gifts like TOYS! Personally, I love to buy toys that are safe, fun, and easy to use for the little ones in my life but when trying to pick them out there are tons to choose from!
We're here to make your Holiday Shopping a little easier this year by offering ONE lucky reader a chance to win these FOUR fabulous toys from VTECH! Valued at over $130, it's the perfect way to get your shopping started (or finished if your an early bird!).  All four of these toys are recommended for 12 months to 36 months and are perfect learning and educational toys with VTECH's high quality!

Here's what one person will win:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

33 Parenting Tests: Children Are Life's Smallest Professors #momlife #parentinghumor

When you become a parent, you are put through a series of tests like no other.  These are not your ordinary question/answer tests, but rather real-life, previously unimaginable tests given to you by your child(ren).  From the moment they are born, through the many years ahead, these beautiful little miracles test your ability to do many things, including how to....

  • Change a diaper in complete darkness.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Americans and Parenting Religion: I'm a Worshiper! Are You? #poweroftheinternet #WTF #parentingreligion

This is the latest article making it's way around the "let's tell American moms their doing it wrong by making them feel bad" circuit: How American Parenting is Killing the American Marriage.  I read the article. A few times.  And's annoying and I just can't see any value in it. 

Why? Because it's a ridiculous article that is generalizing the way some people handle their children and marriage to all American parents, more notably American moms. It's just another stone thrown in the direction of parents to make us all feel like failures as husbands and wives.
The entire article is focused on this idea of a "parenting religion".  I mean, I guess I understand the similarities between parenting and religion.  If the comparison (or term) means that parenting involves unwavering devotion to giving our all in the name of a single (or multiple) being while surrounding ourselves with like-minded parents to support our journey and devotion, then I guess you can call it a religion of sorts.
This statement near the beginning "Nothing in life is allowed to be more important than our children, and we must never speak a disloyal word about our relationships with our offspring." makes me want to scream.