Becoming a mother is wonderful and terrifying. At times, it can also be very, very lonely. When my oldest son was born, I joined a group in my local community called PEP, which is short for Postpartum Education for Parents. It’s a wonderful resource, that connects you with other mothers in your community who have given birth within a 2 month period. These mothers were absolutely life saving to me in those early days. We met weekly to share our highs and lows and they understood those dramatic swings in ways that no one else possibly could have. I formed lifelong friendships and always had someone to turn to, when I needed parenting advice, a shoulder to cry on, or a good old mom’s night out. Our sweet little babies are seniors in high school and about to venture forth into the world. When I see updates about those kids, I feel as proud as if they were my own. Not every community has such a beautiful program and the transition to parenthood can be incredibly isolating for mothers. That’s why I absolutely adore the idea behind the Peanut, which is a social networking app for mothers. Read more
We’re intrigued by women who make tech, how women use tech, whether it enriches women’s lives, or makes them want to smash things. We’re particularly curious about mobile apps. Check in here for reviews and our thoughts on a variety of apps.
While we were talking about apps to review, calendar apps didn’t occur to me. I use my calendar app many, many times a day. And there are many, many, many of them. My older son prefers Google calendar. I use the one loaded onto my phone when I bought it. I like that it communicates with the calendar on my husband’s phone as well as the calendar on my computer and tablet.
And that is about as much thought as I have ever given to calendar apps. Is there much more thought to give? I’m going to the app store to check, I’ll be back.
Holy bananas, there are a ton of them. Read more
Tasty is fun to watch, but I have to admit that I have only ever made one thing from it and that didn’t turn out very well. I am more than willing to say that the failure is probably my fault since, as I have said on many occasions, I am not a very knowledgeable cook. And that is my problem with Tasty as a recipe app. The basic things are stuff I already know and for the more advanced stuff, I need more information than is provided. Read more
Thanks to Yelp, there are certain topics on which I no longer have an opinion. I think one person having fewer half-assed opinions is a good thing. And yet there are people who hate Yelp.
Now, if terrible people have ruined your business or the business of someone you care about, then I completely understand why you hate Yelp. At the end of this blog, I will include links to articles about how Yelp can improve itself. But there are people who dislike Yelp for other reasons. Read more
Mobile apps. Many women with tech use them and if you’re anything like me, you download some of them then never use them. Why? Was it too cumbersome to set up a profile, or was the interface boring? Was it because the app didn’t perform as expected, or do we use them a couple times then simply forget they exist?
I never forget Waze exists because I have no sense of direction. Without Waze I would never leave the 5 mile radius surrounding my house. Since I live in a metropolitan area, that’s a problem I used to have.