I love technology and am always talking about ways parents can use it. Over the past few years I have kept a log of all the websites and kinds of technology that have surprised me. Some of them are crazy, but some of them might be helpful to moms! Here are a few of the most interesting ones from my list:
Whoever thought you could have a sprayless bugspray? I didn’t. But this app supposedly sends out a vibration/sounds that bugs hate. When you are on a picnic with kids, it can be very helpful.
This one is a lot more positive and I love it! For teenagers who’ve had a liver transplant, text message reminders to take their medications reduce the risk of organ rejection. You can now sign up for many programs that remind kids to take medications or check-in.
Isn’t the whole point of a gap year to get away from your parents and be off on your own? A mom in England ordered her son Harry, 19, to carry a credit-card sized tracker while he travels across Australia, Thailand and South Africa in his gap year.
I have been tempted to use this, but never have. This website: Sorrygottogo has a variety of sounds that help you get off the phone. Everything from a doorbell to a barking dog. For busy moms, it can be a lifesaver.
5. Letting Others Decide with Websites
Being indecisive is no longer a great hinderance. There are a few websites that are helping people make choices. Letsimondecide is one such website that has you put in your question or issue and ‘Simon’ tells you what to do. You can also use Ask500 where you ask 500 people a question and they respond!
This is a fun one if you have a puppy and kids. Try to guess what your dog wants before this tells you.
Have you ever wished you could create or be in your own bed time stories? Now you can with Story Somethin. It puts your children at the center of their own interactive story worlds.
If you are a student and do not want to carry around a rule. This iPhone app will help you use a sonar ruler instead! Or if you are a mom and need to help kids with their homework, but do not have all the supplies this can help.
If you are having trouble getting your kid to keep curfew or want them to check-in with their location for pick-up or to see where they really are. This app is for you!
If you are a divorced mom, this site can help organize schedules, times and switching.
I love these tools, which are your favorite?