At nine months old, my daughter is intent on getting her hands on anything that is not appropriate for babies. My cell phone is her biggest obsession. Whenever she is fussy, all I have to do is hand her my iPhone and she calms right down. Of course, she also promptly sticks it in her mouth. Which led me to wonder what kind of toxins might be lurking in my phone and case.
I love reading magazines. They are a fantastic resource for craft ideas, recipes, parenting tips, fun things to do and more. But every month I used to end up with a grocery bag full of magazines.
Rather than toss them in the garbage, I would try to pass them along to someone else. I would post them on Freecycle, Craigslist and local Yahoo parents group. I would offer them to friends and family. But usually I had very few takers.
So I found a new solution . . . Zinio.
For as long as I can remember, I have collected recipes, crafts ideas, dream home inspiration, business articles and gift ideas. Most of these came in the form of pages torn from magazines, photos shot on my phone or pages dog-eared in books. About 3 years ago, I attempted to get my collections under control by spending weeks organizing everything in file folders on my computer and in my file cabinet. I did a pretty good job but then I never looked at any of it again. It was too inconvenient to sift through the stacks of paper, even though they were categorized, or to open and close hundreds of documents on my computer searching for that one page.
And then I found Evernote.
In keeping with the iPod app theme from a couple of weeks ago, I thought I would share my son’s favorite iPod games and applications. I know a lot of people would disagree with giving a preschooler an iPod, but I have found that you can find a ton of educational games for it.