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My Favorite Paperless Post Designers For Cards and Invitations

I just missed my friend’s baby shower down in LA and I’m bummed. I have to make it up to her some how. Being miles apart, having a kid, trying to figure out life… doesn’t make it any easier. Sometimes I don’t even have time to go pick up a gift and mail it. Yes, I’m one of those horrible procrastinating friends. Which is why I’m sort of thankful for what technology can do for us. It got me thinking about Paperless Post. Incase you didn’t know, Paperless Post is an e-card platform. You can send baby shower/wedding invitations, birthday cards, thank you cards and just about any card you can think of for any occasion. You just send a card at the click of a button. And what sets Paperless Post apart from other e-card services, is their emphasis on thoughtful and attractive designs. They look hand crafted, except they’re virtual (They also do paper cards too)! And I just learned that they had an extensive designer collection including some well known names like Oscar …

App: YouTube Kids

Before we get into a debate about screen time, lets just face and agree on the reality, our kids are sitting in front of screens at an earlier age. Based on our experience so far, I can rule out whether he can learn from it. Now without having to do the research, I can say that screens are very useful learning tools. O learned the whole alphabet, how to count to 30, shapes, colors, adjectives and nouns, by the age of two and a half, through the iPad (and a lot of repetition and reading with mommy). But, naturally I am concerned about his eye-sight, aspects of development like social skills, attention, emotional regulation and other cognitive processes. But all these things will not be clearly brought to light until he is a little older. So while I can worry, I can also be mindful of the fact that he is doing other things besides watching a screen. At some point, teaching him to take responsibility of his screen time will become something I’ll have to work …

App: Curbside

An app that helps you skip the line at Target Today I’m going to write a quick review of an app that i’ve used a few times to help make my life a little easier and potentially the lives of many individuals; moms, dads, or anyone who hates waiting in line too. Yes, there is actually a real app for that, besides Amazon. How does it do it? Well, imagine this scenario: I use to drop O off at daycare between 10:00-10:30am each day, I had to pick him back up by 12noon, which gave me about 1.5-2 hours time to run errands on some of those days, which included grocery shopping, pick up stuff etc. at 3 different locations in Foster City. One of my favorite places to do my shopping is Target. I think it is the favorite of millions of moms out there. But the problem with Target, is just that, there are so many people in the store at any given time. And even though all the cashiers are open, theres like 5 …