No App For That – Misbehaving 18 Month Olds

No App For That – Misbehaving 18 Month Olds

no app for that - misbehaving 18 month olds

There is NO APP FOR THAT – nope, no app for a misbehaving 18 month old.

We live in an app crazed world. There is an app for just about everything. Unfortunately, there are somethings that apps just can’t solve.  Here is a satirical look at the realities of life and what apps can’t solve in the weekly feature – No App For That.

Oh what a week. A week in which I found myself searching Apple’s App Store to find an app for a fix but to no avail.

My biggest need for an app this week, was an app that would help with a Misbehaving 18 Month Old. An app that I could point, click and shazam – make this cute 18 month old baby – act like a civilized toddler. (yeah, yeah – I know, there is no such thing).

Well nope. There is no app for that. 18 month old’s will misbehave and us moms just have to deal with it.

Case in Point.

For Mother’s Day, I was given a budget to re-do our family room. It was a great gift, as I was in my final trimester and decorating helped my nesting urges. So after a few months of trying this and that – we finally had the room painted and configured to my liking.

family room redecorate

This week, while I still love the cozy feeling of the room – someone in our family felt that it needed some more personal touches. And by personal touches – I mean drawing on our family room walls that were just painted a few months ago.

kids drawing on the walls

Yes, the 18 month old took a pencil after the walls. Isn’t 18 months young to be doing this?

18 month old baby

Sigh. Thankfully it was pencil. And thankfully I have leftover paint I can touch up with. But all that said – an app for a misbehaving 18 month old would be FABULOUS. Get on that app developers!

Searching for Apps – while there is no app for 18 month olds – there are these parenting apps:

4 Parenting Apps to Check Out

iphone parenting apps

iPhone Parenting Apps

Timeout Ultimate Discipline Tool

Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time. Use the time tested practice of timeout to instil discipline in your mischievous little one with the help of Timeout.

Purchase This iPhone App – 99 cents

iGrounded

A pocket guide for parents who want to set better limits.
A fun game of consequences for kids!

Purchase This iPhone App – 99 cents

Discipling Your Kid the Right Way AppBook

No matter who you ask about parenting, one thing is clear. There are a lot of wrong ways to discipline your child. The reason we say wrong is because they don’t get the point across. The only way a child is going to learn what you want is if they understand what it is that they have done wrong and why it is wrong. This is not easy. Fortunately there is a simple way to learn the tips and tricks to help you discipline your child in a manner that gets results. Stop the stress and start a relationship with your child that will be the foundation for life. Download Discipline Your Kid the Right Way today!

Read all about it in this comprehensive ebook. Reading the book is a snap.  It is organized into chapters so you can read about the specific part of the book that you are interested in.  When you’re reading a page, simply tap on the right side of the page to move onto the next one, or tap on the left side to view the previous page.  Plus you can choose the color scheme and font type that is just right for you!

Purchase this iPhone AppBook – $9.99

Kid Timeout

If you do the crime, you gotta do the time. Use the time tested practice of timeout to instill discipline in your mischievous little one with the help of Kid Timeout. We all know 5 minutes can be a subjective measure of time for some folks, so use this app to make 5 minutes truly mean 5 minutes. Perhaps your child isn’t doing themselves any favors while in timeout. If that’s the case, we have provided a ’30 second’ button which adds to the existing punishment. Kid Timeout also runs interrupted while you take a phone call or run another app, making it the premier parental conduct tool on iTunes.

This application is a countdown timer designed to allow parents to monitor and track the duration of their child’s time out period. Now you can successfully, easily, and fairly administer punishments anywhere you go! This application can also be used as a countdown timer up to one hour.

Purchase this iPhone App – 99 cents

What is Was Your Biggest Parenting Challenge When Your Child Was 18 Months?

Words With Friends Cheats – Find Out How Your Friends Are All Winning At This Game

Words With Friends Cheats – Find Out How Your Friends Are All Winning At This Game

Words with Friends cheat is real, y’all. If you’ve played Words With Friends, chances are you’ve experienced it… the cheater. You know the person who has words that he or she cannot pronounce or use in a sentence but yet always beats you when playing them on WWF. You know who I am talking about!

Words With Friends Cheats

First a little about Words with Friends. Imagine playing Scrabble with friends, on your phone. That’s what Words with Friends app is. It allows you to play with friends or strangers a Scrabble-like game. This wildly popular game has taken over the app store. 

words with friends cheats

Of course, with popularity and competition, comes the cheating. Unfortunately, cheating is now easier than ever. Here is how your “friends” cheat on Words with Friends. 

Let’s look at some of the ways you can do a Words with Friends cheat – you know, totally just to see how it’s done. Not that you would EVER do anything cheat-like. 

Words With Friends Cheat Board

So, this cheat is pretty sneaky. Bookmark this on your phone, it can come in handy. The Words with Friends Cheat Board was set up by Your Dictionary.  This also acts as a Scrabble word finder, in case you are playing Scrabble.

It’s super simple to use. Just enter the scrabble tiles that you were given and hit enter. SHAZAM. You are shown word ideas and their point values. This word generator is brilliant, I mean if you are into cheating that is.

http://wordfinder.yourdictionary.com/words-with-friends-cheat/

Cheat for Words With Friends iPhone App

Yes, it was inevitable. Someone has created an app that is designed to help you cheat with Words With Friends. The Cheat for Words With Friends app is easy to use. Here is how a WWF cheater uses it:

1. One touch scanning will import your Words With Friends game for you and find the highest scoring solutions for your board! There are no letters to drag or keys to type!

2. Choose the highest scoring word that won’t make your friend suspicious!

3. Go back to Words With Friends, play the word, and await your opponent’s disbelief!

Download the app

Win Every Game

Simple, easy and free available on the web. And though it says win every game, remember CHEATERS NEVER WIN! Cheating really does take all of the fun out of the game. Sure, I’ve tried it – but honestly, I found it stupid and a waste of brain power.

When my brother-in-law (yes, Sky I am talking about YOU) cheats – I simply hit “RESIGN” and leave a nice little chat message “CHEATER.” Don’t forget to check out the Words with Friends word lists and tricks.

Remember cheaters never win.

Watching Baby – Choosing the Best Baby Monitor

Watching Baby – Choosing the Best Baby Monitor

Purchasing a baby monitor is no longer as easy as deciding if you want one receiver or two. Today’s baby monitors feature everything from video capability to monitoring of the baby’s room temperature and humidity.

After researching, debating and my husband finally saying "just CHOOSE one" – we settled on The Bambino by Seedonk.


The Bambino Baby Monitor

The Bambino baby monitor is actually a wireless web cam. The video stream is fed thru Seedonk’s website. The video feed is viewed thru the Seedonk application. You can assign which users you want to view the video stream. Anyone can sign-up for a Seedonk account, so Grandma can view your parenting skills thru this baby monitor.

We decided on the Bambino because multiple computers can connect to view the baby’s video stream. We have multiple computers in the house. We can quickly view on any computer what the baby is doing. My husband can also log in when he’s in the office. The baby montiors with 1 video screen (such as several of the Summer monitors), our baby watching would be confined to 1 location. With the Bambino, we can watch anywhere.

Seedonk also offers a iPhone app (yes, an iPhone app that works as a baby monitor!). The quality isn’t all that great, but it works!

Another great feature of the Bambino baby monitor is the Seedonk desktop application. The app let’s you take a snap shot of your baby, as well record a video. Here is an example – our baby web cam is placed in the crib (hence the crib view).

The Bambino Baby Monitor

Overall, we are very happy with our baby monitor choice. We did end up putting in a traditional, non-fancy baby monitor in his room to wake us up since the laptop shuts down at night, therefore closing our web baby monitoring!

Here are the Pro’s and Con’s of The Bambino

PRO’s

  • Watch baby from any location
  • Night-vision feature
  • Price – $139.99 at Amazon.com
  • Photo and video taking capabilities
  • Clear picture and sound

CON’s

  • Depends on wireless connection (no internet, no baby monitoring!)
  • A dongle must be attached to a computer to receive wireless transfer (we were able to put the dongle in the desktop downstairs and solved most of the con)
  • Not a full-time solution. As I stated above, we don’t keep our laptop up all night, therefore we had to have a back-up solution.

After using the monitor for the last 10 weeks, I will say I am happy we went with The Bambino. Especially after hearing from a friend that with the Summer Video monitor, they were able to see their neighbors video feed since they also had that monitor! WHOOPS.

Top 10 Signs You Spend TOO Much Time on Twitter

Top 10 Signs You Spend TOO Much Time on Twitter

I admit, there are days I spend TOO much time on Twitter. The constant tweets filling my feed with no pause button, it’s addicting. 

David Letterman Top 10 Signs You Spend Too Much Time on Twitter 

Ever since jumping on the hottest social media bandwagon, Twitter – my time has been, well let’s just say I am sure there are far better things that I could be doing with my time. 

David Letterman Top 10 Signs You Spend Too Much Time on Twitter

Leave it to the hilarious David Letterman to create a top 10 signs you spend TOO much time on Twitter. Enjoy, these are hilarious and a sure sign of the times that Twitter is the hot new thing.  Make sure to watch the video below!

10. You miss son’s soccer game waiting for Lady Gaga to post what she had for lunch

Spending Too much time on twitter

9. You answer the phone: “Twello?”

8. You’ve spent millions developing iPhone waterproofing technology so you can tweet in the shower.

7. You haven’t touched your CB radio in months.

6. You ask yourself, “What would Jesus tweet?”

5. You sleep-tweet.

4. No number 4 — Writer on Twitter.

3. You stopped paying attention to this list after the first 140 characters.

2. Even Ashton Kutcher thinks you Tweet too much.

1. Walking in on the Landscaper “retweeting” your wife.

Do You Spend Way Too Much Time on Twitter?

I am trying to spend less time on this new social network, but since my job requires it – my efforts are pointless. What about you? Do you spend too much time on Twitter? 

With the David Letterman top 10-ing Twitter, this means one thing for sure. Twitter has made it. I can’t wait to see where this 140-character platform goes on to do next. 

PS: In Twitter news – Twitter acquired the iPhone app Tweetie (I HEART TWEETIE!). Tweetie will be renamed to Twitter for iPhone and the price will be dropped from $2.99 to FREE!

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R.I.P. My Dearest iPhone

R.I.P. My Dearest iPhone

Mad, sad and gloomy. For the last 11 days, I’ve not only been fighting off bronchitis – but grieving the loss of my iPhone.  It’s all so silly –  it makes me want to pull out my hair.

I somehow lost my iPhone between my car and my house on December 10th. It’s no where to be found. I am devastated. I’ve retraced my steps a millions times.

Thursday, December 10th.

  • Left work at 4 pm
  • Went to Care Now to see Dr
  • Picked up Z
  • Dropped Z off with Sean
  • Went to Taco Bell
  • Called Stephanie (7:04 – checked cell records)
  • Pulled into the house
  • Brought stuff in
  • Ate dinner
  • Fell asleep at 7:30 pm (hey, i’m knocked up and sick – leave me alone!)

I woke up the next morning – went to take E to the sitter and couldn’t find my phone. Looked high and low – no where.

We’ve had the house cleaner come – she didn’t find it. The car has been strip searched – no where. Sean went thru trash cans, nothing. The kids have been bribed with cash to either fess up or find it – no consequences, just give me my phone! Nope, nada, zilch, blah.  I am at a loss.

It’s weird being disconnected. I haven’t talked to my sister but twice in the last 11 days. We usually talk daily.  I’m getting desperate for a phone – so much so i’m charging my Z’s pre-paid phone up with minutes so I can use and have some connection to the outside world.

I am so mad at myself, this is totally my fault and my brain just is skipping where I put this stupid phone down. I KNOW I was in the car when I talked to Stephanie! The cell records prove no one has used it. 11 days, now and I am trying to reconcile with the fact that it’s gone. My digital world has vanished. If I hadn’t been so down and out the last week and a half I probebly would be more depressed about it.

And the thing that’s salt in the wound? All these stupid iPhone commericals! I want to cry every time I see one (which is at least once an hour).

Crying myself a river of self-pity. I hate being materialistic, but it’s my new iPhone that I’d only had for a little over a month! I know there is a lesson to learn from this. I’m just not listening right now.

iPhone, if you can read this – I miss you. Come home.