Looking for an alternative to Fitbit? Move over Fitbit – it looks like there is a new app in town that replaces you. Introducing the Moves app for iPhone
Moves App – Fitbit Alternative
In the fitness world, the Fitbit and Nike Fuelband are all the rage. The Fitbit is a wireless activity tracker that rings in at $99.95. While I have heard rave reviews about this device, I personally haven’t tried it.
With that same idea of tracking your activities, you can use an app as a Fitbit alternative. Meet the Moves app. The new Moves app for the iPhone tracks physical activity for everyone else for free and without the need for pricey gadgets. Did I forget to mention, whoops – this app is FREE!
Have you heard of the Poshmark app? So you have way too many clothes, countless accessories and a pair of Uggs that have been worn twice. Am I talking to you? Well, while donating is always a good thing – let’s say you need to make some extra money. Here is where I introduce you to Poshmark. You can thank me (or hate me) later.
What is Poshmark?
Ever wish you had a style-mate and could shop her closet? Now you can. Poshmark connects you to people whose style you adore, allowing you to shop their closets, anytime youd like.
Have items in your closet that you love, but just dont wear anymore? List it for sale on Poshmark in less than 60 seconds. Sell what you have in your closet so you can shop for what you really love today.
With Poshmark, youll fall in love with your closet again.
Ready to start shopping or selling? Let’s talk about the Poshmark app.
The Poshmark app is free and unfortunately, at this time only available in the US and for iOS. Poshmark takes care of shipping, returns, and all the pains that you may have experienced selling clothes at sites like eBay. But Poshmark isn’t just about selling clothes, or shopping for them. There is a socialization aspect as people shop your closet, and you shop theirs.
Poshmark does takes a 20% cut from each purchase, but I don’t see many complaints in regards to that.
So you may have heard about this little app called Vine and are thinking WHY all the buzz? Vine is a creation from those people who made Twitter.While it launched on January 24, 2013 – less than a week live and this app is already a favorite by mini.
What is Vine App
Vine is a mobile app that displays short video clips (6 seconds in length). The videos are user created via the app and resemble animated gifs. The video is actually an MP4 format. You can follow people and their videos will show in your stream (similar to Twitter). You can explore of follow various hash tags to view certain niches.
Here is a sample video of what a Vine Video looks like:
Download the Vine app – currently available for iOS (iPhone and iPod Touch) – it’s free. Follow the step by step instructions to easily make your 6 second video. You can create a continuous clip by holding the screen for the complete 6 seconds or by stopping and starting the clip (by touching and releasing the screen) to create a stop motion like video. Click next, type a description of your video and SHAZAM you are Vinging!
Vine for Android
Vine for Android is currently in development (as well as several other platforms as I can only imagine). Currently this app is only available for iOS (iphone and iPod Touch).
Let’s create some words for this new way of communicating. Possibly Silly or HasTooMuchTime would be great – but really — Vining – like Tweeting. Tweeter = Viner – I don’t know but we shall see. I’ve seen a blast of people starting to jump on this trend. While it is really silly and some people have well way too much time, it’s an interesting way to lose track of time. The OCD in me has me watching video after video. Even though it’s kind of dumb, it’s still my new favorite app – because at one time I thought Twitter was kind of dumb.
Follow Me On Vine
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There is currently no front camera option on Vine so oddly, if you want to video yourself it’s super awkward – like old school style! Hopefully they will change that, because good Lord teens are all about selfies and soon it will be video selfies.
Vine currently has 9662 followers on Twitter – 1/28/13 @vineapp – interested to see how fast that grows.
SO many moms do so much that when we stop and think about what we actually completed, we’re wondering why we aren’t given a cape and superhero name. We aren’t given a vacation from being a mom (nor would we want it!) but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the time WE need for ME.
This cartoon from corporate-toons demonstrates perfectly the life of a working mom. The job doesn’t stop at 5 pm – it ONLY begins. Being a mom, working mom or not, is a 24-hour job. Does Your Work-Life Balance Involve Any Me Time for You, the Working Mom? What about stay at home moms – do you find time for yourself?
So what do YOU do to create time for yourself? Creating time and having a MOMMY TIME-OUT or Me Time will help bring zen to your work-life balance. The hustle and bustle of a stressful job and a circus at home entitles you to quiet.
You can do this me time without money. Take a 30-minute walk around the neighborhood where you can be alone with your thoughts and minus the stresses, take that time to establish YOU. If you feel like pampering yourself, enjoy a pedicure, say yes to the wine when offered and ease your stresses. If money is an issue, don’t let it be. There are plenty of free, low-cost ways to find time for yourself.
This may require waking up a little earlier for some quiet moments without kids, or sneak out for a walk after the kids go to bed, but whenever your free-time allow you me-time, enjoy it.
Often times we so lose ourselves as mothers. Between the dirty diapers, the feeding of the mouths and working to help contribute to the family budget, we make no time for ourselves. Change that. You deserve happiness and rest.
We’ve all heard the saying and it rings so true – If Mama Ain’t Happy – Nobody is Happy.
Keep mama happy. Keep the family life-work balance in check. And keep it all together by making yourself take that mommy time out. You deserve it.
What Do You Do To Establish ME TIME or a MOMMY TIME OUT?