I’m a tip person. I love magazines like Real Simple which give easy ideas on how to make easy changes in your life—whether it’s trying a new beauty product, telling me how to make my desk more organized, or new uses for old things. So when I started exploring the allParenting site, I immediately got hooked. First thing I did was click on the myHome tab. I can never get enough inspiration for a clutter-free or organized life and the myHome section had just that—tips upon tips on getting your nest clean and organized. I was clicking from article to article when I realized it was time to explore the site’s other pages.
Next I went to the myLife section and saw an article on utilizing your iPhone as a personal assistant—I was instantly intrigued. You see, I dropped my phone back in March, and yes, it does work, but it’s hard to look at those emails with a spider web of cracks going through the glass. I haven’t replaced it because I just can’t pull the trigger on buying the 4s, though I think Siri could easily become my BFF. After reading the article on allParenting site telling me all the wonderful things Siri could do to make my life easier, well, I think I see a near future with a 4s in it.
Then I noticed the my Me Time, and with a little chuckle, clicked on that. Why was I laughing? Because I really don’t have that much me time, and Lord knows that when I do, I don’t need inspiration on how to spend it (I mean, I just started the Hunger Games series!). But what I found wasn’t trite little articles; they were informative stories on Big Picture thinking. For example, Chelsea and I always talk about attending Blogger Conferences—is it worth the money? Is it worth the hassle of scheduling child care? The first article I saw on myMe Time was, in fact, titled, Why Mom Bloggers Should Attend Conferences. Hmm, I took a quick read and picked up some ammo for the “pro” side of the “we should go to the conference” list.
allParenting also has the usual suspects—the articles on parenting and the child milestones (from baby to teen—not something you see all the time) and information on pregnancy. Essentially, there’s something for every mom, no matter the stage of parenting you’re in. And the best thing? Each article is short and sweet so you don’t need to block out 20 minutes of your day to sit down and read, something that’s hard for us moms to do. Take a second, read, and Bam! you’re a smarter person. And who doesn’t like that?Pin It