Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fun 'Mommy' Gadgets


As a society, we're becoming more and more reliant on technology. It's understandable that this might make some parents apprehensive; you don't want them to be caught completely unaware if something were to happen to their precious devices. Some things are also expensive, especially if a person insists on getting the newest thing the moment it comes out. Even so, there are some really interesting gadgets directed at 'mommies' that won't break the bank and could even make some things easier. Here are a few I found.

If you're like a lot of people, you've probably fallen in love with the concept of taking photos on your phone. While it's a great way to capture moments as they happen and share them with others, some of us miss the days of paper and ink. If this is you, you can now have the best of both worlds. The iPhone Photo Printer allows you to print photos directly from your device with the help of a free downloadable app. The paper it comes with is formulated so that you can get the clearest and sharpest images possible without having to deal with ink cartridges. It doesn't take up a whole lot of space on your desk and can print your photos in less than a minute. For more information, visit http://www.hammacher.com/Product/79938?cm_cat=ProductSEM&cm_pla=AdWordsPLA&source=PRODSEM.

You might have seen the commercials for Interactive Story Buddies, Hallmark's newest series of talking story books. In addition to teaching valuable lessons such as making new friends, the books come with stuffed animals that will start speaking during certain parts of the story! They never had things this cool when we were kids.

Have you ever wished your kids came with an instruction manual? Apparently our friends at ThinkGeek have, because they've managed to come out with one:

I'm not sure how accurate it is, but at least it's a fun read. 

On the same tip, here's a manual especially for new fathers.:
 It's written in a way that is humorous and instructional at the same time.

If you'd like a gadget that serves as both a toy and a 'soother', the Glo Nightlight may be for you. What it does is charge up the plastic balls on the 'antennae' to glow in a series of changing colors to help your child get to sleep. It turns itself off after 30 minutes, so you won't have to worry about it raising your electric bill. The balls themselves can be removed and the 30-minute glow will continue as your child plays with it during the day. It doesn't have bulbs or anything, so it doesn't heat up and burn your hands the way other lighting might. For more information, visit

As you can see, there are plenty of ways for 'mommies' to get in on the fun of 'gadget-ry'. These items might be expensive now but, with the way technology works, the price may come down as time goes on. Frankly, that's the only way we can afford half of what my husband and his 'techie' friends regularly use. Enjoy!

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