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How to Make a Scrapbook on Your iPhone

Nowadays, it seems like you can do anything with a smartphone – even make a digital scrapbook to chronicle your life story. Over the years, smartphones have become the ultimate multi-tools. In 2016, Maryville University noted how there was a whopping 63% year-over-year increase in mobile traffic. Fast-forward to the present day, and TechJury details the upward trajectory mobile […]

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How to travel Norway with kids

Our summer trip took us 4,800 miles from home in Jacksonville, Florida, to one of the most spectacular places on this globe – Norway. Taking two young kids to such a faraway land might seem a bit baffling, but I promise the towering waterfalls, mystic trolls, and postcard-perfect fjords make the journey to get there completely […]

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First-time mom guide to saving pregnancy memories

  Fill-in-the-blank baby books were a rite of passage for our moms and grandmas, but in an increasingly digital world baby books often sit empty. Struggling to fit them in can make moms feel like they’ve failed before they’ve even started—but we actually have better tools than our moms and grandmas! We can make our baby books on-the-go, capturing and organizing […]

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How to Make Your iPhone a Tool For Mindfulness Instead of Distraction

My iPhone 6S, running iOS 10.3.3, functions as an extra limb. Luckily we humans are at the top of the food chain, so we can choose to use our comparatively giant brains and phone-limbs to be more mindful. “No matter what’s happening,” a yoga teacher once told me, sweeping her hand up the center of [...]

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Busy Mom Tips for Organizing Photos on Your Phone

We’ve all been there. You’re about to snap a photo of that “too cute for words” moment. Then without warning, the “out of storage” message pops up. Not now! Of all the times! It’s time to declutter your device (again). But the thought of going through and organizing all the photos and videos that have [...]

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5 Unexpected Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Celebrating Mother's Day with brunch or nice family dinner is lovely, as is a handmade anything. How about trying one of these non-traditional ways to make a memory that’s sure to last longer than even the largest bottle of perfume? Make a memory for Mother’s Day that will find a place in her heart to stay. [...]

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How to get the most out of Soulments

What's a Soulment? It's a moment that touches your soul. Maybe it's a... Funny question posed at the dinner table Video of the first time on two wheels Story behind an old family photo Your child’s artwork and what inspired it Reflection on a proud moment   It's any moment you want to remember as [...]

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The not-so-hidden benefits of the weekly family meeting

My husband invites me to beers with the guys at least once a month. Occasionally, I invite him to a pedicure. We’re not requesting each other’s presence; we just need to make sure the other person’s schedule is free to watch the kids while we enjoy ourselves. Like most people, my husband and I rely [...]

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The natural beauty of letting memories make themselves

My husband is a man of traditions. He loves them, craves them, looks forward to them, and likes to create them from scratch. We could be in the midst of something totally new, not even sure it’s a success yet, not even sure we’re going to live to see the other side, and he’ll call [...]

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What I hope you learn in Kindergarten

You might have been this excited once before. That time we surprised you with a birthday trip to Disney World might hold a candle to this giant, yellow bus. It’s the same one you’ve watched drive along our street for years, and today it stops for you on your first day of Kindergarten. The steps look […]

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