Wednesday Parent Hack


When Griffin was born, I decided I wanted to do something to with all of the photos and videos I was taking.  At the time I was wary of posting too much to Facebook, and a baby book seemed like an impossible task.

I decided to create a private blog on a site called Posterous, which at the time was awesome and was one of the only free sites that let you post videos and photos within a blog for free. 

A couple of years in, they were acquired by Twitter who shut down the service, and I found myself frantically trying to find a new home for these files. 

I decided not to risk it again and go with a site that didn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, WordPress.  I’m so glad I did.  I know there are a ton of great apps out there trying to solve this problem for parents. But at the end of the day, I love the simplicity of being able to pop open the WordPress app while lying in bed with the boys and privately document the little magical moments happening in their lives. I am grateful I learned the Posterous lesson before I had a decade of files, and I’m crossing my fingers in the hopes that WordPress makes it long enough for my boys to enjoy well into adulthood. 

 

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Wednesday Mom Hack


Now that sunrise is later, I can’t get myself to run outside in the morning.  Once as a teenager I was followed by a van during an early morning run, and ever since I’ve been keenly aware of the vulnerability I present. 

Finding time to get to the gym with a two and four year old is tough, but last month my stylist, Jorie, told me about Skyfit, and I’m so in love with it. 

Basically, you have a trainer in your ear with pumped up music motivating and pushing you through workouts that don’t require equipment.  It’s a great way to start the day with a 20 min high intensity workout before anyone even wakes up. 

But what I really love about Skyfit is the fact that it’s part of this macro trend that doesn’t force us to make sweeping changes in our lives.  This app like so many others is about finding 20 minutes to be present, take care of ourselves, boost our confidence, and continue on with the things that matter.