Tag: tech for parents

12 of the coolest products and tech gadgets for parents from CES 2017. Holy cow, the future is here!

This year at CES 2017, family and baby tech each had its own summit (wow!) and bevy of exhibitors sharing some of the hottest new gadgets for parents. Seriously, where were all these incredible gadgets when my kids were babies? While there were tons incredible products for parents at CES 2017, I narrowed it down to 12 that I think are the coolest or at least, the most interesting. And all of which are worth having on your radar. Related: 6 baby monitors from CES 2017 that do way more than monitor Snoo Smart Sleeper For Happiest Baby on the Block fans, Dr. Harvey...

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3 tech organizers to help you tackle your cords, cables, and chargers, oh my.

I reached into my bag the other day and pulled out a gigantic knot comprised of my computer charging, my earbuds, and my lightning cable. If this sounds even vaguely familiar, here are 3 tech organizers, in 3 different price ranges, that are smart solutions to a pervasive problem we tech lovers have. Related: A smart cord organizer for those of us familiar with the term cord spaghetti Cocoon GRID-IT We featured the Cocoon GRID-IT six years ago (yes, six!) because we thought it was such a simple, clever way to keep tech organized. And surprise, we still like it....

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The Ellie portable sterilizer. A germaphobe’s dream gadget!

As much as I was careful to sterilize my kids’ bottles and pacifiers, there are so many other things that are covered with germs that we rarely remember to clean. That’s where Ellie could really save the day, and maybe even keep your family healthier. Related: 9 travel essentials for babies that are totally worth the money Ellie is the first portable sanitizer that eradicates 99.9% of nasty germs like Salmonella, Staph, E. Coli, Listeria…yuck. Using something called Truviolet technology (digital UV light), Ellie sterilizes anything you can fit into it within a mere 60 seconds. Ellie is also 100% mercury-free and completely...

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The free QuickTrip app saves you time planning your day, and who doesn’t need more time? | Sponsored Message

This is a sponsored message from Allstate. With the holiday season here and to-do lists getting longer, everyone’s time is a precious commodity right now. That’s where the new, free QuickTrip app from Allstate comes in. It helps you plan your day by finding the smartest, quickest routes for all your daily to-dos, so you can spend your time on things you’d rather be doing, like enjoying your family instead of sitting in traffic. Just download the app and sign up, then simply enter your tasks for the day (grocery store, dry cleaners, dentist, soccer practice, grocery store again) along with locations and the time each task needs...

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14 of the best organizational apps for parents to help keep you sane | Cool Mom Tech Back to School Tech Guide 2016

We love finding the best organizational apps for parents each year because honestly? We need them ourselves! If you’re anything like me, all household organization seems to disappear over the summer as we fully embrace our laid-back, casual schedule while we can. But now that school is in session, I’m all about getting focused. I  our new routine again, and these apps have been a lifesaver for me. From calendars to homework helpers, team communication apps to smart ways to organize all that artwork that’s going to come home with my kindergartener, these are what I think are some of the...

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Hello Sitter app: Our cool free app of the week

Don’t you hate when a sitter cancels last-minute on a much-needed date night, or when you can’t find one for that important parent meeting at school (the night when everyone else in your social network also needs a sitter)? I’ve seen friends frantically posting to Facebook or our neighborhood community sites, begging for a sitter for their kids at the last minute. Well, parents in NYC don’t have to stress anymore, thanks to the free Hello Sitter babysitting app. You can book trusted sitters, even at the last minute, right in your phone. So easy.   To be honest, there are times I’ve been so desperate for...

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Tile Slim means you’ll never lose your wallet again

The Tile smart tracker has been keeping us from losing our keys for years now, so color us excited about their newest product, Tile Slim, which is sized perfectly for wallets and other more streamlined items. Related: 5 outrageously cool tech gadgets you didn’t know you needed If you’re not familiar with Tile, it’s one of those products that once you have in your life, you can’t believe you lived without it. Simply pop it on your keys, attach it to your toddler’s lovey, or hide it in your daughter’s backpack (you get the idea) and you’re able to “ring” it...

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Artkive app: Our cool free app of the week, but only free for a limited time!

Ever since I downloaded the Artkive app a few years ago, it’s been my very favorite way to store all the artwork my kids bring home from school. Instead of filling up my closets with huge stashes of paper (and glitter that never stays put, ugh), I store it all digitally in the Artkive app. Then, every year or two, I purchase a photo book containing all of their artwork — complete with captions that indicates the artist’s name and age. It’s really a life saver for parents, and while it’s normally $4.99, it’s free just for our readers! But it’s only free for one week, so hurry and download...

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How to use the Apple Reminders feature: The ultimate organizational lifesaver in a multitasking world

I’ve recently started using the Apple Reminders feature, which is free and included in your iOS device, and I’ve wondered why I haven’t been using it it more this whole time. With end-of-the-year/beginning-of-summer madness, my mind has been a constant flurry of things I have to remember, and the truth is, using Post-Its, emailing myself and asking the kids to remind me about appointments and deadlines can be less than successful. An often-overlooked feature of iOS devices, Apple Reminders is a very handy way to keep track of so many things, whether it’s items at the grocery store, the next dentist appointment, a birthday present for a nephew, or packing...

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3 genius mosquito tech solutions to keep your family itch free

Preventing mosquitoes is one of my big concerns, especially this summer. Not only are they annoying and itchy, they carry some serious diseases that I don’t want anywhere near my family. But I don’t like the idea of spraying chemicals in my yard either. The right bug sprays work pretty well, but they can get expensive over the long term. Plus, you have to keep on spraying everyone. So, we’re looking to some clever mosquito tech solutions to keep my outdoor entertaining areas free of mosquitoes, so we can eat dinner, star watch, and catch fireflies in peace. Related: The best safe kids...

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