Sunday, January 3, 2016

Chase The Winter Blues Away With Apps For Your Smartphone #SPONSORED

Disclosure: As part of the Better Moments Blogger Brigade program, I did receive compensation for this post.The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular Customer for 15+ years.

OK~ Winter has arrived in Iowa and we will be stuck indoors with winter storm watches and warnings, and it will be easy to let those winter blues grasp ahold of us. If your children received cellular devices for Christmas, be sure to invest in U.S. Cellular's Child/Protection Agreement. There's something to be said about being as worry free as possible when our kids are online.

Did you know that your smartphone can help you kick those winter blues to the curb? Many smartphone users use them to play games. A recent U.S. Cellular Survey indicated that 61% of smartphone owners use them to play games. Are you included in this 61%?

How about a game of Life, Monopoly or Yahtzee? This will keep your mind busy and give you a purpose! An old fashioned board game can easily chase away the winter doldrums. If you have enough people in the house to play the "real" board game, don't hesitate to dig out the real board. It's nice that smartphones offer a solution when it comes to being able to play a board game at the press of a button.

These apps are available on iTunes and Google Play. I have found them very easy to download onto my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge through Google Play. Competing with folks from all over the world is sure to cheer you up and offer energy for a cold winter's day!

If you cannot be outdoors, you can experience snow through the Make a Snowman and Snowman Maker Plus. Families can design their own snowmen and share them! What a fun way for kids and families to experience winter.

Maybe cooking is your thing! There are also several apps to inspire you to change up things in the dead of winter, in the kitchen. The Food Network on the Road is a great app to help you spice up those dishes in your kitchen.

And there you have it, winter does not have to be long, dark and dreary! Although many of you know that my solution is to get on a plane or in the car and head south. My smartphone definitely helps make the cold, dreary days of winter go by a little faster.

If you are using your smartphone to chase away your winter blues, I'd love to hear about the apps you are using. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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