Saturday, November 19, 2016

#SPONSORED: Holiday Hacks For a Stress Free Holiday

Disclosure: As part of the Better Moments Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular customer for 20+ years. In fact, I have never been with another cell phone company.

OK~ The holiday season is upon us and it's time to be smarter on how we use our smart phones. Families need to familiarize themselves with U.S. Cellular's Parent/Child Agreement. Remember that the conversation begins offline before the online conversations happen with your children.



If you are going to be one of the record number of travelers over the upcoming holiday season, you will want to make note of the holiday hacks we have put together for you. It's no secret that more families are traveling with a smart phone in tow. Smart phone users are more apt to use mobile devices than ever before. According to a recent survey, 76 percent of people used their phone while traveling in 2015, up from 68 percent the previous year. With a little bit of awareness, you can put your smart phone to work for you.

TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF DIRECTIONS

This is a useful tip for travel at anytime. Another important tip, once you have saved the directions, you can turn off your phone's navigation and location services while traveling through populated areas in order to conserve the battery.

CAPTURE A PHOTO OF WHERE YOUR CAR IS PARKED

This is seriously one of my all time favorite hacks. How many times have you visited your local shopping mall and came out to that lost look on your face? Snap a photo of your parked car and a landmark nearby, this will save you time and embarrassment. Trust me, as I speak from experience on this. My Samsung Galaxy S7 has saved me from being the lost lady in the parking lot.

CHARGE YOUR PHONE ON AIRPLANE MODE

As our schedules get busier, we tend to go longer between charges. Using airplane mode helps your device regain battery strength by eliminating apps and/or services that are running in the background.

USE LOCATION BASED REMINDERS

It's easy to forget a stop when juggling multiple errands. To make party planning more efficient, set location-based reminders either through the Reminders feature on iOS or Google Keep on Android. Set a notification to sound when you're near a specific destination. This way you won't forget to swing by your local bakery to pick up your dessert for your party. Let's face it, it's not fun to remember that you forgot to pick up a dessert after the baker has closed for the day.

Utilize your smart phone this holiday season. These simple holiday hacks can make your life less stressful this holiday season. Embrace the sounds and sights of the season. Make your holiday a stress free season! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?



Friday, November 18, 2016

Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Bundle Giveaway

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

North Pole Kids Club Giveaway

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

iClever BoostSound Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway (2 Winners)

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Monday, November 7, 2016

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Local Matters To Me And It Should Matter To You

OK~ I've been pondering this post for a while and here it goes. It's no secret that local does matter to me and I find myself asking myself if it matters to others. I really try to support my local community in several ways. It can be shopping in a store to partaking in a community event. I struggle with how social media changes our perceptions of what local is.



It's not uncommon for me to see people sharing things through social media. The things that people share the most are of happenings that are not in their local community. I am just as guilty as this as other people. Why do we find it so hard to share the awesomeness of our own local communities? Is it because we think our backyards have nothing to offer someone else? It could be all of the above.

Did you know that local school districts receive funding determined by how many students are enrolled? When the numbers of kids begins to dwindle, there goes some money. I know that money will not solve every education problem that is out there, but I can tell you that there is a trickle down effect.

When our local school districts start losing money, that means our communities are losing people. Home to me is in North Iowa and I'm sadly not seeing people moving into our community, as I'm seeing more people moving out than in.

I travel a lot and often times when I post a photo of my road when I am home, someone usually chimes in with, "This is so cool. Did you find a cool spot to pull your car over?" Umm no, that's the road I live on and call home.



We need to remember that our own backyards offer something that someone else would love to call theirs. Are you sharing the awesome of your home community through social media? If not, I challenge you to do so. I'd love to see North Iowa grow.

I appreciate the fact that I can buy my groceries from a local retailer and I can purchase clothing for my next travel adventure in my hometown. If we don't step up and support our local retailers, these store fronts may no longer exist. Brick and mortar stores are moving online and I'm not sure that I like that. I do like being able to walk into a store and speak with a shop owner.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on how you support your local community. Do you find yourself spending money in your home community or do you spend more of it elsewhere? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?