Thank you to Bloggy Moms and EverMinder for the opportunity to sample and review the newest way to stay in touch and remember special days.
“EverMinder is a group reminder platform so that every group member is reminded about other group members’ important dates like birthdays or anniversaries.”
Downloading and setting up EverMinder was easy. It’s free, for one thing! That made me very happy off the bat. It will always be free for everyone.
Entering my family members and friends was seamless as well. I understand that the production team is working on a way to export email addresses for an even easier collection of important information.
My mother is the birthday and anniversary reminder in our family. I asked her to try it as well. This is what she said:
“Yes, I followed the formula, put in names, etc. but decided my message re each birthday would be too filled with “stuff” I did not want or need. And I usually don’t need a reminder.”
Interesting response. I actually kind of like the “stuff”. I especially like the option in which your members can select preferred gifts from various options, like Amazon and iTunes. I also appreciate the flexibility it gives to all of its members. Each one can opt in or out of the features. The elephant mascot is especially cool. What a fresh idea!
I see Everminder as a great way for families to stay in touch, remember important occasions, and buy each other gifts with just one click!
for free and keep using it for free!
A few new additions to my blog.
- A list of apps that my 2 1/2 year old daughter likes. They are educational, age appropriate, not filled with irritating pop ups, and FREE!
- A link to Melissa & Doug, an awesome educational toy company. I blogged about one of their toys briefly back in March on “Rainy Day”, and will do lots more.
- A link to a terrific grant program for moms who have inventive ideas. #HuggiesMomInspired
Click, explore, and have some fun!
OMG, I’m free.
A silent house.
How can it be?
Just a little while.
Mom gets something done,
Without the child,
Attached, then on the run.
Savor it, mama,
Drink it in.
It’s so very rare.
Almost feels like a sin!
Writing 101, Day Nineteen: Don’t Stop the Rockin’
On this free writing day, remember the words of author Anne Lamott: “I don’t think you have time to waste not writing because you are afraid you won’t be good at it.”
Yoga. This makes me think of yoga. I have practiced yoga for about 10 years now. The first few were in front of a mirror. Then I joined a studio without one. At first it felt funny. As a dancer, I was used to checking everything in the mirror. But in the long run, I really appreciate it. Yoga has an inward, personal quality, so there’s no need for a mirror. Some people get frustrated because they can’t see themselves in order to make corrections. I get it. But feeling the poses physically and mentally is most important. Hopefully everyone has awesome instructors like I do, and will be corrected when necessary.
I do take one class a week in a studio with a mirror. It’s one of those mirrors with different sections. Fat sections. Skinny sections. So irritating. I get there early so I can get a spot that is NOT in front of the mirror. I only feel disappointed when I look at myself in the mirror these days. I feel much more comfortable just FEELING the strength and the stretch.
In the month of May, we did yoga by the pool. So awesome. I wrote a very brief post about it a while back with the above photo. I really love that photo, by the way. No mirror, of course. No front. No back. Kind of a semi circle. Very nice. Loved it.
I took a few yoga classes while on vacation. I love doing that. I’m spoiled by the awesome teachers who have trained me. Nobody measures up. This time, though, I heard blatant mistakes, like ‘pretty much lock your knee’ and ‘I take requests’. Come on man! Know your stuff, teach the class with confidence. Regardless of that, I was just happy to be doing yoga. I’ve been doing it long enough to know what’s good and not so good for me. Someday, I promise, I will get certified in yoga.
I like this free writing idea. It feels good today. Having trouble getting to 400 words, but I’ll just keep rambling until I do. And then I’ll have a nice quiet lunch while my daughter naps. Then I’ll enjoy one of my few guilty pleasures. My soap opera. Can’t believe I still watch this thing after about 35 years, but what the hell! It could be worse.