Fun Apps for Pregnancy & Parenting

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I am the mother of a 5-year old and a 5-month old. I am sleep deprived; have been for the past 5 years, 6 if you count pregnancy! I am always looking for ways to make life as a parent easier. I also have a Masters in Educational Technology, so I tend to look to technology for help! Over the years, I’ve come across a number of apps that I have found useful during pregnancy and motherhood. Anything that makes things quick and simple is considered a win in my books!

Here are my favourites! I’d love to hear if you have any other apps that make motherhood easier for you. As with any app, I recommend checking out the regulations and privacy concerns before you commit. My recommendations are based solely on usefulness to a busy Mom, not on the legal/privacy aspect!

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The first 40 weeks of the journey of your life

This post is in response to the Journey prompt from Writing 201: Poetry. The details of the prompt are:

  • The word prompt: journey. “Write a poem about anything that word evokes for you, from the excitement of a trip you’re about to embark on, the mental progress you witnessed someone make, or the struggles, pleasures, and extreme emotions that travel can bring about.”
  • The form: limerick. “The traditional rhyming scheme of a limerick is a a b b a — the first two lines rhyme, then the next two, and the final verse rhymes with the first couplet.”

It began with a simple test
The news we received was the best
In a few minute’s time
We saw the plus sign
We were pregnant, as I’m sure you have guessed!

Then over the next fourty weeks
We went through both lows and peaks
Your feet flatten out
(What’s that all about?)
So many things about which no one speaks!

But when you feel that first little kick
You don’t even care you’ve been sick!
I know how I felt
It made my heart melt
And I grabbed my husband’s hand: “Feel this! Quick!”

And then when the baby arrives
And off to the hospital you drive
It all seems a blur
You lay eyes on her
And you start the best journey of your lives!