Guest Blogger

Rachael the iPhoneMom

Rachael the iPhoneMom

Rachael is a team member with which was created in early 2009 as an excuse to surf around iTunes looking at apps and writing about the interesting findings on the blog, but it has become so much more. There are now more than a half dozen of us looking for new and interesting things for our readers - mostly apps, but also other products or items that are interesting or noteworthy.

Rachael is a stay at home mother of four. She secretly wanted an iPhone for years but kept telling her husband she did not need one, her old Palm phone could keep her calendar, and her nano was just fine for music. She finally gave in to the craving and quickly joined the world of smart phones and amazing apps! Her children laugh when Siri doesn’t listen to her, but Rachael and Siri have reached an understanding where Siri is willing to read her texts while she is running, set reminders for her, and take uncomplicated dictation.

Her current favorite is her Nike +GPS app, which cheers her on as she reaches running goals and personal bests. Hearing Kara Goucher, a fellow mom (and much better runner than she), encourage Rachael as she reaches the finish line helps her stay motivated as she strives to get back in shape after four pregnancies and births.

In between sitting in carpool lines, struggling with dinner menus and constantly pick up toys, she is always on the lookout for great tools and games.



Blog Posts by Rachael the iPhoneMom

  • How Do You Limit Your Child's Screen Time? There's an App for That!

    How Do You Limit Your Child’s Screen Time? There’s an App for That!

    In the coming years, technology will continue to play a large role in our children’s lives.  I’m sure you have seen YouTube videos of babies and toddlers swiping through their parents’ iPads, knowing exactly what they are looking for!

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  • A Few of My Favorite Apps

    A Few of My Favorite Apps

    I will admit to being addicted to certain endless runner type games on my iPhone.  All in the name of research as The iPhone Mom! But when it comes to my children, I try to limit their time with this style of app and direct them to more productive apps instead.  One area that iPads […]

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  • Children's Interactive Books

    Children’s Interactive Books

    I love to read.  I have about 10 books on my nightstand waiting for attention and I am in the middle of about three different books.  Before I had four children I read every chance I could get and would often stay up until 2am to read just one more chapter.  Once the kids came […]

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  • Health Related Apps for Parents

    Health Related Apps for Parents

    Any parent of multiple children can tell you that keeping track of their family’s medical history can be a challenge!  Every time I am asked for a child’s birthdate, I have to pause and think, let alone their most recent weight and height! 

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  • When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There's an App for That!

    When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There’s an App for That!

    I have four children who are close together in age. As each child came along, I realized how different and unique their personalities were.  Even as newborns, each child had their own needs; it was just a matter of figuring out what those needs were on our part! 

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