iPhone Apps For Conferences

With Blissdom Canada fast approaching, attendees all across the country are busy planning what to pack in their suitcase. But there's one more thing they should be planning: what to pack on their smartphone....more
Now it's not tough to develop iphone apps without programming skills as quite many sites offer ...more

Gravatar: What it is, and why you should use it

Gravatar is a service that gives you a universal avatar across blogs and other community sites.  When you see blog comments with photos beside the commenter’s name – like on this blog – chances are it’s powered by Gravatar....more
Your post has such perfect timing, Maranda J I’ve been trying to sort out my Gravatar for a ...more

Invisible Illness Week: 30 Things Meme

Do you have an invisible illness? IF you do, join the 30 Things Meme. Or, surf some of the participants to learn more about people who have invisible illnesses....more
@maranda Because my GP thought maybe I had rheumatoid arthritis, there was a bunch of testing to ...more

Inkstagram: Interacting With Photos

Inkstagram is a third-party web application for one of my favourite iPhone apps, Instagram. It ties into the Instagram API and gives you a way to interact with your Instagram friends, photos and feed outside of the iPhone application. I love Instagram, but sometimes I want to share or discover photos outside of the app and at this time Instagram doesn’t offer any type of web interface. With Inkstagram, I can:...more
how do you upload pictures on inkstagram ?????????more

Back to School Baking: Send Them to School with Healthy, Yummy Treats!

I rarely buy packaged snacks for my kids. They are generally not good for their health, our grocery budget or the environment. Instead we buy things in bulk and package them up in reusable containers, and I bake healthy – or healthier – treats for them to take to school. That way I know exactly what they’re eating, while at the same time teaching them to be eco-conscious and saving a lot of money....more
If you're looking for another great school snack recipe, try these delicious "Breakast Cookies"; ...more

My Path to Health

Some of you may know me from Twitter or from my blog, but I’m going to give you the full introduction here.  My name is Maranda, and  I’m a 36 year old mom of four kids (11, 9, 4 and 2)....more

Helping Kids Pack Their Own Lunches

This article on having kids pack their own lunches is filed under the “Tween and Teen” category, but in my house having kids pack their own school lunches started day one....more

Fibromyalgia Awareness

Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.  You've probably heard about fibromyalgia, but maybe you don't know exactly what it is.  Even if you don't know it, chances are good someone in your life battles fibromyalgia; it is prevalent in about 3-6% of the population. What is Fibromyalgia? ...more

5 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Play Video Games

So, I’m a gamer and a mom, and I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that I let my kids play video games. Contrary to what a lot of parents assume, my kids actually play fewer games than most of their friends and have a lot more restrictions on what they’re allowed to play. Because I am familiar with most of the popular titles, I am better able to select what’s appropriate for them and don’t just assume all games are “toys” and ok for kids… I could say a lot more on that subject, but that’s a post for another time ;)...more

Sticking to an eating plan at parties

LIke many people, I started an "eating plan" January 1st.  My goal is to lose the extra 12 lbs I picked up in 2010, and to add exercise back into my life.  I also had a resolution to eat more berries, my own personal little be healthier goal....more