April M&M Picks - App Month! - Westport Moms

APRIL, 2017

For Moms:

The Skimm
What is it? The one email we read every morning. The Skimm is a daily email newsletter that provides a brief, easily digestible, and pithy – synopsis of the past day’s current events, including politics, world news, sports and entertainment. As the Skimm says about itself: “it makes it easier for you to stay smarter.”

Why we love it? At a stage in life where time is always of the essence, and we are inundated with more information than our brains can consume, we crave simplicity. In 3 minutes, the Skimm keeps you up to date, helps you understand, makes you conversational, and kicks the day off right. It is written by young journalists who speak our language, and let’s be honest – who knows when the current status of Kayne and Kim, or US relations with Russia will come in handy? Skimm it. It’s worth it.

For Munchkins (and moms?):

What is it? Need 10 minutes to get yourself dressed, write an email or just breathe? MSQRD is a free app that kids of all ages will enjoy plus it allows you to get those few free silent moments. This app allows kids to transform their faces into animals, celebrities, spooky creatures and some of the masks even animate depending on your expression. These hysterical filters will have your kids (and even you) laughing for hours.
Why we love it? Of course our phones are filled with educational apps that take up so much memory but sometimes it is also nice to let the kids laugh and have fun. MSQRD is the perfect app to do so with all of the silly digital masks they provide. It is also a great app for people who want to avoid Snapchat (call us old but it overwhelms us) and/or maybe you do not want your kids in your Snapchat account for fear of what they may post. MSQRD will allow kids to use filters that are just as cool as Snapchat for free and safely. As a bonus, you can save the cute selfies the kids take plus their videos and when you find them randomly in your phone you will get a good laugh.

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