App Review

By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Oct 26th, 2014
25 Comments
4889 Views
Have you heard of Jesse the Jack?  I was just introduced to him and am super impressed by this sweet, smart dog!  Jesse is a truly special dog who is loved by millions of children and you can see why when you watch his video of tricks.  You can check out Jesse’s YouTube channel, where […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Apr 15th, 2014
4 Comments
2377 Views
When my boys were little, I was really into scrapbooking.  I mean old school scrapbooking!  You know where you trim and cut the pictures with different scissors, add borders and stickers, adhere the pictures to the pages, add a sheet protector and then bind in album?  Yeah – old school scrapbooking.  In fact, my stepmom […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Feb 25th, 2014
7 Comments
5032 Views
Did you know that 38% of Americans believe it would be easier to achieve world peace than to remember all of their online passwords?  How about that online consumers have an average of 25 online accounts or that, according to a recent McAfee survey, U.S. consumers value their digital assets (on average) at nearly $55,000? […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Oct 4th, 2013
7 Comments
1730 Views
Our kids love to play on our smartphones and iPads, but I especially love it when they play games or use apps that are fun, interactive and educational.  Let me introduce you  to the Gorilla Band Interactive Storybook App from Wasabi Productions.  This is a fun app that the kids (and parents) will enjoy using […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Sep 20th, 2013
27 Comments
3865 Views
Our kids are always on our phones or iPads playing games.  As a parent, I prefer our kids play games that are both educational and fun and I’m always excited when I discover a new app for them to explore.  Let me introduce you to the Curious George’s Town App!  Curious George’s Town App for […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Sep 19th, 2013
2 Comments
1670 Views
Today was an awesome and inspirational day!  After a summer long ambassadorship with AT&T and the It Can Wait Campaign, I had the opportunity to host an amazing luncheon with friends.  Many of them had only heard of the It Can Wait Campaign via posts on The Mommy-Files and were VERY excited about spreading the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Sep 1st, 2013
3 Comments
2235 Views
This summer, I had an amazing experience participating in the AT&T “It Can Wait” blogger campaign.  One of the things I love about social media is the opportunity to spread the word and encourage participation in programs or causes I feel are important and that affect the well-being of those in my family and community. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Activity Sheets
Aug 16th, 2013
3 Comments
2841 Views
On August 20th, Epic will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Fox Home Entertainment.  I saw it in the theaters and loved it.  Our daughter really wants to see it and is gonna have the chance to watch it on the big screen in our home!  As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider, I have the opportunity […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jul 18th, 2013
0 Comments
1374 Views
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to represent YesVideo as one of their bloggers and share my experiences with the company.  I was excited to learn all about preserving our family memories and sharing those with family, friends, and my readers on The Mommy-Files!  Now, YesVideo has launched a new iPad App that […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Apr 21st, 2013
1 Comment
1484 Views
One woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the United States (*).  Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted (**).  Every day, 160,000 students skip school because they are afraid they will be bullied (***).  These facts bring me to tears when I read them.  How can […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Apr 10th, 2013
23 Comments
3073 Views
I love to help others and was eager to participate when I heard about Johnson & Johnson’s Donate a Photo App!  Every day, I find myself taking pictures – whether it’s of my family, nature, a product I love – the list goes on and on.  What if you could take a picture and then […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Feb 13th, 2013
0 Comments
1760 Views
Frank and I have been together for over a year now!  We met in January of 2012 and have had the opportunity to travel and attend many events and activities together.  With both of us being in social media, we have a tendency to post pictures about our family and friends, places we visit, and […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Feb 13th, 2013
0 Comments
1122 Views
Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow?  It’s one of my favorite holidays!  It’s a time to show those in your life who mean a lot to you, how much you love and appreciate them!  With my Microsoft Windows 8 Phone, I was able to personalize it so that I could constantly see those […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Feb 1st, 2013
0 Comments
999 Views
Did you know that one in 88 children is on the autism spectrum and that prevalence is steadily increasing?  Autism is becoming a part of every parent’s life – whether directly or through a friend of family member. Through February 3rd, AT&T and Autism Speaks are hosting an App Idea Submission Contest.  In recent years, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Jan 30th, 2013
3 Comments
1214 Views
School, scouts, work, shopping, doctor, pictures, videos, maps – I am a mom on the go and I need a smart phone that is personalized to my daily tasks!  With any new electronic device, there is always the introductory phase.  It takes time (and sometimes includes frustration) when you’re learning where the buttons are, how […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Dec 21st, 2012
3 Comments
1811 Views
The holidays are here, which means more down time and more time to check out some of the new apps and games available for the iPhone and iPad.  Let me introduce to you the adorable Chupa Chups in their new game, Give a Dam!  This game is a lot of fun and easy to play. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Nov 1st, 2012
2 Comments
1952 Views
I have 3 boys and they all love to use the iPad and iPhone.  My youngest is 4 and is entering preschool, so why not help him learn his letters a little more while he’s playing with the iPhone or iPad?  This is possible with the Cypher Kids Club i3D Interactive Cards, now available at […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Oct 22nd, 2012
2 Comments
2897 Views
As a young girl, I liked to imagine myself as a beautiful princess – complete with a gown, shoes, necklace and tiara.  I even dressed up as Cinderella and Snow White for Hall0ween a few different times.  Today, your little girl can virtually “see” herself as a princess – complete with the gown, shoes, necklace, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Oct 3rd, 2012
1 Comment
1616 Views
I love playing Words with Friends on my iPhone and often times spend a while trying to come up with a word.  Not even trying to make the most points, but just trying to create a word, period!  If you play Words with Friends, you know how hard it is to find Words with Z […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In App Review
Sep 30th, 2012
1 Comment
1667 Views
How many of us want to live a healthy life?  Probably all of us, right?  We all know the importance of a healthy and  balanced life, but this can be difficult to achieve with our busy lives as moms.  While we know we should eat a balanced diet, take our vitamins and other dietary supplements […]...
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