4 Free Apps for Privately Sharing Photos

apps for privately sharing photos Many, many articles and essays have been written about the potential dangers of posting photos of your kids on Facebook and other social media. Whether or not you agree (that’s a topic for a whole other post!), there are some great alternatives out there for sharing photos of your children with family and friends. (Psst: We recently did a post on apps that help working moms stay connected to school/daycare, and we’ve also talked about how to organize family photos and make photo projects.) Sure, you can safely use platforms like Instagram, Flickr, and Google Photos to show off pictures of your kids (as long as you adjust the privacy settings carefully), but there are some great apps for privately sharing photos on the market right now — and all of them have a “free” tier for pricing.

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4 Apps That Help Working Moms Stay Connected to School or Daycare

Apps That Help Working Moms Stay Connected to SchoolDoes your child’s daycare or school use any apps that help working moms stay connected to school (and dads, of course, and parents in general)? It’s helpful and reassuring to get regular updates when your kid is too young to tell you about his/her day, and when yothe best apps to help working mothers stay connected to daycare or schoolur kid is older, you can get around the “What did you do at school today?” non-answers. (My son’s favorite is “I forgot!” when I ask him about certain things that happened during his first-grade school day.) It’s especially nice if you don’t have time to volunteer at school and don’t ever get to see what goes on during a typical day. Today we’ve rounded up some parent communication apps that you can consider recommending to your child’s school if they don’t currently use one (before the year is out).

With various features and options (and prices), here are four apps that help working moms stay connected to school:

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Totally Tuesday: Qeepsake

qeepsake-reviewReaders mentioned Qeepsake in the comments on our post about remembering the little things as a parent, and I’ve been trying it out and really like it. How it works: Qeepsake texts you a question about your kid(s) each day, and then you text an answer back. You can also send texts that aren’t responses to questions — plus edit the journal entries and add photos. I like being able to text my answers back and to know that there’s only one question a day for each kid. I don’t answer every question they send me, but a few examples include: whether H. has any nonverbal ways of communicating, whether J. has any bad habits, and what H. likes to do on weekends. It makes me feel like we’re preserving some of the little memories (even though they’re not always the things that I would preserve). Right now, there’s a 3- to 4-week waitlist to sign up, but if you get two friends to join the list, you can have immediate access to Qeepsake. The premium plan costs $35/year, and I believe there’s also a free plan that sends you one question per week. Qeepsake