As parents, we love to brag. More specifically, we love to brag about our kids. There’s nothing more satisfying than “baking” with them, dressing them up in their little chefs hat and apron, yelling at them for not doing it right, tears and flour flying, eggs dropping and then capturing that one second smile on our phones so that we can post it to social media to show family and friends. Yes I’m talking about you! I know you’ve done it. You know you’ve done it; heck, I’ve done it! It’s called parenting. We want people to see the best of our children because we want them to know how happy they are ALL DAY EVERY DAY (which we all know is bull but we still want the image).
If you’re like me, you’re torn with popular social media’s like Facebook. You like it because you can update close family and friends on your children’s achievements, like their first ballet recital, or a beautiful piece of artwork they brought home from school.
If you’re like me, you wish you could have a place where you have a perfect circle of your close family and friends that is, most importantly, private, organized, easily accessible and user friendly.
See, the problem with posting our littles to social media is that it is never private. We can never really monitor who sees our kids private moments. And ultimately that is not what I want for my daughter. And to boot, accessing photo albums from Facebook on my phone is a nightmare sent from below! It’s just not the “ideal” situation on how I would like to access my daughters moments in her life.
In an exciting turn of events, I was contacted by co-founder of the Merit App, Brenda McLaren inviting me to try it out and offer some feedback.
Let me tell you, it’s what I’ve been waiting for! Continue reading