The Nerd's Wife

http://www.thenerdswife.com

A blog about Life, Love and the Final Frontier. I'm a mom to a brand-new baby boy and I write about the exploits of my nerdy family, technology that I find interesting, photography and social media. Fun, right!?

Arena is a winner of Top 25 Tech Moms - 2013

What's your favorite kid-friendly app?

Elmo Calls for iPhone -- My toddler LOVES this app! I love that it keeps him occupied with fun jokes and songs from his favorite Sesame Street character, while teaching him how to use a phone! The app is just the right amount of interactive -- the toddler can answer the phone call from Elmo, but if they don't, the call automatically answers. They can end the call at any moment. And the Voicemail portion lets me tell him that Elmo called just for him. So much fun!

What tips would you give a mom who wants to become more tech savvy?

Jump in with both feet. I learn by doing, so when I get a new piece of technology, I just start playing with it. Test its limits. Read up on some of your favorite mom blogs to see what technology they're using. I hardly ever buy new technology unless it's recommended by someone I know in real life or online.

What's the most innovative gadget for children you've seen?

Honestly, our most-used gadget for my toddler is our Apple TV. We buy his favorite movies and TV shows in iTunes, and watch them on the Apple TV. If we are going on a trip, we can download them straight from iCloud to our iPad or iPhones. We can watch the movies on our computers. We don't have to worry about him scratching DVDs or keeping up with different ones. It's so easy and makes my life so much simpler!