Ashley Mozingo

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am a stay at home mom to two girls, Paislee, 3 and Keely, 1. My husband is in the Coast Guard, and is currently stationed at a Coast Guard unit on Camp Lejune. We have been married for five years now and have spent two of those years in Alaska, where Paislee was born, and two in Maine, where we had Keely. We were lucky to get stationed here in 2012, and call North Carolina "home". We were both born and raised in different cities in eastern North Carolina, and we are super excited to get to spend some time here with our girls and introduce them to some of our favorite places that we had as children. Before I met my husband, I attended East Carolina University, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Communications. I have a love for writing, and a huge passion for being a mom, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write about my experiences and exciting moments of this rocky ride that we all call 'Motherhood'.


Toddler Apps

It is amazing to me how far technology has come and what I am allowing my child to do with technology. If you had told me five years ago that I would have ‘apps’ on my phone that I would let my child play I would have laughed in your face. Seriously. That just would have seemed too far-fetched for me.

Well, that certainly is how my life has panned out now. Thankfully apps are nothing like TV where you really have no idea what the characters are going to say next or what adds are going to play. With apps I can download one, play it myself, and if I don’t like it, well, I just delete it and Nora never even has to know about it.

I personally am a big fan of apps that have educational value. I don’t feel so bad letting Nora ‘play’ on my phone while Garrett and I are finishing up a dinner out when she is working on her puzzle skills or learning to count. I’d much rather have her be working on that than running around the restaurant like a crazy girl yelling, “hi!” to everyone.

So here are some of our favorite apps in no particular order:

  • Monkey Preschool Lunch Box
  • Count TV
  • Coloring
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Tozzle
  • Wood Puzzle

Do you let your child play with applications? What is your favorite app?


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2 Comments on “Toddler Apps”

  • Lindsay August 11th, 2011 10:02 pm

    Hey Kelly! Can’t wait to hear about Japan!

    And I love pocket pond. It’s just a koi pond from above, you touch it and it ripples. The beauty of it is you can only do anything else or get out of it by pushing the home button, so Elena can run her fingers across it and I don’t have to hover for fear she’s going to buy something or move on to mess in my email. :) . The things you’d let a 5 month old do these days!

  • Kelly Mulder Kelly August 26th, 2011 8:49 pm

    Lindsay, That sounds like a cool app! I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for the tip!

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