My full time job is as a wife and mother. Although I spend a lot of time with those duties (they are neverending, right?) I am also a social media consultant. I work with many different companies on a regular basis. Some are ongoing clients. Others just need my help briefly. But they are all important because this business is something that supports my family.

I am constantly working from my Windows phone. I contact bloggers. I contact clients. I manage multiple projects from start to finish on an ongoing basis. All from my phone.

There are so many things in social media that I do on a daily basis. For myself as mother, as a blogger and as a social media consultant.

Since I rely so heavily on my phone, I also need apps that will perform for me as well. I attend anywhere from 8-10 conferences per year and I don't bring my computer with me along to the conference. I use my phone 100% to conduct all of my business.


I Tweet multiple times on a daily basis. This is mostly business related but I also have conversations on Twitter with people. Conversations can last minutes or days and almost always ongoing. I have to be able to check Twitter on my phone. I love to share information about what I am learning at conferences with my readers and I love to see their responses. We often carry on conversations about the information that I am sending out.

I post to Facebook for clients, for my blog and for my family & friends. For clients, I might be recruiting bloggers or sharing information about their latest promotion. For my friends and family, I might comment on their status updates or pictures or even post some pictures myself. Facebook has to be fast and this is mainly something that I do from my phone.


I use EverNote constantly. I can share TO-DO lists with other bloggers that I work on projects with. I share lists with clients about initiatives that we need to work on next. I have ongoing list that I share with my husband about grocery shopping and another list of projects that we need to complete around our house.


The recently debuted AboutOne app is definitely worth a closer look and even a download to your phone.

“AboutOne’s online family organizer enhances your existing calendar (coming soon) and contacts tools with online filing and reporting to automatically organize, store, and share family memories and household paperwork. This is the “go to” place to keep your family running smoothly.”

AboutOne helps you get your family organized, eliminate paper clutter and manage your entire life on-the-go. You can set up email alerts for birthdays, appointments, medication and more. The best part is that you can put whatever you want in your virtual filing cabinet and your data is safe, secure in this user friendly app.

Who couldn't use a family organizer? As someone who is paperwork challenged, I have often longed for the day where everything could be stored electronically in one place. I need this app!

The reason I love my phone so much is because years ago, this might have meant hours at my computer, but being able to do this with a Smart Phone has made me infinitely more productive and, honestly, more present as a mother. I love that. And so do my children.

Check out my previous posts with my Windows Phone:


ME TIME: Escape in the Park #windowsphone

FAMILY FUN: Chronicling Our Lives – Tips for Making Everyday Pictures Even Better #windowsphone



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  1. ellen

    It amazes me what all a little phone can do nowdays. My only problem is the small screens- heck I can barely see the stuff on tweetdeck on a computer 🙂

  2. Oh you may have just changed my mind about my love affair with BlackBerry.

  3. Tammy S

    I love my windows phone for so many reasons. I really love how it makes it so easy to stay up to date with friends and family by showing their staus updates. I haven’t heard of the AboutOne app. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the post.

  4. Chelsey

    I love that phones are keeping up with social media and have loads of other capabilities these days. I just wish that it was easier for me to copy/paste and open multiple windows.

  5. Michelle S

    This looks like a phone I would choose if I went off my iPhone, but I”m an i-whore through and through LOL.

  6. Jennifer Marie

    I would love to use the taking notes feature for grocery shopping-maybe I would forget less stuff (and get less stuff I don’t need!!)

  7. Karen Propes

    This is fabulous, I haven’t heard much about it till you gave me the good news. This little phone is like birthing a already talking walking assistant. This little phone is slowly becoming a must have. I may have to wait a little for the money but I have already put it in his ear earlier today. He said he would look into it, Your review is so detailed I’m going to put him on your site, see you’re selling too!
    Once again thanks for all the info.

  8. Wow, this is such a helpful way to get things done on a daily basis! Without the windowsphone things would not get done so quickly! I do not need this because I am disabled and at home.

  9. Anne Lehnick

    I want to get to that level of use with my phone. I’m in the market for a new phone and I know I’ll moving to either to an iPhone or a Windows or Droid phone. That turquoise phone in the picture is definintely enticing 🙂

  10. Margot C

    It’s interesting that you note that being able to access social networks 9and emails and everything) on a Smart Phone gives you more time to engage with your family instead of the less engagement than some assume. i found the same thing; no longer anchored to my desktop PC I was more present (and more able to be physically present) than before.

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