Face it, ever since you had a kid, you just can't find the time to do the things you used to do. If only there were more hours in the day to knock a few more things off the to-do list or stores were open 24 hours a day so you could run out and buy birthday presents at 11 p.m. (when you remember there's a party this weekend). Luckily, fellow parents have been there before and know just want busy moms need, like these five sites and services that not only keep moms organized, but also help make life just a tad bit easier. Check them out!
If you're a Google Earth nut like I am you may have noticed a new weather folder in the layers panel, which allows you to keep up on weather patterns in your area and across the world.
The Google Earth blog reports that the weather folder contains three sublayers (clouds, radar, and conditions, and forecasts) and one information link that gives you some background information on the data being displayed.
The clouds layer depicts a global satellite mosaic of clouds created on an hourly basis so you can log on any time to check out cloud movement in your area. Getting dressed in the morning just got easier.
Last week I discovered Swaptree, a community that allows you to trade books, music, DVDs and video games. This week, I'm obsessed with Bookswim, which is a book specific borrowing program that can best be described as a Netflix for books.
The company features plans for about $20 (there are no late fees) or a 5-At-A-Time Plan for $23.99 (they claim that's their most popular plan but honestly, who has time to read 5 books a month?!). They have a selection of more than 150,000 books including new releases, bestsellers and classics and an easy queue to showcase and store upcoming titles. Just like Netflix, you get free shipping both ways and you can opt to purchase titles you love at a discount. read more