Gear / Style / Wellness

I tried a fitness tracker ring. Here are my thoughts.

Motiv Ring Fitness Tracker

Full disclosure: A fitness tracker is not usually my thing.

Reasons: First, the aesthetics are often terrible: Gold-plated plastic, lots of rubber, and clunky casings that I never care for. Second, I’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to jewelry. I barely want to wear real bracelets, let alone layer “smart” ones in into the accessory story. Third, comfort is always an issue: Wear them too lose and they can’t capture your heart rate or sleep patterns; tighten them, and… they’re too tight and sweaty and I tug them all day. Sleeping in them? Forget about it. Too bulky to be comfortable.

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Family / Style

Back to School Shopping with Abercrombie Kids

Back to School Shopping with Abercrombie Kids

.This post is sponsored by Abercrombie Kids. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

My daughter has gone through a lot of phases with fashion, so back to school shopping hasn’t always been easy. One minute she’s head-to-toe boys basketball gear, and the next she’s into oversized streetwear. I think it’s just a tough age to be a girl: She’s trying to stay true to herself, when her self is an ever-evolving project.

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Would a minimalist phone help you break your smartphone addiction?

the light phone 2

The good old days, when a phone was a phone are long gone. Our smartphones are not just a mobile connection to our sitter, spouse and kids, they’re our mobile office, our camera, our weather report, our GPS and more. Plus, as we’ve been learning more and more, they’re especially crafty and vying for (and consuming) our attention, and creating smartphone addiction in the best of us.

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