Before you were a mom, your smartphone was your life. Now there's a darling, diapered little person in that role. Where does that leave your former electronic appendage?

By Jenna McCarthy
September 16, 2016

Favorite Contacts

Before Kids: Your best friend was at the top of your favorite contacts list.

After Kids: Your pediatrician is at the top of your favorite contacts list.

Your Kids + Screentime Mantra

BK: "I'll never use a screen to babysit my child."

AK: "Mommy's going to have a glass of wine, and you're going to get to pop some more bubbles!"

Your Phone Case

BK: Cute, white, and bedazzled

AK: Rubberized, shatterproof, and filthy

Location, Location...

BK: You knew where that thing was 24/7.

AK: "Did you check the sand box? How about the toilet?"

App Count

BK: 22

AK: It would take you 22 minutes to count how many apps you have.

Most Frequently Used Apps

BK: TED and Plenty of Fish

AK: Too Many Teddy Bears and SquiggleFish

Photog Status

BK: You took a hundred pictures a year.

AK: You take a hundred pictures an hour.

Your Music Playlist

BK: An homage to indie rock (Arctic Monkeys, anyone?)

AK: An homage to kindie rock (Recess Monkey, anyone?)

Texts to Your Partner

BK: "Baby, I'm gonna rock your world tonight."

AK: "Tonight's your turn to rock the baby."

Most Frequently Used Emoji

BK: Wine glass

AK: Smiling poop

Tracking Bowel Movements

BK: ...simply was not something you did.

AK: Yup...there's an app for that.



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