Formerly Babyfruit: The Miscarriage Diaries about miscarriage blogging, miscarriage advice, celebrity miscarriage and other miscarrying obsessions. Throw in pregnancy, and severe post partum depression. Now juggling life as a 40-something mom of a 6-year-old.
What started as a conversation with my 4-year-old took me down a delightful rabbit hole to the release of my company Mediaegg's first app: Girls Can Be Anything Paperdolls (for iPhone & iPad).
"Mommy, I can't be a doctor. Only boys can be doctors. Girls have to be nurses," she said.
So, after asking "Who told you that?" and not getting a clear answer, I told her "Honey, girls can be anything." (I blogged about this here.)
I kept hearing that phrase over and over in my head as I watched my daughter play on my iPhone, iPod, and iPad. When I was dismayed to find that the paper doll apps I downloaded for her consisted of mature female characters that were totally inappropriate for a 4-year-old, I thought "maybe we can create something better!"
Girls Can Be Anything Paperdolls is our first effort to do just that. Now, in partnership with the dev team at Agile Monks, Girls Can Be Anything Paperdolls is a reality. We set out to produce a family-friendly, kid-inspired, mom-approved dress up app. This is the first of a series of apps and products that we'll produce emphasizing positive, age-appropriate images and messages for the younger set.
Every app we produce also provides free space and awareness to a small nonprofit partner that will truly feel the impact of your support. Click on the heart icon in the app (in the info section) to read about and connect with our nonprofit partner Global Girl Media. Global Girl Media puts girls at the center of the story, training a future generation of female citizen journalists.
Also, be sure to listen to the audio instructions, a recording of my 4-year-old to explaining how the app works.
Looking forward to your feedback on the app. I call it a "work-in-progress" because we went to market quickly and are now working on the next version with customer input. You can get the app here (99 cents.
What other apps for kids do you wish was out there?