As a guest recently on Randi Zuckerberg’s SiriusXM Radio Show I was asked to provide five of my favorite apps as a “digital dad.”
My kids are teenagers and I don’t think there are apps I use specifically for parenting, so I took a bit of a different approach in the hope that the listeners would find at least one that they liked.
We live in a mixed phone family with both iPhones and Androids in the house so I wanted to only share apps that work on both.
Travel is a big part of my life and I’ll book speaking engagements sometimes as far out as a year in advance. TripIt keeps all of my details for traveling organized and up to date.
I’ve been a paying customer for years and last year had the opportunity to appear in their latest commercial.
As the person who does the majority of the grocery shopping and cooking in our house, I’m always forgetting to pick something up at the store.
After looking around and trying out several different shared grocery list apps, our family has decided on using Bring!
It works on both iOS and Android and it simply works. The kids or my wife can see and add to the lists whenever they need to. I also love that as I’m about to go to the store I can push out a notification to let them know if they have any last minute additions it needs to be now.
Parents need to use the tools their kids are using so that they are both educated about them, but also to communicate with them.
My teenagers use this to communicate with their friends all the time and by following their stories I get to peek a little inside of their lives outside of the house.
It also allows them to stay in touch with me when I’m on the road and to follow along on my travels by following what I create and share.
One of the reasons I love photography and take so many photos is I love being having a way to look back at the past.
Every day I open up Timehop and I’m presented with checkins, posts and photos of what I was doing on that exact day over the past eight years.
This morning it was showing me photos from our family trip to Atlantis six years ago and tomorrow something else on it will make me smile.
If you post on social media, I can’t understand why you wouldn’t be using this.
Laura has really gotten into the world of geocaching so this app comes in handy.
No matter where we are in the world, we can open it up and see if there are any hidden treasures nearby.
This is an activity that anyone can participate in and it gets that family off of the couch and out in nature.
I do have to add a late addition to this that might not be perfect for parenting, but it sure does help with this parent’s sanity and that is the latest Verizon FiOS apps.
I recently forgot to set up recording of a few new shows and got in trouble for it, but quickly added them from my phone while away from the house. Any app that can help me calm down an angry teenager is a good one in my book and these certainly did that so thank you!
What apps are you and your family using?
Any break out hits that I’ve got to try?
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When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”
Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.
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Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.
If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.
I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.
With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters and HBO.
I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.
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I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.
I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.
I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.
On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.
I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.
I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.
Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.
Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.
To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.
C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.
He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better. C.C. has taught classes for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).
C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.
C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at CC-Chapman.com
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.
C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.
He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.
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