Organizing our photographs can be tedious, but when it comes to documenting our children’s history, there really isn’t a choice. As parents, we are legacy builders and its our privilege to ensure our kids’ stories are told. That’s what I do here at De Su Mama, I write love letters to Alina and Sebastian. I build our family legacy through memoirs and imagery in hopes that one day my children find identity in it.
But even with a blog dedicated to building a legacy, I still have countless moments scattered around the internet on different social media sites – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, you name it. I never considered the ability to consolidate all our moments, until I learned about Lifeables.
Lifeables is a secure and free service that automatically sorts, organizes and displays your stories chronologically from all the major social media sites. In seconds, Lifeables filters through years worth of posts, bringing together the pictures and videos most important to you in one easy to navigate website. You can browse through your history of photos or create unique Lifeables to remember a special moment in time. You can also create a profile for each child, making it easy to drag and drop a post into their specific timeline. Because Lifeables links to your social media sites, sharing with loved ones is easy! And that is a feature that is really important to a lot of families who, like us, live far from their loved ones.
I could go on and on about this amazing new service, but their video does a much better job at explaining all of Lifeables cool tricks…
As of today, I have spent hours on Lifeables organizing Alina and Sebastian’s timeline, and I can’t believe all the moments that I had forgotten about!! Lifeables found and sorted through so many memories that had since been forgotten- silly little pictures of Alina as a baby, video of her pretending to be a Dr when I was still pregnant with Sebastian, pictures of his birth that were posted on my personal Facebook timeline by close friends. All of it!
I have two favorite features of Lifeables, though. The first: I LOVE that you can import the comments made from Facebook! Especially from my family and friends, my kids get a TON of love. They are constantly being adored and appreciated. Knowing that Lifeables was able to bring those comments over to their timeline pretty much sealed the deal for me. Love it! The second would be that I am able to upload photos straight from my computer, which means that I can still incorporate the pictures I use on De Su Mama into their timelines. Since I don’t share every picture from my blog, this makes their timeline even more complete.
|Screen shot of my first Lifeable – A precious moment of reading with my baby girl.|
Lifeables is made by parents for parents, so they tote their site to be secure and safe. But I always suggest sharing your babies’ information with a degree of caution and very much appreciate the control features of the site. You completely manage who you share information with, if anyone at all.
The above picture is a screen shot of when I first set up Alina’s Lifeables; a sweet and simple moment shared with my beautiful daughter, reading one of her favorite books. I love that this experience is forever documented, not just at De Su Mama, but in relation to all the other happenings in social media on that day.
We are constantly building a legacy for which our kids’ associate with; it is one of the most profound aspects of our jobs as parents. Having automated services like Lifeables makes that job just a little bit easier. Find Lifeables on their Facebook page for more information.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Lifeables and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions expressed are my own and concluded by a thorough review of the product.