You know all of those pictures parents have in our camera roll? The ones where your child is doing something totally age appropriate but not really that impressive? (Yeah. I said it.) It’s not a surprise that while we think every moment is worth documenting, it may not always be appropriate to share on our social media. I’m not even talking about the obvious bathtub or underwear pictures, but just the everyday moments that we as parents find memorable but pretty much everyone else is fine scrolling past. There are a ton of reasons not to put photos of your children on Facebook or Instagram. So how do you share your moments without posting it to social media or adding your entire family to a group text?
We use 23 Snaps.
Before I get into it, I want to make sure you know this isn’t an ad. Not only is this not sponsored, but this isn’t a post on how to store your photos. That’s up to you. This one is all about sharing.
Back to 23 Snaps. I genuinely love this site and app. Kyle and I have the app on our phone and we simply upload a picture/video of James or Ian doing something cute. From there, it sends an email to everyone who has subscribed to our feed. It’s seriously that easy. Your friends and family don’t need to download another app to stay up to date. You don’t need to be constantly deleting your text threads in order to make room on your phone. Instead you just quickly sign up with your email through a link sent to you by a family member (so that strangers cannot jump in on the party). Sure, it feels like we’ve been trained to opt out of all emails or anything resembling a newsletter or spam, but this is different. Some of our family check it immediately and comment on the photos or videos, others wait and catch up at the end of the week or month.
Oh, and it’s worth noting that this is a free site. Sure, they have an option to pay a little more should you want to upload long videos and photos with a high resolution, but I’ve yet to see a need for it.
Check it out and consider making the switch to a safer and more secure way to share your child’s memorable moments.