11/18/16

Are All Parents Weather Bugs?



**Today, I'm partnering with the Weather Bug App
to find out if all parents are weather bugs, or if it's just me.


Ok, I admit, I can't remember much before becoming a parent. What with delivering my brain with my baby and all. Still, I can't remember being so obsessed with the weather forecast prior to parenthood. I would wake up, look outside, and dress accordingly. Now that I'm a parent, I can tell you the temps for the next week, what days there will be rain/snow/sleet/thunderstorms, the UV index, pollen count...

Is this a parent thing? Or is it just me?

It wasn't until recently when I was introduced to a new weather App, Weather Bug, did I realize just how deep my obsession with the weather went. In fact, it might be safe to say, I am a Weather Bug. But's there's a good reason for it; If I don't know what the weather will be like for the next week, how can I plan playdates, picnics at the park or rainy day activities?

I'm here to tell you, it only takes one time getting rained on at the zoo or stuck inside on a rainy day without anything to do, that will teach a parent a valuable lesson in weather-preparedness. At least, it did for me.

How's that for being prepared for anything.

I have THREE weather apps on my phone. Four if you count the one that came with my iPhone. Each specializes in its own thing. Local weather, hurricane reporting, radars, allergy and UV levels... I obsess with it all!

It all goes back to being prepared for my child's needs, which weather plays a big part in. From clothes to playdates, to food and outdoor activities, the weather plays a huge factor in planning. The more I know, the better prepared I can be. You know, like when the rain and wind move in on clear skies in less than an hour, without my weather apps, I would never know!  I even zoom in on the radar to get an idea just how far I can push our park-playdate before the first drops of rain will fall.

Seriously. I can't be the only parent this obsessed with the weather? This has to be a parenting thing!


 Ok. Maybe, I'm a little too obsessed. And for the record, he put the sunglasses on.


I knew my obsession with the weather ran super deep when I was introduced to the Weather Bug App, and flipped out. The App is a perfect combination of all three of my weather apps, but what's more, you can customize the home screen to give only the information you need. When it's hurricane season, I can move that information to my home screen.

I seriously find comfort in knowing what the weather is going to be like for the next five days.



Photo: Screenshots my Weather Bug app.

I freaking love this app!  Definitely worth checking out if, like me, you are a Weather Bug too.

Weather Bug is Available for iOS (It works with my Apple Watch!) and Android. For more info, check out the Weather Bug website, here.

Please tell me I'm not the only parent obsessing?  Please tell me you consult a weather app daily, too.

In addition to being the founder of First Time Mom and Dad, April is an award-winning published writer. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com

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