This is a sponsored post. I received either product or monetary compensation. However, all of the opinions about U.S. Cellular and these mobile apps to help me chase away the winter blues are all mine. Other than the fact that we get to celebrate the holidays and my birthday is in December, I am not a fan of the winter months. I have been known to get in the mood to hibernate rather than get out and about when it is cold outside. This is especially true if the kids and I are stuck inside due to inclement weather.
A recent U.S. Cellular survey indicated that 61 percent of smartphone owners use their device to play games. I know in my home that is very true! My husband has a game he downloaded on his phone that he could play 24/7 if he could! We have downloaded classic board games, like Monopoly, The Game of Life and Yahtzee, from iTunes on my iPhone 6 which I got from U.S. Cellular. The same games are also available for your Android device from the Google Play store.
If you are into trivia, like my family is, you can also download some fun trivia apps like Guess the Song, QuizUp, Trivia Crack and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Over the holidays, we played some really great trivia games and it made the time just fly by!
For me, I love to watch cooking shows and great new recipes for amazing food and drinks. Did you know you can download apps on your smartphone like Food Network On the Road and Just Recipes where you can see chefs and mixologists whip up their favorite foods or drinks?
If you live in the south like I do, you often don’t see any snowfall in the winter. If you can’t play out in the snow r don’t have any snow, there is an app that will make you and the kids happy! You can download the Make a Snowman and Snowman Maker app! If you need a brain-stimulating app to break up a cold day, try the Fit Brains Trainer! This app, along with Elevate, you can improve focus, memory, processing speed and speaking skills.
My kids cannot go far without their iPhone, gaming systems or iPod. Because I have kids who are cellphone users, they have both signed the U.S. Cellular® Better Moments Parent-Child Agreement. This agreement is customizable and parents can use it to set certain parameters for phone use as well as driving responsibilities and limitations. Parents and teenagers can agree in writing that young drivers should not use their cellphones while driving. Be sure to read my post, My Top Mobile Apps To Help You Lose Weight. Be sure to stay current with U.S. Cellular and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
What is your favorite smartphone app to help you beat the winter blues?