Mother’s Day Treasures

Mother’s Day Treasures

It snuck up on us this year. We’ve been so focused on schools and getting supplies for classrooms we almost missed an opportunity to remind you that Mom was your FIRST teacher. Here’s a list with heartfelt treasures gathered by Chrisula. She says,  “Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the special women that helped make “Life “ possible for us. It is a time to honor the Ladies that raise and nurture us and guide us to fulfillment. Show them how much you treasure them by spending time with them. Take a walk together, make a favorite family recipe, create some art, or attend one of their favorite past times with them. This Mother’s Day List is a special one for sure. It has

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Udorami Reaches New Heights!

Udorami Reaches New Heights!

Climbed our way to easier and more friendly? Heck yeah!! If you joined in the past month you probably won’t notice it, but we listened and rolled out  “Version 1.1” with these features:

  • Find ANY list easier with a title search – use one word or part of a word.
  • Create a sharable link for non-member groups.
  • Share lists via email to a circle.
  • Udorami button remembers the list you are working on.
  • Add friends is more intuitive.
  • Hover over symbols for instructions – popup tips.
  • More ways to “Like” a list.
  • Total calculated for the printable list.
  • Friendlier, less cluttered mobile view!

Overall a friendlier way to make lists, registries, and more. Next up….Apple Store for a downloadable App and extension to put the Udorami button on your mobile iOS device. Android users soon after.

 

Eagles in the Sky!

Eagles in the Sky!

Recently, I asked a teacher friend to take a look at what we were doing at Eldorado HS and their donation registries. Helen P. is a  retired APS teacher from John Baker, a feeder school to Eldorado HS. She was thrilled and wished she’d had this App when she was in the classroom. She wrote me, “As a teacher of 35 years, I would like to thank every person that helps facilitate the learning of a classroom. High school teachers see 150 plus students a day and need to plan for every possible need of all of their students. Sometimes the resources of school funding cannot meet those needs. So we ask for help and try to provide as much as we can from our own resources. Paper, markers, poster boards and other materials are basic needs.  But sometimes we need to provide special Continue reading “Eagles in the Sky!” »

Garden in the Sky

Garden in the Sky

Summer is coming! As I am writing this post, I am wiggling my toes to keep the blood flowing because I am stubborn and refuse to put on real shoes. It’s flip flop season, d*****t!  Even if you have come across this post late in the year (LOL at you thinking I’m a total nut-case for wearing flip flops if you’re reading this in December…it’s March in New Mexico, I’m not that crazy, I promise!) save this list and add these items to your class list ASAP…It will ensure that you are prepared for the opportunity when it comes.
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Happy Valentine’s Wishes to All…Especially Teachers!

Happy Valentine’s Wishes to All…Especially Teachers!

We enticed you with traditional chocolate and flowers.  We’ve suggested special events and places to visit. And of course Valentine’s Day would be nowhere without a His & Hers list. But for teachers, Valentine’s day can be a tricky holiday in the classroom. Between candy hearts and chocolate, kids bouncing Continue reading “Happy Valentine’s Wishes to All…Especially Teachers!” »

25 Ways to Use Udorami

25 Ways to Use Udorami

Can you read minds? If you’re like me…AND everyone else, I know, the answer is….NO! Udorami has been such a wonderful part of my life because it is sooo easy to use and versatile. In the two years of using and building Udorami, in between my passion for renewable energy and sustainability, I’ve built my list of 25 ways I use it and have started on the next 25. Get out and harmonize your digital life with reality.

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What’s New?

What’s New?

We’ve rolled out this latest release in several updates. Here’s a summary of new features.

  • Public search – now you can more easily see other people’s public lists.
  • Find your friend’s lists more easily.
  • Clone a list – have you found a useful list that you’d like to grab and add to, now you can.
  • Printable version of your lists – one page, compact list you can print and take with you.
  • Likes! Now you can let someone know they’ve got a great list.
  • Change the number of items per page for list viewing.
  • Opt out of having your public lists show on the “All public lists” search.

As always, if you have problems send us a bug report.

Beta testing continues – Third Push

Beta testing continues – Third Push

We’ve just added some new features and bug fixes. If you see anything wrong be sure to let us know! The quickest way to get info to us is to fill out a bug report, or just send email to bugs@udorami.com.

After watching people use the tool we discovered some awkwardness and unfulfilled expectations. We’ve made a few enhancements and have some other things on the drawing board for the next release.

Here are some of the changes we’ve made:

  1. We’ve added an “All My Friends” circle. This list will always contain all your friends and it’s ready for use without you needing to set anything up or make any changes as you add or delete friends.
  2. You will always have two circles, “Just Me” and “All My Friends”. Now you can’t accidentally delete these or add/remove things from them . They mean what you’d expect.
  3. The page of people you’ve invited is more friendly now. You can send a re-invitation easily. You can add your invited friend to your friends list with a single click. And you’ll see the list of people who have invited you to use Udorami. They can also be added as friends with a single click.
  4. We noticed people expected the item title in their lists to be a link to the original website, so now it is.
  5. We also found people wanted to click on the item picture to see a larger picture and the comments. That’s now possible.
  6. We’ve reworked the navigation menus, so the blog and the web tool are more consistent.
  7. And of course, lots of bug fixes.

We’ve got some plans to make who can read and write the  lists more clearly defined. You’ll see more about that in our next release. Thanks so much for helping us build a better tool!

Mothering – A Forever Joy!

Mothering – A Forever Joy!

I enjoyed the fourteen years my mother and I combined households. I tried to love and honor her every day. I wish my sons could give me their love every day. But distance and growing up are in the way right now. Their smiling faces in the DoubleTakes (see photo above) I got at Christmas, though, do help. I smile back at my sons every day I see those photos on my wall. In fact, I chuckle every time. And feel loved.

What about you? Which shouts out love more: a hug, bouquet of flowers, or breakfast in bed? Back in November I discussed the five love languages and most people, me included, thought it related only to couples. In truth, love language covers all kinds of relationships- including those with mothers.

SO, LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOU LIKE!!!! My mother’s gift preferences were usually a mystery. She would always say, “Ohhh, I don’t want anything.” But at least everyone knew she loved card games and puzzling. If you had the time, and even sometimes when you didn’t, you would find yourself sitting at her table playing Five Crowns or looking for “just THAT pimage-2iece” in her latest puzzle. I’ve got you figured, Mom! Quality time is your love language.

Curator and fellow mother, Heather Brewer, says, “I love being a mom! Being with my kids, watching them grow — it’s magical. I also love that special day of the year, Mother’s Day, when magic things happen for moms. You can find her list on our blog at A Mother’s Wish. For more ideas, take a look at my Mother’s Day list. And then make you own list on Udorami.unknown-origin-woman-w-baby

So, this year we’re giving my mom a big blanket covered with smiling faces of her children, their spouses, and grandchildren. She will see us smiling at her every day. Getting, current, smiling pictures from around the globe on short notice can be a challenge. But I can almost see my mom’s smile. And isn’t that what love is all about?

Oh, I’m also sending my son to play cards and puzzle for a few days. I’ll make the trip back east later this summer. “Hey, no cheating, Mom!”