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My Favorite Way to Share Photos with Faraway Family

My Favorite Way to Share Photos with Faraway Family

Even though my husband I made the move back to the Midwest and are much closer to family and friends, we’re still not in the same city as either of our families. Consequently, Beckett’s grandparents want to see pictures of him on a very regular basis. I have no problem with this, as I take no less than 10 pictures of him per day most days. Yes, I’m that mom.

The mom that I am not, though, is one who posts all of these pictures to social media. So, regularly sharing these photos with faraway family can get even more complicated. Yes, posting all of the photos to social media would probably be the easiest way to make sure his family members see them. I’m certainly not naive enough, though, to believe that all of my Facebook friends want to see multiple pictures of my son every day. And yes, text messages or email could remedy that problem, but busy moms don’t always have time for that. Luckily, I came across an even better solution.


11-24-15 Share Photos With Faraway Family_InsetAllow me to introduce you to Lifecake. I was fortunate enough to learn of this app before having Beckett, so we have literally used this from day one. Here’s how it works:

My husband and I have “admin” accounts where we can login and upload photos and videos of our son. We invited family members to join “Beckett’s Lifecake” through the app. When either my husband or I upload a new photo or video, our family members are notified and can view the new additions through the app. They also have the ability to “like” and comment on the pictures, and they can download the photos to their own devices from the app. So I don’t have to spam my Facebook friends, and I also don’t have to worry about emailing or texting every picture I take. All it takes is one quick upload to the app, and everyone can see  their newest family member’s recent activities and latest milestones.

Not only has this been so useful in sharing photos with family, it has been an awesome way to document Beckett’s life. Each time a photo or video is uploaded, it also records how old your child was on that very day. It’s been so much fun scrolling back through pictures taken a couple of months ago and seeing how much he’s changed. Beyond that, for the mom (like me) who takes an unnecessary amount of photos, Lifecake gives you a reason to take them and a way to enjoy them! In many ways it’s like a digital photo album that you can privately share.

I cannot recommend it highly enough. Perhaps your family lives across the country or maybe they live across the street. Either way, it’s an excellent way to share memories of your child – and just as importantly, it’s a way to do it efficiently.



  1. Dayna November 24, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for sharing this app, what a great idea! I wish I had known about it 2 years ago. It certainly would have saved my family from a million texts from me.

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      Morgan November 30, 2015 at 10:13 am

      My pleasure, Dayna! It’s such a great tool. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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