Posted: Oct 10, 2012 7:00 AM
Am I the only mom who can remember to get 103 things done each morning like packing lunches, wiping boogers, folding socks, responding to emails and dropping the children off at the appropriate locations... but can't seem to remember to charge my phone? My Mophie Juice Pack saves the day!

It's no secret that I'm on my iPhone A LOT. Or rather, my kids are running apps a lot while I'm running errands. When I can wrestle the phone away from them, I'm just as guilty about constantly using and abusing my phone, switching between maps and apps and internet and texting. It takes a toll, especially on my battery life.Mophie juice pack plus

Thankfully, I was recently introduced to the Mophie Juice Pack. The name alone sounds like something a mom should have stashed away in the diaper bag for just the right moment. Like when the kids are completely overwhelmed, one no away from total and complete meltdown, and you still have half a grocery store to get through. Oh wait, that's a regular juice box to shove into their hands.

But regardless, the Mophie Juice Pack is the pick-me-up this mom needs when my precious baby, I mean, iPhone is about to go dark. Pop it on and you've got backup battery power. Dress your iPhone in it all the time and your battery life is greatly extended. Like, going strong for nearly two days despite repeated use.

There are only two downsides, and they're totally manageable. Number one, it makes your phone heavier and bulkier, making it more difficult to slam it into the pocket of the diaper bag. Hidden bonus, the extra casing around your phone provides a little more defense against animal cracker crumbs and occasional falls. Downer number two, the Mophie Juice Pack itself seems to take quite awhile to charge up, so you've got to be on the ball about keeping it charged, which defeats the whole purpose since I can't even remember to charge my iPhone. At least you're not charging the Mophie daily!

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