Busy Mom? You Can Make Time to Read with this App
Academy Award-winning actress Jessica Lange once quipped, “When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”
Her words ring true for many a mom, as motherhood is among life’s most challenging balancing acts. On one hand, you want to do everything possible to focus on your offspring, but you also don’t want to end up on the bottom of your own priority list. Yet with only 24 hours in a day, something’s got to give. For many mothers, this means putting favorite hobbies like reading on the backburner while their children take center stage.
Great news! Now there’s a way to fit reading into your life even if you’re juggling motherhood and a full-time job. The Blinkist app offers concise versions of bestselling nonfiction books that can be consumed in as little as 15 minutes. Blinkist has a growing library of more than 2,000 knowledge-packed summaries of key insights extracted from today’s best nonfiction books, and the app lets you read or listen to today’s hottest titles anytime, anywhere.
Join the growing ranks of mothers who’ve fallen in love with this reading app. Here are 5 of the top reasons to try Blinkist today.
1. Backed By Science: The Product and The Service
At Blinkist, we filter through the noise to make sure you get knowledge you can trust. We’ve sorted through 2,200,000 books (and counting) to find the best nonfiction titles out there. Then, our writers, editors, and subject specialists identify the key ideas from each book and transform it into a smart, useful summary of insights we refine until only the author’s essential ideas remain.
Better yet, our content is scientifically formulated with brain-based learning to be memorable and clear. This also means that it’s easy to read wherever and whenever you have a moment-just pick up where you left off, and use audio feature to learn when you’re on the move. Even Blinkist’s in-app reader was carefully designed to be easy on the eyes and pleasing to the brain. And Blinkist is built to tailor itself to you: as you start reading, favoriting, and highlighting with Blinkist, the app will surface new titles you’re likely to love.
2. The Learners
Our amazing community of learners recently surpassed 1.5 million people, including grandmothers in Northern England, entrepreneurs in Brazil, and HR managers in Southeast Asia. They’re entrepreneurs (and moms!) in New York City, and they’re teachers perched on Himalayan mountaintops.
All kinds of people use Blinkist to catch up on titles they simply don’t have time for. So when you sign up for Blinkist, you’re joining a network of people around the world who love to read and are committed to making the most of their time and talent by bettering their minds. And we make it easy to interact with each other, too! Our Facebook group comprises smart, curious Blinkist learners who suggest books, swap success stories, and offer advice for when the going gets tough.
Are you a better listener than a reader? If so, you’re not alone. Today, lots of busy, bright mothers absorb knowledge through their ears. During our first two years of making Blinkist, audio versions of our books-in-blinks was the number one most requested feature. So we made it happen. Now, it’s easy to learn while you’re doing the dishes, steering the stroller, or even giving your baby a bath.
Audio fits into the day in a way text sometimes can’t, so even if there are times when it seems like minutes are slipping through your fingers, it’s still possible to fit in a little learning. Lots of our users love audio because of our narrators, real people from around the world, specially trained to deliver intimate audio experiences.
4. Real People
Ever wish you had a super-smart friend who’d share the fascinating things they read about with you? Now you do! The Blinkist team includes talented people from 21 countries who collectively have dozens of degrees and backgrounds ranging from a literature professor to a large hadron collider operator and a mathematician to a museum docent.
We’re people-not bots-who care deeply about reading, learning, and getting to the bottom of the big ideas that matter. We read every book, write every book-in-blinks, and record every single pack of insights. A minimum of seven people create each book-in-blinks, which means you never have to question its quality or whether it’s been carefully vetted.
5. The Innovation
Blinkist makes it easy to keep up with the latest scientific discoveries and today’s most influential authors. Thanks to the app, you can keep reading every day, and become a better you-and a better mom-with ease.
As the world continues to change faster than it ever has before, count on Blinkist to make it easy and enjoyable to fit reading and learning into every single day. We’ll go where the best ideas are-whether that’s books, articles, podcasts, or other media-and bring them to you. You can count on it.
No matter how busy your kids keep you, you no longer have an excuse not to continue your reading journey. Thanks to Blinkist’s library of more than 2,000 titles, what you decide to read is entirely up to you. So whether you want to know more about parenting or particle physics, download the Blinkist app today and join our growing community of motivated mothers.
Originally published at https://www.blinkist.com.