Tired Mommy Survival: Never Have a Dead Phone Ever Again

Never Have a Dead Phone Ever Again

I am not OCD, but there are times when I have some major OCD tendencies. One of my tendencies is to never run below half of anything.  I never let my car get below half a tank of gas…ever.  I have crazy fears that one day there will be a horrible snow storm and I will be one of those unfortunate people who get trapped on the freeway and then watches as their car slowly runs out of gas.  Has this ever happened to me?  No, but I plan to make sure it never does.

The same runs true of certain food items, toilet paper, and personal hygiene products. Yes, I know there is a store not five minutes from my house, but what if?  What if there is a tornado, or a flood, or a blizzard, or a solar flare that burns out the power grid as we know it and everyone in the house is suffering from a tummy bug?  Suddenly my toilet paper hoarding skills are going to make a lot of sense.  No, I am not crazy.  Well, maybe just a little.  Really, I’m just a mom who never wants to get caught with her pants down, both literally and figuratively.

Anyway, this post is about my iPhone. As you may have guessed by now I start to freak out when my phone falls below that magical number of 50%.  I need my phone for so many things during the day.  I need it to stay in contact with my husband. I need it in case my children’s school calls and one of my kids are sick.  I also need it through out the day for blogging purposes, teaching purposes, texting, and even watching CNN during my lunch hour.

272I have a charger at work, and in my car, and in my house, but sometimes you are no where near an electrical outlet. At Target I found the perfect solution to fix my power draining fears.  It’s the MyCharge Energy Shot Mobile Battery Charger for iPhone and it was only $19.99!

It is super small, just the size of a lipstick so keeping it in your purse is a breeze, not to mention it’s so darn cute!!  I know that sounds shallow, but honestly it really is adorable with its multi-pink tones and white chevron pattern.


It’s so easy to use that it is truly dummy proof. You charge it just like you would your phone.  There is a little indicator light that turns green once the battery is fully charged.  As your phone drains the battery it will turn yellow first and finally red to let you know that battery is just about done.  The energy shot gives you one full power refill, or in my case will give me two 50% refills since I never let my phone die all the way.


Plus it comes with a matching drawstring pouch that lets you keep your energy shot and the micro power cord together. No digging and digging through your purse trying to find a one inch black cord that has fallen to the bottom somewhere.


This is so practical and useful that I plan to get my son one (just not in pink). He will be going on a class trip to Washington DC this year without me or his dad.  I was worried about being able to stay in contact with him while he was gone.  I knew he’d be playing games and end up draining his phone’s battery before he’d have a chance to recharge.  Now I know he will have a back up source of power while on the long bus ride.

Once again, if you know of some awesome product that no mom should be without please share below in the comments.

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  1. I SO relate! With me it’s not blizzards, it’s earthquakes. One of the best tips I know is to always keep a set of keys right by your bed. That way you’ll never have to search for them if the power goes out or there’s any kind of emergency. It makes so much sense, I can’t believe I never did that. Now I keep keys, alarm security panic button, and handbag with a little cash in it right next to me. Especially with hub gone and I’m totally alone. Great post!

    • That is a great idea. I always make sure to have a hidden stash of petty cash in the house. Anytime I am cleaning out my purse/wallet I’ll grab the singles and a five to toss into petty cash. It’s not a lot, just enough to buy some emergency groceries. On two different occasions during blackouts the ATM’s and credit card machines were down but lucky shoppers who had actual cash could still buy stuff.

  2. You should actually let your phone go all the way dead sometimes before recharging…it will extend the life of your battery.

    • I have heard arguments both for and against that. I have no idea which one is right. I do make a point of turning my phone off most nights which I have heard is good for it.

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