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Hacking Life360: Suggested uses for Lists

You may have noticed we added a new feature at the end of last year, the ability to create shared Lists for your Circles.

We’ve got some suggestions of ways to use Lists, and we would love to hear how you’re using them in the comments below!

Vacation and travel: Amy from the marketing team says that Lists came in handy on a trip to Tennesee over the holidays, where she and her boyfriend kept a list of places they went, so they could remember specifics at a later date.

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Party planning: Team member Jenn relied on Lists to keep her roommates organized and on task while they prepared for their New Year’s Eve celebration. “I coordinated groceries in one list, Costco supplies in another, and tasks that needed to be done around the house in the third list.”

When you’ve got a group of people working towards a common goal, it’s nice to be able to see what others are finishing so you aren’t wasting time duplicating efforts, and nothing is getting left undone.

Daily family organization: Aaron was willing to share his very specific shopping list with us; as you can tell, only the very important items make his list. Shay told us that “we have one set for each store we frequent, which reduced the “I’m at the drugstore, do you need me to get anything” texts to a minimum.” That’s a great idea!

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Holiday shopping: Because she’s able to share Lists only with specific family members, and not everyone in the Circle, Lizz and her parents are keeping a list of ideas for her sister’s upcoming birthday, and they’re able to manage it within Life360 instead of having to install yet another app to share the list.

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General reminders: Mike and his wife are expecting their first baby this spring, so they “keep a list of “stuff we want to ask her doctor at her next pre-natal exam.”  Then we go through the list once we’re in the room with the doctor and fire off all the questions.  I think that our doctor winces now when the phones come out.”

Are you using Lists yet? Have you come up with any great uses we didn’t mention here? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter!

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas for Busy Families

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is coming up this weekend! We had a few bloggers we love share some of their ideas to make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your family!

No paint canvas Valentine These no-paint canvases from Cam at Growing Up Goofy are adorable, and would be a fun project to make for grandparents, caregivers, or any special someone! [Source]

valentines wreath You could knock out this sweet Valentine’s Day wreath from Simply Real Moms while you’re watching TV, and hang it on your front door, or maybe even your office door, to bring a little of the love to the office! [Source] There’s a really cute variation of this wreath over on Home Life with Mrs. B, which you can find here: Valentine’s Wreath

Nutella-fruit-dip-500x334 The ladies over at Simply Real Moms also share this recipe for a Creamy Nutella Dip, which looks like the perfect dessert for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Or for breakfast, because it’s a holiday so all healthy eating rules are out the window, right? Besides, you’re dipping FRUIT! [Source]

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This Very Berry Puppy Chow snack mix from The Soccer Moms is pretty AND delicious! [Source]

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These sweet Tic Tac (Toe) Valentine’s are such a great idea, and simple to assemble. Thanks to A Bowl Full of Simple for sharing them with us! [Source]

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Looking for some ideas to pass out that don’t involve sugar snacks? Nerd Family and The Centsible Life both have suggestions for cute and candy-free ideas. [Source 1] [Source 2] My Mommy Brain has some easy Valentine’s Day printables that you can print and cut out right at home! So simple!

Still trying to figure out how to celebrate with your special someone? Yummy Mummy Club has 15 Last-Minute Valentine’s Dates for Under $50, and The Centsible Life has 10 Easy and Frugal Valentine’s Gift Ideas.

And last, if you’re seriously next-level busy, this quick and simple Valentine is the perfect project for you, from Jennifer at Our Urban Playground.
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Life360!
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All photos used with permission.

Life360 is now #50MStrong

Today is a huge day for us at Life360, and we are proud to announce that over 50 million families around the world are now using Life360 to keep their families safe and connected!

The last six years have been an amazing journey – and it’s hard to believe that when we launched in 2008 with a handful of families that we would get to this point, but our growth has been strong and steady with almost million families in 2010, six million in 2012, 21M in 2014, to 50M today.

We wanted to take a moment to thank all of the families around the world who have helped us reach this milestone, we wouldn’t be here without you! You let us into your lives and your stories inspire us everyday.

Thank you for making us #50MStrong.

We would love to hear about your family, that has helped us reach this exciting milestone! Use the hashtag #50MStrong and share your Life360 family!

Click here to see some team members sharing just a few reasons why they love Life360 users!