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January 5, 2018

Google Home – Moms New Best Friend

This year our family decided to purchase a Google Home Mini and I love it. Of course, I really bought it for my husband but it has turned in to a tool I use every day.

Being a stay at home Mom that also works from home our days can be hectic, I love being able to tell Google to play some music for the kids to get them dancing and moving, I love being able to tell Google to add something to my shopping list before that key item is lost from my brain. My kids will spend hours asking Google to play games, tell jokes and even using it as an intercom system to talk to each other.

Along with the Google home, we have started setting up home automation, I never knew how handy being about to turn a light on with my voice was until you are entering a dark room caring a child and an armload of groceries.

What Google Home Does

Home Organization:

Ask Google “Whats my day” to hear your daily commute, your first appointment of the day, weather update and headline news.

Set Daily Reminders, Timers, and Alarms

Add things to a shopping list

Find your phone – This is my favorite thing, I lose my phone pretty my everyday.

Make Phone Calls

Entertainment:

Plays Music – Spotify Google Music, my kids love being able to play their favorite songs all day long

Play videos using your Chromecast,  Netflix, and Youtube are favorites in this house.

Stories – snow white, Cinderella, Goldilocks

 

Talk to an ai therapist – “Talk to Eliza”

Home Automation:

Smart Home Routines – Set lights on timers

Adjust Smart Thermostats, turn on and off a light, lock doors and even start the coffee maker.

Google broadcast – Allows you to use multiple google homes as an intercom system

 

Fun Commands for Kids

Learn

  • “Let’s learn”
  • “Play space trivia”
  • “Talk to Everyday Heroes”
  • “Help me with my homework”

Play

  • “Let’s play a game”
  • “Play Mickey Mouse Adventure”
  • “Talk to What’s My Justice League Super Hero?”
  • “Play Sports Illustrated Kids Trivia”
  • “Play Lucky Trivia”
  • “Crystal Ball”
  • “Mad Libs”
  • “Play the name game with the name ‘John’.”

Imagine

  • “Tell me a story”
  • “Tell me the story of The-Not-So-Scaredy cat”
  • “Play Strangest Day Ever”
  • “Play Jungle Adventure”

Games

  • Voice Tic tac toe
  • Freeze Dance
  • Musical Chairs
  • Sound Safari
  • What kind of fruit are you
  • Hangman
  • Ding Dong Coconut
  • Name Game
  • Magic Door
  • Akinator the Genie
  • Magic 8 Ball
  • Flip a coin
  • Mickey Mouse Adventure

Songs for kids

  • Happy Birthday
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • ABC song
  • Rock a Bye Baby
  • Old MacDonald
  • Yankee Doodle

Fun Stuff for kids

  • Animal Sounds
  • Math Problems
  • Counting
  • Tells Jokes

Headspace – Meditation

  • “Entertain me”
  • “Let’s have fun”
  • “Talk like Yoda”
  • “Where’s Waldo?”

Do you have a Google Home? Whats your favorite feature?

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7 Comments

  • Davi

    It is a marvelous piece of technology! The future seems to come with some bright perks!

    February 3, 2018 at 12:14 am Reply
  • Sarahi Cardenas

    uuuu this sounds like so much fun and so convenient! I wonder if its eventually we will all have a “smart house” ??

    xo,
    Sarahi

    https://www.sarahicardenas.com/the-coffee-haunt

    February 3, 2018 at 1:06 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    This was super helpful. I have been tossing around the thought of getting one of these! It would help me tremendously!

    February 3, 2018 at 1:14 am Reply
  • Priyadarshini Rajendran

    Wow, Google home sounds awesome. It seems to do so much, I want to try it out too. Will see if the husband can be convinced after seeing these cool things it can do.

    February 3, 2018 at 1:51 am Reply
  • Jocelyn

    I love household assistants. I use Siri in my car all the time, and I personally have an Alexa at home. It’s so nice!

    February 3, 2018 at 3:53 am Reply
  • Chelsea

    I have not yet tried one of these, but we do have the amazon Echo. I would be interested in doing a direct comparison!

    February 3, 2018 at 5:00 am Reply
  • Ana

    It is simply amazing what technology has become. I have to admit I’m behind when it comes to all of these new devices, but this one sounds fantastic and something I would love to try out. Can it write out a blog entry for you? LOL! Thanks for sharing your experience and talking me into investigating further.

    February 4, 2018 at 5:47 am Reply
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