The One Where My Phone Is Off Limits (Plus Cube Dog App Review)


Thank you to Cube Dog for sponsoring this review. For more information about Cube Dog please visit the Facebook page or download it on iTunes.

The hubby got an iPhone several years ago—for fun & to soothe is inner tech geek. I followed suit a year or so later—to have access to email & social media on the go. It has been a fabulous tool for keeping in touch with my business interests, while keeping up with my active family.

Lorelai's Dog, Dumpling

As the phones became more popular, family-friendly apps became more available. The girls begged to have them, but I stuck to a “My phone is not a toy mantra. The hubby? Doesn’t have quite the same opinion. My phone is filled with business & money saving apps. His is filled with toys & games, including the new Cube Dog 3D toy.

I gotta admit, when we were asked to review this one, I was sorely tempted. It was only my old school phone that prevented me from downloading the virtual pet. (Yep—I still have the same phone, while the hubby is on his third!)

My reservations were still there—I can’t work if a child is playing with my iPhone. Plus, I receive plenty of personal texts & tweets that could come through while the girls are on the phone. (Uh, yikes!)

Brenia's dog, sitting on her lap

But, if anything could change my mind, it’s Cube Dog. You can create your own 3D pets by choosing parts & selecting your favorite colors. Plus, you can take pictures of your Cube Dog in live backgrounds, placing your pet on location in the real world.

The ninja dog was a huge hit here, but they weren’t as impressed with the dogs’ baseball skills as I thought they’d be after months of softball. I guess ninja skills trump sports skills any day of the week.

The only real downside is that there are a lot of extras the girls will be begging to buy any day now. Of course, we often use that kind of small reward for chores & good behavior. So, maybe its good that we have a new incentive! Right now, Cube Dog is preparing to launch some Cube Dog Facebook fun, with a contest running June 13-17—maybe we can win some of the extras.

The girls are loving their pets on Daddy’s phone, but for now, my phone remains child free. I gotta admit, it’s super handy when he hands the girls his phone to entertain them if we find ourselves waiting around for something. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time…


While Cube Dog provided me with the app to review, the opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. Cube Dog, Clever Girls Collective and I promote Blog With Integrity.

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Heather Sokol is the married mother of many amazing, active children through birth, adoption, and foster care. They have created in her a Sports Mom, Scout Mom, Band Mom, Dance Mom, Allergy Mom & avid coupon clipper. Is that miscellaneous enough for you? She shares her deals & tips at Inexpensively.com and reports progress on learning to be a grownup at JustHeather.com. justheather tagged this post with: , , , Read 93 articles by
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