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Give ‘Em Ragu

Give 'Em Ragú - A long day of childhood

No matter how old your kids are, you’ve experienced a long day with them.

When you’re a homeschooling stay-at-home mom, most every day feels like a long day.

I digress.

When your kids (or your husband) have had a rough day, you want to cheer them up. It’s good parenting to teach them not to dwell on the bad but look forward to the good.

Ragú, America’s favorite pasta sauce, is running a campaign called A Long Day of Childhood Deserves Ragú. The idea is that you can use their free app to create a Ragú commercial featuring your child (or your husband!). It’s like one of the ads that runs on tv right now, and the act of making the video is sure to cheer them up!

The app is easy to use and makes it easy to share your video via Facebook or YouTube.

The app, called Give em Ragú, is free for iPhone, iPad, and Android (and also on Facebook).

Give ‘Em Ragú allows you to take a video or photos from your phone or from Facebook, put them in the order you want, and compile them into a video. Once you’ve pulled in the images you want to use, the app asks you to describe your video.

The app processes for a few seconds, then it plays you a 25-second Ragú commercial featuring your photos or videos with a customized song and voiceover. I made three different videos, and every one was completely different. I’m not sure how they accomplish that, but I think it has something to do with the description you put in. It would be interesting to do a video and play with different descriptions to see how the song and voiceover changes.

If you prefer, you can use the Give ‘Em Ragú app to create a short video without the Ragú commercial. There’s a setting for that in the menu.

But it’s cooler to have your family appearing in a real commercial.

Whether you’ve had a long day or you just want to create a fun video, you’ll like the Give ‘Em Ragú app. If you make a video, make sure to come back and leave the link so that I can see it!


 This post is sponsored by Circle of Moms and Ragu.

© 2012 – 2018, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

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