There aren’t many people busier than a mom trying to wrangle her kids and keep the house in order, especially if that mom also works. You probably know how stressful it is to make it all work out in the end with everybody healthy and happy. Luckily, as the saying goes, “there’s an app for that.” Smartphones can be a hindrance to good parenting, but they can also be a major help. Here are 10 smartphone apps busy moms will love.
This free app compatible with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry is the perfect organizational tool that allows you to make shopping lists, create a family calendar, set reminders for yourself, organize to-do lists, and even write in a daily family journal.
Never have an accident again with this ingenious app that will locate the nearest restrooms wherever you are. You can even view ratings for cleanliness and look for other amenities such as a changing table or mother’s lounge.
Memories are being made around you at every turn, but it’s difficult to keep up. This apps makes it easy to keep track of daily memories while your kids play. Capture special moments with photos and then jot down a few notes of the event through voice recording or text.
4. WebMD Mobile
You don’t always know whether you should head straight to the emergency room for your kids’ illness or injury, but this app can help. It will be your all inclusive medical resource with its symptom checker and friendly medical advice. This app should never supersede a doctor’s advice, but it can help you become more informed and make decisions about seeing a doctor or not.
Just because you have a family doesn’t mean you can’t ever eat out. This app will show you all of the best deals on kids meals and restaurants that allow kids to eat free. It’s an excellent money-saving app.
6. Potty Chart
Potty training is never easy, but if you’re into the reward system, Potty Chart is the app for you. It offers a virtual chart that you can fill out wherever you are. Young kids especially love smartphones, so it can be especially rewarding for them if you let them fill in the chart each time they use the potty.
7. Grocery iQ
Use this app to create lists, scan product barcodes, sort items by category, and more to make you the most efficient grocery shopper on the planet. You can also search for coupons and discounts to help you save even more.
8. Mom Maps
Know where all the greatest kid spots are on the go. Look for nearby parks, playgrounds, restaurants, indoor play areas, and more near your location with an easy to use app. It will even provide directions, addresses, reviews, and more to help you get there.
9. Home Budget
For a great budgeting app that helps you keep track of your monthly expenses, check out Home Budget. This free app uses simple categories to help you get bills paid on time and set savings goals.
10. Shop Savvy
Carry this handy little shopping assistant with your wherever you go. It helps you to find the best deals on any item, no matter where you are. By simply scanning a product, it will search out the best deals from brick-and-mortar stores near you so you can be sure you’re not overspending without spending all day bouncing from one shop to the next.