There is no denying that moms lead crazy, hectic lives. It only makes sense that moms would use their smartphones as digital, personal assistants. From organizing your shopping list to keeping your home safe, here are five apps that every mom simply must have.
You want to feed your family healthy, nutritionally-sound meals, but combing the cupboards, creating lists, and clipping coupons takes too much time. With Grocery IQ, you can add items to your shopping list manually or scan items already in your kitchen to have them added to your list digitally. You can then search for coupons from the app, and print the coupons before you leave for the store. Some stores even have the technology to scan coupons straight from your phone, making the process even more convenient.
Keeping a paper budget is a hassle, and many mothers are entrusted with the finances for their family. You don’t have time to sit down with your notebook each day to keep track of your expenses. “Budget” is an app that can help you keep track of your budget by letting you view our income and expenses each month. The app also lets you set goals and tracks your progress along the way. The days of paper finances are long gone—this app will help you keep your spending and saving organized.
Keep Running the Household when you’re Away
Have you ever had one of those moments when you’ve been in such a rush when you left the house, you’re just positive you forgot to lock the doors behind you? You can download an app offered by several security companies that will allow you to lock doors, turn lights on and off, and even adjust the thermostat. Families who use Vivint in Eugene OR have been able to save money on their electric bill by turning out lights while they are gone. And Vancouver home security professionals suggest that you install these apps to keep your teens safe by enabling your security system and controlling locks when you have to leave them home alone.
My Health Records
Once you become a mother, you aren’t just keeping track of your health, you’re keeping track of everyone’s health. Make it less complicated with the My Health Records app. Input everyone’s medical records, and the app will remind you of appointments and when a medication refill is due. You can also use a symptom checker to help you quickly determine if your little one just needs some cough syrup or if a trip to the doctor or even the emergency room is necessary.
You may have used Google Maps to find your way around a new town, but you can use Mom Maps to find your way to a new kid-friendly destination. New cities are added daily, so be sure to check it out. You can easily find parks, museums, playgrounds, and indoor play areas to choose from the next time you aren’t sure what to do to keep the little ones entertained.
For busy moms there are enough apps available to turn your phone into your very own personal assistant. When you download these great apps, it’s like having a mini-mom in your side pocket. It’s time to start taking advantage of being a mom in the 21st century!