Apps can help make our lives so much better they can save us time and so much frustration. There are so many powerful apps out there it’s hard to choose which to use. Let’s look at the best apps for moms out there.
As a busy mom, life can get kind of crazy sometimes! One minute we are out running errands and then next it’s time to get dinner on the table. If it weren’t for a few great apps in my arsenal, I would never be able to get it all done! Here are the best apps for busy moms out there!
More Tips and Tricks for Busy Moms
Why moms love apps
As you are probably aware, apps can do so much for us. They can remind you of appointments, dinner, and even do a bit of budgeting. Using apps can allow you to focus on other areas of your life.
How to use apps without tech take over
It can be a hard balance when it comes to using apps and not allowing technology to take over your life. Here are a few tips to make sure you are able to break away from tech when you need to:
- Only keep important apps on your phone
- Turn off email notifications
- Create a “black-out” period
- Turn off social media notifications
- Track your screen time and set screen time goals
Best Apps for Moms
Here are my recommendations for apps that are perfect for any busy mom to use.
Meal Planning, Groceries, Shopping
Instacart – Order groceries and have them delivered right to your front door. I use this a few times a week and love it. You can create shopping lists and they keep track of foods that you order regularly. The app is free to use however, you do need to pay for your groceries, delivery, and tip. Use the code JSLAVICH130176 and receive $10 off your first order
Mealime – This is a free app to meal plan. If you want to eat healthier but don’t have the time to look for recipes or spend hours cooking this is the app you need! Create a profile, add your food preferences, then choose your week’s meals from the apps recipe data base. Simple as that!
Amazon – Does anyone not use Amazon? Shop on the fly, create monthly recurring ordering for your most used household items and so much more!
Groupon – Search, purchase, and redeem amazing deals on this app. Find local deals in your area and you can even earn cash back!
Hey! Vina – It’s like tinder for friends. You can join communities of people like you. Start swiping to meet new friends!
Playground Buddy – If you’re traveling out of town or are at home this app will help you find some new spots to take your kids for outdoor fun. Playground Buddy helps you find nearby playgrounds and parks. Get directions, save your favorites, and even send details to others.
Nextdoor – This is a social media app for your neighborhood. It will connect you with other moms in your neighborhood. You can find sitters, get recommendations for fun things to do, and share safety tips.
Peanut – Looking for a mom match? This is the ultimate mom matching app. It’ll connect you with other moms with similar interest in your area.
Calendar and scheduling
Cozi – Keep you and your family organized with this powerful app. You can share calendars, set reminders, create to-do list (and share them too!), write up shopping lists, and SO much more. Think of this app as your own personal assistant!
CareZone – This app allows you to organize health information and access vital health services. Track medication and other health information from this app.
OurHome – This is a great homemaking app where you can create chores, add events, and even make shopping lists. You can create a family account so everyone in the house will have access and be able to use it.
Baby Connect – This is a pay to use app. Baby Connect is a highly rated baby tracking app. Keep tabs on feedings and diaper changes. For breastfeeding moms, you can track which side you nursed last and when you last pumped. You can also track sleep, moods, milestones, and so much more!
Apps for kids
Breathe, Think, Do – This app features a cute cartoon character that teaches young kids how to calm down and solve common struggles using research-based strategies. This app shows young children breathing techniques and emotional vocabulary in a fun and playful way.
Sworkit – This is a workout app that will guide you through video workouts that are tailored to your workout goals. It’s like having your own mom personal trainer.
FitMama – This is a postpartum workout app that gives you 5 and 10 minute workouts that will help you get your mom body back.
Mint – This is a money management app that helps you create budgets and track your bills and spending. It allows you to see your bills in one place and receive reminders when bills are due!
There are so many apps out there and the key is to create a balance so technology doesn’t take over your life. I hope you found my recommendations helpful!