The roles of motherhood has been redefined throughout the course of history but one thing has remained constant: moms are busy people. If you have a career outside of the job of raising your family, these are our best-rated apps for keeping it all together.
Google Calendar makes easy work of keeping you and your family organized. Calendars are shareable and sync automatically with multiple devices so everyone in the family can add their own entries at will, and you always have an overview over what’s going on through the day, week, month and year.
Managing the family finances is a cinch with Mint, a free app that does budget managing, bill reminders, spending tracking and more.
This freebie keeps tabs on your health and your waistline. You can track calories consumed with an intuitive scanner that reads food labels for you via your iPhone camera, inputting the data into your personal account. My Fitness Pal also tracks exercise calories burned, weight and body measurement changes, and they have a supportive online forum for those who get motivated by group support.
Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board of sorts where you can collect “pins” (websites, images, recipes, etc.) to save for later viewing. It’s a superb place to find and collect recipes, workout routines, craft project ideas, titles of books to read, homework help, birthday party ideas, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.
Getting the best bang for your buck has never been simpler. RedLaser is a barcode scanner that does the busy work of comparison shopping for you. Results returned show where you can get an item cheaper, both online and off.
Redlaser is available in the App Store at no charge.
Frugal moms swear by this app. Find yard sales in and around your neighborhood without needing to follow confusing signs or monitor local newspapers and Craigslist postings. Yard Sale Treasure Map not only tells you where the sales are, but also what is for sale at each destination. Priceless!