If you’re like millions of other moms, your cellphone is attached to you like its one of your organs. Don’t feel guilty If you’ve ever been seconds from your destination, realized you don’t have your phone, and had to turn the car around to get it. I have been guilty myself. Our phones are our life lines, and since we have them with us all the time anyway, why not utilize our cellphones to increase our mommy powers. Below are my list of the top 10 apps every mom should have. Trust me, it’s going to be life-changing.
Happy Kids Timer
Purpose: Happy Kids Timer helps younger children get their morning routine in order. The app can be operated by the kids themselves, and doesn’t require any supervision on your part. The kiddos will get points for each task they complete, and a reward that you can choose for yourself based on however many points you want the them to earn.
Perk: Finally make it out of the house on time, and don’t sit through that green light because you were applying last-minute lip-gloss while it was still red.
Purpose: Ibotta features retailers such as Albertson’s, Walmart, Target, Payless, Amazon, and many more. It’s sole purpose is to give its user’s cash back on items they were planning on buying anyway. Want some Yoplait light and fit yogurt? Let Ibotta give you $1.25 back on that. All you have to do is scan your receipt, choose the rebates that apply, and badda-bing badda-boom! There’s extra cash in your wallet!
Perk: Take back a little pocket change and treat yourself! We all know momming is hard, and deserves a quick trip to Books-A-Million or Starbucks.
Purpose: Cartwheel offers mobile deals at Target. You find deals organized by category. When you add them to your Cartwheel offers, the app creates a unique barcode. The cashier can scan the code at checkout, and it combines all the offers.
Perk: You can stack manufacturer’s coupons, target in-store or paper/printed coupons, and a Cartwheel offer on the same item for TRIPLE savings! Cha-ching! Save that money!
Purpose: Yummly takes information from your social media and/or email accounts to create a customized feed of recipes you might like. As an added option, you can add all ingredients to a shopping list.
Perk: You’ll get recommendations tailored to suit your family’s needs, and they will think you are a master chef!
Purpose : Keepy allows you to save and organize your kiddos schoolwork and artwork instead of cluttering up your dining room table. You can also share the pieces with family members, who can then record a message to your child about them.
Perk: You don’t have to find a box to store them in or leave them on them lying about the house. Basically, this app can help ensure you will not be featured on the next episode of Hoarders.
Purpose: Flipp lets you enter your zip code and easily access digital circulars and coupons to retailers in your area like Walmart, Kroger, Target, and Toys R Us. The app also allows you to make your shopping list, clip coupons, and sync your store loyalty cards.
Perk: You don’t miss out on weekly savings, and it’s easy to view during the downtime between your kiddo’s activities.
Purpose: Epic is like Netflix meets children books. The apps gives you access to hundreds of books for your little one to read from a mobile device or desktop.
Perk: Creates a peaceful ride in the car and encourages good reading habits for the kids.
Out of Milk
Purpose: It’s a grocery list with super powers. It allows you to keep a pantry inventory, save recipes and add ingredients directly to your shopping list manually or with a quick scan of the product’s barcode. You will also get deal alerts on shopping list items, and alerts when you’re running low on something. The app remembers past shopping lists, and is easily shared among family members.
Perk: You will be an Organized Super Mom!
Purpose: Mamabear is a worry-free kid monitoring app. It has family location alerts and automatic check-ins. Parents can also choose to monitor things like their child’s driving speed, restricted word alerts for social media, and have total online surveillance.
Perk: It makes the statement “Mom knows and sees everything” 100% TRUE.
Purpose: The CareZone app manages prescriptions and dosage instructions for your entire family for maintenance medicines and short-term treatments. Additionally, it sends reminders and lets you journal the experience.
Perk: It relieves the stress of wondering when your kiddo last took their medicine.
And that concludes our top 10 apps to make you MomTASTIC! Hope you enjoyed! Come back for more next week.