The variety of technology available in our homes and lives today is greater than ever, but busy moms don’t have the time to test out every new thing. Who has time for that on top of everything else you do? We’ve collected seven of the best apps here to optimize your extremely valuable time and make life at home and on the go a lot easier to manage.
An awesome app that allows parents and kids to keep track of responsibilities, chores, and rewards! Our home can track each family member’s history and progress, contribute to a shared grocery list, and never forget a soccer practice or recital with the shared calendar. Available on Android and iOS.
Cool alternative to traditional security systems! Ring offers video doorbells, motion alert scanners, and more to help you keep an eye on your home even when you’re far away. Link and manage all your Ring devices on your smartphone, apps available in iTunes, and on Google Play. Some outdoor alarm systems are even compatible on different security apps like this one, making it easy to see who’s coming and going from home, even when you aren’t there.
How many times have you looped around the same block during your errands? Too many. This app for Android and Apple lets you plug in all your destinations and the perfect route will be laid out for you. The app instantly rearranges your stops based on changes like forced detours.
Having to finagle a family of four or more into a hotel room can be a real hassle. The cost of reserving additional rooms and leaving kids on their own just packs on additional stress. Enter AirBNB, an app that allows you to book entire apartments or houses for your next travel adventure. Live like a local wherever you are, apps available for web, iOS, and Android.
Practicing multiple languages is proven to be beneficial for people of all ages. Whether you’re planning for an international trip or practicing a love of linguistics, DuoLingo is a free app on all platforms with humorous tutorials and is safe for all family members.
Brain games for adults and kids alike, Lumosity games let you challenge each other, exercise your mind, and keep the entire family learning in an entertaining format. Available on Apple and Android devices.
Swagbucks is an incredibly popular web tool, but did you know they have a mobile app? In-store coupons, exclusive member deals, and surveys on the go help you earn points which you can cash in for gift cards. iOS and Android versions available.
There you have it, the best of the best tech and apps for busy moms. Now, enjoy some well-deserved downtime! You have wrangled several home management tasks with the power of technology.
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Eileen O’Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.