Ask any mom and they will tell you that they are either one of two things: running themselves ragged or smooth sailing and calm. If she tells you the second one? She’s either lying or using every resource available to her to keep herself organized.
One of those resources that Moms have available to them is their phone. As the old advertising slogan goes, “there’s an app for that.” These 9 must have apps to save Mom’s sanity are just what you need to keep yourself sane and help your life run smooth and organized.
9 Must Have Apps to Save Mom’s Sanity
1. Kidu- Smart Parenting
Unfortunately, kids don’t come with an instruction booklet, but apps like Kidu make understanding their needs much easier! It’s packed with awesome parenting topics such as potty training, health & safety, nutrition and sleep to help parents, especially new ones, make it through the day to day.
2. Red Cross First Aid
Sometimes kids can be accident magnets and there isn’t much time to hop on the computer to look up basic first aid information. With the Red Cross First Aid app though, there isn’t a need for a computer. Pull the info up on your phone and you’ll have the knowledge quickly and at the palm of your hands.
Schedules, doctor’s appointments, and other important dates can get looked over (by accident) when you have kids. Not to mention, you go to the grocery store only to realize you left your list at home on the counter. Cozi is an app that keeps up with all of your appointments, and will actually email you (and your spouse) a reminder of the upcoming event. You can also add items to your grocery list and choose to “share” it with your spouse in case he is the one that is stopping by the store on the way home from work. There is both a free and paid version of the Cozi app. I’ve always used the free one and we love it!
Bonus: You can even send your spouse “wish lists” for Christmas, your anniversary, and your birthday so they have ideas and (hopefully) won’t be shopping at the last minute.
If you have younger kids, having a reward system to help them learn things like potty training and going to bed on time. With the Kiddie app, you can reward them for doing just that! What better way to teach them than with an app that keeps them entertained and engaged?
5. Chore Monster
For older kids, Moms will love the Chore Monster app! Set rewards that your kids will love and list their chores every day. When they complete a chore, they get points that they can then trade in for those rewards! We use this app with my daughter and she absolutely LOVES it!
6. Checklist Mom
Moms have so much to do each day and it can get really hectic if you don’t have a way to keep track of everything. To help, the Checklist Mom app is there. It’s a to-do list and more that Moms will adore! Get checklists for vacations, baby sitters, party planning , school, and more!
If you’re currently having trouble with your budget, EveryDollar is just what you need! Based on Dave Ramsey’s zero based budget, this free budgeting app is perfect for the busy Mom on the go!
Do you buy groceries? Of course you do! Then let me ask you, why aren’t you getting paid for it? iBotta is a cash back rebate app that will pay you for buying regular groceries! Some of the groceries are name brand products, but they also have rebates for milk, cheese and fresh fruits and veggies! Plus? You’ll score $5.00 free when you sign up for an iBotta account and upload your first receipt! It’s super easy to use as well! If you need a guide on how to use iBotta, you can see my guide to using it here.
9. Checkout 51
Another must have app to save Mom’s sanity, Checkout 51 is another cash back rebate app that will pay you when you buy groceries! You can use it with iBotta and Checkout 51 even offers cash back on buying fresh fruits or veggies once a week! You don’t have to “clip” any coupons to use this app, or wait even longer in the checkout line. Simply upload your receipt via your mobile phone or computer once you get home, and you get cash back! Once you hit $20, you can have a check mailed to you.
What are your favorite apps to help manage the chaos and fun motherhood brings? If you want more apps to help you, check out these 15 must have money saving apps.