Apps for Busy Parents

iPhone in hand resizedParenting has often been described as a full-time job. Moms and dads have to organize children’s schedules, find kid-friendly places to eat, and remember all the things that their family needs from the grocery store this week. Fortunately, there are apps that can help busy parents to keep track of everything. Here are a few to try.

Mom Maps
Mom Maps helps moms and dads find places that are appropriate for family fun. There are over 28,000 locations supported by this app. It gives you directions to parks, playgrounds, children’s museums, kid’s indoor play areas, kid’s restaurants and more (including a map and the GPS location). Read reviews of each location written by parents who have been there. You can bookmark your favorite ones. Mom Maps is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Baby Connect
Baby Connect helps parents organize and track information about their baby. You can log information about feeding, diapers, sleep, mood, activities, medicines, and more. The data can be displayed in graphical charts, growth charts, or a timeline view. Baby Connect will sync between accounts over the internet. You can also use it to send formatted reports to spouses, doctors, and caregivers. Baby Connect is available for Android, iPhone, iPad and the web.

Evernote provides you with an easy way to remember all those little details that come at you as the day goes on. Use it to write down your grocery list, jot down questions you want to ask your child’s doctor or teacher, or make a quick reminder of everything you need to get done today. Evernote is available for both Android and iOS devices. helps you to set a budget, track your financial goals, and do more with your money. Signing up takes less than five minutes.

Mint will automatically pull all your financial information into one place so you can get the “big picture”. It uses 128-bit SSL encryption (the same as banks use) and all data is protected and validated by VeriSign and TRUSTe. Mint is “read only”, which means it will not allow anyone to use it to move money into or out of any account. Mint is available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android tablets.

WebMD App
WebMD has an app that can provide parents with peace of mind in situations where their child had been injured or has gotten sick. It lets you research medical conditions, check symptoms, access drug and treatment information, get first aid essentials, and more, right from your mobile device. This app is available for Android, iPad, and Kindle Fire.

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