Life can get pretty hectic, especially when you throw kids into the mix. Keeping everyone's schedules sorted, food stocked in the fridge, and the little ones entertained can be exhausting! Fortunately, there are many apps to help lighten the load and make life much easier. Here are just ten of our favorite apps to help make your life easier:
When life gets busy, it's easy to forget the essentials at the grocery store and who has time for a second (or third) trip? AnyList makes it easy to stay on top of your grocery shopping and avoid forgetting the milk and eggs. AnyList even helps make shopping easier by grouping your list by category so you can grab all your produce, meat, or dairy at once, perfect for any busy lifestyle.
Keeping track of a baby's daily needs and milestones can be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents. TotalBaby helps first time, and even seasoned parents, keep track of their little one's needs. TotalBaby provides one convenient location for logging details of your baby, like sleeping, feedings, and diaper changes as well as keeping track of doctor's appointments and vaccinations.
If getting your kids to decide on what they want in their lunchbox is a weekly battle, the LaLa Lunchbox app is here to make packing lunch easier. LaLa Lunchbox makes lunch planning fun by letting kids create meals to feed a hungry monster. Kids fill a virtual lunchbox with foods from a parent controlled food library to feed their monster while at the same time making their own lunch. LaLa Lunchbox is free for iOS devices.
Cozi Family Organizer
If you have to relocate as a family, make your search easy by using ForRent. Whether you're looking for apartments for rent in NYC or a bigger place in your current neighborhood, ForRent makes it easy to scout out the perfect home any time of day, all from the comfort of your couch. The tool lets you filter by cost, neighborhood, pet availability, and more. The app is free on both iOS and Android devices.
Although spending time with your kids is one of the best parts of parenthood, contact with other adults is essential for any parent's sanity. The MomCo app is a great way to meet other local moms and setup play dates or moms' night outs. There are even forums for moms to give and get advice. The MomCo app is available on both iOS and Android devices.
Kids Eat Free
Save money when eating out with the Kids Eat Free app. Kid Eat Free lets you easily find nearby restaurants where, you guessed it, kids can eat free. You can search for free or discounted kids meals by city or zip code. Kids Eat Free is a free app available for both iOS and Android devices.
Happy Kids Timer
Trekaroo makes finding nearby playgrounds and kid-friendly activities fast and convenient. Use Trekaroo when visiting new areas, or your own neighborhood, to find fun museums, amusement parks, hotels, and restaurants perfect for families. Trekaroo is free on iTunes.
If you don't have time to go to the gym, Workout Trainer is the app for you. Workout Trainer brings the gym into your own home so you can fit a workout in while the kids nap or when you have some spare time. Workouts are available in different lengths to easily fit into a busy schedule and are led by expert trainers. Workout Trainer is available for free, or upgrade to a pro version for only $6.99 a month, for both iOS and Android devices.
Trying to manage all that life has to throw at you doesn't have to leave you overwhelmed if you take advantage of all the great apps out there. These are just a handful of apps that can help make your life easier, so why wait? Add these apps to your daily routine and you'll be glad you did.