By Angela Ardolino
Being a mom can sometimes feel like you’re a Bionic Woman. And like her mom’s need some state-of-the-art tools to make the job easier. As smart phones become more and more common in all households, there are some great programs and apps you can use to make this 24/7 job that you love easier.
Whether it’s compiling your grocery list or figuring out what to do when someone bumps their head, these apps will help make your life more organized and prepared.
Health and Wellness
First Aid (Free) – This app provides step-by-step instructions for dealing with life-threatening situations including head injuries, breathing problems and many other medical emergencies. Using illustration, it’s easy to read.
Baby Bump Pregnancy Pro – For the expectant moms, you can track all of your pregnancy to-dos as well as get updated every week on your baby’s development. You can also compare your notes with other moms in the pregnancy forums. www.BabyBumpApp.com
Pocket Dock (Free) – Brought to you by All Children’s Hospital, Pocket Doc makes parenting a little easier by giving you access to reliable information on children’s health. Symptom Guides help you make smart decisions about what (if any) level of care your child’s symptoms require and how to provide quick symptom relief at home for minor illnesses or injuries. www.AllKids.org
Baby ESP – The “ESP” stands for eat, sleep and poop and every time your little one does one, you can track it using this simple app. It’ll help you manage diaper cost as well as sinking it with your baby sitters phone so they know the kids routine. www.BabyESP.com
Out of Milk (Free) –Out of Milk is on a mission to keep your fully updated list in hand. It lets you build multiple grocery lists for different stores and share them via e-mail or text. When you run out of an item, just scan the barcode to add it to your list. The app also has a voice function, a handy auto-complete feature, and the ability to add items from your own shopping list history. www.outofmilk.com
Cozi Family Calendar and List (Free)- Cozi makes your phone the ultimate family organizer with a shared calendar, grocery shopping lists, to do lists and a journal the whole family can access on the go.
Baby Monitor & Alarm - will automatically call you on any pre-selected number when there’s a noise in your baby’s room. The app can be set to first try soothing your baby with your pre-recorded voice or with baby’s favorite song from your music library – which you can also choose to play automatically when you first put your baby down. It also turns your phone into a baby monitor.
Mama Bear – Helps you track where your kids are, what they’re saying, who they’re with and whether they are speeding or not. www.mamabearapp.com
Background Check - Literally billions of public records right at your fingertips. Use the Background Check App to search people and check their Criminal History, Property Records, Current Contact Info, Relatives, Neighbors, and more! www.BeenVerified.com