by Fabrizio Piciarelli
From home life with husband and children, going to work, visiting friends, and the never-ending supermarket sweep right before closing hours, mothers today are super-active, multitasking women. They run at the speed of light, and it’s quite difficult (if not impossible) to keep up with them. Mothers have this incredible ability to juggle changing diapers with taking a conference call, loading the laundry, and fixing their husband’s dentist appointment. How can we help these super moms? We’ve recommended a few apps for smartphones that are designed specifically to simplify Mom’s organization of the daily to-do list, in and out of the home.
Just choose the app that best suits you. Ready for download?
Baby ESP – The Perfect Guide for New Mothers
When should I feed the baby next? When was the last time his diaper was changed? Fear not! Here’s Baby ESP: an authentic digital agenda for planning commitments to the little ones. Caretaking activities are organized through a reminder system that keeps Mom, Dad, and babysitter updated and synchronized. Ideal for first-time young mothers!
Cozi Family Organizer – The Digital Agenda for the Family
Walk the dog. Do the grocery shopping. Pay the bill for dance classes. And then, and then….There are so many things to do! Cozi Family Organizer is an agenda to be shared with the older kids because it is formatted for the whole family. It’s where you can simply organize all the to-do tasks individually or together. It keeps family connected with each other, and helps Mom (the backbone of family life) to manage household affairs.
MealBank Pro – The Meal Saver!
What’s for dinner? Did we pick up everything we need from the store? With MealBank Pro, we can plan the shopping. One does not need to be a mom or dad to benefit from it. This app permits advance meal planning for the whole family, constantly monitoring the state of the refrigerator and pantry, and notifying when it’s time to do the shopping. It’s also useful for creating fantastic recipes from a few simple ingredients that are usually on hand.
Mom Maps – The Playground Finder
What mom has never gone searching the streets for a park with swings or slides, or a quiet garden for her children to play in? She can download Mom Maps,, which is extremely useful for moms on-the-go with their little ones. Through a GPS system, this app identifies the key nearby play areas for children.
BabySeatMate – The Perfect Helper
How do you put the baby car seat in the car? Who in their life has not said at least once, you need an engineering degree to figure it out! Here’s help: BabySeatMate. An application that helps you find the right position for the baby seat in a vehicle. All you need to do is type in the model name, and in an instant, you’ll receive useful tips for getting the seat correctly into the car. It’s as easy as a click!
Save The Mom – The name says it all
For moms who can’t handle shouting, yet again, the famous words “I can’t do everything by myself!”, there’s Save the Mom. Through a unique multimedia agenda, this app helps modern families manage daily communication by gathering the entire family’s information, photos, lists, and appointments, all scattered amidst the chaos of post-it notes, text messages, phone calls, snail mail and Facebook. Wired, the international magazine of science and technology, defined it as “the family social network”. Save The Mom is an app that specifically facilitates family management through internal communication, precisely as a family social network that makes the sharing of messages, photos, thoughts, and appointments possible. You can even launch little polls so everyone can share opinions, for example, about what to cook for dinner. It’s a simple and fun way of communicating among all family members.
Happy Mom – Great Advice for Moms
What can I eat while lactating? How and when should I prepare baby food? How do I get back in shape after birth? What do I do if my baby is overweight? These are just a few of the many questions that new moms ask. Happy Mom is just the right app for them. Pregnancy and the postpartum period are the most intense and delicate time for mothers, for thousands of reasons. Life suddenly changes. There are so many new things to learn and do. In addition to advice from parents, friends, and bookshop manuals, new moms can’t miss out on the latest program just for them. It will clear up more than one doubt that women have regarding their new little ones. With Happy Mom, you can learn how to prepare the body for lactating, the right diet to eat, and how to prepare your children to eat healthy for the first five years of their lives. The app offers a variety of interesting options, such as “Open Line” where moms can mail questions and doubts directly to a nutritionist.
HiBaby – Online Diary about Our Kids
HiBaby allows parents to document their children’s growth and development online. Parents can jot down anything and everything regarding the first few months of their child’s life in this digital diary: at which hour he or she began to milk, the first visits, when was the last time he/she was weighed. No more risk of forgetting such precious moments amidst pieces of scrap paper. This diary can also be shared with friends and relatives who can, upon the mother’s invitation, add a photo, video, or personal message.
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Fabrizio Piciarelli is editor of Family and Media.