Being a stay at home parent isn’t easy. Taking care of kids, keeping them entertained, and trying to keep the house from looking a mess is a full time job. Maybe you need a little help keeping it all together. Thankfully, technology makes things easier with useful apps for parents. Check out these top apps for stay at home parents that focus on organizing, health, cleaning, and more.
Cozi Family Organizer
Cozi Family Organizer does it all. There’s a calendar for you to keep track of practices, appointments, or school trips. Create shopping lists and share them with other family members so they can pick up items you need. Create to-do lists for each member of the family. Come up with recipes based on food you have in the house and plan out the entire week’s meals. Keep up a family journal that you can send to other family members so they always know what’s going on without having to use social media. Cozi is the ultimate family app.
Sit or Squat
Every mom dreads taking kids to someplace new and not knowing if there is a bathroom nearby. Sit or Squat removes that fear. The app was made by Charmin and helps you find the nearest bathroom from your location. It uses GPS to find your location at that moment and then pinpoints the closest bathroom and how to get there. You can even take photos and write reviews of the bathrooms for other users. Seems simple, but it is a lifesaving app for moms with kids that have small bladders.
As a stay at home mom you spend so much time in the house with the kids that you start to feel lonely. You need friends and you need to interact with other people. Hey! Vina will help you do that. It is a social app for women friendships. Think of it like a dating app for friends. You swipe right on women that you think you could bond with and then start chatting with them. Meet someone and strike up a new friendship. This app is great for moms because they can make friends and find new friends for their kids. It is especially useful for people who have moved to a new location and don’t know anyone. Sadly, there isn’t an app like this for stay at home dads yet.
If you have a child that needs to take medication or that is trying out new medications until the right one is found then CareZone will be an indispensable app. It lets you enter medication information and dosages. You will receive notifications of when to administer the medications and when you might need a refill. You can even input any side effects or changes you see in your child while on the meds so you can tell your doctor without forgetting. CareZone will help you keep track of your entire family’s health.
Chorma is a fun way to get the family involved with chores so you don’t have to do it all yourself. Use the app to allocate chores to family members. They can use their own devices to keep track of what you want them to do and submit when the chore is done. You can then set rewards for the kids when they complete chores. Another fun way to use the app is to make the chores a game. Whoever does more of the chores in a given time earns a bigger reward than the other family members. Watch them race each other to win while you sit back and enjoy not having to do chores.
ChoreMonster is an excellent app for younger kids to get used to doing chores. They actually get to use the app themselves which they will not only enjoy doing but helps them learn technology. You set up chores and rewards on the app. Then your child opens their own version of the app to see their chores. As they complete chores they earn points toward the reward. They even unlock cute monsters that they can collect and play with on the app. With its kid-friendly, game-like interface, ChoreMonster makes kids want to do chores.
Happy Kids Timer
Happy Kids Timer turning the chore of getting ready in the morning into a game. Your kids get to use the app themselves which they will enjoy doing because it’s fun. They have to complete morning tasks in a logical order (get dressed, brush teeth, eat breakfast, make bed, etc). While this seems like just doing chores, Happy Kids Timer turns the process into a game that encourages kids to keep playing. They think they are playing a game but are really getting ready and make mornings easier for you.
Your kids are always making keepsakes for you to keep whether it is fun drawings, school art, silly pictures, or even report cards. You usually toss it all together to store but you really can’t share it with everyone. Thanks to Keepy, you can. Take pictures or scan your keepsakes to Keepy and organize them so things are easy to find. Share your keepsakes with family members so they never miss a moment. You can even turn your keepsakes into physical objects like magnets, photo books, and more.
Baby Connect is the perfect app for new stay-at-home parents. If you are scared out of your mind of taking care of your baby without messing up then Baby Connect will make things much easier. It tracks everything: feedingss, vaccinations, sleeping habits, eating habits. Then shows you charts so you learn your baby’s habits which makes care taking easier. You can even track your baby’s mood and games your baby likes to play.
Being a stay-at-home parent is a full-time job and it can be very stressful. Relieve some of that stress and make your job easier with these top apps for stay at home parents.