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Technology Trends Making Motherhood Easier

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Mothers have so many things to juggle: kids, households, chores, errands, healthy living and oftentimes even their careers. So how can you do all of that without any help? Well, you can recruit your phone and download a few apps that will make your everyday struggles easier and allow you to enjoy motherhood to the fullest. Take a look.

Picniic

If you have a busy family, you definitely need a good planner app that will keep everyone organized. With Picniic, you will have a full-on family assistant right in your pocket. This app allows you to stay organized and connected and it’s a great way to keep an eye on every family member’s activities and schedules. Busy moms can use Picniic to keep track of family members and their tasks, use it as a calendar for easy organizing, a space for saving recipes and meal plans, a place to keep household and medical information and practical storage for their family photoshoots. All in all, you will love all the functions and your large family will always be organized and accounted for.

Nextdoor

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If you miss seeing your neighborhood face-to-face since you became a mother, this is the app that will help you stay in touch with the current local events. With Nextdoor, you will stay up to date with all information, news and events on your block and in your neighborhood. It’s also a great source of info when it comes to safety concerns, babysitters and other necessities. And since it’s a type of private social network for your neighborhood, all users need to be screened, so the safety is guaranteed. Also, this app works both on iOS and Android, so you have no excuses not to give it a try.

Peanut

If you’re jealous you never got to use tinder, don’t despair. Peanut is an amazing app made for connecting new mothers ( and women trying to conceive) with likeminded women. It’s a growing community of ladies who are trying to make new friends, share tips and help with current motherhood issues. It’s definitely one of the most useful apps for moms especially those looking for new friends who are going through similar fertility and pregnancy problems. You can chat, discuss issues and even arrange meetups that will definitely get you out of the house and in the fresh air.

Playground Buddy

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No matter where you are, you will always know how to provide your kids with some outdoor fun with Playground Buddy. With this app, you can find various playgrounds in the city, get directions, see street views and send details to other users. For now, the app has over 350,000 playgrounds in over 170 countries, but the number is expected to grow as more users put in their park reviews.

Chorma

No one likes doing chores, but they are a necessary part of running every household. But did you know that you can make chores at least a little easier and more fun? Chorma syncs with all your family member’s phones, so everyone will always know what they need to do for the day. By doing chores, your partner, kids and you earn points that can be exchanged on custom individual rewards you previously agree on. This is truly a great way to motivate your kids to do chores and develop healthy habits for the future.

Keepy

Sure, everything your kids make and bring from school creates precious memories and serves as nice mementos. However, your fridge can serve as a display for only so many drawings and aced tests! In that case, you can use Keepy and save all your kids’ art without an actual paper trail. With this app, you can add people and share your kids’ achievements and accomplishments with grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings and other ‘fans’ of your child. There’s even an option that allows you to order prints, photo books and gifts with your kids’ achievements.

FitMama

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If you put on a few pounds during your pregnancy, it’s time to get fit again. However, that’s easier said than done, especially if you don’t have a lot of time for gym visits. Luckily, with apps like FitMama, you can get short 5 to 10-minute workouts that will help you shed some weight and get back to your old weight.

With some help from smart technology, every mother can stay up-to-date on events and keep her family organized. You will be the real supermom of the neighborhood with your apps in your pocket!

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Lauren is a health and wellness writer with a passion for natural solutions and sustainable living.

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