When you’re a working mom, it seems like you’re constantly on the go. From daycare drop-off to grocery shopping, working moms are busy women with a never-ending to-do list. As a working mom, my smart phone helps simplify my life by providing easy access to information quickly and in real time when I’m on the go. Here are a few of my favorite apps for working moms:
- EveryDollar – EveryDollar is a budgeting software that is accessible from both your computer and your smart phone. It’s a Dave Ramsey product, so it works with his financial planning model. You can create budget categories, and track transactions within them. If you pay the annual membership fee, you can sync your bank account, and it automatically updates with your bank ledger and you can designate the transactions accordingly. It’s super helpful for me to keep track of our monthly expenses and to see how we are doing in reaching financial goals. It also helps me from having to use more than one app since I can sync my bank account to it. Working moms who manage their family’s finances will find this app useful.
- Wunderlist – Wunderlist is “the easiest way to get stuff done.” It helps you keep track of your to-dos, and you can create subcategories within your different lists. You can also share your list with others, and it automatically syncs when they update the list. Wunderlist has been incredibly helpful for us with our grocery lists. Instead of having to ask my husband, “is there anything you need from the store?” and him answer “no” only to discover something 5 minutes later, he can add it to the list and it will update to my phone immediately. Whether I’m planning a Target run or my weekly grocery haul, Wunderlist makes this working mom’s life easier.
- Yummly – Yummly is a working mom’s best friend when it comes to meal planning. It creates personalized recipe suggestions based on your preferences. When you find a recipe you like, it will create a shopping list for the ingredients you’ll need. As you continue to save recipes, it will continue to update your list. This app is so convenient for planning our family’s dinners for the week and creating my shopping list. It saves me time and energy by doing the work for me, which is like gold to the working mom.
- Pinterest – Now, who doesn’t love Pinterest, right? I’ve developed a new-found love for Pinterest since becoming a working mom. Whether I need to find a quick and easy recipe or a simple snack for a daycare party, Pinterest is a wealth of ideas for busy working moms.
These are just some of my favorite apps to make the working mom’s life easier. Do you have any apps that you love? I’d love to hear them!