Many working moms are extremely pressed for time.
What's the best way to stay organized in order to keep on schedule?
Something as simple as a smartphone can help alleviate a lot of stress from a working mom's life.
Apps can help you organize your cooking, shopping, billing and still give you time to log in some exercise.
There are ten top apps experts recommend for working moms.
“Calorie Counter” calculates how many calories you're consuming when you log in what you're eating or scan the barcode of a food package.
“Grocery Gadget Shopping List” creates multiple shopping lists for different stores, matches coupons and lets you compare item prices.
There's also a sync feature so you and your hubby won't pick up the same items.
“Redlaser” takes the guesswork out of bargain hunting, by scanning the barcode of an item and listing the price of the product online at other vendors.
“Mint.com Personal Finance” helps you create a monthly budget for your family.
It shows you all of your accounts including checking, savings, credit and investments.
“Bank mom” is also good for helping your kids learn how to become money savy.
It tracks your kids' virtual bank accounts and transactions to teach them the concept of money and savings.
As an added plus, you can also track screen time for television and video games.
The “Feeding Your Kids” app gives you healthier alternatives to family meals.
It helps you transition towards better eating habits.
“Dragon Dictation” uses voice recognition to type text messages, emails, reminders or status updates.
“Sleep Machine” allows you to play, mix and create sounds that can best lull you to sleep after a long day.
“Awesome Note” tracks your daily schedule and to dos and keeps all notes and folders together.
Finally, “Great Schools Finder” locates schools in your area, providing detailed ratings, parent reviews, test scores and district information.
The beauty of these apps is most of them are free!
So, it's like getting an assistant at no charge.
Local 15 News has teamed up with Mobile Bay and Eastern Shore Parents Magazine to help working parents.
For a more in depth look at ways to deal with juggling work and home, pick up the latest edition.