I’m always excited to see Friday because I know that somewhere during the weekend a little bit of rest is waiting for me! 🙂 Being a mother, it does not always afford you the time to yourself, but as my children get older and become more self-sufficient, momma gets a little time to herself (BIG smile).
Hope your weekend is filled with happiness and a little quiet time. – Cute Beltz
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Whether you’re a working mom, or a stay-at-home mom, there’s no doubt that you’re up to your eyeballs in errands and chores. Moms are some of the busiest people in the world and keeping up with the daily to-do’s, special school projects and doctor’s appointments can become overwhelming in no time flat. From grocery lists to travel assistance to health-related apps, we’ve pulled together a collection of our favorite phone applications that can help busy moms in their day to day routine.
Cozi.com allows you to organize your family calendar, make shopping lists, manage to-do lists, leave reminders to yourself and jot in your family journal — all in one place. With their free Cozi iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, you can access and manage your Cozi account on-the-go.
My daughters are big fans of BrainPop for its interesting fun facts and “movie of the day” feature. I’m a big fan of BrainPop for the educational benefit it provides. With a variety of topics — including social studies, art, science, and more — kids can continue learning after school has ended.
Do you feel like your baby’s life is already flying by? Do you have trouble keeping friends and family in the loop on all your child’s latest achievements? Karoo, the first mobile app from Care.com, helps parents, caregivers and relatives stay connected and share all the moments of childhood as they happen. You can create a private network of people you want to share information, pictures and milestones with. It’s also great for working parents, as your nanny or sitter can send you updates on naps, pictures of your child’s latest craft project and videos of play time at the park.
With over 2,000 recipes, this app makes meal prep simple. No more worrying about finding healthy dinnertime options to serve your kids. You can browse recipes, personalize them (great for families with picky eaters!), create shopping lists and share ideas with friends. There is also a great hands-free voice option, so you don’t have to actually touch your tablet with flour-covered hands.
Organizing a family’s budget and back accounts is hard work. Those math and economics classes you took in school seem like a very long time ago and maybe you need a little help remembering how to best manage your money. Once you set up an account, this personal finance app automatically stays on top of your transactions, categorizes them into helpful groups so you know what you’re spending money on and shows you how your monthly budget is doing.
One of the best free apps for busy moms, Grocery iQ saves money and time when grocery shopping. Their barcode scanning feature makes creating lists easy. You can sort by category, aisle and more. This app is also integrated with coupons, so you can find easily find savings on the items on your list before leaving home. Grocery iQ is free for iPhone, iPad and Android users.
Kids Meal Deals
To get all the latest “Kids Eat Free” and other family-focused restaurant specials in your area, this app is a must-have. Kids Meal Deals is updated regularly to keep all the dining promotions as current as possible. Available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android, this app will use your location (or you can enter another one) to find all the best dining deals for kids nearby.
Fandango Movies — Times & Tickets
Every mom and dad deserves an occasional date night. If a movie is in your future, don’t make a move without this free app. Fandango’s “My Movies” list lets you keep track of what you want to see and alerts you when they hit a theater nearby. You can even pick and reserve your seating directly from the app. Fan and critic reviews, as well as movie trailers, are included. So hire a babysitter and treat yourself to a grownups-only night!
Do you have a favorite phone application that you can’t live without? Share it with us!
Every year at my children’s school they host a fire safety day which I am very appreciative of. They have the local fire station, the New City Fire Department come in and talk to the children about what you do in case of a fire. The kids get to explore the fire truck, which is always fun! They provide demonstrations and give the children what if’s and how to handle the situation in the case of a fire. The children have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers directly from a fireman/firewoman which I believe helps the children understand the importance of fire safety. They also hold a drawing contest, gives the children an opportunity to express what they learned and also for the teachers to gauge if the program is helpful. For the three years my children have attended the school, it has been successful, it has provided great dinner conversations. So, what have your children learned about fire prevention? Is your school hosting a Fire Prevention Day?
So today was the day, first day of school and the first bus ride. Unfortunately(or fortunately), the bus was running late, so I just took my kids to school. BUT, they will be riding the bus home this afternoon and I am still a little nervous about them riding the bus and so is my husband. We are thinking we will go back to school this afternoon to watch them get on the bus, want to make sure everything goes smoothly. Sound a little crazy?? I just have to be sure they are OK. So, how did you handle the first time your child rode the bus?