Sometimes, I like to take a break from kitchen creations and travel tips to bring you some helpful mom tips, tricks and occasionally some awesome hacks. My vision for this blog is to become a one stop resource for all of you awesome mamas out there. Part of that includes informing you of products and apps that I come across and absolutely love. I’m starting a new monthly feature Almost Supermom called “Mom Must Haves.” Each month, I will be posting about products I feel my fellow moms need to know about.
To kick off this new feature, I’m starting with apps that moms must have! I’ve discovered these apps over the past few months and absolutely love them. Wanna know what makes them even more awesome?! They have all been founded by moms! These awesomesauce moms saw pain points that moms were feeling and created ways to solve those issues. So check them out and let me know what you think!
Description: MomCo has done for moms what dating apps have done for singles. With the MomCo app, moms can effortlessly locate and connect with other moms in their community that have similar aged children and shared interests. No more wasted time or awkward moments at the playground trying to find moms to be friends with. It also helps moms find resources, products and services that they need. MomCo combined the best elements from other popular platforms currently being utilized by moms and streamlined them to meet the needs of the modern mom. www.momcoapp.com
Thoughts: The MomCo mamas are 2 moms that are trying to make other moms lives easier. Because they are moms of young children themselves, they know what moms want. They built this app because it is genuinely something they wish they had when they first became moms. Moms can now find friendship, playdates, support, events, deals, and services…all in one app!
Where to download:
Google Play: bit.ly/1Ddi68t
Description: CluckCluck helps organize and simplify communication between parents and their kids’ caregivers. Parents can send one invitation to any (or all) of their go-to caregivers, see who’s available, and book the person they want. They can also provide access to task lists for each child, and get real-time, one-touch updates on those tasks from their sitter while away. Parents can also skip the ATM and pay caregivers directly from the phone and more. www.cluckcluckapp.com
Thoughts: This app is genius. One of the biggest challenges with going out without children is the logistics of coordinating what sitter is going to care for your children. With the CluckCluck app, you can easily ask all of your favorite sitters if they are available, book the one you want, get updates while you are gone (is baby asleep yet?!) and pay the sitter through your phone. Life just got a lot easier with this app if you need to coordinate with caregivers.
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Description: As parents, we can all understand how tough it is to remember our kids’ incredible quotes and observations. LittleHoots is a fast, fun and easy way to capture all the wonderful things your children say. Beautiful designer templates bring those moments to life instantly. Then, it’s archived forever. www.littlehoots.com
Thoughts: Love this app. Everyone has kids that say the funniest things and as time passes, you forget. Not anymore. Now you can take out your phone and record it quickly with this app. Awesome!
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Description: 30Second Mom creates engaging snackable content for busy moms from a variety of experts, and shares it in 30 seconds or less. It’s the first vertical launched by 30Second Mobile, a leading mobile media company launched by award-winning entrepreneur Elisa All, who previously founded iParenting.com (acquired by Disney).
Thoughts: The 30Second Mom app is like that best friend you wish you had on call – all the time, and in no time at all. With nearly 150 experts sharing their best tips and ideas on every facet of motherhood, you’re bound to find a nugget of helpful info that will change your life for the better, in the same amount of time it takes you to watch a TV commercial!
Where to download: http://bit.ly/1ie0oIW