Moms: Keeping Families in Check

Apps and accessories to keep everything in order.

By on May 8, 2013

It takes a lot to keep a family’s schedule in order and for most, a work-life balance in check. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or juggling work and family, mobile devices can help keep you organized, more efficient and ready for whatever life throws at you.

Here are a few tips to help moms simplify their lives.

First, sync calendars with your family members. This will avoid confusion on when (and who) is picking up your son from soccer and remind everyone when your daughter’s dance recital starts. If your phone doesn’t have this function, check out apps like Cozi’s Family Calendar to share calendars, receive appointment reminders and weekly agenda emails so you know what’s coming up.

To keep track of where everyone in your family is, subscribe to Family Locator. The service lets parents know when their child has arrived at a designated location. Family Locator provides detailed location information, directions and an interactive map. It also enables families to receive arrival and departure updates, set scheduled updates and stay in touch via the built-in family messaging feature.

For moms with infants, there is the Withings Smart Baby Monitor. Parents can watch their child through high-resolution video using intuitive Pan-Tilt zoom and night vision from their smartphones. Parents can also listen to their baby, talk to them, turn on lullabies or the nightlight, zoom in and control the room’s temperature.

Technology can also help when it comes to staying fit. When you are out and about with the kids, remember that every step counts. The Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker allows you to track your steps and monitor how your active day with the family translates to a healthy life.

Don’t forget, Mothers’ Day is this Sunday.