Best Apps for Working Moms
October 5th, 2012, posted by Aimee
Articles about “easy ways” and “tricks” for saving time and money seem to always actually stress me out. You’d think that friendly glossy mags like Real Simple that highlight “practical solutions” for “busy lives” would grab my interest like a glass of Chardonnay on a Friday afternoon, but in reality I avoid them like the plague most of the time.
Here’s why. No matter how much time that recipe or app or website can potentially ultimately save me, it’s still going to take an investment of a few minutes (or possibly hours) I don’t have at the upfront to check it out, download it and then figure it out. For this busy, easily frustrated and endlessly impatient working mom, it seems I never have the spare moments to figure out these time-saving apps, tools, tips and tricks. And so, inevitably I end up clipping an article that starts to crumple in the bottom of my purse and every time I start to panic or sweat with guilt. “I will get around to downloading those” or “I have to remember to buy the ingredients for that ‘3-ingredient lasagna’” I promise myself and then push it aside to find the car keys.
So, with that lengthy disclaimer, I offer you a link to an article sent to us recently from a nanny site (“National Nannies”) presenting its pick of “10 iPhone Apps for Busy, Working Moms.” I have not tried any of these yet, though TextnDrive sounds like a must-have for me, and Evernote has me curious.
Truthfully, my can’t-live-without-em apps are so pathetically 2009: Dropbox , Hootsuite (Twitter and Facebook), Weather Bug and a host of kiddie games – Dragonvale, Fruit Ninja and Pet Shop – to entertain my 5-year-old in restaurants. Oh, and my client’s app – Pearl.com – which I use all the time.
What do you all think? What are your must-have Womo apps?