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Moms are busy all the time. As a chef, a maid, a teacher and more, it can get overwhelming.

Do you ever feel like you need a personal assistant?

Your smartphone can help.

These days you find an app for anything .. some will save you money or shop, and some will even pay your bills on time.

Here are some good ones:

Moms looking to save money

RetailMeNot – the best resource for collecting online and printable coupons for thousands of retailers.

Target Cartwheel – Save on the things you already buy at Target with Cartwheel. Download the app, search for products while you’re in the store (you can even use the barcode scanner to see if there are offers for a specific product). At the end of your shopping trip, the app will generate a digital coupon that can be scanned at checkout.

Repair Clinic - This app gives you access to hundreds of how-to videos and tutorials that will make it easy and inexpensive to make the fix yourself.

Stay at home moms

Groovebook – For $2.99 a month, you can upload up to 100 photos and they will ship you a book of photos each month. It’s all automatic. The photos in the book are perforated, so you can tear out and share.

Grocery IQ – helps you organize your grocery list to make your trip easier. Also helps you avoid forgetting things you need.

Mommy Nearest
This is a comprehensive resource for all things child-related. Whether you’re looking for the nearest restroom with a changing table, a kid-friendly restaurant or local activities to get the kids out of the house, Mommy Nearest brings options straight to your fingertips.

Busy moms

Slice – Organizes and tracks all of your online orders. Will send notifications when a price drops on items you have been watching

My Mini Wallet – (.99) allows you to store all of your gift cards, receipts, coupons and membership cards in the app

Manilla – Manilla securely stores all of the information you need to manage your accounts and pay your bills. You’ll receive a friendly reminder when a bill is almost due or rewards points are about to expire.


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