Is it just me or does the new year seem to hit so fast and so furious? It seems like we went straight from the dreamy magic of the holidays into a full on whirlwind no? At least that's what's been going on in my house. From ballet to baseball and everything in between, mama's tired! So, I've been on the lookout for ways to make life just a little bit easier around here. Luckily there's an app for that! Haha! I mean there's an app for everything right?
In an effort to streamline my life, I've been looking into some new (to me) apps that could help me with everything from taking a moment to find my zen to tackling that dreaded mommy brain. So, I've rounded up a bunch of apps that we've featured right here on Momtrends that I think could help you this year too!
Do you have a seemingly endless to do list? This mama sure does. I have them running at all times...all over the place. Work to dos, house to dos, kid to dos...It's a to dos for days kinda situation. Wouldn't you like to have everything organized in one place? This app can help you do that! I'm not saying goodbye to my trusty pen and paper quite yet, but it's comforting to know that I could have a solid back up system like this. I can't afford to have things fall through the cracks. We gotta keep those plates spinning right?
Getting Back Quality Time with Family Game Night
Slowing down is a key to happiness. This is something that is both obvious but still very hard to do - especially with our busy lives. During a recent interview with happiness expert, sociologist and parent educator, Dr. Christine Carter I learned some tips on how to focus on ...read more
The Benefits of Creating a Family Fitness Routine
We all know that kids learn best when we model behaviors for them. We can talk all we want about sharing, eating healthy and being kind, but when they see us living these values, they respond. The same goes for fitness. When we make health a priority for ourselves, the kids will ...read more
Mom Picks for Best Modern Wooden Play Gyms
Let's be honest: Most baby gyms look like a primary color explosion of yikesness. And yes, I owned one and found it an absolute lifesaver at that bewitching hour when every child under 1 starts crying right when you need to be cooking dinner. But whenever company arrived, I would ...read more
As a working parent, I need to stay SHARP! Lack of sleep is no excuse for not bringing my A game to everything I do, so I'm all for training the old brain. Last year we shared four, count 'em, four apps to help moms lose that dreaded mommy fog we tend to get lost in and I love how our writer found apps that not only focus on our strengthening our brain, but also ones that can help us channel our emotions. I'm so much more productive when I'm in a positive space!
And on that positive space note...when I do take a turn toward negative town, it's typically because I've let my stress level get out of control. Like so many of us moms, I tend to power through and internalize my stress. I definitely need to do a better job about taking care of myself and taking the time I need to de-stress. One of my goals is to find a few moments each day to do a little meditation. Clearing my head is not easy for me as I'm forever thinking about what I need to do next, but I have a little help now thanks to the meditation apps we featured!
So, what are some apps that are helping you get it together in the new year?