About a week after I began using my iPhone, I was in love. I had a calendar with me at all times, and I was able to stay on top of my family's schedule - even though there are six of us! I had email access while I was out, so I wasn't constantly playing catch up with PTO business in the evening. And then I discovered apps! With these programs, I could track my baby's feeding schedule, my family's illnesses, and my attempts at exercise. And there were apps that could help keep my children entertained and educated! My iPhone was quickly becoming a vital tool that made my busy mom life more manageable.
In January 2009 I began a website, The iPhone Mom, dedicated to helping moms find apps that could do the same for them. Since beginning the site, I've seen both the quantity and quality of useful apps for moms grow.
Babble.com asked me to put together a list of my Top 50 iPhone Apps for Moms. Here, in descending order, are my favorites and the ones I think you'll find most useful.
My life is in constant motion. There’s the to-do list to tackle, the mom’s taxi service to run, play dates to coordinate, bills to pay, groceries to plan for. Honestly my brain rarely stops running, and I need some silly, mindless fun every once in awhile. Angry Birds gives me that escape. This app is one of these easy-to-learn but forever challenging games. A band of pigs has stolen eggs from a group of birds. You’re on the side of the birds as they attempt to storm their way into the pigs’ fortresses. Game play involves shooting birds toward the pigs with a catapult. It’s a ridiculous concept, but I can’t even begin to tell you how addicting this game is. For those of you who get easily frustrated, there’s a new feature called the Mighty Eagle that helps you get to the next level, but you can only buy one Mighty Eagle per hour.