Now that you’re a mom, your life has changed. People love to remind you that, don’t they? Well, the truth is, there’s just more to keep track of and less sleep to recharge your brain. So a few well-thought-out apps can help with the minimal brain power you’re working with, now. Set up alarms to feed yourself while you’re at it.
Check in when you feed the baby, when she sleeps, when she got her last dose of medicine. Don’t be too proud. You’re a mom; your brain is mush. It’s ok. The Baby tracker App is great for this.
Menstrual Cycle App
Because you do NOT need an oops, mmk? Besides, it’s nice to know when you’re going to be extra bitchy and when you’re going to need chocolate. This will help you track all sorts of inside your woman parts stuff; and if you’re trying to conceive, this can help out with that, too.
Countdown To Something
Because you need to live for something when your kids have beat you down. Countdown to a big date night or to a vacation 7 months from now. Live for the next moment when you are not just the mom. I have a countdown to a still hypothetical reunion Disney trip with friends whom I haven’t seen in years. It also lets me know how much time I have to convince others to join in, find a hotel or when to buy tickets.
Here’s a good one: My Big Days – Events Countdown
Entertain the Baby App
It’s pretty basic. Newborns won’t give a shit about your phone, they can’t even see colors, man. Don’t waste time and memory on a newborn app. Sing-alongs for your older baby seem to work decently well. Slice the stupid fruit for a toddler goes a lot longer than you’d expect. Puzzles for preschoolers pull double duty for entertaining your kid and maybe-kinda-sorta being a bit educational. Bedazzled or those candy crush type games for your school-aged kid. The point isn’t to have something that will have them craving your phone or an app, just to keep them occupied so you can pick a bundle of grapes that aren’t already wine in the grocery store. (Or pick a bottle of wine that doesn’t taste like grapes.)
This is probably already on your phone, tablet, everything. Use it, mama. You may not want to; you may think you’re above it. Your kid won’t be another mindless zombie watching videos. Sorry to break it to you, but you’re probably wrong. Because when you’re in a posh hair salon getting your kid her important back-to-school haircut and your sitter canceled so you have to take your other kids, too… You’re going to try anything. And your kid is going to watch Daddy Finger.
Just answer the call of “Mommy Finger, Mommy Finger, Where are you?” with your high-pitched, fake-ass, sickeningly sweet song, “Here I am, Here I am, How do you do?”
Your child will lose the remote. You can have a designated place for the remote. You can have backups. You could have four backups. Even if you have a Velcro strap above their heads that you attach the remote to… They are going to lose the remote. They are remote bloodhounds. And if you dare to shower while they’re up, they will find it and they will turn it on a kid show, and then when you and the hubby want to watch something grown up after they’re asleep; you won’t be able to change it off Bubble Freakin’ Guppies. Download a remote app until the new one gets there.
Depending on your TV, you may find one works better than another, but here are two of the most common remote apps:
If you have a Google Photos account set up, then all your pictures are automatically backed up and you can just share them with family as you see fit. Otherwise, you may want to look into a Dropbox account (you can get the app here). Because your life is now pictures of your kid. You want to have a way to share them with the grandparents and back them up. Because you just can’t get these days back.
Yeah, you’re going to shop more. Hey, you have a whole other person to dress, now! That means that at the very least you’re going to shop differently if nothing else. Buying f@ck-me-heels is quite a bit different than buying diaper covers. You’re going to want to check out Zulily. It may just change your world.
What’s your go-to, must-have Mommy App? Link us below!