5 Back to School Apps for
Busy Moms (and Dads)

The end of summer means one thing – back to school and back to high-speed parenting! Homework, soccer practice, piano lessons, Scouts, carpools and more – keeping it all on track AND taking care of family and work can stretch the limits of even the most organized of families. These must-have apps make the juggle much easier - even fun!

1. Care.com

When you need an extra set of hands, Care.com is the go-to resource for finding highly rated babysitters and nannies, trusted drivers to get your kids to their after school activities on time, and assistants to help with the grocery shopping and walking the dog. Ask for background checks and pay right through Care.com’s simple app or website.

2. Cozi Family

Easily keep track of family appointments, practices, school events, shopping lists, and more with Cozi Family Calendar. This free Cozi mobile app becomes your family command center – you’ll always know who’s picking up when and who needs to be where. It will even remind you to pick up the milk on the way home.

3. Kids Media App

Gain confidence in what your kids watch, play, read, and download before they plug-in
after school. Check out the ratings and reviews on Kids Media App from the trusted folks at Common Sense Media - you’ll discover fun educational and entertaining treasures and make informed decisions about the appropriateness of each title thanks to clear ratings about sex, violence and adult language.

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4. RetailMeNot

Don’t miss another deal when you shop online or in store for your kids this season!
The RetailMeNot app for Android, iPhone and iPad lets you quickly search for offers for the retailers you love. Rate offers and add new codes – bringing sharing a deal to a whole new level. Save time clipping coupons, save gas driving to and from stores, and save money to stay on your family budget!

5. VolunteerSpot

Say goodbye to dreaded ‘reply-all’ chains! When it’s your turn to organize the class party, cover snack duty, pitch in at the PTA, or plan the church potluck – rely on VolunteerSpot for free online sign up sheets that make it easy to get the help you need. Instant mobile access to any sign-up and automated reminders means even the busiest parents can pitch in.