Are you a mum on the move? In today’s runaround world we hardly seem to have time to sit down to eat, let alone raise a child and hold down a career at the same time. Thankfully, smartphones and tablets have come to the rescue to aid us in life’s everyday activities and to keep us sane. Here are 5 of our favourite apps for working mums.
- Commuting conundrumIf you constantly find yourself on the go and without the luxury of a car, The Trainline App is the go to guide for up to the minute train times, delays and cancellations, with information on platform numbers to save you faffing before you get to the station. What’s more, you can buy tickets up to ten minutes before the departure of your train, meaning you won’t have to spend hours searching through your baby bag before you hit the tracks.
- Whip up a treatPushed for time to cook? The Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals app will help you to cook up a tasty meal for you and your family without having to spend hours preparing ingredients. This handy tool features videos and recipes, giving you tips on how to shop, prepare and cook your meals, all under the guidance of one the world’s best known chefs.
- Play awayLooking for something to play while you wait in line at parents’ evenings, doctors’ appointments and more? The Gaming Club app has a multitude of classic casino games such as poker and roulette, as well as a few more modern twists including Tomb Raider and Mermaids Millions. Plus, with its new improved security, there’s no danger of throwing away the kids’ pocket money.
- Don’t miss a thingLost out on your favourite soaps? Thankfully, the Online TV Recorder app from Google Play is a great way of catching up on your favourite TV shows with Android smart phones. The app offers up to 2,000 different films from 98 international TV stations, available to view on small smart phone formats or HD – giving you more choice than ever before.
- Keep yourself organisedWith a school, home life and work schedule to run, it can be hard to keep on top of things.Luckily, Wunderlist provides an interactive to do list that you can use to prioritise your workand family. You can also collaborate with others, such as other parents or older children, to make your schedules fit around each other.
- Keep track of paper clutterDo you receive lots of notes home from school? Do you write down peoples phone numbers on little bits of paper and then lose them? Do you have bills and things to do all over the house – not to mention those nagging emails that need to be answered. The answer to holding all that together and carrying everything you need with you is Evernote. The app is free but check out the Mum’s the Boss guide to how you can use it to pull all the strands of your life together.