Balancing a personal life and work commitments has a lot of different challenges, especially when trying to run a successful career. Plus, if you're a working mom, things can get even crazier. Addressing all of your family needs, especially when your child is still just a baby, while also trying to fulfill your work duties can lead to a hectic lifestyle where you’re always rushing to finish something without having enough time to enjoy precious moments with your loved ones.

Having a successful career while attending your kid's needs shouldn’t be that hard, right? Well, the good thing is that there are certain apps that can help you make your life easier and much more fun. We could go ahead and propose to you some general time management techniques but we’ve decided to go a step further and suggest some concrete app names that will save your day.

1. Mom Maps
If you’re a busy mom, you’ll appreciate what Mom Maps can do for you. Based on your GPS location, the app can display local parks, indoor playrooms or any other children-friendly places where you could take your kids. If you have an Android phone or an iPhone, download the Mom Maps app for free and sail through your day by taking the kiddos to their favorite spots along the way!

2. Mint
In case you are looking for a handy app that will allow you to manage all of your personal finances, savings, and/or credit card accounts, Mint may be the right app for you. It is completely free and you can use it on your Android or iPhone. Spend your money smarter and store all your bills in one place for easier budgeting. You can also organize your receipts in different categories to easily track where your money goes.

3. Evernote
If you’re looking for an easy to use, yet powerful notes taking app, then Evernote is the one for you! No matter what kind of phone you have, you can use Evernote as your modern workspace to organize your to-do lists, grocery lists, photos and documents, or any other sort of note. The system will sync your data in the cloud making everything available across all the different devices you might be using during the day. In other words, you can write important notes while being on a bus or grocery shopping and then check them on your computer when you reach your office or home.

4. Our Groceries
This modern phone app helps you keep track of your grocery list. Since it’s a cloud-based app, all the changes you make on the go will be synced with all the other devices you might be using. Even if your family member makes some changes to the grocery list, they will instantly sync with your phone making all adjustments super easy.

5. Cozi
Cozi Family Organizer is another very popular free phone app that you can use on your iPhone or Android phone. It allows you to stay on track when it comes to your family calendar, grocery lists, recipe lists or your to-dos. You can even run a family journal while commuting to work or doing some laundry. You can easily manage almost all of your household chores with this cool app that will save you a lot of time.

6. ShopSavvy
If you want to find the stores with the best prices for the products you need, you no longer need to “shop around”. Just install ShopSavvy for free, and use it to scan bar codes on the go, which will automatically search online, and brick-and-mortar, stores for a specific product. The app will find you the best deal, and save you a lot of time because you will be directed straight to the best place with the most affordable price. You can even enable alerts that will keep you posted about offers and discounts for any goods you want in the future.

7. WebMD
With WebMD, you can easily access a comprehensive database of possible health issues by entering your symptoms and make a decision whether or not an immediate hospital visit is required. You probably shouldn’t rely too much on an app when your kid's health is on the line, but this particular app can definitely come in handy as an additional measure ensuring you’re on top of everything. It can’t hurt to have a pocket MD for occasional consulting!

Of course, this list of useful smartphone apps for busy moms is just a start to what’s available on the app marketplace. With the ones mentioned in this article, you can organize your shopping, keep track of your finances, organize your tasks and, eventually, save your sanity. So, what’s your favorite app that’s your saving grace?

Author's Bio: 

Karin is the PR manager and content writer at NimbleSchedule, a leading provider of web-based time tracking and scheduling software. Her main areas of interest are social media, SaaS and B2B.