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Top 5 Apps Every Parent Should Download

Parenting? There’s an app for that.

If only it were that easy! However, there are plenty of resources out there that can help navigate the wonderful world of parenting right at your fingertips. Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned pro, there’s no harm in getting a little help along the way! From educational games suited for your little ones to “what on earth should I make for dinner?!” here are five apps that every parent should download:

1) PBS Parents Play & Learn

PBS’ first app designed specifically for parents, “PBS Parents Play & Learn” provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their children. The app is designed to build on a child’s natural curiosity about their everyday world and encourage dialogue between children and parents. Each game comes with a parent note that provides information and suggestions for effective ways to interact with a child while playing to maximize the learning experience.

2) Cozi Family Organizer

Cozi is the must-have organizer for families. The app helps coordinate and communicate everyone’s schedules and activities, create grocery lists, store recipes, plan meals, and more! Keep everyone on the same page with your own customized family calendar, save memories in the family journal and conquer your to-do list like you never have before!

3) Mealime

After a busy day, the last thing on everyone’s mind is what they should make for dinner.
The Mealime app takes your dietary preferences and gives you countless recipe options based on your taste buds. This app introduces stress-free cooking with 30-minute or less healthy meal recipes, customized meal plans, and organized shopping lists that save you time and money.

4) WebMD App

The WebMD app is a fantastic resource for new parents featuring a wealth of trusted, medically-approved content on week-by-week development, milestones, doctor visits, emergencies, baby care and more. Research conditions, access drug and treatment information, get first aid essentials, check local health listings, and find the latest health news on the go, from the most trusted brand in health information.

5) Shine

Parenting comes with every day stressors that tend to accumulate if left ignored. The Shine app mission is to combat unwanted stress and anxiety, provide an outlet for self-care, and focus on personal growth. Through short-form audio, users can get help across a number of areas, including things like productivity, mindfulness, stress and anxiety, self-care, work frustrations and more. Use the app to take a moment to breathe and thank yourself later!

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