Tag: food apps

Why you should tell every restaurant you go to about this app that helps fight hunger.

My family has been looking for some ways to fill these long summer days by giving back to our community. We were shocked to find out that more than 20% of families are food insecure in the USA, which means you very likely know someone personally who’s struggling to get food on the table right now. So I shared 7 ways you and your kids can help fight hunger this summer, and one of my favorite ways is a very cool app we discovered. So, click over to Cool Mom Eats to find out why we think you should tell...

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Save money on groceries with these 4 coupon apps. Easy, peasy.

If you’re looking to cut down your grocery bill (who isn’t?), clipping coupons and checking the grocery store circular are smart ways to make it happen. But these days, you can do so much of that online, right from your smart phone, thanks to these 4 coupon apps. From tracking your loyalty savings to giving you deals on organic and natural foods, these coupon apps could save you a whole lot of money on items already on your list. And if you’re looking for a few more grocery shopping tips and tricks, we’ve got them. We’re all for anything to...

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These meal planning apps could save you time, stress, and money. Yes!

If you’ve been wanting to try meal planning but feel a little overwhelmed, these 4 meal planning apps could really help take the stress out of getting started. Sure, there are lots of meal planning websites, but we’ve found that using apps makes it a whole lot easier, especially when you’re at the store and forgot your list. Plus, they’ll save you time, and hey, even money when you’re no longer just wandering aimlessly through the grocery store grabbing things that you think might work. Or is that just us?  ...

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14 of the best organizational apps for parents to help keep you sane | Cool Mom Tech Back to School Tech Guide 2016

We love finding the best organizational apps for parents each year because honestly? We need them ourselves! If you’re anything like me, all household organization seems to disappear over the summer as we fully embrace our laid-back, casual schedule while we can. But now that school is in session, I’m all about getting focused. I  our new routine again, and these apps have been a lifesaver for me. From calendars to homework helpers, team communication apps to smart ways to organize all that artwork that’s going to come home with my kindergartener, these are what I think are some of the...

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Yummly Recipes: Our cool free app of the week

I have fallen into a dinner rut, relying on a few tried-and-true recipes that I can whip up before the kids get too peckish at the end of a busy day. But now that I’ve download the free and gorgeously designed Yummly app, which is available free for iOS, Android, and Windows, I think our meals are about to become so much more interesting and, well, yummy. The Yummly app lets you take an entire library of recipes along with you wherever you go on either your smartphone or tablet. But instead of having to page through book after book, just use the...

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The Farm2Table app teaches kids where their food really comes from. No, not the supermarket.

I realized my kids didn’t have a great concept of where their food comes from when my son once asked me where chicken nuggets were from. Well, kiddo. That would be…chicken. (We hope.) Other than our small backyard garden, my kids don’t get to see much about food origins unless we seek it out, which is why I think the new Farm2Table app for iOS is a wonderful way to educate kids with the combination of a charmingly illustrated story, and real-life videos made just for young kids. The app is based on the fantastic kids’ book The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen by Diana Pritchard and Heather Knopf...

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7 helpful apps for your Super Bowl party, or any given Sunday.

If you’re getting ready for Super Bowl 50 (whoa) this Sunday, and plan on having company to make it more fun, we’ve got 7 iOS and Android apps for your Super Bowl party that you’ll want to download stat, from party planning help to food and drink delivery, to real-time social sports chat. And hey, even if you’re not hosting a Super Bowl party, these are pretty great apps to have if you’re home alone with the kids, or honestly, skipping the game and watching Downton Abbey. After all, is there ever a bad time to get wine delivered right to...

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Shop through apps, get Valentine’s deals. Nice!

If you’re an iOS user, check out iTunes and you might be interested to see a new category called Valentine’s Deals with Apple Pay. Well, at least I was interested so I took a closer look. And it seems that as an incentive to use Apple pay through your device — which I love anyway — and to download some good retail apps, there are all kinds of Valentine’s Day deals and offers floating around.   -20% off your first Blue Apron delivery for a romantic home-cooked meal at home. (And if you’re a newbie, check out our honest...

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16 of the best organizational apps for parents: Back to School Tech Guide 2015

Let’s hear it for organizational apps this time of year! What would we ever do without them? After all, back to school also means getting back to routines, which can highlight some of our old systems for staying organized and keeping the family running like a well-oiled machine may need some serious updating — or, in some cases, a total overhaul. So we’re thrilled to launch our 2015 Back to School Tech Guide with some fantastic, tried-and-true apps to help you get the family’s routine in gear. Here are 16 of what we think are the best organizational apps for parents to help you...

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Web Coolness: POTUS on Twitter, Facebook dangers for people with depression, and new emoji coming soon

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   For you Star Wars fans, a very fascinating Droid encyclopedia. 5 reasons Facebook can be dangerous for people with depression. Love this: A site that collects free short stories for kids. Why this mom doesn’t limit her kids’ screen time. Fascinating perspective. Because of course there is a smoothies app. Perfect for summer!   Pretty excited that Barack Obama is now on Twitter. And already #nailedit. Here’s the scoop on the next round of emoji coming...

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