Best iPad Apps for Moms

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Got a new iPad Air or Mini? Lucky You! With faster graphics and the compatible Apple Pencil, there are unlimited ways your device will help you through your day.  Whether you want to stay organized, get healthy, or simply have some fun, check out what's available.

Parents' Podcast

Pregnancy Confidential: Hosted in no-holds-barred detail by the editors of Parents, this parenting podcast features answers to quirky questions and real talk on all kinds of preggo predicaments that your friends might be too embarrassed to tell you about. Free at iTunes Store or parents.com/pregnancyconfidential

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Baby Basics

Baby + The app has everything a new mom needs to track her aby's development. From a growth tracker to tooth log, this handy tool makes tracking your baby's progress fun and easy. Free

Baby Feed Timer  If you are breastfeeding, this will be your go-to app to track time between feedings, and remind you which side it's time to feed on. You can log everything from breastfeedings, bottle feedings, and pumping sessions to diaper changes and sleep activity. Free

Heather Weston
Heather Weston

Playtime Made Easy

Not sure what to do with your little ones today? Whether it's a sunny day or a wintry mess outside, Pearachute Kids can find kid-friendly activities in all U.S. cities. Search for activities like kids cooking classes or view a full schedule of trending activities in your area. You'll earn credits toward future activities as you book. The best part: You'll never hear "I'm bored" again. Free

When the family is ready to head out to eat, check in with Kids Eat Free, which will help you find a local eatery where kids can eat for free or at a discount. The app can pinpoint your current location to give you the closest locales (perfect for family road trips), as well as reviews of each establishment. Free

Lara Robby
Lara Robby

Health Help

It can be difficult to keep track of your family's health records—especially when you have more than one child—and you don't want to risk losing important medical documents. Let FollowMyHealth do the work and store it all for you. You can set up reminders for appointments, view test and lab results, and even pay outstanding bills through the app. The app will even import your activity and health stats from Apple Health and your Apple Watch. Free

Clue can help you keep tabs on your menstrual cycle, and even help predict future period dates, as well as ovulation and fertile days, for moms that might be trying for another baby. You can log the start date of your period and it will reveal your fertile days and when you are likely ovulating. If you're not trying to get pregnant, you can also set birth control reminders and record when you take your pill each day. Free

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Viorika Prikhodko/istock

Getting Fit

Every Mother: Join a community dedicated to helping moms achieve health and fitness goals. The service is subscription-based and the available exercises help to resolve diastasis recti as well as meet health goals. Free, in-app purchases

FitMama Por Postnatal Workouts: Pick the length of your workout, then follow the workout—no equipment needed! Since busy moms don't have a ton of time to work out, the app features 5 and 10-minute workout routines targeting meant to burn fat and help workout your lower, middle, and upper body at your own pace. $2.99

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Fancy Photography/Veer

Money Matters

No one likes paying bills, but we all have to do it. Don't risk paying a late fee again with Bill Tracker, which keeps tabs on all of your household and personal bills each month. The handy app lets you see which bills are due within the next 30 days, and tracks each statement's due date and amount, confirmation numbers for online payments. and more. Bill Tracker will send out payment reminders and keep track of account numbers and customer service contacts. Best of all, your info is all password protected. $1.99

In addition, Mint helps you manage your dollars and cents by tracking—you guessed it—your budget by letting you easily view your total monthly income and expenses. Looking to take a vacation or redo the kitchen? This app can help you establish and maintain those financial goals. Free

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Pascal Broze/Getty Images

Food Finds

Cut your time at the supermarket in half —and save money—with Grocery iQ. Not only can you create shopping lists and check off items as you move through the store, you can scan the bar code of an item in your cupboard and have it automatically added to the list. And don't forget to use the app to search for coupons and print them before leaving the house. Free

Your Dinner is Planned: This app will send you five simple recipes each week to make for your family. It pairs a main dish with appropriate sides and veggies and even creates the grocery list for you. Free, with in-app purchases 

Shannon Greer
Shannon Greer

For Your Information

Moms are constantly on the run, so who has time to check all of their social networking pages several times a day? Flipboard allows you to create your very own magazine based on your Twitter stream, Facebook page, Flickr network, Google Reader feeds and so on. The layout is easy to read and only picks the best of the best, so you don't have to weed through endless posts to get the info you really want. Free

Moleskine Digital Studio: Timepage is a smart calendar that combines your events, maps, contacts, and weather into one place. When connected to Actions, you can add your to do list and drop Action Cards into custom lists to help you stay organized. Free, with in-app purchases

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Just for Fun

Flow allows you to explore your inner Picasso and sketch using the Apple Pencil. Acting like a real sketch pad, you can choose your virtual pencil sizes and colors and save your designs on to storyboards. This is also a great tool to distract the kids when you're waiting at the doctor's office or sitting at a restaurant. Free, with in-app purchases

Kill some time while waiting in line or relax after the kids are in bed with Scrabble for iPad. You can play alone, snuggle up with your hubby or use it over Facebook to compete against up to three other players. $9.99

While your kids are glued to Minecraft, you can play a game that lets you become your own HGTV star! House Flip lets you remodel houses and style them with furniture—it's like the best part of the Sims. Then you get to put the house on the market and get matched with potential buyers. Free, with in-app purchases

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