Mums, whether stay-at-home, or working class are getting more and more tech savvy. Check the number of mums on Facebook and the number of mums versus dads who rebroadcast stuff on WhatsApp. Haha. It is very glaring that the older generation are catching up with how technology is simplifying lives and who better to enjoy these perks than (super)mums all over the world? Below are 5 categories of mobile apps that every mum should download on her phone. They are all available on both Google Play store and Apple store for Android and iPhone users.
- NAIJ.COM or ANY NEWSPAPER APP: Mums sometimes miss out on TV shows, the news hour and what not because they are busy saving the world, but News is very important and while TV stations have Youtube content and what not, it is not always as easy as reading summaries of the news on the go. Naij.com is now one of the most downloaded apps for news updates in Nigeria. From breaking news to business & economy, politics, entertainment, technology, sports and more. You can also share news with anyone via the available plugins.
This is for mums or parents, in general who have children still in school but are looking to see these kids study in obodo-oyinbo (overseas). You can find scholarships for kids in any part of the world using this app because every year, a lot of money goes unclaimed in the form of scholarships as many students are not aware of such scholarships and do not have any verified source of information to get them. ScholarX collects all the data of governments, organisations opr individuals offering scholarships and presents the info in an easily assimilable form. ScholarX also uses Village to allow benevolent people donate money to financially challenged students to continue school. Kind of like, gofundme.
SUPPORT & COMMUNITY
Mamalette is an app specially designed for mums to discover and connect with mothers like themselves anywhere they reside. The app also contains culturally relevant content for Nigerian parents put together by Nigerian parents with resources and tools for simplifying parenthood. Mothers are able to meet mamalettes like themselves who share experiences as well as give support to each other. It is perfect for 1st time mums and stay at home moms who need something to busy themselves with.
- YOUR BANK APP/A SAVINGS APP
It is absolutely necessary for moms to always have access to cash at all times and also be prudent. As such, having your bank’s app on your phone is not difficult, though setting it up may prove a task, but once you have it installed, you can do ANYTHING! Also, a good number of savings apps are available for you to save money so you don’t spend it on a whim. An example is piggybank.ng
DIY IDEAS & HOME TIPS/PROJECTS
Recently, hot water poured on my feet and I was clueless as to what to do to put myself out of pain and my mum had read on pinterest what to do in the case of a hot water spill and she quickly poured flour on my two legs which helped my feet from scarring even though it stained the entire rug at home.
Pinterest is known as the DIY palace! It is the best place to get ideas, DIY information, tips and tricks and other amazing discoveries! The app curates information according to what you search for and uses mostly images to present the information you seek without you having to search and search and search!