10 Awesome and Fun Phone Apps for Busy Moms

Let’s face it, moms these days are BUSY! There is a lot on our plate each and every day. We all need a little escape from time to time. For me, I take a bit of “chill out” time while on the school pick up line or waiting for soccer practice to end. There’s not much productive work I can get done in that 10-20 minutes. So, what’s a busy mom to do? Check out some fun phone apps.

Whether your passing time in the school pickup line or looking for ways to keep organized. These phone apps are for you! #smartphone #iphone #apps

So, what’s a busy mom to do during these precious minutes? I say, enjoy some awesome phone apps! This is the one time in my day when I am an app addict. Here are the apps that are the top of my list. The first half are strictly for entertainment, the second half of the list helps me be a little productive with a few other tasks.

Panda Pop

On my list of fun phone apps, Panda Pop is currently my #1 addiction. An evil baboon has kidnapped & trapped precious panda pups in the jungle. Strategically burst matching bubbles to help beat him & return the cubs to their worried mother! I think there is something about saving baby pandas for their mother that really pulls at my heart strings. I never want to let her down. Should I be ashamed to admit that I’m on level 956?

Can You Escape

The purpose of this game is to break out of the rooms. Sounds easy, right? The first few rooms may be easy, but they get more challenging. There are other Can You Escape games in the franchise as well. Escape by finding all the hidden objects that you then use in the rooms in order to advance to the next floor. Challenge yourself in this free, fun, and addictive game.

Dots

I only recently found this fun phone app. It is so simple, yet so addicting. Dots is all about connecting. Connect same color dots in straight lines or make a square. No diagonals allowed. This game is deceptively simple, yet challenging. I think it’s has a fun and thoughtful game design as well. You can choose to play to beat your own best, beat the clock, play with friends, earn trophies and more. It’s super easy to play and a great mind sharpener for me.

100 Pics Quiz

This game has over 10,000 picture puzzles. Each picture is covered by 4 tiles. The quicker you can figure out the answer, the more coins you earn. The game is free, but you use your coins (or purchase coins) to unlock other puzzles. Free puzzles are offered once in a while too. I’ve had fun reliving my past with games like “Best of the 80’s” and “Games” and “Movie Posters.”

Stick Hero

Help this adorable little ninja looking character walk from platform to platform by stretching the stick. Watch out! If the stick is not long enough, your little fella will fall down! See how far you can go. It looks so simple, but can be truly frustrating when you fail at only 2-3 sticks. Yes, I’ve been there. How far can you go? My daughter has completed over 80 sticks. I bow down to her. LOL!

Whether your passing time in the school pickup line or looking for ways to keep organized. These phone apps are for you! #smartphone #iphone #apps

All Recipes Dinner Spinner

I sometimes pop into the grocery store right after school pickup so I might as well plan dinner while I’m waiting on the pick up line. The Allrecipes Dinner Spinner app gives you instant access to Allrecipes’ amazing collection of member-submitted recipes, with photos, ratings and reviews from a huge community of home cooks. There are more than a thousand mobile-friendly recipe videos with step-by-step cooking instructions. This makes meal planning fun and easy.

Pinterest

Pinterest is one of my favorite apps. I’ll use it to search for inspiration on what I might wear for date night or where to travel on summer vacation. You can find photo inspiration for practically anything. I recently used Pinterest to plan how I’ll finish my family room once we are done painting. See a photo you like on a website, save it to Pinterest for future use. Just be careful – you can get REALLY addicted to surfing Pinterest.

DIY Projects

Sitting in line on a rainy Friday, I often wonder what we’ll do for the weekend. DIY Projects is a great place to turn for inspiration. I can find projects for the kids to do or for the entire family. I’ll find fun ideas for gifts as well. It’s fun for the whole family. It can give me great playdate ideas for my daughter as well. Projects are outlined with the materials you’ll need with step-by-step photos

Inspirational Quotes & Sayings

Why not spend a little time perusing inspirational and motivational quotes? Always helps lift my day if it’s not going well. I’ll also have some handy in case one of my kids had a bad day. I love that you can save your favorites and they are all presented in a lovely graphical way.

Polyvore

Polyvore is a bit like Pinterest, but with a style and fashion focus. It’s a great place to find individual pieces to put together outfits or find outfits that others have created. You can then shop for items since Polyvore links to their original sites. I love putting together inspiration boards for different occasions.

So, there’s my list. What fun phone apps are you addicted to these days?

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Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Tiara W

    I absolutely love the dots came, I play that game when I’m waiting in the car. I absolutely LA LOVE Pinterest and I downloaded some of the apps I didn’t know even existed after reading your post. I cannot wait to try to Polyvore app and the All recipes app! Thank you so much for sharing! I cannot wait to read more of your posts! ??

    1. Jenn

      Thanks Tiara! Glad you like my recommendations.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I love all the apps you picked. I actually deleted Pinterest from my phone recently because I was spending WAY too much time on there 😉

    1. Jenn

      I have to be careful about too much Pinterest too!

  3. Christy Maurer

    I don’t have a smart phone, but looking at these makes me want to go out and get one now! Though I totally waste enough time on my laptop without having these apps to help me waste more lol. I’d be so into the Can You Escape game!

  4. Liz Mays

    So I get really addicted to puzzle games and Dots sounds fun. I think it has something to do with my years playing Tetris a long time ago.

    1. Jenn

      Dots is fun. They also make Two Dots. I love that one as well.

  5. Wendy

    Having a book with me or something to do on my phone has saved me from going crazy waiting in places like doctor’s or dentist’s offices. I love Pinterest already but thanks for giving me some games to check out. I’m always looking for something new.

  6. I love Can You Escape! Haha! Of course, Pinterest, DIY Projects, All Recipes and Polyvore. I have all those! Love this list.

  7. Susan quackenbush

    I’d never heard of most of these apps before but they all seem useful in their own rights! Thank you for this great post! 🙂

  8. tammileetips

    I love to try new apps out on my phone. These look like great apps to play on your phone.

  9. Myrabev

    Pinterest, polyvore and inspirational quotes those I have even and I love them so much, its amazing how many different apps there are these days.

  10. Franc Ramon

    These are simple games and apps that both moms and kids can enjoy. I like the inspirational quotes app, they give you something to think about at times.

    1. Jenn

      It’s true. Sometimes it’s fun to take turns with my kids.

  11. Rosey

    They all sound good. I can totally see myself sitting around and getting lost in the Dots, lol!

  12. Rebecca Swenor

    This is a wonderful list of phone apps for the busy mom. I don’t have any apps I use on my phone like these but will have to download a couple of them. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Stephanie C.

    Love this list – thank you for sharing your recs. I need some new things to keep me busy while I wait for my son to get out of school!

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