Internet tools for busy moms

January 14, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
From coordinating your family's schedule to managing the budget to shopping for and preparing meals, the Internet offers some easy ways to take care of errands and household tasks that seem to always pile up. Yahoo! Web Life Editor Heather Cabot shares some useful resources that may help.

Heather Cabot is also the founder of www.thewellmom.com, a new weekly e-zine that empowers and inspires moms to better care for themselves in mind, body and spirit.

What are "mommy shortcuts"?

Moms are always looking for new ways to save time and get more organized. The web offers some easy ways to take care of errands and household tasks that seem to always pile up. From coordinating your family's schedule to managing the budget to shopping and preparing meals, Yahoo's Web Life Editor, Heather Cabot offers some fast ways to use the Internet to streamline your workload and find more time for the fun stuff.

1. Organize your schedule online

· Cozi.com is a new company that created a web calendar and planner tailored for moms.

2. Go mobile

· Yahoo! Go. -- All you need to do is go to mobile.yahoo.com and put in your telephone number and Go will load on your mobile device.

3. Pay bills online

· Mint.com, a personal finance website which allows you to manage all of your money in one place with tools to help you budget and save.

4. Do your meal planning online and some of your grocery shopping online

· theScramble.com -- It is a really great resource for anyone who stresses out about what to make each night.


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