Three Must-have Back-to-school Apps for Parents

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Food on the Table presents three must-download parenting apps to help ease the stress often associated with the start of another school year.

Back to school means back to busy days full of balancing new schedules and activities. Whether your children are in preschool or high school, the end of summer is the start of another exciting, yet sometimes hectic, academic year. Thankfully, with smartphones come useful apps that help ease the stress often associated with the start of another school year. Here are three must-download parenting apps before the first day of class.

Food on the Table
Planning dinner, keeping grocery bills in check and cooking meals your whole family will enjoy can be a challenge once busy school-year schedules kick in. Food on the Table, recommended by Parents Magazine as one of the best back-to-school apps, helps you plan quick, kid-friendly meals around the sales at your local grocery stores and your family's food preferences. The app is already powering the shopping and meal planning experiences of more than 1 million families.

Searching, clipping and redeeming the right coupons can be a hassle. RetailMeNot, the largest online coupon site in the United States, makes it easy to save on back to school must haves. Download RetailMeNot and discover discounts on school supplies, clothing, electronics and anything else you might need to prepare your kids for school right from your phone.

"These apps are a lifesaver for fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants parents," said Heidi Gollub, a local blogger behind the popular Free Fun in Austin parenting site. "It is invaluable for me to be able to use Food on the Table to pull up a ready-made grocery list which integrates items currently on sale at our local store, and with RetailMeNot's handy app, I can enjoy last minute savings in stores."

Organizing field trips, PTA meetings and homeroom activities has never been so easy. With VolunteerSpot, mobilizing and coordinating volunteers is as simple as picking up your phone. Mobile sign-up sheets, calendars, messaging and automatic reminders make email chains cluttering your inbox, non-stop phone calls and clipboard sign-ups a thing of the past.

With these free apps, it's never been easier to use your smartphone to take the stress and anxiety out of the new school year.

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