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Mobile Moms: Apps that make your life easier

By Tricia Forbes - bio | email

HUNTSVILLE AL (WAFF) - Smart phone technology is helping moms with everything from shopping for groceries to giving first aid when bumps and bruises appear after playtime.

Huntsville mom Carla Galusha said having a smart phone has changed the way she parents.

"A lot of times at night when I'm up with the baby and he's got a symptom that I haven't seen before I can quickly type it into my phone and have an idea of what's going on," she said.

Galusha has three kids and works as a psychologist. She uses her phone to keep up with appointments, find coupons, and share pictures with family and friends on Facebook.

She's not the only mom sharing on social networking. Neilson research shows moms are more likely to share news and photos on Facebook than anyone else.

Advertisers are taking note of how moms use technology, too. A recent Johnson and Johnson study of mobile moms shows nearly half will take action after seeing an ad on their phone. Galusha said she uses her phone to save money.

"I use a lot of the couponing web sites because its really helpful when you're trying to feed a family of five," she said.

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