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5 Tools for Freelancing Moms that Won't Break the Family Budget

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Freelancing gives moms the opportunity to earn income while raising kids. But make no mistake about it: freelancing is still a lot of work. The only difference is that you're not chained to a desk with a boss looking over your shoulder.

Just like any other working mom, you need all the tools and help you can get when it comes to time management and getting things done. These five tools will help freelancing moms get through the day with her sanity and family budget in check.

1. Boomerang

Boomerang is a helpful mail servicing platform that makes emails a breeze. It uses AI to help you craft better, more actionable email messages.

Boomerang also offers:

  • Inbox Pause, which puts new messages on hold for those times when you need to avoid interruptions. New messages won't appear in your inbox until you're ready for them.

  • Boomerang Calendar, which allows calendar scheduling right in Gmail.

The Boomerang platform can be used with Gmail, Outlook and mobile devices.

2. Happy Kids Timer

When you run a business and a family, you need all the help you can get in the time management department. Mornings are often the hardest to get through.

The Happy Kids Timer app can help eliminate some of the stress and help you get out of the door on time in the morning.

The app actually walks your kids through their morning routine. From getting dressed to brushing their teeth, the app uses fun animals and music to help kids get up and ready for the day.

3. Teamble

If you work with a team, you know how difficult it can be to keep the workload organized - especially if people are in different locations using different systems.

Teamble makes it easy to simplify your team's workflow. From project management to collaboration and automation, the platform makes it easy to keep projects on task. With the click of a button, you can assign tasks and even write comments for real-time collaboration.

4. 30/30

If you need help with your own schedule and time management, 30/30 is a great place to start. This helpful app will organize your day by breaking it down into bigger or smaller chunks. You stay organized and focused, so you get things done. Getting things done means being more productive, which is the goal of every freelancing mom.

5. Mint Personal Finance

Freelancing gives you the freedom to be your own boss and do your own thing, but it also comes with more responsibility. Unless you hire a professional, you'll be in charge of accounting and managing the books.

That's where Mint can help. The financial management app will integrate all of your financial accounts into one central location, so you can categorize transactions, track your spending, check your balance and set budgets.

If you don't like Mint, you can always try QuickBooks (not free) to manage your business's finances in a more professional way.

Most of these five apps are free and will help freelancing moms stay on track and make the most of their time.

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