Now that I am working I find I need help just a little bit more than I did before. Whether that is someone to pick up the kids, let out the dog or babysit so I can get a much-needed break from my second job of keeping the house going and coordinating 5 people’s schedules. It is exhausting!! Last week I learned about a new app designed to make mom’s lives easier and helping us keep all the plates spinning without dropping any.
Little Helper recognizes that moms are the Chief Household Officers in most homes and that we could use some resources to help manage it. Whether that be finding a pet sitter, someone to take jr. to soccer practice or that precious baby sitter who you trust with your newborn. It is quite possible you already have these people in your network, but you don’t know how to find them. This is where the Little Helper app comes in.
Little Helper allows families to build what they call their “essential network.” These are the people you trust and depend on when you need help. It could be grandparents, trusted friends or regularly used sitters. But when you have a need, it takes crazy amounts of time to track them all down and see whose schedule works with yours. What if you could just post your need and your trusted people could see it and respond. You simply create the event, your network is notified and they respond if it works in their schedule.
Here’s a better explanation of how it works:
Facebook is awesome, but I don’t always want to broadcast my needs out to 1000 “friends”. Little Helper allows me to control who I ask. Have people in your trusted network who aren’t app savvy? They can use the online version and get emails notifying them that there is an event where you could use some help.
Little Helper is in beta, but they have a lot of great ideas they are working on to make it work even better. Best of all, they really want feedback to make it the best app it can be. The developers recognize that moms are often under resourced when it comes to managing all the details of their family’s lives and they want to be part of the solution. Download the app, build your network (and invite them to join as well) and save yourself a little sanity today.