Co-parenting is a challenging process. While you may believe it is best for your children to have close relationships with both parents, it comes with its fair share of frustrations and complexities. You must stay in consistent communication with your ex-spouse, coordinate schedules and switch the kids between houses.
Thankfully, there are plenty of tools available to assist you with co-parenting. Here are a few apps that can help you achieve your co-parenting goals.
1. Cozi (free for Apple and Android)
This is a free app with various features, including:
- Calendar sharing
- Grocery-list creation and sharing
- Meal planning
If you are looking for a free app to help your family stay organized, you may consider downloading Cozi.
2. 2houses ($9.99 monthly for Apple and Android)
2houses helps with communicating with the other parent and staying in touch with your children when they are gone. You can share calendars and track expenses with your ex. The app also lets you share videos, photos and quotes for your children to view.
3. Coparently ($9.99 monthly)
The Coparently app features a user-friendly calendar that helps diffuse communication issues. It also allows you to store and update medical records and contact information. There is also an expense-tracking capability. You can add your children to view the calendars if you want.
4. Talking Parents (free with download fees)
If you need to show proof of communication between you and the other parent, Talking Parents can be a great help. This app records and maintains your communications to reduce misunderstandings and conflict. The app is free, but you have to pay $4 to download communication records.
5. Our Family Wizard (multiple subscription options for Apple and Android)
Our Family Wizard is a paid subscription app that gives you the following features:
- Make easy parenting schedules
- Store and stare family details
- Manage expenses and payments
- Organize and document communications
- Request exchanges and reimbursements
No matter what app you download, you can have an easier time navigating the co-parenting process.