It all started with a simple post on NextDoor.
A year back, while I was going through hardship in life that had thrown my life and our family routine out of whack, I asked our local community to recommend a family management app that would help maintain a schedule and bring consistency in our lives.
I got a few good recommendations and ended up trying them all. Unfortunately, each app was only good for one thing – and downloading 10+ apps to manage my household did not make things simple.
Silicon Valley has managed to come up with tech solutions for everything: your groceries are delivered to your door with a swipe on your mobile phone; there are ride-sharing apps for your kid’s carpools; you can use an app to pay a local expert to organize your closet. How was there no good management tool to handle your family’s entire day-to-day life?
I needed to build something for my family that would help get us back on track. I ended up taking some time off from my corporate job to take a breather and try and make things right for my family. I partnered with a friend, a talented engineer with an impressive pedigree, and started tinkering with ideas to create a rudimentary system to “hack” my family problem.
We created an intricate process to solve the problem of family management for modern families: we surveyed hundreds of parents and looked at the data, isolated the problem, honed in on the solution, and we got to work. We researched parenting philosophy old and new, and read any book and research study we could find to understand the problems of modern parenting.
From our work, we realized that parenting is inherently hard and technology has made it harder. Parenting needs are unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. There is no magic wand, and there is no silver bullet. What works for you may not work for someone else. When parents get into a tricky situation, most of them ask for help from their family and friends, some go off and search the world wide web, few take professional help, and the others wing it. Whatever path parents choose, they always have the best interest for their kids, and when they find a solution, they want to share it with whoever runs into a similar situation.
In the spirit of sharing, we want to share our version of a tool that tackles modern-day parenting challenges in a way that no other family app has in the past. We addressed the three basic needs of modern-day parents.
- To effectively manage my family
- To bring up responsible kids
- To securely connect with my friends and family
This is our version of the parenting solution and this has worked for me, my family and some thousands of families who are using our solution. Check us out at www.smoresup.com and find us on the app store using the link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smoresup-best-chores-app/id1287367596.
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