Your mother loves you, but she probably counted the days 'til you turned 18. So, in honor of Mother's Day -- coming up May 11 -- we have 18 iOS and CNET's Mother's Day Tech Gift Guide for cameras, wearable tech, home theater, and more.apps. Treat yourself and your mama to some handy, affordable tools that every mother should have. And for gifts with power buttons, check out
For new moms:
Baby Monitor App
Concerned about the tyke being safe in the crib? Worry no more with this app, which turns a second smartphone into a baby monitor. Get call alerts when the little one is crying, set lullabies to lull baby to sleep, or record your voice for a wake-up when nap time is over. (iOS or Android)
For thrifty moms:
For working moms:
Seamless and Eat24
All children need to learn responsibility and the value of a dollar. With this app you can set allowances, assign chores, set rewards, and track your kids' progress. (iOS)
For health-conscious moms:
Nike Training Club
Pepperplate and BigOven
These apps can help you prepare some amazing dinners. Create and manage your own recipes, or get inspiration with ingredients you already have on hand. Pepperplate helps with food planning, while BigOven gives you access to 250,000 recipes. Whether or not you have kids in the house, these apps can cut down the time spent on meal planning and leave you more time for cooking. (iOS or Android)
Apps for every mom:
Parents are expected to be on call 24/7/365, and that means little "me" time. Break for some sweet tunes (Spotify, Google Play Music), catch up on your favorite shows (Netflix, Hulu), or maybe wedge in a bit of reading (Oyster). If you're still looking for gifts for your mom, a subscription to these services isn't a bad idea.
Speaking of gifts, the best is always a text and call. WhatsApp and Viber are good ways to go. Snapchat your mom if you're afraid of leaving embarrassing texts. Of course the easiest way is to pick up your phone!
Have a happy Mother's Day.