Celebrate National Parents' Day With Helpful Apps and Devices for Busy Moms and Dads

Parents’ Day takes place on July 28, a day to high-five hard-working moms and dads who keep families happy, healthy and organized.

Just how do they keep everything running so smoothly? Look no further than the latest wireless devices and apps.

For help keeping track of everything from soccer games to band practice, parents look to organizational tools on their smartphones and tablets. Apps like CalenGoo let you sync, update and view your Google Calendar from any Android device. They even let you invite others to events and set reminders for recurring events—making it even easier to stay on top of the ever-changing family calendar.

Some parents look no further than Evernote to keep track of family activities. It capture notes, pictures, sounds and ideas to record the important things—like the back-to-school list or that great kid-friendly craft idea you saw online – that you want to remember.

Whether you’re away for work or the kids are at summer camp, chat services like Skype for your smartphone or tablet let you communicate while on the go. Free messaging services like GroupMe offer a way to group your contacts for private chat conversations, or to create a family group and send updates easily to the people you care about most.

Verizon Wireless services help you to know your children’s whereabouts and monitor their phone use. Services like Family Locator let parents monitor kids’ arrivals and departures and FamilyBase, a newly-introduced security tool for smartphones, can help parents manage their children’s phone use, contacts list, and the Internet sites they visit.

For those times when the family comes together for game night or even an afternoon in the park, capturing and sharing memories is even easier than ever. The Samsung Galaxy Camera works on fast 4G LTE networks and captures photos and videos to share them simply and quickly.

So Happy Parents’ Day, mom and dad, and families everywhere!