Try these life-changing tech swaps

Swap your daily café habit for a smart coffee maker: At $3,000, this Saeco GranBaristo Avanti coffee maker is a splurge (it pays for itself in just two years!), but its ability to customize your coffee on a tablet makes it way cool. Stores up to six preference settings for everyone in your home and self-cleans with the touch of a button. Oh, and the coffee tastes good, too.

Swap your calendar for an organizing app: Tired of coordinating daytimers, calendars and sticky notes? Picniic keeps your family on the same page. Manage grocery lists, menu plans and schedules all in one place. There’s a spot for important papers, too. Never lose those vaccination records again!

Swap your playlist for a podcast: With the success in 2015 of NPR’s Serial, lots of folks are discovering and downloading audio programs. One of our faves is The New Family, created by ParentsCanada contributor Brandie Weikle. Brandie talks to leading experts in parenting each week, so you can learn while you listen.

Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, August/September 2016.

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