I think we all can agree that parenting can be challenging even in the best of circumstances. Co-parenting after a divorce brings a whole new set of challenges. When I first went through my divorce, dealing with the most basic things related to the kids felt like preparing for battle with my ex over and over. It was stressful and exhausting.
And I did not want to contact my ex every time I received information from the school or one of the kids was invited for a playdate or an appointment with the doctor was needed. I was relieved to find a co-parenting app that worked best for our family. It streamlined and kept track of all communications, and that’s what we needed!
So I thought it would be helpful to share a list of apps and tools that can help make co-parenting a little easier. Many of these tools offer the same or very similar features so pick and choose which one can best meet your needs.
(Please note, while I promote very few services, this post does include an affiliate link.)
Our Family Wizard gives you all your co-parenting communication on a single platform so you can easily schedule and track parenting time, share important family information and expenses, as well as create clear communication. Learn more here.
CoParently is an online scheduling communication tool for divorced or separated parents. It includes a custody calendar, a communication tool, a way to track shared expenses, and a way to share important contact information such as school, medical and childcare information. Learn more here.
TalkingParents is a communications and coordination platform that offers co-parents secure and accountable tools for the responsibility that matters most, such as accountable calling, accountable payments, secure messaging, and a shared calendar. Learn more here.
The 2houses app offers an interactive calendar, a financial management system and a simple and secure messaging tool, in addition to an information bank where you can store all of the key info you need such as a child's medical details, extracurriculars and more. Learn more here.
WeParent is a mobile app that can help all parents but especially those who are separated or divorced. The app helps you manage all aspects of parenting communication and logistics such as custody schedules, events and appointments, secure messaging and more. Learn more here.
This app encompasses the whole range of co-parenting needs - financial, documentation, geo pinpointing, scheduling, and communication. Fayr also provides tools for constructive communication, argument diffusion, and emotional support. Learn more here.
Truece’s web and mobile app can help separated and divorced parents communicate, collaborate and stay organized. Learn more here.
coParenter is an online dispute resolution platform where parents can negotiate agreements, create schedules, manage and organize responsibilities, securely document communication and resolve conflict - all with the help of live, on-demand professionals. Learn more here.
This tool allows you to create and manage custody agreements, including a parenting schedule and plan. Learn more here.
Onward helps co-parents easily track and manage shared expenses for their children as well as handles all related communication. Learn more here.
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