Simplify Your Life by Using Tech to Your Advantage

Simplify your life by using tech! Wait! Don’t go anywhere. Stay with me. It might seem ridiculous to use tech for a simpler life. After all, the more technology we have in our lives, the more confusing things appear to get. However, that’s not true if you know what tech to use and how to use it to your advantage. So if you want some awesome ways to simplify your life, put your fear of tech away and read on. It’s good stuff, I promise.


Now that I’m in my last trimester, life has gotten much more challenging. I’ve been having a lot of pain over the course of the pregnancy, but the last three months have been particularly bad. Especially because I have multiple uterine fibroids on top of growing pains and round ligament pain. I’ve actually been prescribed as much bed rest as possible by my doctor. That makes things difficult. I have a blog. I have commitments. I have a lot of stuff to take care of! My beloved husband does the best he can, but he can’t do everything I need. Over the past few months, I’ve learned how to use the right tech to simplify my life, and it’s made things much easier.


One of my favorite ways to make life easier on myself is to use food delivery apps. Whether you want groceries or just take out, food delivery apps can save you a ton of time and make life much, much easier on you. Apps like PeaPod can help to make grocery shopping easy and much less of a hassle, while apps like GrubHub are perfect for when you want some great takeout, but you don’t want to go out to get it!


If you’re a blogger or photographer, a subscription to Photoshop is the key to making life easier and more productive. Now that I am required to be in bed as much as possible, I take full advantage of my cloud capabilities to make life simpler. I can edit photos that I take on my phone and then upload them to the cloud and continue with what I need to do on my laptop.


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We love to travel, and when the baby is finally here, and I’m all recovered, we plan on doing tons of traveling again with a baby in tow! Traveling is an excellent way to expand the horizons of both parents and children. To simplify life whenever on the go, use apps like GasBuddy to find the best prices on gas, and OpenTable to help with dining while you’re on the road.


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AFI (Armed Forces Insurance) has been there for my husband and me for as long as he’s been in the military, and it’s been there for all military branches since 1887. It was originally formed and is still led by former military leaders who understand the challenges that come with military service and life, and their online account management services can be accessed from your home PC or on the go with your smartphone or tablet!

These online services make it easier than ever to manage insurance and everything that goes with it for the home, business, car, renter, and more. They cover everything, and they do it all with the specific needs of military members in mind. I love that because we’re about to welcome a new member into our military family!

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  • Rani

    I’m absolutely obsessed with doing my grocery shop online or through apps! I love this list and am looking for a new photo editing software so I appreciate your suggestion! Lots of love x

  • Jacqueline

    I have to try more apps. I use a few. Setting reminders via Suri on iPhone has been my saving grace the last couple of weeks because I had so much to remember. I know here in Toronto there’s Ubereats for food delivery. I may give it go in the future because I have already have an Uber account. Thanks for giving me a few more apps to try! I really enjoyed your post. You both make a lovely couple 🙂

  • Rebecca Smith

    Tech definitely makes my life simpler = I use it for everything, I swear. I can imagine it is quite helpful in such a challenging part of your pregnancy

  • Super Busy Mum

    Travelling is such an amazing thing to do and an even better experience to give a child – happy travels!

  • Gareth Torrance

    We use technology for pretty much everything! I’ve even spent time networking most the house (lights etc) so that we can control them all through apps, haha.

  • The London mum

    My phone is full of travel apps. THey’re so useful!

  • Elodie

    I’m so sorry to hear about you not feeling your best. Take good care and keep using technology to make your life easier – it’ll all be worth it when the little one’s finally here! : ) x

  • Jenny

    Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling so uncomfortable. Apps can definitely make life so much easier

  • Emily Leary

    I don’t think I use my phone for thaaaat much, then when the battery dies I realise how many different things I actually need it for!

  • Ali - We Made This Life

    I’d struggle without many of the apps that I have and use. They really make my life so much easier.

  • five little doves

    I love a good app, it really does make your life so much easier! I order my shopping via a food delivery app every week!

  • Sarah Bailey

    Technology can be a great way to simplify your life, I have to admit I do a lot of my shopping online via apps and it really has made a difference.

  • Lucy | Real mum reviEws

    I’ve not heard of some of these! Will check them out!

  • Emma jones

    I really believe in this ethos as I always have my phone with me, I just don’t use it to its full potential such as even using the calendar! I need to get into a routine

  • Patrick

    Take good care of yourself and don’t try and do too much.
    Tell your husband that Yankees jacket is a BEAST as I’m a Yankees fan as well….

  • Ana De- Jesus

    Aw hun 🙁 sorry to hear that you have been in so much pain. I hope the pain eases up soon and that the apps like food delivery are helping you out x

  • John

    Great article with loads of great tips. Apps are a great way to keep in touch with military discounts as well.

  • Kara

    I have never been able to get my head around photoshop. I do like the idea of a food delivery app though

  • Candy Rachelle

    I need to check more apps. Some apps can simplify our life. and sorry to hear about what your pregnancy problem.

  • Sue Tanya McHorgh

    I totally agree with you . Apps definitely help to make life easier and i am not sure what life would be like without apps. I have ton of travel apps and food delivery apps on my phone.

  • Shubhada Bhide

    Yes, You’re right that lots of apps can simplify to get life easier. I will check some of the apps that can I use. Need to try the app of grocery shop online.

  • Natalie Dickinson

    With two jobs and a child as well as a home to run I simply couldn’t be without my tech! Its what keeps things running smoothly whilst frees up some me time too. I couldn’t be without it!

  • Cia Black

    I can see how all those apps could help simplify your life, But they wouldn’t work for me. I went the whole other route and downgraded my phone to a simple flip phone.
    My husband and I both completed our 7 year term in the military and neither of us have ever heard of AFI. We use USAA for just about everything. I’m going to look into how competitive the rates are.

  • Leah

    I am alllll about the simple life and I also use quite a few of these apps! I love the food delivery apps the most 😀

  • Katie

    Oh man… I try not to look at my phone too much but it certainly is helpful! For recipes, google research (haha), checking the weather, etc. I definitely have my list of favorite apps!


    Yeah! Do agree that various useful apps on our mobile debices really helps & lead to convenience simple lifestyle 🙂 will check out your recommendation apps here 😉 cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  • Amy

    I definitely find that good apps can make a huge difference in saving time. I do a lot of my shopping and planning online.