It's old news that moms have a lot on their plates, from dealing with kids' schedules to managing their homes. Lately, however, home automation has been trending among homeowners. While all the latest advancements seem to be more for the technology-obsessed (and those with deep pockets), it turns out that moms — specifically stay-at-home moms — can also take serious advantage of some of the recent tech. Not only do the following things make it easier for them to spend more time with their kids and less time fiddling with the damn thermostat, but they're also pretty freaking cool. Keep reading for five smart ways you can simplify your home life.