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Keeping up with technology

July 15th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Maryanne’s post yesterday talks about the need for mother’s to keep up with technology.  Here’s an excerpt:

"I don’t know a single mother today who doesn’t feel like she’s being pulled in a
million different directions. We all know this story. Everyone needs us, our
kids, our job, our husbands, our friends, our family and even our pets. We
juggle so much and yet we often find ourselves wondering how can we juggle all
of it better?

"Technology is a necessity we modern women must stay on top of.  Why? Because
there are so many new devices to help make our lives easier. Companies who
develop these products are marekting them to women more and more. They realize
that we are the ones buying computers, MP3
, PDas,
and cell
. We are not only purchasing them for ourselves, but for our family
members as well. If they are taking the time to develop them for us and to
market them to us, then we should empower ourselves to check them out.

"Its also important because if you’re a Mom, then your kids are ten steps
ahead of you in this department. Its up to you shorten the gap and let them know
that you are a technological woman and you can keep up if you have to."

Catch the rest of the article here… 

Does technology help YOU juggle things better?

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Maryanne // Jul 16, 2005 at 3:07 am

    Thanks for posting my article. I just have to answer your question though. Does technology help You juggle things better? I would say “absolutely! My life has been simplified a gazillion times by using a cell phone. Pre-cell phone years meant waiting long hours for my kid’s sport’s practices to end. Cell phones would have eliminated these endless hours. Pda’s are an essential item, they are trully an organizers dream. Keeping it all in one place is better than trying to figure out where I put it last. Shall we talk about the endless perks a computer and the internet provide for us? Just to name a couple, researching on the internet is much easier than waltzing off to the local library. Emailing our relatives, business contacts and every other person we have to communicate with is more convenient than using a phone. We no longer have to call during their “office hours!” We can email when its convenient for us. So I would again say that juggleing with technology provides us with numerous advantages to help ease or eliminate daily tasks. Biggest benefit is they save us time! I hope others respond as well.
    Thanks and have an electronic day!

  • 2 Karen // Jul 17, 2005 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks Maryanne! I really appreciate you coming to visit and leaving such great information.

    I agree totally with you about the cell phone (we call them ‘mobile phones’…) Even though I fought it strongly, I have to admit that my 15 year old son’s having a mobile is the BEST thing ever… he texts or phones me whenever plans change (which they invariably do!), or to let me know when he is nearing a pick up point, etc.

    I also agree with you about the internet and email saving us many many hours. It is my intention, though, not to do too much personal keep in touch by email. I still believe that a phone call to say ‘how are you?’ beats an email hands down.

    And I am still to be convinced of the effectiveness of a PDA… I had one a few years ago but never got it to the place where it was indispensible. I still like my paper diary and handwritten lists I am afraid. Yes, this causes hassles sometimes – and I am always looking at ways to streamline how I operate and maybe one day soon I will be ready once again to try a PDA. (You’ve intrigued me enough to do some research on them, I must admit!!)

    Thanks again, Maryanne!

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