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Jan 16, 2013

Technology has provided a lot of benefits to the world at large, from ease of communications, transportation services to the restructuring of how we education our children, go about business and basically all aspects of everyday life. Moving away from the bigger picture, how does technology affect the ordinary person, specifically, the hardworking and always busy working mother?

I can speak from personal experience when I say I need help sometimes. With the fast paced world today, from juggling a career, further education and a family, sometimes it feels like there’s just not enough time. Luckily, I have found a little sanity and a little bit of help from “Buddy”, my cellphone.

I have been a religious iPhone user since 3 years ago. I have gone through the iPhone 3GS, 4 and now the iPhone 4S. I can say that I am pleased to have a small and compact device that can help me keep track of everything I have going on. There are a number of ways that my phone has helped me in my everyday routine.

1. Photos – I love that I am able to take quality photos and videos of my daughter and bring them to me where ever I am. When out for business trips, these videos remind me of home when it’s difficult to be out of the house. Aside from this, instant snapshots of things are so much easier than having to jot everything down. For example, on a number of occasions I’ve taken photos of important documents, photos of communications from my daughter’s school so I don’t have to rewrite all the details or snapshots of my pantry so I can see what’s mission when I’m in the supermarket.

2. Internet Access – Unless necessary, I can just bring my phone and connect to the internet in a café or turn on my cellular data to look at my email inbox and/or send a quick email. I can also read up on something important or develop a document, spreadsheet or simple presentation from my gadget.

3. Social Media Access – being online allows me to stay connected with my friends even with my busy schedule. My friends and I may not always have time to see each other regularly but those quick moments when I can check my email, I am able to send a quick hello and see what they’ve been up to.

4. Through my accounts on Facebook, I can also keep tabs on my children - As a working parentmy place of employment has a page and this keeps me updated on the latest news/ activities. Linkedin also provides an avenue for me to upload my resume and network with people from my respective field. There are opportunities for personal and professional growth within some of these sights.

5. Online communities- I’ve come to realize that there are support groups where I can source from other parents, other professionals or just other females who are going through the same phase in life as I am. Whether it’s to look for advice or job hunt, the online community of working moms are actually quite active.

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Posted: Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:43 pm
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