Have a parenting problem? Well she’s got an app for that! Smartphones and tablets are always within reach for this gadget-geared gal. In her opinion, there’s no issue that can’t be solved by technology, electronics, and/or the all-knowing internet!
The Techie Mommy is a lot like The Force: you can either go good side or dark side. Some moms can integrate technology into their daily routine successfully whereas others let gadgets and gizmos overrun their life. Either way, the typical Techie Mommy can be seen glued to her smartphone, snapping and uploading pics with her baby distracted by bright colors on a tablet. The “electronic babysitter” can come in handy when all other baby-calming methods have failed, and she will be sure to tell you all about it, too. Armed with all the knowledge the internet has to offer, this digital diva is always the first to diagnosis an ailment, know the best-reviewed gadgets, and won’t think twice about shooting down your old-school crafts in favor of her ultra-cool DIY Pinterest projects.
Technology certainly isn’t going away, so it’s not like we can pretend it doesn’t have its benefits. For instance, video baby monitors come in handy for the perma-nervous first time mom and even experienced mommas can feel a little safer knowing their children are just a phone call (or GPS tracker) away. Technology can also help bridge gaps, like being able to show pictures of your baby to a faraway relative or quickly capture and preserve memories with older generations. My personal favorite? The internet allows me to share my motherhood experience with all of you!!! (Shameless plug, sorry)
Admit it. We’ve all been to the playground and seen the mom searching for wi-fi, seemingly oblivious of her child’s whereabouts. These parents are so busy plugging in that they tend to check out of their immediate surroundings. Some studies have even shown that our society’s burgeoning obsession with snapping pics of everything from the sentimental to the mundane are actually harming our ability to remember the event!
The Savvy Supermom
This mom is able to do everything!!! Or at least that’s how she makes herself look on Facebook. Her social media presence is well-tailored and every event is a selfie opportunity. In a given week, she posts pictures of all the tasks she easily completes (“Supermom, able to leap tall laundry piles in a single bound!”), she keeps herself looking fresh and fit (perhaps her Instagram filter helps?), and she and her little one are taking the town by storm since she always makes sure to “check in” at all the best spots. No one can compete with this tech-savvy, Google-searching, hashtag tweeting, tutorial pinning Supermom!
The Geeky Gal
While there is a definite difference between the terms Nerd (think FanGirl) and Geek (think Pocket-Protector), they find a kind of happy medium in this mom. Her parenting style is equal parts “Well WebMD says…” and “Did you see this scientific statistic?” For her, technology is a definite step forward in the evolution of mankind, so why not use it for all its benefits when tackling the challenges of motherhood. As passionate as they are about their gaming and obscure pop culture references, they are even more passionate about their child. But just make sure to never get on this mom’s bad side, because she can ice you out in the digital world and in real life.
Alright, so for you folks keeping count, this is mom style number three! Have we highlighted your style or parenting yet? If not, there’s always next week 😉 Stay tuned!