I’m sure that most would agree with me when I say that being a mother is not an easy task, especially if you have more than one kid. Some mothers go to work while others stay at home and do housework. Either way, a mother is a full time worker who has little time, if any, for herself. So, if you are one of those who are staying at home and taking care of your family, here are a few ways how technology can help you to manage the workload and even earn some extra money!
Keeping An Eye Out
Kids of any age simply get into trouble no matter how hard we try to prevent it from happening. A few common examples are babies choking on something you never thought would pose a choking hazard, or babies and toddlers falling off beds, cots irrespective of the precautions you have taken, kids being kids and getting into fights with the siblings over the smallest thing, and so on. I know the list of possibilities is never-ending. So the best thing for you would be to set a monitoring system. Without modern technology, you would have to rely on checking on the kids as frequently as possible but this may not always be feasible as you may be stuck with a difficult task.
Doing Your Own Business Or Working From Home
You do not have to depend on someone else simply because you chose to be close to your kids the whole day. With the advancements in technology, you can easily earn money from the comfort of your home while devoting most of your time to your family as you intended. This way, you do not have to worry about your education going to waste. Of course, you will be using the things you learned to teach your kids and for the day to day tasks but it is inevitable that you would feel that you are not taking full advantage of all your qualifications especially if you have many high-level qualifications.
It is quite easy to start an online business with all the social media interfaces we have today and you can arrange delivery via local courier, eliminating the need for a physical shop. If you are thinking of starting an online shop, make sure you invest in important equipment such as bluetooth headphones in addition to the obvious things such as a laptop or a computer with Internet connection. You should be able to discuss with the customers over the phone and it may be impossible to hear anything among the chatter of the kids and their cartoons if you do not have the proper devices.
Keeping Your Sanity And Reducing The Stress
Running around the whole day with kids in tow is enough to drive anyone crazy. So you need to have some way of reducing the stress. Activities such as listening to music while working or talking to a friend can help a lot more than you think. For these, you would want to opt for wireless equipment so that your kids will not trip and fall intensifying the stress.
Educating The Kids
Some are of the view that small kids should not be exposed to electronic items such as computers and TVs, but, if the kids are old enough, you can use these to assist the little ones with their studies.
Thus, as you can see, being a stay at home mom does not mean that you need to feel like you’re living in the stone age. There are many ways technology can help you and it is worthwhile to follow technological advancements even more than a working mom.