When you become a mom, you know how much time and effort things become. And by “things,” I mean pretty much everything. Taking care of your kids, making food, cleaning the house (over and over again), getting work done, doing laundry, and more. Getting things done just becomes a little more of a challenge. I’m honestly not sure how moms who lived way back when did it all…because they had to do it all themselves, without help from technology. And honestly? Sometimes technology saves the day.
There is a lot of hate out there for technology because it takes time away from your family and social media and TV consumes a lot of people. I agree, and this post is definitely not saying to plop your kids in front of a TV…Far from it! What I mean by this is that there is technology out there that can help you as an individual, a mom, a business owner – whatever your life looks like! And technology does not just come in the form of a TV or phone or tablet. It now comes in the form of smart devices and even hair dryers. Seriously – it’s just wild how much we have advanced in technology in the recent years.
With all of that being said, here are a few ways to be tech savvy in your life, which will hopefully save you time, effort, and stress. And again: we are NOT talking about TVs and tablets here, so no matter how much you hate Cocomelon, go ahead and keep reading because we won’t even mention it again ;) –
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I know what you are thinking… Hair care? Technology? YES! For example, the REVAIR. Super cool technology that dries hair in reverse. The fact that it dries your hair faster and straightens it too, without you having to do it yourself, is technology. And for moms, or busy individuals, this is the perfect way to save some time in your day-to-day life. The reverse hair dryer will replace your blow dryer and your flat iron while cutting your hair drying time in half!
How cool is it that you can just ask what the weather is, or ask for a timer to be set, and it automatically happens now? I mean, you can even ask for lights and switches to be turned on and off. I think it is insanely cool! Google or Alexa devices are definitely worth it, in my opinion, and they do make you tech savvy, for sure. If you don’t have one yet, go ahead and treat yourself! They are definitely helpful when it comes to saving time and asking questions – especially for busy moms!
Another cool tech-savvy option is Tile devices. Do you lose your keys a lot? If so, you need one of these! It basically attaches to your keys and then you can find it via GPS anytime you lose it. Such a cool thing to have!
I have one in my wallet, one on my house keys and one of each of our vehicle’s keys. I even bought them for my mom so she wouldn’t lose her house and car keys or her wallet anymore! They are a great solution to keeping track of everything that’s important to you.
Do you ever feel stressed out about what is going on at home, or at your work, while you are not there? I feel you! An easy solution to this is getting security cameras. You are able to see (and hear) practically everything that goes on while you are away. Plus, if you ever did have any reason to need footage, most cameras nowadays can record. That is huge! One thing to think about, however, is that if your home or business is in a place that sees a lot of foottraffic (especially at night!), they might not be 100% protected. A great example of this is a Nest camera – the outdoor cameras literally just magnet on to the side of your house (on a platform). How is this actually safe? If someone wanted to, they could just reach up and take them down. Now, most commercial cameras are a bit safer: they are usually pretty sturdy on the side of the building, but it’s still not enough to stop someone if they really wanted to get it down. If you want your security cameras to be truly protected, check out Criterion Technology, Inc. They do injection molded optics, thermoforming, turnkey assemblies, surface finishes, and so much more. They are based 100% in the USA, which is amazing, and their core values are to be innovative, to engage and empower and help others, and to exhibit personal integrity.