Staying home with your baby is like a beautiful dance. It’s not the first time I have danced with my children, but it’s been a long time, this time it’s our third lovely baby, and we are trying to balance life. It feels like we waltz our way through life or rather salsa because the rhythm seems so much faster these days. In one hand my baby, in the other my smart phone, common themes for many mommies these days.
Communication has changed since the last time I was home with my kids. As I walked to the local mall, I saw a mommy feeding her child with one hand and texting with the other. It made me think how social software is changing how parents connect with others and how we stay connected to work when on leave. I found myself checking my iphone more often, perhaps for the adult company and checking what new developments happened at work. As my baby sleeps, I have a moment to reflect …. so what have I learned so far?
- Staying connected is easier than ever, you can choose to just listen if you are sleep deprived or to interact when you are ready
- Finding local groups is only a search away, whether it’s local mommy groups or baby playgroups
- When I get back to work I will be able to catch up faster than ever, because I have stayed connected and I know that what I missed can be found by tapping into experts and documents available at work through online social networks
- Before I know it, I will be back at work and hopefully better with all the experience I gained caring for my family at home
This brings me to think about Mother’s day which is coming this weekend. I wanted to wish all mothers out there a very happy Mother’s Day! I know I get so much amazing help from my mother and mother-in-law, I really couldn’t do half of what I do without all the help I get from them. So a big thank you to my moms and all moms out there who help so much! It also makes me smile to know that my moms are staying connected through online social networks these days too.
Happy Mother’s Day!