For the average mother, life is a roller-coaster. There’s the highs, the lows, the curves, the loops…the occasional vomit. Sometimes the mother is in the driver’s seat, belt on, and blissfully in control; other times, she’s stuck in the back, cringing at what just happened and wondering when the ride will end.
I have wanted to attend CES (Consumer Electronics Show) for a few years now since tech plays such a big part in my life, but the show is traditionally only for people inside the tech world.
This past Thanksgiving, my husband and I were preparing for our annual trip to his family's house - which consists of packing the car with food, clothes, our ten-year-old son, our 8-year-old daughter and our golden retriever Humphry to drive the seven plus hours from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
My daughter turned 13 last Tuesday. A month before her birthday, I received the following useful email (I was in the same room with her when she sent it).
Mom -- I feel that in past birthdays, I have been not been the happiest girl with what presents I get.
My 78-year-old father has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for over 38 years.
Two decades ago, he had a pulmonary embolism that almost killed him. He walked.. no, he was wheeled out of the hospital - never to walk again. At the time he might not have been able to walk, stand, tie his shoes or brush his teeth but he could dial the phone, talk, think, argue about politics just like any other old geezer and read, read and read.
Apple's big keynote address just wrapped up and there's still no iPhone 5, although there is a new phone and a new operating system hitting the market. Tim Cook, who has headed up the company since Steve Jobs' retirement in August, hosted the event at Apple's Cupertino campus. He kicked off the event with “Good morning, this is my first product launch since being named CEO.”
I love technology and I’m usually the go-to-guy for my friends and family for all of their tech-related questions (mostly problems). I’m always looking for new, fun ways to keep track of information, manage my hectic schedule, catch up on my favorite TV series, or … to put it simply, I just like cool stuff!
I spent some quality time with my computer last night. I was on a mission to make space on my smart phone (which I should probably refer to as my “smart mobile device” as I rarely use it for voice-to-voice conversation anymore) for more music, and to do so, I had to make some trade-offs to free up space. In other words, I had to delete several apps.
Anyone who knows me understands that technology is a huge part of my life. I am an on-the-go mom with three kids, a demanding job, and a busy lifestyle that keeps me running around from the office to school to the grocery store to my house.
When I consult with people about starting a new business, I have to giggle at the old excuses..."Don't have the time or the money." If you truly have a passion for your new project, you will find the time and it may cost a lot less than you think, too. With technology these days, you can utilize almost every minute of what used to be wasted downtime.