Whether moms stay at home or head out to work, they increasingly use the Web and mobile devices to stay in touch. The sites below showcase a wide variety of work-family balances and their authors use the Web to keep themselves (and us) informed about their successes and failures.
Subtitled “A Byte of Silicon Valley Life,” this voluminous site
collates several Valley bloggers’ posts and links to their other
blogging ventures as well.
Promises to help parents select quality technology for their
kids, but also focuses on parent-friendly tech such as an alarm-clock
monitor that wakes you only at advantageous points in your sleep cycles
or photo printers. Breaks posts down into categories by age (adults,
tweens & teens, preschoolers, toddlers).
Beth Blecherman covers tech with a parenting slant, asking
whether kids are search-engine savvy, demonstrating how to be a geek,
mom, blogger and athlete at the same time, and “ranting” about
education policy in the U.S.
An Iowan transplanted to California just wants to get in a
little entertainment via iPod, TiVo and IBM ThinkPad in between
mothering, working and sleep. It’s not too much to ask, and this
blogger discusses Iron Chef, red wines and other entertaining topics when she’s not doing all the rest.
Nominally a shopping site but also reviews Web sites and online
services that make life easier, simpler or more fun, such as
photo-sharing and -printing services and the best DVDs.
The indispensable gateway to women’s blogs. See the Tech & Internet home page for all the tech-savvy, women-written blog entries you can read (whether by moms or not).
Mom blogs about integrating high tech into the lives of her
three gadget-crazy kids and less-enthusiastic husband. Pays special
attention to tech that makes the job of homeschooling easier.
A blogging, Facebooking, bike-riding, Star Wars-quoting
mom’s take on life. Quotes from the George Lucas epics open each blog
post and keep parenting stories and advice in humorous perspective.
Tech and especially DVD reviews with anecdotes and parenting
advice, from a former bank technologist and higher-ed administrator who
splits her time between Silicon Valley and Vermont. Also blogs about
joy vs. happiness, resilience, politics and more.
Robyn manages a group of guys “old enough to be my father”
during the day, then at night returns to manage her child. Watch this
working mom juggle work life with discovering her four-year-old boy’s
candy stash or hastily scrawled mash notes from preschool classmates.