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What's the one gadget/item that makes your life easier as a working mom?”

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  • My home business. Not really a "gadget" per se, but it lets me be a working mom AND a stay at home mom all at the same time. Makes for a very happy me and a very happy baby.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Sheraline on 19th March 2008

  • My blackberry!!! I was giving birth and had it right by my side!!! :) I know - I'm insane :)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Victoria on 14th December 2007

  • Can I have two? I need to tell you about 2! My palm pilot (which I swore I would never use, but I sync it daily to my yahoo web-based schedule and that way my friends and family know what I am up to. And my new NANO! I am so enjoying having music in my life every day!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 13th December 2007

  • I love electronic gadgets, but I'm going old school here. I have a small dry erase board next to the back door where I jot down short notes or reminders for me to see just before I walk out the door. I can't tell you the number of times my son would have missed swimming at school (unless he was willing/permitted to go sans swim trunks) but for the last second reminder.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by jshoremom on 12th December 2007


    Flag as inappropriate Posted by shelly on 12th December 2007

  • Laptop. Mine is a real workhorse. Not pretty. Not the latest technology. But, like an old Ford, it keeps plodding along (knock on wood!) and I couldn't be a WAHM without it. Now if they could just make one that has a toddler-repelling force field to keep sticky little fingers away, that would be awesome!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 10th December 2007

  • Bourbon.

    Just kidding. Kinda.

    I think the gadget that makes life easier is Google Calendar -- I can manage everyone's schedules and color-code them so I can tell who's is which at a glance.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Lylah M. Alphonse on 10th December 2007

  • My Blackberry 8800 - hands down. From there I can manage my contacts and calendar, email, text, call, instant message, manage my iwantsandy account, etc, etc. It's my handheld laptop.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 10th December 2007

  • This is easy: Palm Treo. Nothing would get done if it weren't for that thing.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KathyHowe on 10th December 2007

  • Laptop! For me ,I'm juggling kids with one hand and laptop with the other. Without a laptop I'm not sure how I could manage to work and parent.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by OliveMartini on 10th December 2007

  • I read this and thought "Gadget? What gadget can make parenting easier?" Now I've seen your responses, I had a small lightbulb moment: of course! You really do benfit from gadgets when your kids are babies and toddlers. By the time they're teens (which mine all are) gadgets are irrelevant, so for a moment I just blanked out on the question. Unless you're talking *their* gadets. I find an iPod each makes for quiet, happy teens... :-)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MaryP on 10th December 2007

  • My Medela backpack! I travel between three work locations and it's just so nice to sling it on my back and go! Now, finding time to use it in a busy clinic is another thing ...

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KC on 10th December 2007