Mother's Day Tech
Whether it’s bandaging a scraped knee, making chicken noodle soup when you’re sick or giving you a hug when you need it, moms always know how to make things better. But, being a mom is by no means simple. This Mother’s Day, gift your mom with technology designed to make her job easier.
For Mother’s Day Rookies
Coming in at one of the top five toughest times to be a mom is definitely when kids are first born. With little to no sleep and the constant worry of something going wrong, here are some tech gifts to soothe new moms. Created by Summer Infant, the pacifier thermometer can relax a baby and take its temperature at the same time without forcing mothers to put a cold, traditional thermometer elsewhere. The mamaRoo swing is a great way for new moms to take a break from holding their newborn, without the usual fuss. The swing has five settings each mimicking the familiar movements that moms make while holding their babies.
For the Betty Crocker Moms
Finding time to make dinner while having a career can be difficult for anyone, but imagine having kids to take care of on top of that! Thankfully, technology like the smart Crock-Pot partnered with WeMo has made cooking easy. Ingredients can be prepped and placed inside the Crock-Pot whenever convenient, and from that point on, the settings can be adjusted away from home with the WeMo app. Technology has also eliminated the hassle of grocery shopping with tech like Amazon Dash Buttons. These small magnetic buttons are available for nearly every product and brand you can think of and with one press, will add the designated item to your Amazon shopping cart.
For the Not-So-Green Thumbs
No matter how many times she tries, does your mom still struggle with keeping her plants or flowers alive? New gardening technology like the Parrot Flower Power Plant Monitor has been designed to help the gardening-inept. The sensor within this plant monitor assesses your plant’s needs and sends alerts to the Parrot app on your phone whenever the plant needs water, fertilizer or sunlight. Other gardening apps are also available to help, like the Gardener’s Handbook, complete with 10 chapters of DIY gardening tips, landscaping ideas and other useful information.
For the Mrs. Clean Moms
In December 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that on average, women spend at least one hour every day cleaning. For busy moms, an hour of cleaning could instead be spent relaxing or playing with her kids. Technology like iRobot’s Roomba 980 can be a huge time saver when it comes to cleaning. This small automatic vacuum can be controlled from an app and is able to vacuum an entire home while avoiding furniture and taking the most efficient path. Moms can also make sure that flu season never plagues their homes with the CleanWave Sanitizing Wand. With UV-C light, this wand can kill up to 99.9% of germs and allergens without leaving harmful chemical residue behind.
While some might make it look easy, being a mom definitely comes with challenges. This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a tech gift that shows your appreciation for everything she does, while also making her life just a little less chaotic!