Do you like to think of yourself as a thoroughly modern mom? Thanks to 21st-century tech, families around the world are now finding life is a lot more convenient and relaxed than what it once was. Just think, just a few decades ago we didn’t have cell phones and had to go to all the trouble of making phone calls and writing to people to keep in touch. These days, we can send an SMS or an email in a few minutes! Think you’re a cool mom in a cool 21st-century family? Find out by seeing how many of these awesome gadgets you have in your home.
The way we watch TV has been revolutionized over the past few years. We are no longer constrained to TV schedules, as there are now many ways we can watch TV on demand. And one of the most widely used platforms for streaming our favorite shows and movies is Netflix. In fact, the website has become so popular that it now produces its very own shows. Want to know why everyone is obsessed with Stranger Things right now? Or why Shameless on Netflix is so binge-worthy? Well, if you have a Netflix account, you will be able to find out why by watching them!
It can be tough keeping on top of all the tasks and chores that come with running a family home. Our parents and grandparents would have spent ages compiling weekly planners and to-do lists, but these days we have technology on our side! There are lots of apps and online planners you can use to keep you organized. But there is no better helper than the nifty Amazon Echo! This gadget connects to your smartphone and tablet devices and will announce when you have an important appointment coming up. You can also talk to it, and get it to update your shopping list and calendar. If you ask it, it can also update you on the latest news headlines and weather reports!
Don’t you just hate it when you come home to a cold house! Even if you put the heating on straight away, it always seems to take forever to get the house warm! Well, you don’t have to worry about that situation anymore if you install smart heating into your home. These modern systems can be connected to an app that you can download onto your smartphone or tablet. Using the app, you can then turn your heating on or off from wherever you may be! So, if you are stuck in a meeting at work, you can turn your heating on ready for when you get home. Likewise, if you are out and about and find that the weather is a lot nicer than what you were expecting, you can turn your heating off so you don’t come home to what feels like an oven!
Do you have these three cool gadgets at home? If not, let me know what other cool gadgets you rely on in the comments below!