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Mom-me Time: BlackBerrys for Mommies?

Mom-Me Time: BlackBerrys for Mommies?

All of us at Sugar are attached to our BlackBerrys — they keep us on top of the news, and your comments, day and night. But, as lilsugar mentioned the other day, unplugging from the office is important.

That is why I was struck when a friend, who did not return to work after the birth of her baby, told me that more than half of the women in her mommy group have BlackBerrys. When I asked if they worked part-time and needed to check into the office, she told me that none of them worked, but that they wanted to stay on-top of their emails and Facebook friends. They use the devices to arrange play dates, check-in with dad and text their friends. In short, they have become the must-have accessory on the playground.

While I am sure this was not the intention of the people at RIM, they may have a new clientèle to market their wares to! Do you keep your handheld handy while on mommy watch?


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xoclirpa xoclirpa 9 years
I'm a single working mother and I couldn't live without my blackberry. From keeping the grocery list, to scheduling time with friends, to keeping up with my e-mail at work...this little thing keeps me organized and connected to the rest of the world!
jessie jessie 9 years
My BJ2 is a life saver some times. I never leave home without it!
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
My Blackberry is my ticket to the outside world, even if it is just for a few minutes. I'm a SAHM and I couldn't live without it.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
I'm a SAHM and my iPhone definitely helps me keep it all together.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I don't understand what working even has to do with it - moms have just as much to stay on top of as a working woman. I don't have a Blackberry, but I text message a lot while I'm out and about. It's a lifesaver when I need immediate advice or input.
imcs imcs 9 years
I don't see a prob w/having a bb... just as long as the mommies at the playground are paying more attention to their kids than to their emails. I'd hate to think of all the things that can happen in one second of taking your eyes away from your child in a public place.
katedavis katedavis 9 years
I'm a SAHM and I am addicted to my iPhone.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
I LOVE MY SIDEKISK, my next victim will be a blackberry
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I don't work, I have a Blackberry, I love it, it keeps me organized and connected!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Like I've said before, I have to monitor my support ticket emails after hours, doing it on my iPhone is less invasive and less of a chance I'll get distracted and play around with something not important. I can easily see these being a must have for stay at home moms. There's so much to be on top of and why shouldn't they have calendars and email on the go?
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