As moms and grandmoms, we change hats quite frequently, depending upon “who’s calling us.” And I don’t necessarily mean on the phone. It’s either the kids, pets, husband, significant other – always somebody wanting our attention.
Cell phones, however, have become a way of life for most of us.
Do we really want to be available for everyone and anyone on a 24/7 basis? What do I mean? A famous person once said that the more available you make yourself; the more available everyone will expect you to be. People will actually be annoyed if you aren’t constantly and instantly available at all times. People expecting you to be available all the time may be annoying. Cell phone calls follow you everywhere you are including your bathroom. Even during the evening when you’d like to decompress and relax at day’s end, cell phones may continue to ring and annoy you. If it’s important – not a problem, however if it’s very menial, why must you be bothered so late in the evening?
Today we live in a modern society and with the proliferation of cell phones we see people talking anywhere and everywhere. Smart phones are essential if you run a work-at-home mom business, and this may actually prove to be very effective if you’re running in and out of the house during the day. It’s great to be able to keep in touch with not only the kids and family, but your business associates when you need to.
Cell phones have become a necessity nowadays, that’s why most people use them. My youngest daughter and I share a “family-plan” on the Verizon network. She has a new Blackberry that she recently upgraded to, and I’ll be getting one on my next upgrade “New Every Two” plan. Cell phone manufacturers have continuously developed different usage and functions for this very small gadget – alarms and calendars help us to effectively manage our time.
Follow certain degrees of cell phone etiquette though; and this tool will be very helpful to you, your family and work-at-home mom business.