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Top Questions To Ask Mom Before Buying Tech

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and tech is top of mind for many moms. In the past I spent countless hours putting together  gift guides. But this year I decided to keep the momentum going with my well known use of Twitter microblogging at @TechMama. Starting today and this weekend I will be tweeting out articles about Mothers Day tech. So please follow me @TechMama to find out what gadgets are being recommended for moms. One of my favorite sites for this type of “cool tech for moms” is CoolMomTech.  Of course, I could not post without giving my own tips – but they may just be different then most. In fact, my tips will be the top questions to ask mom before buying her tech.

Anyone buying tech for their moms has to step back and think about what tech “infrastructure and requirements” their mom (or wife) has. How does that special mom use technology in her life? Just because an iPad2 is the hottest gadget being discussed for mother’s day – does not mean that it is the right gift for mom.

WHAT? Did I actually just say that the iPad2 may not be the right gift for mom? YES… I did…

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Mother’s Day: Low Tech and High Tech Adventures

HIGH TECH – CARDS FOR GRANDMOM:

Last night we realized that we did not send Mother’s Day cards to our out of town Grandmoms. So this morning I picked 2 digital pictures of my boys and created a Hallmark photo card and then we are going to finish that off with a fun audio card using Fotobabble.

LOW TECH – HANDMADE GIFTS FROM MY SONS:

This morning I had the fun of my three sons busting in the room to give me their homemade gifts. For Mother’s Day, I always ask for something homemade.  One of my twin 7 year olds twin sons (J) made this framed card.   My other twin 7 year old son (D) made a paper card that said “I Love You”.

My tween son B played me a song on his guitar. His brother’s J&D were dancing in the background. I see a brother’s band coming up in the near future..

We missed our Grandmoms from far away – but had the fun of lunch with our local Grandmom. Dad cooked a vegetable and tofu stir fry inspired by Jamie Oliver for dinner. All the boys enjoyed it, mom was happy her boys were eating their veggies.

A perfect Mother’s Day for me is a combination of low tech handmade gifts from my boys and some easy high tech ways to send cards to their grandmoms.

Being a mom is so yummy!