Why Moms Rule on Social Media

We, as moms, play dress up with our kids everyday, but instead of the child wearing the superhero uniform, we, as moms, wear an invisible cape everyday. Changing diapers, feedings, laundry, grocery store trips and helping with homework, it’s amazing if we find a minute to ourselves. WhyMomsRule.com recently had a post citing some references to a recent post about “reinforcing the importance of women in social media.” I must say I agree that we are clearly the main demographic on social media avenues such as Facebook and Twitter these days, especially if you own an iPhone.

As previously stated, our time is consumed elsewhere. As we are sitting in the school pick up line, the pediatrician’s office or even the line at the grocery store, we can simply log-in and catch up with friend. We can even post how crazy our kids are making us or update the world that you are making a brief appearance to the outside world, not in pajama’s, but on a date with your loving husband.

Other than updating the world that you are pulling your hair out, since becoming a mom I’ve noticed more tweets/status updates asking for advice ranging from homeschool advice, health, or play date opportunities. Once I had a personal question about my child’s health and left phone messages for my closest friends, including the pediatric nurse at the doc’s office. I got online when I couldn’t get a hold of anyone and posed my question to the ladies of Facebook. You guessed right, quick turnaround!

Another quick mention from the blog is that women take on the role as consumer, connector and decision maker for most family purchases. Now, granted the men like to be in on the larger purchases ie: cars and electronics, but for the everyday stuff, women for the most part picked out that dish your eating off of, that brand of iced tea your drinking, or the laundry detergent that cleaned the shirt you are wearing. In this currently economy, saving is a necessity and ladies that coupon are the latest trend. Many restaurants, coffee shops, and consumer brands offer discounts or free product if you “like” their Facebook page. There are even apps for the iPhone that let you scan in bar codes to find the best deal.

Is this just more proof that the “iPhone Mom” is taking the place of the “Soccer Mom?”

We, as moms, play dress up with our kids everyday, but instead of the child wearing the superhero uniform, we, as moms, wear an invisible cape everyday. Changing diapers, feedings, laundry, grocery store trips and helping with homework, it’s amazing if we find a minute to ourselves. WhyMomsRule.com recently had a post citing some references to a recent post about “reinforcing the importance of women in social media.” I must say I agree that we are clearly the main demographic on social media avenues such as Facebook and Twitter these days, especially if you own an iPhone.

As previously stated, our time is consumed elsewhere. As we are sitting in the school pick up line, the pediatrician’s office or even the line at the grocery store, we can simply log-in and catch up with friend. We can even post how crazy our kids are making us or update the world that you are making a brief appearance to the outside world, not in pajama’s, but on a date with your loving husband.

Other than updating the world that you are pulling your hair out, since becoming a mom I’ve noticed more tweets/status updates asking for advice ranging from homeschool advice, health, or play date opportunities. Once I had a personal question about my child’s health and left phone messages for my closest friends, including the pediatric nurse at the doc’s office. I got online when I couldn’t get a hold of anyone and posed my question to the ladies of Facebook. You guessed right, quick turnaround!

Another quick mention from the blog is that women take on the role as consumer, connector and decision maker for most family purchases. Now, granted the men like to be in on the larger purchases ie: cars and electronics, but for the everyday stuff, women for the most part picked out that dish your eating off of, that brand of iced tea your drinking, or the laundry detergent that cleaned the shirt you are wearing. In this currently economy, saving is a necessity and ladies that coupon are the latest trend. Many restaurants, coffee shops, and consumer brands offer discounts or free product if you “like” their Facebook page. There are even apps for the iPhone that let you scan in bar codes to find the best deal.

Is this just more proof that the “iPhone Mom” is taking the place of the “Soccer Mom?”

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