Remember when your mom used to say, “Wait until you’re a mom yourself, then you’ll understand me better?”. Now that you have your child, you probably appreciate all that your mom has done for you to turn out to be the woman and mother you are now.
Moms like you nowadays enjoy a lot of luxuries that you might even take for granted sometimes! Things like:
Your mom had a film camera to take photos while you use smartphones to take photos.
Imagine the long process that it would take for moms in the 90s to have their memories immortalized in film. First, they would need to own a camera—and it wasn’t something that all families could afford back then. Compared to entry-level smartphones nowadays, a camera back then would cost a small fortune!
Each roll of film wouldn’t even assure a good photo—you’ll just have to take a chance and take a snap, have it developed, and stash it in a photo album or display it in your house.
Now, with every milestone or moment, you’re there to capture it with a few clicks of your smartphone. Your photo library is filled with photos of your children, and your social media accounts are all about them, too. And why not—they’re adorable!
Your Mom had a landline to be shared with the rest of the household, an office landline or a payphone. While you have a few seconds to send a text message, make a phone call or email all through your phone.
Chances are the 90s mom would miss calls from their landline, and they would need to wait until they got home to catch up on the day of their little ones.
With technology, nowadays, communication with your child is as easy as pressing a button. When you’re away from your child, they’re always a video chat away, or their companion can easily send you their photos. You can stay connected with them to get updates about when they’re not feeling well if something happened in preschool, or when they just want to hear your voice.
Your mother provided you with toys and books to teach you while You have a tablet to use for your kids’ studies.
Your mom had… books and toys to teach you
Remember when encyclopedias were the only source of credible information for school? Reading was one of the few ways kids could entertain themselves, too.
You have… a tablet to give to your kids
Thousands of books are within your reach in one tablet, not to mention the countless educational apps that you can download for your child to enjoy. Technology has made it possible for you to provide books and activities for your child that aren’t too costly, and won’t take up space in your place.
Your mom had to go door to door and make a physical sale while you have an abundance of opportunities to make a few extra bucks online.
Back in the 90s, if you didn’t have a physical store or a good set of contacts, no one would know about your store. And that equals to no sales. Your mom would probably have needed to physically visit her “amigas” to make a sale, whether it be Tupperware’s or pieces of jewelry—and hope that by word-of-mouth, they’ll bring in more customers.
Your mom had… direct selling of Tupperware’s to her friends to help contribute to household expenses
You have… opportunities online like direct selling or digital clerk jobs to contribute to the family’s savings.
Apps have made it easy to find what you need, “add to cart” and buy what you need (or, let’s admit it, want) within a few minutes. Online selling is a big hit in the Philippines, and being a mompreneur and having a piece of the online selling pie is now as easy as figuring out what you want to sell. Networking is so easy, since all you need is to make your item’s descriptions easy to search by potential customers.
What has stayed the same?
Though times have changed, something remains the same—a mother’s love. No other kind of love can be compared to how a mother loves her child.
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