“The BlackBerry Diaries:” Where Motherhood and CrackBerry Addiction Meet
A new book, "The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood," details one woman's year-long experience managing her family-life via BlackBerry smartphone.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
BlackBerry smartphones and businesspeople go together like, well, office-printers and toner. But BlackBerrys and soccer moms??
Author Kathy Buckworth says BlackBerry devices and busy mothers are a match made in homemaker-heaven, and she’s sharing lessons learned from her experience using a BlackBerry over the past year to enhance her and her children’s lives in the new book “The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood.”
“My BlackBerry, whom I affectionately call my fifth child, ‘Seamus’, has been my saving grace for not only managing my family’s increasingly complex schedule but also giving me a moment or two of peace and connection to the outside world,” says Buckworth, in a press release. “As families try to maintain sanity while juggling their kids’ lives with carpool schedules, soccer practice, and ballet rehearsals, I’m excited to share tips on how technology can help keep mom organized and somewhat stress-free.”
Buckworth is currently promoting her book, which is available online, along with Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM). Folks who attend her book-tour events get a chance to take home a free Verizon BlackBerry of their choiceeither a BlackBerry Tour 9630, Storm 9530, Pearl Flip 8230 or Curve 8330. (Hint: If you end up being one of the lucky winners, take the Tour.)
Buckworth’s next stop? The North Point Mall in Alpharette, Ga., outside Atlanta, where she’ll discuss the book on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2009, from 3 PM to 5 PM.
The book and related tour are notable because they represents another way in which RIM, once thought of as just a boring, conservative company that catered only to businesspeople, is successfully infiltrating the consumer ranks and securing loyal customers from all walks of life.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.