How Technology is Helping Me as a Single Parent

I’m a single mom of 2 young kids, and I work multiple jobs to thrive.

A lot of people asked me how I juggle things and I always tell them it’s all about time management and the support I get from my family. But looking at it now, I have to thank the wonders of technology for helping me get by. Here are the reasons why:

Online Jobs

If you must know, I work from home. Thanks to PeN for giving me that opportunity. And of course, thank you technology for making it possible. Now, I don’t really have to spend money for transportation cost, for food, or even for dress allowance. The money that I save?  I use it for my kids. We go to the malls or I shop for them. Speaking of shopping, let’s go to my next point.

Online Shopping

It was just recently that I trusted online shopping. Years ago, it was so hard to transact online. You would always fear that someone might steal your identity and might use your credit card for an all-shopping spree. Of course, that still happens if you are not careful. But I have to say, online shopping now has been better and safer.

Speaking of which, online shopping will be available in PeN in the future. What’s good is that you may use your earned PeNney for buying. What I worry now is that I will get addicted to using PeN. Haha! 

Paying the Bills

You don’t have to leave your houses just to settle the bills. Everything can be done online. Just imagine that time you are saving. You can now teach your kids their lessons, or play with them.


I love to learn. It doesn’t matter if it’s about cooking, my jobs, or how-tos in life. I just love to watch presentations and trying to broaden my knowledge about everything and anything under the sun. Luckily, there are a lot of affordable online training facilities like UDEMY.

Online Support Group

Surprisingly, there are a lot of single moms who work from home and you can find them in different online support groups. Because of that, we are able to share experiences and tips to level up our parenting style.

You might think that I depend my life on the internet, but you are wrong. I just try to maximize what technology has to offer. If there is a chance for me and my kids to go out, we still do it. I even use PeN’s locator to see if I have friends nearby. So you see, it’s all about balance and trying to take advantage of available resources.


Posted by Berniz Isla