And now as promised, some more from our #XanderMoms. Tanya Kovarsky (owner of parenting blog, Rattle & Mom) is a dynamic working mother, and our first question to her was how she manages to balance the demands of being a mother and an entrepreneur?
Tanya carves out some time for herself by saying no to things she can’t manage, and realises that she needs to look after herself, and ask for help if necessary, before she can look after anyone else. In her own words, ‘ A sense of humour and carbs also form part of the balancing act.’
Like every working mom in the modern world, she realises that technology and screen-time are part of her son’s life. She uses the iPad judiciously to supplement his day to day activities and learning, but makes sure that his time on any device is monitored and controlled. Her son has an iPad with a mix of educational, infotainment and entertainment apps and content. Tanya elaborates: ‘It hasn’t necessarily replaced learning, exercise and interaction, but it’s supported it.’
Tanya loves living and raising a child in South Africa, and takes full advantage of a great lifestyle, people and climate. Of course some biltong and Cadbury’s Bubbly don’t hurt either.
We asked Tanya to share some of her son’s favourite apps, and like us here at XanderApps, she recommends apps from the developers at Toca Boca.
Tanya makes is look so easy, but we can all learn from her balanced, considered approach to life.