With 2013 upon us, it is seeming more and more like moms now aren't just jumping on the social media train -- but beginning to revolutionize how it's done. Social networking has become so much more than just a place for moms to keep an eye on their technology-addicted children. Does your family have a Nook, Kindle or iPad? Find Fujimini Adventure Series award-winning books here. Great family-friendly gifts. In recent years, it has instead developed into a place for mothers to connect with other mothers, share their experiences and struggles, and even start up successful businesses. Much to their children's surprise (and often dismay), mothers have actually shown to be above average smartphone users, and the number of mothers owning smartphones is rapidly increasing. With 54% of mothers now owning a smartphone, it has surpassed the 50% of all mobile users in the United States. So that means that more moms are smartphone users than any other group in the U.S.! And smartphones aren't the only thing our tech-savvy moms are using.
Moms are also showing tremendous skill in the social media world. Three out of four mothers reported visiting Facebook in one month, and even better news to our ears -- studies show that moms are 38% more likely to follow an online blog or become a "fan" of a webpage than any other group. Learn more about acclaimed author and Mompreneur Eileen Wacker, click here. Nearly five million moms across America are a member or visitor of Pinterest -- making up more than a third of unique visitors in a single month! Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are attracting a large population of mothers, but what these women are really dominating is the world of blogging. Now, one out of every three bloggers is a mommy-blogger! This news could not be more exciting to us at ONCEKids, where we are all about the expansion of mommy-blogging. Simply googling "Moms in Social Media" or "Mommy-bloggers" will bring you to countless online blog sites where moms post their own personal blogs or feature other mother's blogs about balancing their career with their kids as well as their marriage and the stresses and triumphs that maintaining such a balance brings- a subject that no one could understand better than other mothers.