Avoiding “Gadget Envy”

I'm not like your typical 40-something year old suburban mom.  I have no desire to spend long afternoons shoe shopping and the thought of spending money on a designer purse makes me a little sick to my stomach. 

But I do have a vice when it comes to consumerism – I'm a gadget geek.  For the past year, since its release, I've been covetous of the Apple iPhone.  Last year, I avoided the temptation by telling myself that the 8 GB model was simply not enough memory to justify the price.  Now, with these week's news of a new 16 GB model, I find myself once again obsessing about a new cell phone.  It's crazy!

Do you obsess over gadgets, and if so do you find your satisfaction level to be high once you've made the purchase – or is the joy in the anticipation? 

Also, if anyone out these is upgrading and wants to donate your old 8 GB iPhone to a deserving suburban mom, I know someone who might be interested….


Lisa Hendey, Catholic wife and mom, is the founder and webmaster of www.CatholicMom.com and the author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul and The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and hosts the Catholic Moments Podcast. Visit her at LisaHendey.com.

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