App Review: Working Mom’s Best Friend

Today was my first day of travel for work since bringing my daughter Tsering (2 and a half) home to join our family. I now know what every working mom feels like when they leave their kids – a combination of relief to have an adult conversation, guilt for being away, and sadness because we’re not together.

I discovered a working moms (or dads) best friend: FaceTime.

After facilitating an offsite with an unnamed executive team today I got back to my luxurious hotel room and immediately called home on FaceTime and had a video chat. Tsering and Charles were both so excited to see me, and Tsering was jumping up and down clapping her hands and saying “Mommy!! I love you!!!” She’s never said that before…I get misty eyed just thinking about it! We sang a little song and clapped our hands and she said “bye bye!” Wow! I am awestruck all over again. Cool, huh?!

It could be a commercial for Apple products. For those who’ve asked, it’s available for iPad, iPhone 4, and for the mac on the app store.


About karlinsloan

Karlin Sloan has committed herself to finding out what makes great leaders tick, and to supporting leaders to be the change they wish to see in the world. As a corporate citizen she is an advocate for triple-bottom-line reporting, for creating sustainable ways of working and living, and for creating positive organizational communities that work together for the greater good. She is the author of the acclaimed business book Smarter, Faster, Better; Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership which has been translated into Thai and Russian, UNFEAR: Facing Change in an Era of Uncertainty, and co-author of the 2012 book Lemonade: The Leaders Guide to Resilience at Work. For more information see or
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2 Responses to App Review: Working Mom’s Best Friend

  1. karlinsloan says:

    It is an iPhone, iPad, and mac app – great stuff! I’m using it on my computer and it;s also available for the iPhone 4.

  2. Nicey Hilton says:

    Is that an iPhone app? I’m trying to find it and not having any luck, yet I’ve only had one cup of coffee! 🙂

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