Technically Sick
Technically Sick
Dec 12, 2022
Top Technologies for Daily Support
Play • 33 min

Monica speaks with Jen Hardy, an author, podcast host, blogger, coach, and mother. In this episode, Jen shares some of the technologies and apps she uses to help manage parenting, working, and day-to-day life while living with chronic illnesses. 

"There were a lot of people complaining, ‘I'm so sick, I can't get up’, but no one was saying, ‘how do you live your life like that? How do you get through it and live a good life, even when you're like that?’. And so, I pursued it. I started a blog to help others like me.” - Jen Hardy 



  • 01:59 How Jen started blogging 
  • 04:29 Jen’s favorite apps and gadgets for parenting 
  • 07:26 Recommended apps and gadgets for sleep 
  • 10:39 How Jen works from bed 
  • 14:25 Apps and gadgets for brain fog 
  • 16:47 Robot vacuums 
  • 18:43 Kitchen gadgets 
  • 22:26 Other helpful gadgets 
  • 28:51 Jen’s ideal tech 

Takeaway Learnings and Actionable Tips 

1) Technology has the capacity to take on a lot of the parenting and home care exhaustion. From using home voice assistance, you can set up timers for when that dog needs to be walked, reminders of chores for the kids, and set up your device to be an intercom between rooms for additional communication.  

2) Many simple tech purchases can make a huge difference: audiobooks, speaker pillows, and even automated potato peelers are little changes that could possibly elevate your lifestyle and reduce effort 

3) There are a variety of apps programmed into your phone that can be so useful, such as the Notes and Reminders app for Apple users or for you Android users - Google Keep. Jen makes use of these to ensure that brain fog does not get in the way of her obligations and productivity  

4) If you are looking to find a bedside setup that's right for you, take a look into dorm rooms and tiny house setups for inspiration. These resources will show ideas of how to organize your small working spaces in creative ways. 

About the Guest

Jen Hardy is an author, podcast host, blogger, coach, and mother to seven children. In her work, she discusses what it's like to be a mom and an entrepreneur while managing her chronic illnesses.

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