About Me

 

Hi! I’m Monica, aka NYC Tech Mommy. Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.

I’m a born and raised New Yorker, educator, Latina, and mommy of two. Like most New Yorkers, I’m highly caffeinated and completely iPhone dependent. When I’m not busy tackling mommy life, you’ll find me here in my little corner of the web, sharing tidbits about my life hoping to inspire you to live simple, live fun, and live life with tech.

Connect with me on Instagram to follow our daily adventures @nyctechmommy

Why NYCTM?

A lot of what I share here revolves around tech because technology is how I get things done! Gadgets are my thing and I’d probably blow your mind if I told you how many apps I hoard on my iPhone. You know, there’s an app for that EVERYTHING! From making it simpler to buy my groceries, to storing images, to managing my family’s screen time and keeping the kids on track with learning, tech truly helps me get it all done! 

Unlike my kiddies, I do remember a time when computers were scarce and smartphones were non-existent.  Sometimes I wonder, how did we ever get anything done without a smartphone?

Live Simple, Live Fun, Live Life with tech - www.nyctechmommy.com
This pic was taken on the day I launched my website, February 4th 2015 .

Just a few short years ago I launched this website hoping to inspire families to keep life simple and fun through the use of technology! Today my mission is to show you that although tech may be a bit intimidating to those of us who may not be digital natives, it doesn’t have to be complicated to use. Here on NYC Tech Mommy, I share tips and tricks to help you manage your family’s digital lifestyle, and keep up with your techy kids too. From the latest gadgets and tech toys to the most useful apps and websites, I’ve got you covered! 

But Tech Isn’t All It’s About

But technology isn’t all that this website is about. My family comes first. Always! I love spending time with them, exploring our city, creating new memories, celebrating traditions, working on the occasional DIY project with the (very handy) hubby, crafting with the kiddies, planning birthday parties, cooking quick meals (cause let’s face it, I’d rather be on my computer), enjoying family road trips, and taking a little vacation now and then (and if there’s a beach involved, even better).

My life just wouldn’t be any fun without a mix of all these things. And I love sharing it all with you, here on NYCTechMommy!

About NYCTechMommy

NYC Travel Mommy

Our family loves to travel! As the Chief Vacation Officer in our family, I’m constantly planning our next adventure. Besides sharing all of our adventures here, I recently decided my family needed a dedicated space to document our travels. That’s why we recently launched our new family travel blog. Now you can follow my family on our next family travel adventure at NYCTravelMommy.com. We’re sharing all our best family trips and travel tips to inspire you to travel more with your family. Visit our new site here. Happy travels!

Where Else Can You Find Me?

 Maybe you’ve already spotted me sharing my techy wisdom elsewhere…

The Huffington Post – 6 Tech Bloggers Reveal What They Really Want This Holiday Season


Her Umbrella Digital Lifestyle Magazine – Gifts for the Tech-Savvy Momma

Here’s another tech gift guide as seen in the Winter Edition of HerUmbrella Digital Magazine. You can see my featured gift guide on page 23. For more details on these and other specific gifts please see my blog post here.

Her Umbrella - Gifts for the Tech-Savvy Momma

International Blogger Association – 10 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Blogger Productivity


Common Sense Media – Consultant

Keeping true to my roots, I’ve been able to use my expertise as an educator and parent to guide other parents in making the right choices for their own kids when it comes to educational apps and children’s picture books. Below is one app I particularly enjoyed reviewing for Common Sense Media but you can read some of my other favorites here. You can also click here to learn more about the educator behind this blog.

As seen on Common Sense Media - Juana la Iguana Review
click here to read the full review

I’m also a Common Sense Latino Guest Blogger – Por que la noche de videojuegos es importante para nuestra familia. Read some of my recent guest posts here.


TwinsMommy called this one of 12 Best Mom Tech Blogs for 2019!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little corner of cyberspace. Blogging and connecting with all of you has been quite a surprising adventure and I am so thankful for it all!

Here are some top post you might enjoy:

How to Plan a Night of Video Gaming for Your Family

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Summer of STEM

5 Tips for Visiting the Statue of Liberty with Kids

Our Top Travel Moment of 2018 in Photos

Also Click below to read about my journey to blogging and lessons learned in my 1st year. It’s an oldie but goodie. 😉

It's my one year blog anniversary! Let's celebrate together. Here are 3 Big Lessons I learned

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