Posts by techiemamma

Halloween Fun with Printables and Crafts

The end of September comes around and usually as Texans we are so ready for the Fall and tired of the heat of summer. Luckily, the 100+ degree days I think are officially past, but we are still in the high 90s and I just can’t wait to wear something with sleeves. It is so…

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The New Kid on the Block: Forminator WordPress Plugin

A quick search of the WordPress plugin repository and you will find 9,000 form plugins available. That is a lot! Forminator was released almost a year ago and although it is the new kid compared to other popular plugins, it brings some powerful features to any WordPress site. Forminator, by WPMU Dev, is a free…

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Gamify Your Morning Routine: Kids Routine Apps

Do you have a hard time getting your kiddos motivated to follow their morning or bedtime routine? Check out these unique apps to help keep kids interested in following their routines and responsibilities. Mornings are stressful in the Hoover household. Dad leaves for work early, and I have two toddlers to get out the door…

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How to Make it as a Big Star with Branded Links

I am a self-professed app junkie and proud of it. For years I’ve been looking up apps to do this or to do that and trying to always find the next best thing. I used to love going to SXSW simply because all the newest apps and features would be released during that time. I…

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How to Overcome & Prevent Mommy Guilt

One Monday last month started as one of those days you mentally file under “precious moments.” I signed my seven-year-old Sebastian up for Taekwondo, and his face glowed with excitement throughout the first class. He doesn’t get this from me, but he runs as fast as a bullet and kicks as high as Billy Blanks.…

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Beaver Builder, Divi, Elementor; Which Page Builder is Best?

Visiting WordPress blogs, bloggers that use WordPress and others that use WordPress for their bread and butter, there are a lot of different ideas of what the best page builder is. Top contenders are Divi, Beaver Builder and a new one to the market Elementor. Personal bias aside, I wanted to apply a bit of…

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Finding Organization in Chaos: Productivity Course

As a mom blogger and side hustler, I find myself continually trying to find balance and organization in the chaos. Earlier this summer I vouched to find balance and get more work done, and spend more time with my boys. The schedule worked some weeks, and others the plan was harder to accomplish. As moms, we…

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5 Easy Steps to Automating Emails in MailerLite

One of the best time saving and list building opportunities is to have opt-ins with additional resources or content. Email services like ConvertKit, MailChimp, and MailerLite all have ways to accomplish these automatons. MailerLite has become popular for many reasons. I think one of its most powerful features is the ability to do MailerLite automation…

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5 Toddler-Friendly Places in Colorado Springs

We had the amazing opportunity to go to Colorado Springs this summer and there were amazing things to do with toddlers. Our 3-year-old was in heaven with the old west, nature, bear hunts, trains, and dinosaurs. It couldn’t have been better! Are you headed to Colorado Springs on holiday? Check out these 5 super toddler-friendly…

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Level Up – Use the WordPress App on Mobile Devices

Level up your blogging game by taking your blogging tasks with you wherever you are! Did you know that you can manage your site from your phone, tablet or in a desktop app on your computer? If you travel a lot or sit in the car a lot waiting for kids to get done with their…

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Power of Color Organization for Busy Moms

Ever since my youngest was born, I have been looking for ways to keep the two boys organized. Color organization fit the bill perfectly. Organize clothes, organize diapers, organize backpacks, and the list goes on, organize everything. This hack is the brainchild of my best friend and her four kiddos. Unleash the power of color…

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Google Docs Hacks You Can’t Live Without

If you are an avid Google Doc user, you know just how powerful Google has been able to take the world of word processing to the web. Once upon a time, the Microsoft suite was a necessity for college students, now students head off to school with a Chromebook that has all its power on…

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Preschool Supplies Your Little Student Needs For Success

School is starting in less than a month! This is so hard to believe. Summer is nearly over. Getting him just the right preschool supplies will make little ones feel confident, secure, and prepared for their first day of school. While for public school you are sure to get a full list of supplies needed,…

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What is a Multisite Network + Questions Answered

There are many reasons you might want to utilize a hidden and unique gem feature in the WordPress ecosystem called WordPress multisite. This site, Techie Mamma, is part of this type of WordPress multisite network. Other sites (most are just playful or very small purpose) include https://dcsit.es, https://jonoruelas.com/, https://lights.hoover.ws/, and http://arcticunion.com/ to name a few.…

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Sticky Monkey Labels: Keep Track of Your Kiddos Stuff

Sticky Monkey Labels is an invention by mommies for moms. They are awesome! Stickers or labels that are dishwasher safe, waterproof, microwave safe, freezer safe, and laundry safe. There are so many options to choose from and they sell great packs for daycare, camp, school, etc. Order some sticky monkey labels today! As a mamma…

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Your Password — are you protected from being hacked?

When I open my password manager it shows I have over 2000 passwords. 2000 passwords!! 2000 unique sites that contain some sort of personal information that warrants a user name and password. How many passwords do you have and how do you keep track of them?  Back in the day, I remember what I did.…

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Instant Pot Creamy & Thick Greek Yogurt

I LOVE yogurt. Like I can eat it for all my meals every day and not even notice. I have been told while pregnant that I needed to slow down on yogurt and eat other things. I LOVE yogurt. When I found out that you can make your own yogurt in the Instant Pot I…

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Instant Pot Ranch Hamburger Mac & Cheese

This easy sauté and dump recipe has a full palette of flavors that will please everybody. Even my picky eater son loved this meal! Most nights this boy refuses to eat or will request muffins until we give in! Just a few ingredients including the magic one of a Ranch packet, a box of mac…

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Solve All Your Screen Capture Woes

There are so many tools that can make your life easier. One tool that I find myself using on a daily basis over and over is a sweet little tool called Droplr. What does Droplr do? Oh so many things!! Need to take a screenshot? Done. Need to do a screencast or video of your…

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