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Beth B.
Silicon Valley
Beth Blecherman started her career in application development and system auditing for Syntex (now Roche). She worked in consulting and was promoted to Senior Manager, Computer Process Integrity, for Deloitte. After senior management she decided to take on family management and started blogging as her career 2.0. While enjoying being part of the management team of Silicon Valley Moms Group, she founded - a tech blog with a parenting slant - as a platform to discuss technology and gadgets for families. She participates in technical blogger outreach programs for major corporations to add the mom perspective and is active in Twitter as TechMama Speaking engagements include BlogHer, SXSW and Web 2.0 on the topic of parenting, social media and technology. Her recent session at SXSW titled “Moms Who Tech” was written up in the Wall Street Journal and BBC. Her articles on technology and parenting have been published in Real and
Interests: Blogging, Twittering, Facebooking, vlogging, anything tech and gadgets, Playing with my3boys, fashion (other then the blogging uniform of pajamas), Talking tech with my hubby, Trying to fit in fitness, building local and online communities, testing out anything techie to see how it works..
Recent Activity
I have moved my posts to a new redesigned site that is under the URL No new posts will appear on this site - please pop over to for the best of family technology and social media curation. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Techmamas
Why is it the New Years that pushes everyone to resolve open issues? I have been working on my new blog design for some time but when 2012 came along (and CES is around the corner) I decided that it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Techmamas
I'm going shopping - and I am not talking about shoes. My next tech resolution is to start using more apps not only for productivity, social, news but also for fun. I have a smartphone (as well as testing others... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at Techmamas
Looking forward to 2012, I can't help but think about the new tech rules and laugh at some common tech faux pas. The Bloggess started me off with a tweet last night about someone sitting on the plane next to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2011 at Techmamas
When Clever Girls Collective/Ubisoft asked if I was interested in trying out Rocksmith with my tween son and his rocker friends (who are in a band), I jumped at the chance. Rocksmith is the first video game where you can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at Techmamas
Every parent I know is struggling to both connect their child’s allowance to homework and household chores. They are also encouraging their child to manage their allowance wisely, splitting the money between short-term purchases, long-term savings and charity. While my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Techmamas
The New Year is almost here- a perfect time to set goals to improve my business. For parents like me working at home and confined to a small work space, being organized is vital. While I have gone through my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at Techmamas
See Giveaway info below the jump (now closed). Winner was choosen: Congrats to Mary Sprecher! 39 Clues is a adventure series with books my boys enjoy reading as well as visiting the online game and collecting the cards - that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Techmamas
Spending all year writing about technology leaves me little time to focus on my own household tech. My preference is to have home technology that is not only low maintenance but also high quality. Looking around the house, I realized... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Techmamas
I have been covering holiday shopping tech tips throught the holiday season, including my tips for a no regrets holiday shopping experience. December (NOW) has some of the best tech prices of the year - so time to shop! To... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Techmamas
*see disclosures at bottom of post* My new career blogging about technology began after I left full time employment in the field of technology consulting to focus on raising three wonderful boys. Blogging introduced me to an amazing social media... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Techmamas
No matter what content you watch online or on TV, there is nothing like attending the theater or a live concert performance. As a kid, I my mother made a special effort to take me to see local theater shows... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Techmamas
The winter holidays are around the corner, with time split between two of my favorite things: family and shopping. The pressure to find “just the right gift” can change shopping for the worse, causing people to shop impulsively and not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Techmamas
Like many in the technology industry, I gave up my desk long ago and adopted the lifestyle of a mobile worker. First as an international auditor for a large pharmaceutical firm and then as a consultant for Deloitte, I was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Techmamas
For parents, the job of helping kids navigate the decision process around whether or not a video game is appropriate is not easy. Online reviews indicate the “maturity” level of a game, while a kid’s peers provide a rating of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Techmamas
As a mom in the social media field that also attends lots of tech conferences, meetings and press events - my fashion style is important. I tend to mix it up with styles that include classic, sophisticated and edgey. Ann... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Techmamas
When I received the invite from Kimberley Clayton Blaine (TheGoToMom) and Sony Electronics to attend a day of photography and pampering I was excited to enjoy the event and see my fellow bloggers. But my tech obsessed side was looking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Techmamas
At one of the Labor Day barbeques I went to this weekend, a friend came up to me and said the words that I live for: "Your tech advice really helped me". So of course I said "What did I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Techmamas
Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk with the team and see a demo over at Striiv, a new Silicon Valley Start-Up that developed a portable fitness device for the "rest of us" (Please check out my post at Cool... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Techmamas
No matter what mobile devices I carry, I will always have a laptop with at least a "17inch screen or desktop for my home office. I am typing this post on my 17" Sony Vaio that has Windows 7 and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Techmamas
Breaking news this morning just popped up in my email: Google To Acquire Motorola Mobility. The Google blog posted this information in their press release: Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Techmamas
I just returned from back to back trips to BlogHer11 in San Diego and a family East Coast beach vacation (lots of aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins abound). Every time I go to BlogHer I am envigorated at the power... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Techmamas
Emily McKhann, Co-Founder of The Motherhood, and some other fantastic mom bloggers shared that they were participating in a very special movement called OneMoms for With all the information shared on social media, "grassroots" cause campaigns are the most... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Techmamas
I am not only fascinated by Forbes lists but I enjoy reading the Forbes website. Last year it was a wonderful surprise to be on the 2010 Top 100 Websites for Women. Today I got another thrilling surprise - Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Techmamas
See bottom of this post for disclosure (*paid campaign*). As a working mom with three young sons, keeping the house clean is a big challenge. It sounds so "1950's mom in an apron" to say that - but seriously I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at Techmamas