Leticia Barr

Leticia is the founder of the award winning Tech Savvy Mama, a site that assists parents in navigating the ever-changing world of technology. She uses her experience as a former teacher and technology specialist for a large DC Metro area school system to share new technology and educational resources, including her passion for hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities. Through her blog, Leticia also encourages parents to unplug and to seize teachable moments by creating conversations with kids at all ages and stages.

Articles by Leticia Barr

How to Dispose of eWaste

As consumers, we’re always looking to upgrade our devices. But what do you do with your old technology? Many times we stash old equipment away in a drawer just in case, thinking we might save it as a backup or it might have value later on. The honest truth is if you’re not using it,…

How to Secure Your Home’s WiFi

In this day and age, it seems like everyone has WiFi at home. But do your neighbors really have their own or have they been using yours? Letting your neighbors leech off of the WiFi you pay for may not seem like a big deal, but it can be. Unlike the other possessions in your…

Keeping Your Home Safe During a Move

Congratulations! You’re relocating! Whether you’re moving across town or to a new city, there are steps you can take before, during, and after your move that will make it easier to safeguard your belongings through every step of the process. Before Your Move Moving into a new space is thrilling but can also be stressful….

The Simplest Guide to Buying a TV

Buying a new television can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. The alphabet soup of terminology, how pixels translate into a better picture, understanding what a smart TV does, and why you need one can confuse any consumer. This is why I’ve developed this super-simple guide to help demystify the television-buying process. Measuring…

How to Properly Pack and Move Your Electronics

Whether you’re hiring a moving company or going the DIY route to pack and move your belongings, special care needs to be paid to electronics. These fragile items represent an investment that can be easily damaged during your move. Taking special care to label and pack during disassembly will help you get settled in your…

Appliances Worth Upgrading

As you take a step back and assess the items in your home, there will always be standout things that are keepers, those that deserve to be donated to local charities, and others that are destined for the trash. But how do you know if you should leave your old appliance behind when you move,…

How to Dispose of eWaste

As consumers, we’re always looking to upgrade our devices. But what do you do with your old technology? Many times we stash old equipment away in a drawer just in case, thinking we might save it as a backup or it might have value later on. The honest truth is if you’re not using it,…

How to Secure Your Home’s WiFi

In this day and age, it seems like everyone has WiFi at home. But do your neighbors really have their own or have they been using yours? Letting your neighbors leech off of the WiFi you pay for may not seem like a big deal, but it can be. Unlike the other possessions in your…

Keeping Your Home Safe During a Move

Congratulations! You’re relocating! Whether you’re moving across town or to a new city, there are steps you can take before, during, and after your move that will make it easier to safeguard your belongings through every step of the process. Before Your Move Moving into a new space is thrilling but can also be stressful….

The Simplest Guide to Buying a TV

Buying a new television can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. The alphabet soup of terminology, how pixels translate into a better picture, understanding what a smart TV does, and why you need one can confuse any consumer. This is why I’ve developed this super-simple guide to help demystify the television-buying process. Measuring…

How to Properly Pack and Move Your Electronics

Whether you’re hiring a moving company or going the DIY route to pack and move your belongings, special care needs to be paid to electronics. These fragile items represent an investment that can be easily damaged during your move. Taking special care to label and pack during disassembly will help you get settled in your…

Appliances Worth Upgrading

As you take a step back and assess the items in your home, there will always be standout things that are keepers, those that deserve to be donated to local charities, and others that are destined for the trash. But how do you know if you should leave your old appliance behind when you move,…