You are an amazing parent.
I just want you to know upfront that I believe that about you. Because if you’re anything like me, you find yourself on the daily (hourly?) wondering if you’re making the right decisions, if you’re doing enough to raise these children up to be responsible human beings.
But guess what? The fact that you care, the fact that you worry about whether you’re doing things right means that your kids already have the most important thing they need from you: your love.
I know you love your family more than you ever dreamed possible, and you want nothing less than the absolute best for them.
That’s why this site exists. Because as our world becomes increasingly digitized, sometimes we’re not sure how to keep up or how to make the decisions that are best for our families.
Technology is for everyone.
Hi, my name is Jessica Jueckstock, and I started Mommy Knows Tech because I believe that you, as a parent, see the value and risk in technology and that you want to find balance and confidence in the tech used within your home. I believe that understanding technology is for everyone.
I promise to dispense with the technobabble and share the facts in a way that makes sense and helps you and your family.
My obsession with technology and figuring out how things work started way back in childhood when I took apart the vacuum cleaner… Then I “hacked” a trial version of a coloring book program so that it would allow my siblings and me to use all the coloring books it came with instead of just one.
I came of age in the days of dial-up, Oregon Trail, and AOL Instant Messenger. I made my first (uuuuuuugly) Geocities website in junior high and discovered in high school and college that I loved programming. But after a few years in graduate school and then in public sector programming and research, a miracle happened.
We had a baby.
I always thought it was kind of an exaggeration to say that having a baby was life changing. Until my own, perfect, towheaded little boy arrived on the scene.
I tried to keep working, but suddenly programming was consuming entirely too much mental energy. Adapting was HARD.
We’d had three miscarriages before he was born, I was an emotional wreck, and I could barely think well enough to be sure that my little one was fed and clean, let alone process the intensive research my job required.
Now, a few years later, there’s a baby girl on the scene, too, and life is finally starting to feel like normal again. (Is life ever really “normal” with kids? It seems like things change daily.)
And with that newfound normalcy, I’m rediscovering old passions–like technology.
As I talk to other moms, I realize how hungry we all are for a reasonable balance with technology. How can we confidently extract the value from technology and minimize the risk?
My hope for this site is that it will become an indispensable resource as you continue on your journey of raising beautiful human beings. ❤️
If this sounds like something you need, then I’d love to take this conversation further.
I invite you to join my Facebook group, where we are “Discovering Digital Intentionalism.” Join us to become part of a growing movement of individuals seeking to declutter, organize, and optimize our digital lives.
Wishing you and your family all the best.