About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Hacking Hot Chocolate

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Turn your hot chocolate into something much more interesting with just a few ingredients. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Stories by The Brothers Grimm Still Inspire

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Experience the stories of The Brothers Grimm once again in these beautifully illustrated picture books. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

You Are NPH in Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

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In Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, you are Neil Patrick Harris as you choose your way through life, making decisions about your upbringing, personal life, acting career, and mad magic skills. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Try Family Meditation for Closer Relationships and Personal Growth

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In an effort to go through life with more mindfulness and as a way to teach my kids to be more introspective and thoughtful about themselves, we have begun a daily family meditation. Not the legs-crossed/eyes-closed/upturned-hands/”Om” type of meditation, but rather the kind where you read short but meaningful passages and discuss them. It only takes about ten minutes per day, but it builds a lot of personal skills in all of us. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Spine Eyewear: Flexible, Fashionable, and a Perfect Fit

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This magnificent new hinge technology will make eyewear more durable. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

10 Things to Do to Be Ready for 2015, For Geeks!

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Here are some ways to get ready for 2015 to make it an even geekier and fun year than 2014. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Glowing DinoPet Will Fill You With Awe

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Ever wanted a magical dinosaur filled with luminescent creatures to keep you company at night? Now’s your chance. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

OgoSport’s BILD + AnimateIt! Stop Motion Animation Essentials Kit

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OgoSport’s BILD + AnimateIt! Stop Motion Animation Essentials Kit brings together the #ogosport OgoBILD line of construction toys with Aardman Animation Studios’ stop motion animation software. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Lonely Planet’s Amazing World Atlas App Is Fun for Kids!

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With this app, kids can learn world geography including maps, capital cities, locations on the globe, and more. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Isotoner Gloves and Slippers Are a Classic Gift Idea

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If your hands and feet get cold in the winter, Isotoner has you covered. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Wicked Audio’s Sentinel Headphones Are a Solid Entry-Level Choice

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Listen to music or anything else in comfort and style. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Play DIY Board Games This Holiday Season

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Decorate your own game board, apply stickers, and color playing pieces with this fantastic collection of games for kids. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Lonely Planet’s Latest Travel Book Offerings

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Prepare for travel, or wander the world vicariously with these fantastic new additions to Lonely Planet’s library. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Colonial Comics: New England, 1620-1750

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Learn about history through graphic novels, from the point of view of individuals and groups not usually represented. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

Nokia’s Lumia 530 Phone Is a Great Option for Kids

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If you’re looking for a very functional but affordable phone for your kids or a second one for yourself, this Lumia is a great option. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.

The Art of Space: Nostalgia Art at Its Best

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Float down memory lane with these stunning space art images from history and the more recent past. Continue reading

About Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams is a core contributor at GeekDad. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.