Jenny Williams

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Students Shouldn’t Have to Speak in Front of the Class

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Not everyone learns in the same way. Those who are quiet in class are still learning, often even moreso than if they are speaking. Continue reading

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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.

Show Kids Another Side of History With Howard Zinn’s A Young People’s History of the United States

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Learn about history from other points of view with this fantastic children’s adaptation of a modern classic. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

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.

Connect With Your House With the WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set

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Lighting you can control with an app on your cell phone is one of the most useful aspects of a connected home. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

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.

Civil War in 3D: The Life and Death of the Soldier

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Learn about every day life for the Civil War soldier. Continue reading

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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.

Learn a Foreign Language With Pimsleur

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Learn German, or one of 50 languages, with the Pimsleur System. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

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.

September Is National Piano Month: Try the Casio CTK-2400

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Play some piano this month to celebrate National Piano Month. Try a keyboard, or even a grand piano if you can find one. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

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.

Create a Mini Me Figure With Shapify!

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If you’ve ever wanted a scale model of yourself, now is your chance. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

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.

Cook Dinner With Your Phone With the WeMo-Enabled Crock-Pot

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Keep an eye on dinner with this wi-fi connected Crock-Pot! Continue reading

Jenny Williams

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.

Carry All of Your Inventory in This Backpack of Holding

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If you’re in need of a spiffy backpack that looks like a traditional rucksack and will carry everything you need Continue reading

Jenny Williams

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.

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs: Quick, Inspiring, and Useful Advice

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The book title says it all. It’s not hard to take a decent photograph. Just remember a few basic tips. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

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.

Writing, Better: Read Me.

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Learn how to write better copy with this book full of useful, well-tested lessons. Continue reading

Jenny Williams

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.