Welcome to GeekMom!

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Hello, world! Welcome to the new GeekMom blog. We consist of four active geek mom editors–Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, and Jenny Williams–and a gaggle of geek mom contributors, led by the publisher of the popular GeekDad blog, Ken Denmead. We have a vision of what this site will be: a source of geeky news, opinion, and information; a safe place to be yourself; and a community of geeky people with both similar and varied experiences. September 1st is our soft launch while we work out the kinks and streamline our processes. We’re also looking for input from you, our readers, about what you’d like to see here. Take a look around our beta site and let us know what you think. Our formal launch date is October 1, so stay tuned for exciting features, surprise guests, and lots of giveaways and contests!

In the meantime, please comment on posts and have discussions in our Living Room (forums). We want to hear about your own experiences regarding the topics and products we cover. Again, welcome. We hope you’ll feel at home here.

Here are our introductions, in mostly alphabetic order.

Hey all. I’m Natania. I’m a mom, a writer, and an unrepentant geek. I grew up in the 80s, playing video games on Atari and Nintendo, immersing myself in science fiction and fantasy books, and generally learning to make any food I could think of from scratch. In 2000, my freshman year of college, I met my husband on a MUSH, a text-based role playing game. In 2006, we had our son. And while I planned to be a professor all my life, our son’s mere presence changed the way I ordered my aspirations, and I decided to leave traditional employment and stay home and write speculative fiction. In the last three years I’ve been a write-at-home mom, I’ve written six novels, a dozen short stories, and hundreds of blog posts (including those in places like GeekDad, Geeks Are Sexy, and Amazon)–not to mention that I’ve spent precious time with with my son, getting to know him and teach him. I can honestly say, as busy and hectic and unpredictable as life is these days, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.

Hi, I’m Kathy. I’ve been a work-at-home mom for nearly 20 years, writing about the ins and outs of family life and ways to have fun with your kids. I joined the GeekDad team in 2007 as their first regular GeekMom contributor, so I’m thrilled to finally have a website to call our own! I’m currently finishing up my third educational book for kids, and getting ready for another season of school and library programs combining science, history and art. Together with my husband I also homeschool our two teenage boys. I look forward to getting to know all the great new GeekMom writers and you, our readers!

Hi! I’m Corrina and I’ve been a geek before I knew what it was. I grew up in rural Vermont and superhero comics, the Science Fiction Book Club and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine were my windows to the rest of the world. Inspired by Lois Lane, I grew up to be a reporter if not for a major metropolitan newspaper, at least a daily newspaper. I also worked as a store manager for Barnes & Noble. But all that outside the house work ended when I gave birth to the twin minions, kids number three and four. With four kids, I decided to stay at home and I’ve been working at building a fiction writing career. Much to my surprise, I write romance novels, though calling them genre fiction with romantic elements is a little closer to the truth. I don’t think I’d know how to write a book without explosions or sword fights or gun battles. I’m also a huge Red Sox fan–I drank champagne when they finally won–and a big NFL fan, with my favorite teams being the Patriots and the Titans.

Hi! I’m Jenny. I’ve dabbled in writing most of my life, but I really started writing in earnest a couple of years ago when the local newspaper took me on to write my own Geek Mom blog. That soon led to writing for GeekDad, which has been one of the highlights of my life. I’m a lifelong geek. I’ve always loved such things as science fiction, logic games, board games, and things that make you think. I’m married and have two awesome and wickedly smart kids: a daughter, born in 2001, and a son, born in 2004. I stay at home to homeschool them, which I love doing. I homeschool for dozens of reasons, not the least of which is that I love to learn, and I learn as much as they do. I also love doing crafts, planning and taking trips, reading books, playing games, and researching just about anything on the internet.

Hey everyone, I’m Ken. I’m a geek, and a proud dad, and have been editor of the popular Wired blog GeekDad for the last three years. While running GeekDad, I’ve tried hard to make it more of a “parenting” site than just a “dad” site, and made sure to include geeky mom writers as well. But for all that time, the one question that I kept being asked was “what about Geek MOM?!” Well, it wasn’t until recently that I had a good answer. I’m really hoping GeekMom will be the perfect companion site to GeekDad, and become the destination and voice for all the geeky moms out there (of which I know there are many). We have a fantastic editorial team here, amazing contributors, and hopefully soon a wonderful community of geeky moms sharing the experience. Enjoy!

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Jenny Bristol is an Editor at GeekDad and a founding Director at GeekMom. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, losing herself in history, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.