GeekMom: Making All Things New With Cricut Maker

My trusty old Cricut has been well loved. It has made party decorations, lettering for Scouting events, it has scrapbooked hundreds of pictures of at least one of my children. We have made robots and dinosaurs, we have made Batman and Elmo. Cricut has come a long way in the last ten years, and so […]

Maker-Hoarding: An Excess of Possibilities

Reading Time: 4 minutes A roll-away building platform made from a broken trundle bed and broken bookcases. Cameo by a homemade “blankie tail” made from a decade’s fabric scraps. The combination of a fresh new year full of resolutions and Marie Kondo putting a new show on Netflix has all your online acquaintances purging their houses […]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide #7: DIY and Makers

Artist, maker, electronics geek, DIY enthusiast, and builder are just some of the names we call ourselves, but, whatever your moniker, we all share a love for creating, building, and the warm sense of accomplishment. Recent advances in technology, and price of the technology, have been a boon to the maker and DIY movement. Below we list the tools, technologies, supplies, and projects that inspired us this year.

obsessive towel rolls

How to Get Away with Clutter

Some people are meticulously orderly. Others not so much. I don’t know if it’s coded in the DNA or conditioned, but I’m the product of one of each type. Which, I must say, can be challenging (often more so for my more organizationally inclined husband). And which, sadly, condemns my children to a similar fate of clutterness.

Geeky Costume Ideas for Halloween

For the GeekParents and other adults reading us, we know it’s always a challenge to come up with something fun and different when you get invited to a Halloween costume party.  You know you have to express your inner geek to the fullest extent, but perhaps you don’t have the time to build a fully-functional […]

GeekMom: Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Welcome to this year’s Father’s Day Gift Guide. This is a no-neckties list full of geeky pleasures for any dad. We have a little bit of it all from crafting machines to thermostats that learn your habits. Dive in and find the perfect gift for the father or father figure in your life. Book: The […]

GeekMom: Between the Bookends: 5 Books We Read in May 2021

In this month’s Between the Bookends, Sophie reviews five books including the latest from John Green, a fun middle-grade about football (soccer), and an own voices look at the history of the Metis people in graphic novel form. Please note: This post contains affiliate links. All author/illustrator photos are credited to themselves. The Burning Girls, […]