Karen Walsh

LEGO MiniMasters 6: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Kids love LEGO. Let’s be honest. Also, a lot of kids are home from school right now with parents who…

March 23, 2020

LEGO MiniMasters 1: Ecosystem

Kids love LEGO. Let’s be honest. Also, a lot of kids are home from school right now with parents who…

March 16, 2020

NYCC 2019: Interviews with She-Ra’s Cast and Writer/Producer

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the 1980’s, She-Ra was one of my first experiences with superheroines. I was born in…

October 23, 2019

An Interview with LEGO Education President Esben Staerk Jørgensen

Reading Time: 5 minutesNote: He’s a lot taller than GeekMom Karen in real life. And her Kiddo made the LEGO…

September 26, 2019

LEGO Education: Rebuild The World By Rebuilding Confidence

Reading Time: 4 minutesImages Courtesy LEGO Education In November 2017, I stumbled onto LEGO Education. At a small release event…

September 25, 2019

LEGO Hidden Side: The Next-Level LEGO

Reading Time: 3 minutes Back in February, I had the continued pleasure of doing a walk-through with LEGO at ToyFair.…

September 12, 2019

SDCC 2019: ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Panel

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was a kid, She-Ra was my heroine of choice. I owned all the She-Ra…

July 29, 2019

5 Cybersecurity Lessons I Learned From ‘Hamilton: The Musical’

Reading Time: 6 minutes The other day, I was skimming my LinkedIn and came across a post about how changing…

December 21, 2018

Why Hasbro’s ‘Marvel Rising’ Toys Need to Be on Everyone’s Holiday List

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’m going to start up front by saying, “y’all, if you aren’t watching Marvel Rising already, then…

December 3, 2018

Netflix’s ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’: Not Just Nostalgia

Reading Time: 6 minutes “I know change is scary, Glimmer, but you don’t get to take it out on me.”…

November 12, 2018

NYCC 2018: Scholastic’s Drawsome Panel and a GeekKid Interview

Reading Time: 4 minutes Writing for GeekMom offers me many personally rewarding experiences. However, as a parent and former writing…

October 15, 2018

VPN: What Is Data Protection?

Reading Time: 6 minutes  As a writer in the information security world, I’m always looking for ways to help those…

October 1, 2018

Sires Crown and NYCC: Feeling Conned After the Con

Reading Time: 7 minutes Sometimes, we want to love a thing. After all, we’re geeks; we’re passionate. If there’s one…

September 21, 2018

Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor to Premier on Sunday October 7

Reading Time: 1 minutePhoto by EG Mum with screen image provided by BBC When the BBC announced the 13th Doctor…

September 5, 2018

Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit — 5 (More) Essential Things to Know

Reading Time: 4 minutes When Nintendo announced its new cardboard Labo building kits back in February, GeekMom Corrina gave you the…

August 26, 2018

‘Steven Universe: Heart of the Crystal Gems’ Giveaway

  Steven Universe fans unite for our Steven Universe: Heart of the Crystal Gems giveaway! Collecting a series of episodes, this DVD…

August 13, 2018

The Sweet Suite 2018: Toys, Toys, and… TOYS!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Annually, The Toy Insider runs a mid-year toyapalooza for influencers and press to let them interact…

August 2, 2018

An Interview With Jean Leggett: ‘Shakespeare’s Landlord,’ Literacy, and Gaming

Reading Time: 8 minutes A few months ago, a woman in my TechLadies Facebook Group, Jean Leggett, posted about her…

June 10, 2018

Mother’s Day: Not-So-Great Expectations

Reading Time: 4 minutesMother’s Day Image: Pixabay Hey, you! Yes, you. The one reading this. I see you. I do.…

May 13, 2018

Why I Left Education: I Can’t Be Part of the Problem Anymore

Reading Time: 6 minutes “Students will float to the mark you set.” – Mike Rose Yesterday, I physically and metaphorically closed…

May 4, 2018

7 Things People With Chronic Illness Want You to Say

Reading Time: 6 minutes Chronic illness wears down more people than you’d think. Whether your friend suffers from migraines, multiple…

April 15, 2018

Giveaway: ‘Game of Thrones’ Live Concert

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image: https://www.ramindjawadi.com Whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or not, you know the iconic intro…

March 4, 2018

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going…

February 11, 2018

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going…

February 11, 2018

What Is Maker? Lessons I Learned From LEGO Education at BETT

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is maker? The term “maker movement” firmly entrenched itself in my parenting and educator lexicon…

January 28, 2018

Musical Theater Playlist: My Life in Song

Reading Time: 8 minutes A musical theater playlist that represents my life is probably a life dream come true. I…

January 12, 2018

New Year Resolution? Moving from What to Why

Reading Time: 5 minutes Every new year, lists of New Year resolutions pop up all over the internet. Lose weight.…

January 1, 2018

Exclusive ‘Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year’ Clip and Giveaway

Want to throw a rockin' New Years Eve party? Pete the Cat is here to help.

December 23, 2017

Vice Admiral Holdo: Age Representation in ‘The Last Jedi’

Age representation in 'The Last Jedi' gave mature women a variety of identities, none of which matched previous media tropes.

December 22, 2017

Motorola Pulse Escape+ Bluetooth Headphones: Everything You Need and More

GeekMom Karen takes a look (and a listen) at Motorola's new Bluetooth headphones, and comes away impressed at both form…

December 18, 2017

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