Hacking the Holidays

Stack Overflow: Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to recognize the ways that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have…

May 4, 2020

Stack Overflow: Happy Earth Day!

For the 50th Earth Day, here are some books about nature!

April 20, 2020

Stack Overflow: More Books for Women’s History Month

I'm continuing the theme from last week: here are more books celebrating Women's History Month!

March 23, 2020

Are You in Lockdown? Celebrate Your Community by Putting Your Holiday Lights Back Up! #CoronaLights

We want to start a new tradition; in these darkening times let's put our holiday lights back up and celebrate…

March 20, 2020

Stack Overflow: Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month here in the United States, so today's column is a collection of books about women!

March 16, 2020

Stack Overflow: Black History Month

Today's stack is mostly picture books (plus a handful of others) that are great reading for Black History Month—from the…

February 17, 2020

How Geeky Was Your Holiday Haul?

Did you get any particularly geeky presents? Share your geekiest gifts with us in the comments, or on social media!

December 26, 2019

The Best Drinks for Holiday Parties and Family Festivities

Special brews, bottles, and old family drink recipes are a staple of the holidays. What are your favorites?

December 3, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Books have been very popular with our writers and readers this year. Here is a list of 22 of the…

November 26, 2019

2019 Gift Guide: ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

Looking for some excellent 'Dungeons & Dragons' gifts? Look no further, GeekDad has collated 10 of the best 'D&D' gifts…

November 19, 2019

Stack Overflow: 17 Thrills and Chills for Halloween

If you wait all year for October to roll around so you can break out the skulls and cobwebs and…

October 21, 2019

What Are You Doing for the 4th of July?

It's always fun to go do a little reading at Wikipedia and other resources to learn just how relative the…

July 4, 2019

Bad Dad: Celebrating Our Nation by Breaking the Law

It was July 3rd and I was returning home from a business trip. My flight was late getting in and…

July 4, 2019

Father’s Day Is Coming: Have You Got Your GeekDad Books Yet?

It's that time of year again - when geeky dads everywhere get 'Star Wars' ties, LEGO coffee mugs, or their…

June 10, 2019

Celebrate International Women’s Day with ‘She-Ra’!

Today is International Women's Day, and the team behind 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' have a message for you!

March 8, 2019

Kids Imagine Nation Rocks the Halls for Christmas

Power pop trio Kids Imagine Nation bring the jingle for their holiday music CD.

December 12, 2018

Deck Your Halls With Hallmark Star Wars and Transformers Keepsake Ornaments

The Star Wars Storyteller series continues, plus the latest Transformers Keepsake.

December 6, 2018

Stack Overflow: Get Into the Holiday Spirit With These 7 Picture Books

Now that we're into December, I figured it's finally time that I can share some books about Hanukkah and Christmas!

December 3, 2018

Spooktacular Halloween Treats—LEGO Mode

This year, up your Halloween game by decorating with LEGO, or even giving LEGO treats out.

October 29, 2018

Stack Overflow: 11 Creepy Comics

Following up with last week's column about scary-but-not-too-scary stories, today I've got creepy (but maybe not too creepy) comic books,…

October 15, 2018

Review: Fog + Bubbles = Fobbles and Fobbles Means Fun

Fobbles is a new machine that lets you add fog-filled bubbles to your party or holiday display for tons of…

July 8, 2018

Father’s Day Is Coming: Have You Got Your GeekDad Books Yet?

It's that time of year again - when geeky dads everywhere get 'Star Wars' ties, LEGO coffee mugs, or their…

June 6, 2018

Celebrate Pi Day with NASA JPL Education Activities

Celebrate Pi Day with fun educational activities from NASA JPL while your Pi Day pie bakes (or gets laser etched).…

March 14, 2018

Bee Mine! A LEGO Valentine’s Day Tale

This Valentine's Day, tell someone you love them with a heart made of LEGO.

February 5, 2018

Stack Overflow: 2018 Reading Resolutions

Happy New Year! What are you hoping or planning to read this year? Here are some of our own reading…

January 1, 2018

My January 2018 Geek Dad Challenge: 20 Days of Boardgames

Here's the plan: I will introduce my boys to 20 new boardgames in January.

December 27, 2017

Track Santa on the Way Back From Grandmother’s House With Chevy and OnStar

Starting on Christmas Eve, you can use OnStar in your Chevrolet vehicle to get up-to-the-minute updates on where Santa is…

December 23, 2017

Christmas Wrapping Paper Life-Hack

Want a cheap way to buy a great deal of wrapping paper that is useful year round? Look no further--kraft…

December 8, 2017

Stack Overflow: 10 Picture Books for Winter

Winter approaches, with snow for some and thoughts of holiday traditions. These picture books celebrate the changing of the seasons…

December 5, 2017

Making a Portable ‘Stranger Things’ Ouija Wall

Learn how to make and control your own 'Stranger Things' Ouija wall with LED Christmas lights, some circuitry, and a…

December 4, 2017

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