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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…

Summer Is Here: What Are Your Favorite Grilling Hacks?

What are YOUR tips, tricks, and hacks for pulling off great backyard cooking?

Find New Tabletop Games for Your Family With Our Review Index and Recommended Games Store!

Want to find tabletop games to play? Browse 10 years of reviews at our Tabletop Game Review Index, or shop…

In Light of ‘Avengers: Endgame:’ Parents, Please Talk to Your Kids About Spoilers

Have you talked to your kids about spoilers? With the release of 'Avengers: Endgame' this weekend, now's a better time…

Paper and Paste: Making Stuff With Children

Our first self-made mask out of papier-mâché had initially been met with a certain dose of skepticism by child #1.…

Scary Bad Halloween Jokes for the Whole Family

It's always a good time for a bad joke. Halloween gives us all kinds of monsters and mayhem to play…

Fandoms and Geekery: It’s Okay to Not Like What Other People Like

If everyone but you likes the latest geeky thing, do not fret. Stick with what you like—it's important to be…

Don’t Add to the Clutter! 10 Gift Ideas That Aren’t More Needless ‘Stuff’

Why not spend your money on things your loved one will appreciate without adding to the clutter? Here's 10 gift…

There’s No Place Like Disneyland for the Holidays

Perry Como sang that "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays," but that's because he never visited Disneyland in…

Fantastic Voyage: GeekDad Reviews ‘Super Mario Odyssey’

Run, jump, glide, and laugh your way through 'Super Mario Odyssey' for the Nintendo Switch.

10 Pieces of Inadvertent Nightmare Fuel for ’80s Kids

They say speaking about the trauma is the first step towards recovery. Here's ten pieces of inadvertent nightmare fuel for…

Geek Out With Me: ‘Kids Incorporated’ Then and Now

From the clothes, hairstyles, and music of the '80s to the arcade games in the malt shop and the free-range…

20 Most Popular Posts of GeekDad/GeekMom History

We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of GeekDad this month, and so we've been doing a log of digging through our…

A Love Letter to My Preteen Weirdo

Recently, out of the blue, you confided in me, "Nobody gets me, Dad." and my heart sank. But they're wrong.…

Collection Control: 10 Tips to Tame Your Hoard

Remember, collecting should be fun. If it isn't, you're doing it wrong.

Thank You ‘No Thank You, Evil!’

'No Thank You, Evil!' is an excellent starter kit for gamers who want a role-playing campaign that works for the…

Calculating the Real Cost of Van Life vs. Hotels for a Summer Roadtrip

By the time your rent a van and pay for gas and campgrounds, would you be better off just driving…

Sulu Is Gay, But Will We Have Representation?

Sulu is gay. It matters. Hopefully, it will be true representation. And until I get a chance to watch it…

The Designated Grown-Up

Like the Designated Hitter in baseball, or the Designated Driver in drinking, to a parent the Designated Grown-Up is the…

6 Super-Specific, Oddly Satisfying YouTube Channels

While these 6 super-specific YouTube channels might not be on your radar, they're oddly satisfying enough to keep you coming…

Blah! Blah! Blah! Today’s the Anniversary of Rush’s Induction to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Three years ago today, Rush was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so we thought it…

10 Geeky Ways to Celebrate Earth Day (This Friday!)

Friday is Earth Day. Here are a few ideas for geeky ways to celebrate.

Roller Coasters as a Lesson in Physics

There are people who are passionate about roller coasters, who travel the world to ride each and every one they…

5x Video and 4x Tabletop: Nine Nifty New Gaming Projects on Kickstarter This Week

From the mysteries of a tiny graveyard, to an adorable little old god, these nine new gaming projects on Kickstarter…

Why Math and Reading Skills Usually (But Don’t Always) Go Hand-In-Hand

In elementary school the kids in the "redbird" and "bluebird" reading groups tended to be grouped together for math too.…

Fun With a Macro Lens

I first heard about macro lenses--oh, I don't know when. But from the very beginning, I knew I wanted one.…

7 Other Famous Females Absent from Iconic Toy Lines

Rey isn't the first famous female to be neglected in the toy aisle. Here's a list of at least 7…

Dad Brain. Old Brain. Are You Doomed to Cognitive Decline?

After testing the knowledge of older and younger brains, you give them the right answers and a chance to make…

Science Finally Proves Superiority of Geek Brain

Studies show that "cultural dysfluency" — Halloween plates on Labor Day, a purple wedding tux, a "good riddance" obituary —…

Living With the Specter of Autism

Parenting a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder often means coming to terms with the ghosts of your own past,…