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Unexpected Adventures in Mom School

All Images: Sarah Pinault This is not the quarantine you were looking for. Week four is about to begin, a…

Another ‘COVID-19 Snow Day’ and a New Box of Tricks.

All Images: Sarah Pinault It’s time to dig into a new box of tricks. We have Lego-ed, Go-noodled, and gamed…

Local Comic Shops Endangered, #NCBD Canceled Due to COVID19

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash At Local Comic Shops across the nation, today would be New Comic Book Day…

Six Ways to Celebrate Birthdays During While Social Distancing

CC BY Flickr user A♥ This may seem trivial to worry about. We are all feeling weighted heavily by the…

GeekMom Review Roundup: 50+ Educational Games, Activities, and Apps

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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…

There’s Too Much to Do During a Quarantine

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Viruses as Weapons? Caltech Biologist Doesn’t Think So

Viruses are at the top of most of our minds lately, for good reason. This Coronavirus/COVID-19 stuff is scary. Not…

Cabin Fever: What To Do On a COVID-19 ‘Snow Day’

Image: Sarah Pinault It’s Mid March. Usually in Maine we are struggling with what to do during the latest blizzard.…

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…

Nerds to the Rescue! Help Students in Your Community During COVID-19

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Anxiety — How to Stay Calm

<img data-attachment-id="327445" data-permalink="https://geekmom.com/2020/03/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-anxiety-how-to-stay-calm/pandemic-main-image-dakster-sullivan/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/geekmom.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/03/Pandemic-Main-Image-Dakster-Sullivan.jpg?fit=1200%2C675&ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,675" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Break out the teddy bears. Image: Pixabay" data-image-description="Break out the teddy bears. Image:…

10 Books to Read During a Pandemic

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‘Strange Academy’ #1: Strange Times, Strange People.

Welcome Strange Academy!  Strange Academy #1 Perfect for New Readers. Strange Academy #1 launched March 4th and the Marvel comic…

A Guide to NPC Diversity in RPGs

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Talking to Your Kids about the Coronavirus

Malaka Gharib/ NPR The Coronavirus Comic The good folks at NPR have created a comic strip that explains the coronavirus…

Knit Your Way Through ‘Harry Potter: Knitting Magic’

What do you think of when you think of Harry Potter? I’m sure any number of images appear in your…

‘Star #2’ Keeps Burning Bright

Star #2  In Star #2 the new wielder of the Reality Stone struggles to master nascent powers prompting an unexpected…

Create a Cartoon Still Life with Beginner Cel Shading

Computer graphics and other artist use a method called “cel shading” to make photorealistic images look like comics or cartoons.…

‘Shadow of the Batgirl’: Life Is Sacred

cover copyright DC Comics Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Guox is yet another winner in DC’s…

The Scientific Method: It’s Not Just for High School!

Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute If you follow astronomy or planetary science news, chances are you’ve seen images of the plumes…

‘Strange Academy’: This Ain’t No Hogwarts

Bye-Bye, Hogwarts. Hello, Strange Academy!  Magic & Heroes By the time J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone…

The Tarakan Chronicles: The Dystopia Created by Progress

Book 1 of the Tarakan Chronicles. Cover copyright Harper Voyager. The world of the Tarakan Chronicles, in The Lost Puzzler and…

Disney Pin Trading 101 – 10 Things You Should Know Before You Start

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Who Tells Your Story? Acknowledging Bias in History

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Happy National Weatherperson’s Day!

John Jeffries, The Father of American Weather Observing. By J. Russel, Caroline Watson (1760-1814) Public domain via Wikimedia Commons Today…

A Reminder About Story Middles: Heroes Don’t Give Up

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Make Three Cuddly Character Cards With One Pattern

Make three cuddly card designs using one pattern. All images: Lisa Tate Whether in February or anytime of year, it…

Between the Bookends: 8 Books We Read in January 2020

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