GeekMom: Green Toys vs. Greener Toys

We are a things family. We buy things, lots of things. We each collect something. We each have a favorite kind of souvenir we get when we travel. We’ve never adopted the approach that many of our friends did when we all started having kids, with all wooden toys, no synthetic fibers and the like. […]

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GeekMom: Changing of the Geek Flag

My particular brand of geek has morphed into many things over the years. From the teenager who carried around a TARDIS backpack, with a picture of Commander William T. Riker in her pocket, to a mom with yarn and books coming out of every crack and crevice of the home—a home I painted in colors […]

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GeekMom: Gotta Be Done: All Things Bluey

Very early on in the era of Disney Plus, we encountered an Australian family who felt so very familiar. The parents were downright silly with their kids, not afraid to appear ridiculous or get dirty in their quest to be active participants in their kids’ childhood. The offside parental comments about cricket, or the toilet, […]

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GeekMom: How We Worried in 2020

Hands up if you or anyone in your family has had an unusual amount of anxiety in the past twelve months. I have suffered with anxiety and mild depression for many years. When my son was 18 months old, I suffered a panic attack in Boston’s Faneuil Hall. It was a wake-up call for how […]

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