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GeekMom: Votes for Women: Happy 100th Anniversary, 19th Amendment!

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Though it was…

August 18, 2020

GeekMom: Snap Happy With the MyFirst Camera Insta2

I don’t recall when I received my first camera as a child. I know that when I would track my…

August 12, 2020

Make These “Colorful” Geeky Felt Friends in Simple Black and White

Putting together a simple geeky stocking stuffer during the holiday season, or homemade gift any time of the year, is…

December 24, 2017

How a Christmas Geek Handles Holiday Stress: A Bad Example to Emulate

Christmas prep isn't what makes the holidays stressful! Everything ELSE you still need to deal with (like sleeping) while all…

December 24, 2017

Friendship and Cupcakes: Celebrating ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’

Lionsgate hosted a special cupcake party to promote the digital release of 'My Little Pony: The Movie' and GeekMom was…

December 19, 2017

Pop-Up Hamper Leaf Collecting

My father, who suffers from dementia, has obsessed over his "leaf research." As it turns out, Pop-Up Hamper Leaf Collecting…

December 10, 2017

Pop-Up Hamper Leaf Collecting

Reading Time: 5 minutesImage Credit: N Engineer We first noticed a few years back that my dad had an obsession…

December 10, 2017

PAX Aust: Raising Your Kids as Tabletop Gamers

If you were at PAX Aust 2017, you might have seen Evil Genius Mum talk about kids and tabletop games.…

December 7, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Grocery Store Gifting

You don't have to go far to find gifts that won't lie around unused or taking up space: give something…

December 5, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Grocery Store Gifting

Reading Time: 7 minutesBaby watermelon under the tree. Oh, and it’s very likely that the one behind the blue one…

December 5, 2017

This Is Some of Us

GeekMom Melody on shariing loss, struggle joy and reality as art imitates life on television.

November 29, 2017

The Continuing Story of the Cat Who Tried to Adopt Us

The neighborhood cat took a specific liking to us, and she started to feel like ours. But was she really,…

November 20, 2017

What Teachers Want: Homemade Teacher Gift Poll Results

We all like to offer up thoughtful, meaningful gifts for teachers that let them know how much we appreciate the…

November 16, 2017

Remembrance Sunday

On this Remembrance Sunday, we at GeekMom and GeekDad remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in conflict.

November 12, 2017

Of Family and Service

Typically, when an American Jew thinks of World War II, their entire story is one of loss. But this story…

November 11, 2017

One of Which? On Labeling Babies by Gender and More

Why do people still like to say my boy and girl are "one of each," when their gender is just…

November 10, 2017

Goodbye, Energy Game

When my kids were little, I invented the Energy Game, with simple rules to burn off energy before bedtime. But…

November 2, 2017

Stories From Conventions: D&D at OzCC

Sometimes we have stories from conventions that don't fit our usual categories. Like when a D&D campaign was derailed by…

October 11, 2017

The Pet Dilemma and the Neighborhood Cat

Do we want a real pet? Do the cuddles balance out the responsibilities? Is the friendly neighborhood stray a compromise,…

October 6, 2017

Mirrors and Windows in the World Showcase

EPCOT's World Showcase: an immersive way to learn about world cultures, from the very-different-from-you to the things you have in…

October 1, 2017

Are You Sure You Don’t Want to Play Shadow Puppets Again?

Sometimes it feels like picking a kid-friendly activity isn't a question of how fun it will be but a careful…

September 7, 2017

Goodbye, Thomas: Train Geeks Growing Up

True train geeks don't really outgrow their early childhood obsessions. They just change the focus to more grown up styles…

September 1, 2017

Wear Your Geekdom, Make New Friends

I don't know how it took me so long to figure this out: if people are advertising their love for…

August 30, 2017

10 Preparation Tips For The Gridlock Drive To the Solar Eclipse

We will be making the trip to the solar eclipse path and will be prepared for the clogged roads. Will…

August 17, 2017

‘My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Magical Movie Night’ Giveaway

'My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Magical Movie Night' Giveaway!

August 7, 2017

Play It Once More: Replay FX With Generation Geek 2.0

Replay FX isn't only the world's greatest arcade; it's a fantastic, fabulous, loud, bright family affair I can't recommend highly…

August 4, 2017

The Many Flavors of Social Anxiety

Having been a shining example of the seeming contradictions that come with being shy for decades, you'd think I wouldn't…

August 2, 2017

Delight Animal Lovers With ‘Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth’

'Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth’ is the latest children's book by Nicola Davies. This engaging, fact-filled book will…

August 1, 2017

Casual Racism: Stop Asking Me Where I’m From

Dear drunk man in the wine bar on Saturday night: Let me introduce you to a concept called casual racism.…

July 22, 2017

Smart, Kind Characters in Children’s Media: What Gender Equality Needs

We need smart, kind characters in children's media. Mainstream culture reflects and reinforces cultural norms. To change society, change media.

July 21, 2017

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