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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

This Is Some of Us

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

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,…

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…

Remembrance Sunday

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

Of Family and Service

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

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…

Goodbye, Energy Game

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

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.

Rejoice: The 13th Doctor Is a Woman

The 13th Doctor is a woman. This is a magnificent thing for everyone and a well-deserved gut punch to toxic…

Boredom Busters: The Path to Creativity

Free time means boredom. And boredom, properly managed, can lead to creativity. These boredom busters can help pave the path…