Parenting

The Friend Zone—Forging Better Relationships

Stuck in the friend zone? Got a loved one in the friend zone? Take a look at how to get…

May 31, 2021

What (Not) to Say When Someone Needs Help—Addressing Toxic Masculinity/Positivity

The goal is to make our responses to our loved ones more meaningful and intentional, so we can best help…

May 30, 2021

Be a Flu Fighter—The Argument to Continue Wearing Masks

The data is still streaming in, and the facts are undeniable: Taking COVID-19 precautions have saved tens of thousands of…

April 29, 2021

Positive Masculinity—Characters and Their Actors

The author explores examples of positive masculinity through the lens of characters and the actors who portray them, including Captain…

March 31, 2021

Positive Masculinity—”Something About You” by Elderbrook and Rudimental

Rory unpacks the music video for "Something About You" by Elderbrook and Rudimental through the lens of toxic masculinity and…

March 29, 2021

Book Review: ‘Lego with Dad’

Rocky Nook's latest book "LEGO With Dad" is a great book for anyone with small kids and a passion for…

October 15, 2020

Masks and COVID-19: What, Why and Where

A little background: I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where we're required to wear face masks when we're…

May 14, 2020

‘Star Wars’ Family Costuming

What better way to celebrate May the Fourth than to take a trip down memory lane and our family's 'Star Wars'…

May 4, 2020

Getting Accustomed to the New Normal

The coronavirus has brought a new normal to family life.

April 3, 2020

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…

October 21, 2019

‘Wisdom from Mom’ – Advice for Living: Something for Pretty Much Everyone

Jenny Bristol's latest book, her first foray into non-fiction, gives us nice reminders that everyone can use a little wisdom…

September 23, 2019

Send Your Kids to College With Everything They Need in One Box: The College Student First Aid Kit

Make sure your college-bound geek is ready for anything by sending them with The College Student First Aid Kit. [Sponsored]

August 21, 2019

Harry Potter and the Inevitable Question

Why is 'Harry Potter' the book that's brought up when people learn my daughter is an advanced reader?

August 3, 2019

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’: Mister Rogers Isn’t Just for Kids But Adults Too!

I do believe that is exactly what Fred Rogers would be doing right now if he were still with us,…

July 30, 2019

Review—Oops Scoops and a Kid Who Wasn′t There

My 4 year old passed away three months ago, this toy was for him.

July 9, 2019

Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: ‘Hollywood Drive-in Golf’

The site contains two 18-hole courses, both inspired by 1950s-era drive-in movies. There's a Horror course ("The Haunting of Ghostly…

July 3, 2019

Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle’

My 7-year old tried to play 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle' but he didn't make it very long. Instead my 12-year…

June 20, 2019

Daniel Errico Discusses New LGBT-Friendly Series “The Bravest Knight”

When I first received screeners for The Bravest Knight, I was stunned. The new children show on Hulu was charming,…

June 20, 2019

Discussing Convention Safety with Voice Actor Gregg Berger

To discuss the issue of fan and guest safety, we spoke to veteran voice actor Gregg Berger at the recent…

June 19, 2019

Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: ‘Ticket to Ride’

Ticket To Ride is different though. It's a gateway drug into a new world of board games the entire family…

June 12, 2019

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…

April 25, 2019

Geek Links: Forget Screen Time Rules – Lean in to Parenting Your Wired Child

This is a change, someone is saying we aren't spending enough screen times with our kids! Courtesy: npr.org.

January 16, 2019

‘The Incredible Adventures of the Awesome and Amazing Margaux’

A new book featuring a deaf and blind poodle with a positive attitude will help you and your kids weather…

January 15, 2019

Notifications, Gifts, and Kindle Fire: A Cautionary Tale

If your children have Amazon tablets and you're buying them gifts online, watch out. They could be getting notifications.

December 22, 2018

All I Want For Christmas… Is for You to Put Down Your Phone! (Smartphone Etiquette 101)

I know this smartphone etiquette may seem very "get off my lawn," but trust me, I want you to capture…

December 18, 2018

Hatchimal Math

Our daughter's passion for Hatchimal Colleggtibles provides an inroad for lots of math problems.

December 14, 2018

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…

October 30, 2018

5 Boo-tiful Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe From Vehicles This Halloween

Halloween is one of the most dangerous times for pedestrians. Here are 5 tips to keep you safe, whether you're…

October 26, 2018

Back-to-School Incentives with LEGO

With school back in session, some parents are looking for new ways to encourage kids to meet new challenges or…

August 23, 2018

Using a Cellular Apple Watch as Your Kid’s Cell Phone

If you have a need to always be in contact with your child, you aren’t crazy about them carrying around…

July 19, 2018

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