Tag Archives: Family

The One Page of ‘Harry Potter’ That Always Makes Me Cry

The One Page of ‘Harry Potter’ That Always Makes Me Cry

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image: Warner Brothers. My eldest was three months old when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out. It was my first time wanting to binge-read since this little person came into my life, wanting all my attention, and I wasn’t sure how to make it work. I somehow figured out… Read More

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Solo Through The Years

Solo Through The Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes To celebrate the release of Solo: A Star Wars I’m diving back into the past and creating new memories. My husband was lucky enough to be born during the time of the first trilogy’s release and he played with the original Han Solo toys. He has fond memories of having the… Read More

(I Wish I Knew) How to Parent an Extrovert

(I Wish I Knew) How to Parent an Extrovert

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image composited by the author from public domain pictures Introversion is still considered a minority setting in our society. You can tell because you can always find articles explaining introversion to “typical” people. “How does an introvert think?” “How can you support the introverts in your workplace?” “Don’t worry, introversion has… Read More

Start Preparing Now to Cancel Next Mother’s Day

Start Preparing Now to Cancel Next Mother’s Day

Reading Time: 3 minutes textsfromsuperheroes.com Think about every Mother’s Day card, commercial, and free dessert offer you’ve seen. They all boil down to a few basic cliches: This is the one day a year when mothers don’t have to cook or clean. And you’re probably supposed to buy them flowers and chocolates. While I’m sure… Read More

Mother’s Day: Not-So-Great Expectations

Mother’s Day: Not-So-Great Expectations

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mother’s Day Image: Pixabay Hey, you! Yes, you. The one reading this. I see you. I do. You’re the mom looking at all the social media posts about kids making breakfast or flowers being brought to moms in bed and thinking, “why not me?” Why Is Mother’s Day Difficult? Maybe you’re… Read More

Dear Fans of Chief Wahoo

Dear Fans of Chief Wahoo

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credit: N Engineer (Chief Wahoo images from public domain) Dear Fan of Chief Wahoo, I don’t know if you were one of the fans who decided it was appropriate to curse obscenities at the protestors outside the stadium at the home opener. I get that your problem with the Indians’… Read More

Geek Links: NASA Astronaut Anne McClain’s Official Portraits Will Melt Your Heart

Geek Links: NASA Astronaut Anne McClain’s Official Portraits Will Melt Your Heart

Reading Time: 1 minute Image credit: NASA Geek Links are cool stories that we’ve found elsewhere on the internet that we think our readers will love, too. Click through to read: NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, an Army Major attack helicopter pilot, aerospace engineer, and member of NASA’s 21st pilot class, revealed some touching official photos… Read More

Teenage Rebellion and Adult Disillusionment

Teenage Rebellion and Adult Disillusionment

Reading Time: 6 minutes Student protests, across generations. Left: By uwdigitalcollections (CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), via Wikimedia Commons; Right: Fabrice Florin, https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/38488882960 (CC BY-SA 2.0) I want to start out by saying that I’m not starting a political argument. This article isn’t about policies or positions. It’s about attitude and age. You’ve probably seen the… Read More

GeekDad Family Game Madness

GeekDad Family Game Madness

What if, in an effort to teach kids about how brackets work, to gear them up for future NCAA brackets, or just to have something fun to do if you’re not so into watching basketball, there were a bracket of a different sort. Presenting, the GeekDad Family Game Madness Bracket.
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Games as a Priority

Games as a Priority

We can say family time is important, but look at your schedule to find out where your priorities truly lie. It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to play table-top games with your kids, and the pay-off is close family bonds. Read More

We Salute Our American Veterans

We Salute Our American Veterans

Every year on Veterans Day in the U.S., we on GeekDad and GeekMom like to take a moment to remember our American veterans. We ordinarily deal with far less serious matters, but as most of us are American, we feel it is important that we remember all those who have given part of their lives in service to our country’s military. Read More