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Six Ways to Celebrate Birthdays During While Social Distancing

CC BY Flickr user A♥ This may seem trivial to worry about. We are all feeling weighted heavily by the…

There’s Too Much to Do During a Quarantine

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Seniors Have Fandoms, Too: Throwing a Party for Grandpa

Letting kids plan a birthday for an older relative can be a great experience for all ages. Image: Lisa Tate…

The Day I Had to Admit I Needed Professional Help for My Depression and Anxiety

Image credit: Anemone123. Image used and altered under Pixabay License. I have depression and anxiety. It’s been about a year…

Clinging to My Geekdom to Guide Me Through Grief

Reading Time: 3 minutesImage Credit: N Engineer Last week, a friend posted this question on Facebook: “So which fictional TV…

“Free Mom Hugs” at a Pride Festival Near You!

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A Conversation With My Younger Self

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis kid on the outside/This kid on the inside You know how people ask what your past…

‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid’ Comes Out In April

Reading Time: 3 minutesRed Ranger ready for battle in ‘Battle for the Grid’ For the last year, Mathias and I…

How to Organize Your Kids’ Toys That Come With Small Accessories

Reading Time: 4 minutesImage by Elizabeth MacAndrew. If your kids are above the age of three, chances are good that…

The Elf on the Shelf Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Life

Reading Time: 4 minutesAn Elf on the Shelf. Image via the MacAndrew Family. So you gave in. Maybe it was…

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…

We Took Electronics Away For One Morning and THIS Happened

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis picture is eight years old, but is nonetheless an accurate representation of this morning. I know,…

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

Reading Time: 3 minutesImage: Warner Brothers. My eldest was three months old when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came…

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…

Start Planning Now for Free Museum Day!

Mark your calendars for Free Museum Day, next month! Thanks, 'Smithsonian Magazine'!

(I Wish I Knew) How to Parent an Extrovert

Reading Time: 3 minutesImage composited by the author from public domain pictures Introversion is still considered a minority setting in…

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…

Mother’s Day: Not-So-Great Expectations

Reading Time: 4 minutesMother’s Day Image: Pixabay Hey, you! Yes, you. The one reading this. I see you. I do.…

Dear Fans of Chief Wahoo

Reading Time: 5 minutesImage Credit: N Engineer (Chief Wahoo images from public domain) Dear Fan of Chief Wahoo, I don’t…

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

Reading Time: 1 minuteImage credit: NASA Geek Links are cool stories that we’ve found elsewhere on the internet that we…

An Intro to Service Dogs – The Hounds of Daksterville

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome to the Hounds of Daksterville, where I’ll be documenting my journey into the world of…

Throw a ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Party in the Comfort of Your Own Home Laboratory

Reading Time: 5 minutesPerfect for late-night visits from mysterious strangers during hurricanes. After many weeks of me blathering about the…

Teenage Rebellion and Adult Disillusionment

Reading Time: 6 minutesStudent protests, across generations. Left: By uwdigitalcollections (CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), via Wikimedia Commons; Right: Fabrice Florin,…

What Happened to Youth Sports Just for Fun?

Reading Time: 6 minutesWe didn’t eat dinner at home as a family for 4 months out of the year, but…

That Moment You Realize Your Teen Sons Can Watch ‘Dunkirk’ With You

Reading Time: 4 minutesI discovered I can watch Dunkirk with my sons. Wow. It was seven years ago this week…

Go Back in Time With the Brinno TLC 200 Pro Time Lapse Camera

Time-lapse photography on a budget with Brinno.

10 Things To Do On Pi Day: Snow Day Edition

It's Pi Day. It's also a snow day for many kids across the Northeast. So, how do you combine these…

GeekDad Family Game Madness

What if, in an effort to teach kids about how brackets work, to gear them up for future NCAA brackets,…

Geekiness Is…

Take a moment and enjoy the little geeky things that make up our life's adventures.

Business or Pleasure: Which Laptop Is Best for Your Family?

New Year, New Devious Plans. I need some new hardware but I'm not sure which laptop best suits our Evil…

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