We thought it would be fun to wind up National Poetry Month with some of the Geek Moms’ favorite poets and poetry. My own memories of poetry are quite early. My mother lived in Los Angeles and my father lived ...

Last week Madelyn Pugh Davis died. She is best known for the 174 scripts she wrote for the I Love Lucy show. Her career as a screenwriter spanned decades, through the mid-1980′s. Davis was born in 1921 in ...

The Post Title I’ve Always Dreamed of Writing: I Was Interviewed by NPR!

  Friday morning my Greg-Mortenson-Controversy post went live on GeekMom. As per usual, I tweeted and Facebooked this news to my potential readership–which, in my mind, consists of eight friends from college, ...

Ten Things I’ve Learned From Failed Experiments

To trot out another overdone cliche, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. It never applied to me. If I didn’t pick it up immediately, I would get frustrated and drop it altogether. I have a ...

Vast amounts of time and skill are invested in video game design annually. Everything you see and hear, and every move you make in a game was first drawn, composed and spelled-out in code by someone else for our ...

Printable Fun for Easter: Plus, the Link Between Eggs and Rabbits, Revealed!

“What the heck is it with Easter? I mean bunnies and eggs? What’s one got to do with the other?” Easter perplexes the heck out of my daughter. She loves the candy and the decorating of eggs of ...

Geek Ethics: Is it Important That Greg Mortenson Lied?

Watch the 60 Minutes coverage here. Last Saturday, over a meal of chapati, daal, korma, and basmati rice that we’d come together to prepare, the youth group that I mentor sat down to discuss Greg ...

Tips For Introverted Parents Raising Extroverted Kids

  Last week we talked about some of the challenges and issues involved in raising an introverted child in an extroverted world. But what if the opposite is true? What if you’re an introvert who somehow has ...

Have you ever thought about a job change? I think most people would answer this question with, “Yes”. I know many people who shop for other jobs while employed. The reasons for this could be because they ...

World War II History – USS Missouri, Day 2

Following our harrowing day of bus rides in Honolulu, we set out early to spend the entire day at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. A recent renovation makes it super easy to maneuver all four of the sites. Two of ...