Andrea Schwalm Andrea Stolz

Andrea is a credentialed parent peer advocate from Long Island, New York who supports and educates families raising children with social, emotional, and behavioral diagnoses. She takes way too many photographs, is learning how to program, and really hopes that the aliens who find Earth first are the benevolent-helpful type...

Coming to Terms With <em>The Aesthetic Brain</em>

While men across cultures prefer women with “some baby-like features,” they also look for high cheekbones and narrow jaws in their partners, because while youth equates with health, too much youth could indicate ...

Lottie Dolls Is Running a Super(hero) Costume Contest!

The nice people at Lottie Dolls are holding a superhero outfit design competition in order to get girls believing that they can be superheroes, too! #girlsuperhero

Sample Excerpt: It’s Complicated, The Social Lives of Networked Teens

danah boyd's nuanced treatise on teens use of social media was 8 years and 160 interviews in the making--and something every parent should read.

Review: <em>Muppets Most Wanted</em>

When asking see it, stream it, or forget it, Muppets Most Wanted is an emphatic "see it"!

World Science U. Announces Launch on <em>The Colbert Report</em>

This week on the Colbert Report, Brian Greene announced a new series of free, online science classes that will be collected at

Photo Gallery: Booker Dewitt and Wolverine at Comic Con New York

This year, as something of a rite-of-passage, the high school senior and his best friend attended Comic Con NY, sans parentals.


GeekMom Andrea goes ziplining.

Saying “Neigh” to Equestria Girls

Which is all to say that, despite GeekMom Kelly's charming review of the recent release My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, I am going to suggest that parents steer clear of this franchise. In a country ...

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2013

Despite damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, a successful Kickstarter campaign ensure the Coney Island Mermaid Parade would go on. Check out the photos from last weekend!

Book Expo Highlights

I came home from Book Expo, the publishing industry's annual trade show, with a suitcase full of books--including a raft of personally-inscribed future bestsellers from Anne Burrell, Kate DiCamillo, Neil Gaiman, and ...