Andrea Schwalm Andrea Stolz

Andrea is a Family Development Credentialed parent consultant from Long Island, New York. She takes way too many photographs and really hopes that the aliens who find Earth first are the friendly, Star Trek kind...

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 ...

Game of Tropes

This past weekend, my 14-year-old woke up deciding to create a new Dungeons & Dragons-inspired board game. Over cereal he printed out an image of a map, divided the map's islands and waterways into territories with ...