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Ariane is a programmer by day, a writer by night, and a mom somewhere in between. She is married to another programmer, and together they have a two daughters who don't stand a chance against their nerdy lineage.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Artist Roundup

When it comes to Comic-Con, GeekMom Ariane would rather hit up the Artists' Alley than the star-studded panels. Here's a roundup of her favorite artists at SDCC 2014!

MOSS is a system of blocks and spheres that can be connected magnetically to create robots right out of the box, no knowledge of electronics or programming necessary.

Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors

Put together by a blog of the same name, Tinkerlab is a book of activities that encourage little kids to get making.

GeekMom Doctor Who Quiz: Which Doctor Said It?

Think you know your Doctors? See if you can match these Doctor Who quotes with the corresponding Doctor who said them: 9th, 10th, or 11th Doctor?

How to Throw a <em>My Little Pony</em> Birthday Party

Everything you ever wanted to know about throwing a My Little Pony party. Go forth and party, everypony!

Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at the First Hello Kitty Con

Meet the first-ever Hello Kitty Con, with speakers, panels, workshops, shopping, and a tattoo shop. No, really!

<em>The Oatmeal</em> Pleads Elon Musk to Finance Tesla Museum; Musk Said Yes!

Two years ago, Inman of The Oatmeal launched a campaign to help the Tesla Science Center purchase the Wardenclyffe. Now he's back to publicly plead Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk for the money needed to build a museum.

Book Review: <em>Women of Steel and Stone</em>

This book contains the inspiring stories of 22 women architects, engineers, and landscape designers during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Learn to Play the Ukulele

The ukulele is becoming a rising trend and I can see why. This petite instrument is easy to carry, fun to play, popular with kids, and impossible not to love!

The Doctor vs. Sherlock: The Ultimate Geek Face-Off

Would would choose to become the Doctor's companion or Sherlock's blogger? Read on to find out which of the two won the most votes!