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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.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Now With More Quizzes

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, here's a quiz about discoveries and inventions. Can you correctly identify which were made by women, and which were not?

All new Remote-Control Machines DLX building set enables you to construct remote-controlled robots.

11 Things Only Parents of Girls Will Understand

The Huff Post shared this gem about 11 things ONLY parents of boys can understand. You know, because girls are nothing but clean, poised, Star Wars-hating, manipulative glitter bombs.

Hacker School Offering Grants to Diversify the Programmer Demographic

Hacker School seeks to increase diversity in the programming industry by awarding grants to women and minorities.

4 Tips For Speaking With Someone Learning a New Language & How It Applies to Toddlers

A foreign speaker and a toddler are very similar, linguistically speaking: People with things to say and limited skills to say it with. Learn how to ease communication with these 4 tips!

Become Part of the Effort to Save California Condors

You can help track and monitor California condors by identifying animals in pictures taken by motion-activated cameras placed across California.

Naming A New Geek Pet

Adopting a dog is easy. Naming it, not so much.

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.