New Year Resolution vs. New Year Mantra

New Year resolutions. Flickr user chrish_99, CC BY 2.0

Last year I decided to try something new. Rather than making a resolution, I would assign my new year a word. A mantra. Here’s how it changed my life, one opportunity at a time!

11 Things Only Parents of Girls Will Understand

Girl, and Perfectly Dirty. Photo credit: Ariane Coffin.

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.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Artist Roundup

SDCC 2014: GeekMom Artist Roundup. Image credit: Ariane Coffin.

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!

Book Review: Women of Steel and Stone

Women of Steel and Stone. Image Chicago Review Press.

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

My ukulele. Photo by Ariane Coffin.

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!

Observing Mini-Me: A Lesson in Perspectives

Impatience is a virtue. Photo from Flickr user dominiccampbell, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Is there something in yourself you wish you could change? Did your kids inherit this trait too? Sometimes the difference between negative and positive is only a matter of perspective.