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Sarah Pinault was born in England, where she lived peacefully until her handsome Prince turned out to be a Mainer. She relocated in 2003 and has been happily living in Vacation Land ever since. Sarah is the mother of two boys, and writes about living the Maine life at She is a craft junkie, and a glutton for the written word.

Reading Comic Books With Your Pre-Schooler

How to cull a comic book collection for your pre-schooler.

<em>The Desolation of Smaug</em> (With Tweets)

Eight months later, GeekMom Sarah finds her love of dragons exceeds her dislike of franchises and settles in with The Desolation of Smaug.

What’s In a Name: Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola rolls out its "Share a Coke" campaign. Is your name teen- and millennial-approved?

Build Your Own Ninja Turtle, or Not?

GeekMom Sarah takes her 4-year-old to Build-A-Bear Workshop and learns a harsh lesson about passing on geekery through the generations.

<em>Doctor Who</em> Season 8: Into Darkness

After teasing us for fifteen seconds two weeks ago, the BBC today gives us over a minute of Galifreyan goodness to keep the Tardis coals hot for until August 23.

Being British on the Fourth of July

Dual Citizen and GeekMom Sarah contemplates what patriotism means to her on this Fourth of July.

<em>Doctor Who</em> Season 8 Teaser: Am I a Good Man?

The BBC releases a 15 second teaser and a shot of the Twelfth Doctor and his companion, Clara Oswald. Just in case we had forgotten to be ridiculously excited.

Thunderbirds Are Go!

A piece of British sci-fi history gets revamped for the 21st Century.

Downton Abbey Season Five Sneak Peek

A sneak peek, barely a glimpse really, of Downton Abbey Season Five. But oh how the mere voice of Mr. Carson sets our hearts fluttering.

Reading With Lego

The Lego obsession continues in all media with the release of The Lego Movie today. Taking a break from constructing with Lego, GeekMom Sarah and her family read about them instead.