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Founding editor Natania Barron is a geeky mom, an author, a Gryffindor, and a Took. She tweets about writing, cooking, life, and other mysteries at @nataniabarron.

Tiny Hands Apps Puts the Joy of Learning in Toddlers’ Hands

As the mother of two kids in a very tech-connected geek household, apps are often on our minds. Which is why I’m so excited to share Tiny Hands Apps, our sponsor, with you. Our daughter, the youngest, is only two. ...

Space Scouts Helps Your Kids Explore the Galaxy Every Month

This post is brought to you by our sponsors, Space Scouts. Did you know that it’s the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing? That’s the mission that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon and ...

A DIY Mid-Century Medieval Guest Room Upgrade

With two kids, a dog, and space at a general premium, having a guest room has never been an easy task for our growing family. We’ve made some sad attempts over the years to accommodate visitors, including a futon ...

How a Hacker Slumber Party Gets Girls Into Code

When Gina Likins walked into Carroll Hall at the University of North Carolina, she was reminded of the sleepovers of her youth. But this was no ordinary slumber party.

Writing Bone Dust II: Embracing the Vibrant Post-it Note Colors

Natania takes us deeper into the process of writing Bone Dust by embracing the joy of Post-it Note colors.

GeekMom Game of Thrones Recap is Back!

It took a bit, but the GeekMom Game of Thrones Recap is back. This week we talk about Episode 3, “Breaker of Chains” — and it’s a doozy. Don’t forget to tune in right after the show, ...

Writing Bone Dust: Learning to Love Process With Evernote and Post-it Brand

When a disorganized mom meets the magic of Post-it Brand and Evernote, amazing things can happen.

A Refreshing Walk Around Austin, TX at SXSW

It's possible that I'm getting older. But after two days of the craziness of SXSW, I decided that I was going to walk. And walk. And walk. Being something of a country mouse, I've always been fascinated by ...

Reporting Live from SXSW and the Cottonelle Refresh Lounge

There's a fun, crazy, weird vibe in Austin this week for SXSW. Don't forget to relax and refresh!

I Hate Book Promotion by Jonathan Wood

Hi, I'm Jonathan. It's nice to meet you. Will you buy my book?