A Letter to My Neurotypical Daughter

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Natania reflects on the challenges of raising two kids — one with autism and the other who is neurotypical — and the daily life struggles and triumphs that come about.

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

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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. And while she’s fascinated with the iPad and certainly wants to use it like her brother does, there’s not much out there that caters to

Space Scouts Helps Your Kids Explore the Galaxy Every Month

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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 coined some of the most memorable phrases of a generation—not to mention inspired generations to come. One of my earliest space-centric memories revolves around a packet

A DIY Mid-Century Medieval Guest Room Upgrade

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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 (shudder), a second-string queen sized bed (which ended up covered in marker), and an office/nursery combination. A year ago, we finally moved to a house that

GeekMom Game of Thrones Recap is Back!

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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, 10PM EST for our future episodes!

A Refreshing Walk Around Austin, TX at SXSW

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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 cities–especially newer cities. So on my last day in Austin as a Cottonelle corespondent, I did three things: I put on my favorite dress, got my hair done, and I put on my walking boots (this is Texas, after all).

SXSW Bound — Refresh With GeekMom and Cottonelle!

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I’m am beside myself with excitement to be heading off to SXSW on Monday, and I hope to see some of our amazing readers there! This year we’re partnering with Cottonelle, and I’ll be easy to find at their rad Refresh Lounge.

5 Tips for Keeping Your New Game Console Safe

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This post is brought to you by Protect Your Bubble.  It’s no secret that for many geek households the console has come center stage. No longer do these amazing machines do just one thing—play games—they’re now where we go to watch movies and television, work out, connect with our families, and even let the Internet know what we’re up to. The line between home computer