Patricia Vollmer Patricia

Patricia Vollmer is a geeky meteorologist mother of two emerging geek sons, ages 9 & 11. She is a proud U.S. Air Force wife and part time Air Force Reservist who blogs about her family's military life at Ground Control to Major Mom. Home is always where the Air Force sends her family, which for now is in Colorado Springs, Colorado (her 8th home in 18 years). Hobbies include running, playing her violin, needlecrafts and exploring the world with her boys.

Robin Williams, 1951-2014: GeekMoms Will Miss You.

We reflect on how Robin Williams has touched our hearts through his humor and versatile acting.

Product Review: JBL Synchros In-Ear Headphones

Check out JBL's newest in-ear headphones in their Synchros series.

Product Review: Oregon Scientific Grill Right Bluetooth Thermometer & Mobile App

Read about GeekMom Patricia's adventure with a Bluetooth-enabled grill thermometer.

When Geeks Go on Vacation: The Grand Canyon

It goes without saying that the Grand Canyon is educational. GeekMom Patricia shares some of the well-known (and lesser-known) ways to share the experience with your kids.

<em>The Simpsons</em> Fans, Unite! FXX Announces Online “Simpsons World”

Fox announced the complete The Simpsons series will be available through the FXNOW website and app for network subscribers starting in August.

The Latest from Nerf’s Zombie Strike: Review & Giveaway!

GeekMom Patricia shows us how to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse with the latest offerings from the Nerf Zombie Strike Blaster line.

Day Out With Thomas: 2014′s “Talking Thomas” and a Big Announcement

GeekMom Patricia chatted with a Day Out With Thomas engineer at the Strasburg Railroad about Thomas' new animatronic face!

Registration for the <em>Star Wars</em> Half Marathon at Disneyland Opens Today!

Do you want to run the Star Wars Half Marathon? Get thee to your computer at noon EDT on June 10; this one is going to sell out FAST!

Cutting the Cord: Yes or No?

GeekMom Patricia and her family are about the cut the cable cord. Are they ready for the revolution in how to watch television?

Fallonventions: Three Young Inventors Featured on <em>The Tonight Show</em>

In Thursday night's episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, three innovative youth, ages 9 to 16, were presented with cash awards for their inventions in a feature called "Fallonventions".