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Patricia Vollmer is a geeky meteorologist mother of two emerging geek sons, ages 9 & 11. She is currently teaching mathematics at the United States Air Force Academy. Patricia 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. Hobbies include running, playing her violin, needlecrafts and exploring the world with her boys.

Should We “Dilute the Kool-Aid” When Answering Kids’ Science Questions?

GeekMom Patricia has a term for watering down answers to kids' "Why" questions: Diluting the Kool-Aid.

Get on the Glitter-for-Enemies Bandwagon!

Did ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com crash for you? Don't worry, we found several copycat sites that claim to do the same thing.

Beautiful Dendrites: Snowflake Science

If you're dealing with this current Arctic cold blast in the upper Midwest, GeekMom Patricia will tell you about the gorgeous snowflakes can form in these temperatures.

Happy Holidays from the GeekMoms!!!

The GeekMoms wish you and yours a Happy Holiday!

Enter to Win <em>Adventure Time: Finn the Human</em> on DVD!

Enter by Dec. 21st for your chance to win a copy of Adventure Time: Finn the Human on DVD!

Celebrate Finn the Human with the Latest <em>Adventure Time</em> DVD

Just in time for the holidays, Adventure Time: Finn the Human brings nearly 3-hours of Finn fun!

Watch Al Roker Attempt to Make History With #Rokerthon

NBC's Al Roker is trying to break the 33-hour Guinness World Record for weather broadcasting. Will he be able to do it?

Disney’s <em>Moana</em> Promises Adventure and Beauty

Disney Animation Studios released some information about their upcoming film Moana and GeekMom Patricia can't wait! But she will have to wait over 2 years.

Review: <em>Pee-wee’s Playhouse</em> Seasons 1-5 on Blu-Ray

Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series on Blu-Ray will be released on October 21st and features all 45 episodes of the cult classic children's television series.

Book Review: <em>Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo</em>

GeekMom Patricia lets you in on the beautiful hardcover book Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, to hit bookstores and online retailers on October 14th.