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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.

DIY Vermicomposting I: Compost Year-Round with a Small Investment

The first post in our series will present you with an inexpensive way to start a DIY vermicomposting worm bin of your very own.

<em>Time for Kids</em> Family Edition App for Android and iPad

The Time for Kids Family Edition app for iOS and Android devices is an excellent way for kids to keep up with current events in a kid-friendly format.

The mino™: “Don’t Outrun Your Shoes”

The mino™ running shoe timer is perfect for avid runners who wear out several pair of running shoes per year. Pick one up with your next pair of runners!

Color Cables: Glow-in-the-Dark, Device-Charging Convenience

Color Cables are inexpensive, brightly colored, glow-in-the-dark alternatives to your factory charge-and-sync cables.

April Fool’s Day Fun Brought to You by the Google Maps App

Google Maps celebrates April Fool's Day with a worldwide Pokémon hunt! Are you joining in? Let us know how you're doing!

Einstein in a Box: Review, Interview, Coupon Code, and Giveaway!

Einstein in a Box is a subscription box program that brings numerous STEM-focused activities to your elementary-school-aged children every month. Our family loved it, I'm sure yours will too.

Product Review: id America TouchTone Bluetooth Speaker

GeekMom Patricia reviews the id America TouchTone portable Bluetooth speaker, a capable speaker at a great price.

Denver Mini Maker Faire May 2-4, 2014: Calling All Front Range Makers!

If you are a Maker based in the Front Range and you haven't submitted your application to participate in the Denver Mini Maker Faire, you have until March 16 to do so!

App Review: <em>Adventure Time: Card Wars</em> for iOS and Android

GeekMom Patricia reviews the latest Adventure Time app for iOS and Android devices.

Pinbusted or Pintrusted: Moleskin Underwire Bra Repair

In this installment of Pinbusted or Pintrusted, Patricia investigates using moleskin to repair an underwire bra.