Pin It! Cosplay Edition

Pin It Cosplay

Welcome to the first post in our Pin It! series. Today, Dakster shares her favorite boards for cosplayers.

When Toys Seek Revenge

Chances are, toys will be seeking vengeance in your home any time now. Learn from our experiences and beware Revenge of the Toys.

Cinderella 2015: A Princess in the Golden Age of Hollywood

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Kenneth Branagh has reinterpreted this live-action Cinderella to feel like a golden age of Hollywood classic (with English accents). Cate Blanchett’s wicked stepmother wanders around in 1940’s inspired hats with veils, pin-curled updos, bright red lips, and “mode de Paris.” The stepsisters don peter pan collars, loud prints, big curly hair, and pink, fuzzy 1950’s inspired sweater shrugs. Cinderella’s ball dress looks as if it mixed the original cartoon dress with a little Scarlett O’Hara and a lot of Swarovski crystals.

This Geeky House: An Introduction

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GeekMom Samantha Cook introduces the revival of the This Geeky House column, starting with her own geeky home renovation.

GeekMom Fashion Inspiration: Abigail Mills

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Abbie Mill’s clothing is all about practicality and comfort. Her simple style makes her easy to emulate and it’s a look that can be adapted to suit anyone.

Happy World Read Aloud Day!

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March 4, 2015 is World Read Aloud Day! Why not start an adventure with your child–toddler or teen–today?

Goals, Part 2: The Big Picture

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Last week, GeekMom Mel talked a little about setting realistic goals. But what if…you just never get there?

Where Will Your Roadmap Take You?

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By the people who created the documentary series, Roadtrip Nation, Roadmap’s premise is that it exists to help people find their own road in life, find one that fits them and their needs, wants, and desires, and is decided upon by both their head and their heart.

8 Weird Observations About Portland

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This year, Marziah took the leap and moved all the way across the country to a city she mostly knew from a comedy TV show. Crazy, right? Hey, better than saying she mostly knew it from Grimm.

Raising Science-y Kids on the Cheap

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Raising science-loving kids doesn’t mean pricey STEM toys and classes. It has to do with saying “yes.” Here’s how it works.

Raising Citizens of the World

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Here are dozens of ideas and resources for helping our kids understand the many ways they’re linked to their fellow beings on this beautiful blue/green planet.

Gut-what? How to Tell Dew from Guttation

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When the excess rain saturates the ground, plant life will adapt accordingly. One of the ways some plants will adapt to the excess available moisture is through a process known as guttation.