Why GeekMoms Rock!

Geek Mom Book, Natania Barron, Jenny Williams, Corrina Lawson

When you’re a woman you’re supposed to be grateful for crumbs. I don’t want crumbs anymore I want the whole cake and the icing too.
—Billie Jean King 2005

Slactivism vs Support

My variation of a popular Facebook meme \ Image: Dakster Sullivan

The internet is starting to become a breeding ground for causes to gain support. According to the Urban Dictionary, there’s a word for this new trend: t’s called slactivism. If you can’t tell, it’s a mix of the two words slacker and activism.

Meteor Shower Sunday Night: View Live or via NASA Webcast

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During the night of Sunday, May 5, you can view the Eta Aquaarid meteor shower as our planet travels through the orbit of Halley’s comet. Go out to view it yourself, or stay inside to catch NASA’s webcast of the livestream with chat.

GeekMom Puzzle of the Week – #47

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Welcome to the Geek Mom Puzzle of the Week! Each Sunday, a new quiz will be posted and you will have until 11:59 pm GMT the following Friday to submit your answer. The kind folks over at ThinkGeek will be providing a $50 gift certificate for each week’s winner.

Saga: The Book Club

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This week I attended a book club where my friend Karen and I recommended a comic series for our “book.” We are both fans of Saga by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples. For the seven women there, Karen and I were the only ones who read comics or graphic novels on a regular basis. Our previous book was The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love. This month’s selection of a science fiction comic book rated Game of Thrones level NC-17, was a bit of a departure from the norm.

What the GeekMoms Want for Mother’s Day

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Each year, as we contemplate gift guides for Mother’s Day, we think about what we want for Mother’s Day. Chances are good your GeekMom will like this stuff, too.

Getting Closer to Samsung’s Galaxy S4

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Well, times (and ad campaigns) change: in 2013, moms, dads, and grandparents have arrived. This time, Samsung is gunning for the rest of us!

Felicia Day’s Vaginal Fantasy Hangout Tomorrow!

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As someone who has been flogging the “romance is fun even for geek girls” theme for some time now, I’ve been thrilled to watch the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club with Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Bonnie Burton and Kiala Kazebee take off.
This week’s selection, to be discussed on the Hangout on Tuesday, April 30th, is Ghost Planet by Sharon Fisher.

Screen Free Week: The Wrong Conversation

My son plays one of his favorite puzzle games. Photo: Amy Kraft

As someone who makes games for kids to play on screens, I’m not a fan of the Center for a Commercial Free Childhood’s Screen-Free Week, which begins today. I’m all for kids getting more unstructured play, more time outdoors, more time reading, and other good stuff, but the label “Screen-Free Week” forces the wrong conversation that lasts all year long.

My Secret YouTube Affair

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Dear broadcast television,

I am sorry; I have been cheating on you. I do have my favorite parts of you – Arrow, Castle, and Grimm – but it’s just not enough anymore. Even though you have broadened your horizons and experimented with giving me most of what I want when I want it on the internet through Hulu and Netflix, I’m really sorry to say, I need something different.

GeekMom Puzzle of the Week – #46

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Welcome to the Geek Mom puzzle of the week! Each Sunday, a new quiz will be posted and you will have until 11:59 pm PST the following Friday to submit your answer. The kind folks over at ThinkGeek will be providing a $50 gift certificate for each week’s winner.

The Cliffs of Insanity: Mommy Bloggers

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So why is the term mommy blogger such a negative one? I take a look at our assumptions about things with gender labels. Plus, where you can find me dressed as Wonder Woman.

When Do You Stop Reading a Blog?

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GeekMom Sarah takes an introspective look at her blogging habits and why after four years she is deleting a daily chunk of her reading.

Stop the Madness — Star Wars Skin Costumes

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Costume Craze has recently unveiled their latest in Star Wars costuming. Currently, I’m at a loss for words on how to describe both the “sexy” women’s line and the men’s skin line.

GeekMom: Comic Book Corner — April 24th, 2013

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Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week. This week, we preview Free Comic book day and review The Flash: Rebirth, Smallville Season 11 #12, and The Once and Future Tarzan.