Happy Chinese and a Movie


There was no Christmas tree in our house. There were no stockings, and Santa never came down the chimney. This is how I grew up. 7% of Americans do not celebrate Christmas. That includes members of many religions (including some Christians) and other Americans for whom, for whatever reason, it’s just not a holiday.

DIY Mickey Mouse Wreath

Mickey Mouse Wreath © Sophie Brown

This tutorial shows you how to cheaply make a Mickey Mouse wreath like the ones I saw on vacation at Walt Disney World.

GeekMom Video Playlist


GeekMom playlist has the 2013 rewind, random videos, and holiday fun! Check out what you missed, and what to share!

The 5 Best Christmas Specials, Ever


I love all the classic holiday stuff you see on television each December. Even though I have most of my favorites on DVD there’s something special about seeing them when they’re actually being aired. It doesn’t count if you record them or stream them later. I’m talking about the random channel surfing that suddenly turns up one of your favorites, as if the network aired it

GeekMom 2011 Holiday Gift Guide #2: Games


Second in our series of 2011 Holiday Gift Guides is one detailing many games that we know and love. Some of them are new, some have been around a while, but all are great fun. This guide encompasses board games, card games, video games, and even an app. Check them out! And please share your favorite games in the comments. Uncle Chestnut’s Table Gype $25.00

Giving Thanks One Brick at a Time


Here at GeekMom, we want to wish all of our American readers a Happy Thanksgiving! This year make sure to take time to find the perfect turkey! Even the most armed turkey tastes good with gravy and stuffing! Although there are a few turkeys that aren’t quite right and should remain in the wild. Now that you have found the perfect turkey, time to cook

Lego, Consumerism and Christmas


My son Luke turned twelve in November, and all he asked for was money to buy his coveted items in the Lego catalog. I have a problem with this consumeristic tendency of my offspring. Does he need more Legos? No. Does he want them? Oh, yes. When Luke was younger he would occasionally convince random family members to buy him a little Lego toy here