Hobby or Career?

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Trying to foster interests into possible career options for my high school son, but exploring astronomy turned out to be more of a hobby. Better to find out now?

Seed Science

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For many of us taught in traditional schooling, science “lab” was about following directions and if you didn’t get the correct result, you were wrong. That is a great way to kill anyone’s curiosity or love of true science. Don’t let that happen with your kids!

A Science Literate Family

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What’s a great way to bring science into your family life? Attend a talk by your local, friendly scientists!

GeekMom Holiday Traditions: Christmas Light Geekiness

More classic white lights. Image: Cathe Post

Times have changed since I was a little girl with my lanky legs crammed in the back of my parents’ cream VW Bug, defogging the window with the sleeve of my Christmas dress to see a pretty string of lights here and there…

Silver Ball Museum Arcade

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While on vacation on the Jersey Shore, my family and I checked out the Silver Ball Museum Arcade in Asbury Park. It was clean, well-lit, and you paid $10 an hour for unlimited play on dozens and dozens of pinball machines dating from the 1930s on, and in working order!

The Post Family Free Comic Book Day Experience

GeekMom Cathe Post and her minions with the Hulk outside of Free Comic Book Day in Vancouver, Washington Image: Tim Post

For the first time ever, the Post family attended Free Comic Book Day together. My daughter and I attended our first last year, and liked getting there early to avoid the crowds.

Oh Mom, Don’t Take YouTube Too Literally

My son imposes YouTube videos on me every day. I think it’s his way of keep me from sliding completely into the pile of those who are hopelessly Not With It.