A Letter to My Neurotypical Daughter

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Natania reflects on the challenges of raising two kids — one with autism and the other who is neurotypical — and the daily life struggles and triumphs that come about.

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?

This Book Just Ate My Dog!

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Interactive and silly, This Book Just Ate My Dog! will be a winner for a younger read aloud.

ConnectiCon: A Much Needed Break From Reality

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After a stressful week in the “real” world, Rebecca had a much needed geeky vacation at ConnectiCon. Read about how the kids and she spent a weekend at this multi-genre convention.

Gearing Up For ConnectiCon

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One of my favorite summer geeky conventions is ConnectiCon. Is it right for you and your family?

The One Photograph You Should Take Today

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Several years ago I decided to take on the immense task of digitising all our old family photos; but in doing so I noticed the one photograph we didn’t have.

WonderCon: Kids Cosplay

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WonderCon brought out the best in fun, family cosplay! Check out these adorable kids!

Review: Muppets Most Wanted

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When asking see it, stream it, or forget it, Muppets Most Wanted is an emphatic “see it”!

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!

Killer of Enemies: Kick-Butt Heroine

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Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac is about Lozen, a young warrior trying to keep her family alive in a post-apocalyptic world where electricity no longer works and monsters and myths once again roam the earth. Lozen’s most powerful tool is her compassion.

Who Was Your Sam?

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After finishing an epic read a-loud of Lord of the Rings with two other families, I reflect on the life journey we all experienced during that time, and the “Sams” that got us through.

Indiegogo Campaign: TinySuperheroes

Since making their first cape in January of 2013, the folks behind Tiny Superheroes have made 500 capes for sick and disabled children. This Indiegogo campaign will help raise money to make and distribute 1,500 more capes in the next year.

Integrating a New Geek Into Your Family

Rory, our new geek. Photo: Jenny Williams

The past several months have been an interesting and very rewarding experience. The kids and I have managed to integrate a new geek into our home and our family. Rory moved in last December. It was an easy transition for me, since I’m the one who wanted him there. It was a bigger challenge for the kids, since they’d had a much harder time with the divorce than I did. Plus, Rory was now in a role that, while not replacing their dad to the kids, filled the partner role in my life. But, we found that with shared interests, both those that had already been established and those that were newly acquired, everyone bonded more closely.