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.