History Geek: 1930s Week

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Swing dancing! The creation of Superman! Adagio for Strings! Radio Plays! Migrant Mother photojournalism! Heath bars! The Wizard of Oz! Monopoly! Last week I directed a summer camp all about America during the 1930’s.

The GeekMoms Podcast #16 Hunting and Teaching Kids How Food Gets to the Table

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GeekMom Nicole Wakelin¬†talks with author Tovar Cerulli about his new book The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance and his journey from vegetarian to vegan to hunter. He discusses how his decisions changed as he came to understand more about how food really gets to our table. Tovar also talks about how we can help our kids understand the process, and that food doesn’t

Transparency in Nutrition Labeling–The FDA Wants Your Input

If you are what you eat, do you have any idea what you are? In an increasing push for nutrition transparency, you’ll soon at least know how many calories you’re taking in, whether you want to or not. If you live in California, you’re already familiar with this. In 2008 it became the first state to require calorie counts on chain restaurant menus and menu

Review: Eaarth – Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

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As a girl, I read the Little House on the Prairie series and dreamed of a time when people cooked over an open fire and gave handmade gifts. As an adult, I actually hoped that Y2K would bring a change. While we called it a “scare” back then, few would have guessed Y2K¬† could actually have saved humanity. A forced change in our lives of