Screen-Free Week: 5 Reasons to Say No


GeekMom Samantha has five good reasons on why you should say no to Screen Free Week, and what we should be doing instead to foster balance and connection in a technology-filled world.

2015 Toyota Camry: The Family Sedan Gets an Upgrade

2015 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is kind of a big deal. It’s been the best-selling car in America for the last 12 years in a row, so when Toyota decided to change it up, they had to do so very carefully.

Keeping Geeky Contact In College


“Miss Us?!” was the caption in this postcard sent by the Postagram app. My son and I wanted my daughter in college to know we were thinking about her…and maybe laugh.

GeekMom Video Playlist

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Dr. Who and The Time Warp, the cutest little volcano, kids trying to figure out a 1980’s computer, and crossing Cyndi Lauper with Star Wars. It must be the monthly video playlist!

Paralympics Drives New Technology

Photo: US Paralympics

Why are we still talking about the Paralympics, when they ended weeks ago? Because their influence will be felt for years to come.

Diary of a Geeky Pregnancy Weeks 5-8: The Mayor Compliments My Shoes

Diary of a Geeky Pregnancy

In this installment of Diary of a Geeky Pregnancy: Kate deals with the lovely symptoms of first trimester pregnancy, resorts to watching cheesy rom-coms while confined to her apartment with nausea, meets the Mayor of Chicago, and sees her baby’s heartbeat via ultrasound.

Acer Chromebook C710-2055 Review

The new Chromebook C710-2055 by Acer. image used with permission

The new Chromebook C710-2055 by Aceris a device for individuals who need a compact computer and always have an internet connection. I had an opportunity to use one for a few weeks and run a few tests to see how it works.

Moshi Audio Mythro Earbuds: Finally Earbuds For Small Ears

Mythro earbuds by Moshi Audio. Image: Amazon

It is difficult for me to find earbuds that work in my ears. Most fall out because my ears are so tiny. For example, the standard iPod buds don’t even fit in my ears at all. I have used my kids earbuds in the past because they came with an extra small bud tip. But I can’t use my kids earbuds on a continual basis. The Moshi earbuds are the first earbuds I have found that actually stay in my ears.

WeFarm Connects Growers Via Technology

Image: Flickr user  CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture under CC:2.0

When the folks behind WeFarm started formulating its peer-to-peer knowledge sharing network with the idea to connect small farmers in developing countries, they found that 90% of those growers simply didn’t have access to the internet. Enter the mobile phone, something that most of these farmers do have access to.

Enter To Win a Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II, Image: Samsung

Just in case you’re not sure you’re going to get exactly what you want this Mother’s Day, enter our Samsung Galaxy Note II giveaway and win yourself the perfect gift.